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    Just wondering if anyone has any old photos (and any history/background if possible) of the bus depot that used to be in Kirkdale?
    I cant remember the name of the road (possibly Carisbrooke?) - just remember that when we used to visit nans we would walk from the bus stop on County Rd up to Ruskin Street and used to pass this. Was long closed then though I think

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    It was reffered to as Spellow Lane bus depot but was in Carisbrooke road as you say.

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    It was on Carisbrooke Rd..
    on the site of the Bingo club..
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    Here's why they built the depot....ruddy evertonians.
    http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/t...oducts/443.JPG

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    You guys are great - thankyou
    is there really a bingo club there now?
    Does anyone know when it closed- I cant ever remember it being open

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    Paradise Isleland Bingo Club its called.

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    The LRO have a pic...but the LRO is not open.
    http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/dser...sqNum=10&PF=No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelly View Post
    You guys are great - thankyou
    is there really a bingo club there now?
    Does anyone know when it closed- I cant ever remember it being open

    There is a bingo there...I didnt want to name it as the paradise in case it has changed names as I have'nt been up that way for a while..
    I played pool for The Carisbrooke pub which is right outside and when the Bingo opened we all joined for a laugh...
    I'm not sure of the year it opened as a bingo.. but it was years after the bus depot closed...
    I'd say its been a bingo hall for about 10 years..give or take a year or 2..
    Its an entirely new site now... the old bus depot was completely flattened.
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    Prior to buses were trams ever there?

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    I would imagine so? as there was a few Tram sheds dotted over Liverpool,I would think this bus shed served the Norris Green,Fazakerly,Broadway routes.
    There was one in green lane too Green Lane.

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    It was built in 1901 for trams.
    It could hold 186 "cars".

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    Carisbrooke Rd as is now from Barlow Lane end...

    The blue railings on the left of pic are where the bus depot was...
    the bingo is set way back out of view..


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    If I remember rightly? the doors to the sheds where on Harlech Street? the canopy was fabricated steel and the foundation walls wasn't very high.

    Philip,Green Lane depot opened in 1901,I'm sure Spellow lane came much later?

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    And outside the bingo on Carisbrooke Rd..


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post

    Philip,Green Lane depot opened in 1901,I'm sure Spellow lane came much later?

    George, I don't know about Green Lane.
    Mike Greatbatch on the OS map reprint says Carisbrooke Road opened in 1901.

    Surely, they'd all be built within a few years of the first electric trams in 1898?
    And not "much later".

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    I always thought that picture was of Warbreck Moor on a race day.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Here's why they built the depot....ruddy evertonians.
    http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/t...oducts/443.JPG

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