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    I thought I knew most of Liverpool’s churches but this photograph has puzzled me for some time. It is a well-built church (it looks as if it is faced with stone) in a prosperous area (possibly Aigburth?) but there are few other clues. The photograph was one of a set owned by an organ repairer/cleaner. [...]



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    Hmm... I haven't a clue sorry.

    I think that Aigburth could be a bit misleading. I've got a hunch that it's more likely to be somewhere like Newsham... somewhere north Liverpool. But I could very well be wrong.

    Also, what is the unusually large pole on the right hand side of the image?

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    My first thoughts were somewhere around Sefton Park/ Ullett Road Area
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    They were a fairly busy pair of Church Organ Builders...

    http://beehive.thisishull.co.uk/defa...0&PageID=53049

    There are two of their organs listed here along with the names of repairers...

    http://www.npor.org.uk/hosa_info.shtml#BuilderList

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    This looks familairly like Park Lane area?

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    Great that you're doing a new edition of the Liverpool's Churches book Colin. Have you ever come across a decent view of St. Joseph's in Grosvenor Street. I know a few in the distance or at an angle exists, even interiors - but not a good view like that pic you've just posted. The LRO have a cracking selection of previously unpublished church pics you know.
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    There's also a book that may contain some clues?

    Forster and Andrews: organ builders, 1843-1956: a chapter in English organ building; foreword by W. L. Sumner

    Author: Lawrence Elvin

    ISBN 0950004901
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    I agree that the image doesn't look much like Aigburth. Good luck in your quest to identify the church, Colin.

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    How about All Saints, Bentley Road.

    If you check the Alan Godfrey map of Princes Park, you can see that the church is on a bend in the road. There is some text on the bottom of the pic - I can see All and possibly Bentley - what do you think ?


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    What good eyesight you have Alan. I can see it all now you mention it, well done.
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    Alan and Ged..........you must eat a lot of carrots! Where is the text?!!!

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    It looks so familiar to me. Is it in Liverpool 8?
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    Is there still a church in Bentley Road? If there is I can take a picture 2moro on the way home from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    Is there still a church in Bentley Road? If there is I can take a picture 2moro on the way home from work.
    All Saints, Bentley Road was demolished in 1974. There's housing there now.
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    Thanks Chris. I pass Bentley Road all the time, but don't recall ever going down it. Shame the church is gone - there's so many in Liverpool that are no longer being used and I fear for their future.

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