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    Tks ye were quick with them! Passed by there 3 times myself yesterday but never had time to stop. Can't see room for a superstore were the old industrial units used to be, maybe some of that green/waste land between Banks Rd and the Star Sign Estate will be used.
    Like to see the view from the tower when it's built. When i use the car park at the Strand i always go to the top level so the kids can look across to New Brighton. I'd imagine the view from the tower may give an unobstructered view of the city centre?


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    here's an aerial map showing the land they have.
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    Some good pics here, you can see the area Asda is developing also.


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    Strand Rd Asda starting to take shape


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    A MAJOR revamp of Bootle town centre has scooped a top transport industry award. Read
    Shame they couldn't tear down the strand and the awful tower block apartments there.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Balliol Road




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    Well spotted.
    Did you?

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    Nah, I didn't call them. A strange sign to have, though. The office blocks around here all seem to be up for sale, or getting demolished (the ones behind these were getting the windows removed)

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    Default Strand Rd , Asda

    Strand Rd Asda is making progress. due to open Nov 08
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    Had my car booked into Lookers yesterday and with two hours to kill and no footy today due to Easter closing, I took my legs for a long walk all around Bootle so be prepared to be bored silly.


    The Civic Quarter.


    Bootle Town Hall from Millers Bridge across the Northern railway line.



    Oriel Road at its junction with Millers Bridge and Balliol Road.



    The Town Hall clock tower.




    The Free Library and Museum dated at 1886




    The inscription reads. Bootle cum Linacre public offices.




    Balliol Road baths. My wife used to go there. It had a sauna too.




    Bootle's slum clearance programme.

    Hertford Road. Not quite the slums of previous decades, in fact some mighty fine houses.




    Stanley Road/East end of Hertford Road.




    The old and the new side by side.




    Looking towards Keble Road at the new developments with land ready for more



    Swathes of land have been cleared around Queens Road, Exeter Road and College View, ripe for new developments. These roads are all named after Oxford and Cambridge University Colleges. This view is towards Balliol Road.




    Some of Bootle's finest.

    The Willows on Hawthorne Road. These 'Villas' were usually given names such as Rose, Clifford, Stanley etc...







    Elaborate fire escapes criss cross the rears of these properties.




    Off Exter Road




    Merton Road










    Oriel Road. Unlike Liverpool, not numbered from the Town Hall upwards. This row starts at No32 on the right then goes to No46 on the left.




    The Leeds/Liverpool canal at Millers Bridge, looking south towards Liverpool past the back gardens of adjacent properties.




    Then looking North, parallel with Canal Street.




    A lot of Bootle's industry is obviously linked to the nearby docks. This is looking down Millers Bridge towards the Mersey and the Irish Ferry dock.



    And closer up




    An old warehouse street sign




    Derby Road - and King Storage.




    The newly revamped Oriel Road Station




    The lengthy bridge accommodates the roadway over the split level rail tracks below




    No, honest. I didn't stand there waiting for a train, it just came. It wouldn't have if I had been waiting for it though.







    The old Pacific Steamship Navigation Company offices at Canada Dock branch No.2




    Nortons crap, errr sorry. I mean Norton Scrap. Old car bodies and the like start life on the land side of the dock road and are crushed into cubes before further being broken down then transported across the dock road conveyor belt where they're dumped, forming a scrap iron ****heap.







    It's thirsty work all this walking around on this pleasantly warm morning, let's try here.




    No good. The former Clarence shut down a long time ago. This view is from Canal Street.

    The Strand and the Triad. The shopping and business centres of Bootle.






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    Great pics Ged and I see the Sun was shining on the righteous again
    Always makes the scenes look brighter.
    There are some fine old building there even the one's they are going to demolish

    Martin

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    Excellent pics, Ged. I'm surprised u've not taken one of the old Merton pub. Where did u go for ur refreshment ?

    I agree with u about the Norton scrap, it's as ugly as the old coal mounds they used to have but at least the scrap doesn't end up all over the my clothes on me washing line

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    Thanks Martin and Scouse Smurf.

    I did get the Merton




    Closed for refurb.

    Another one


    Sullies




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Thanks Martin and Scouse Smurf.

    I did get the Merton




    Closed for refurb.
    Thought u would have really. Shame it's becoming one of the mindless chains

    http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/pubs/...PubNumber=6152

    I wonder if they'll keep the pool tables

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    Fine photographs, Ged. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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