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    On my way to work this morning i suddenly realised Speke is no longer the place i knew as a child. All the old factorys have gone theres a hotel on the old sports field the parade shops have gone and they have just completed anew shopping development on the old "ralla".If any body has photos would love to see them i.e. Whitley Lang and Neil factory (that used to look posh) Evans Medical, Cousins Bakery Metal Box ,Lockeeds, Dunlops,Standards and all the old factorys off Woodend Ave. Would be great to here from old friends from Evans Medical (1974 to 1978) and memorys of Speke in the "good old days"

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    Anything to do with Peel Holdings, 123Dave?
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    as in me? no lived and worked in speke all my life but would be curious to know how much of speke they have got hold of

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    Sorry, Dave, I meant the new developments, not you personally.

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    The new dobbies garden development is excellent!

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    We moved out in 1961 and on occasional visits back it seems to have changed every time. The prefab I grew up in is long gone, as are both schools I went to. Don't really recognise the place anymore - just got loads of happy memories.

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    i remember the roundabout by Mothaks and being sent there on a friday to wait for the lorrys carring the wood from the timber yar(now Speke retail park) just waiting for one to tip over with the order "make sure you get 2x2"

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    I used to work in the 'owzin office in the 1990s, head to go and pick some gym equipment my wife bought off ebay the other day. I've known about the Morrisons & Parklands development, but was glad to see further improvements taking place in the estate itself and the old parade area, couldnt get my head around North and South Parad now being two way traffic.

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    solicitors heaven when they did that imagine being in the outside lane an the 82 comin right at ya scary

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    A bit before your time there Dave123! but I remember Speke when the only roads on the left of Western Ave., were Linner Rd and Loval Rd. nothing else but fields, ponds, Bluebell Woods, etc and a great place for us kids to explore, and we could walk all the way back to Garston via paths, and fields, over railway lines, and never get on to any roads!!! Ah! great memories!!

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    Remember the Whitley,Lang,and Neil place well,very modern,but still went with all the others! What school did you go to?

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    Stockton Wood then All Hallows Whitleys now Peoples Ford and the Metal Box is now airport car parking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123dave View Post
    Stockton Wood then All Hallows Whitleys now Peoples Ford and the Metal Box is now airport car parking
    I was at All Hallows one year only - '66 to '67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123dave View Post
    Stockton Wood then All Hallows Whitleys now Peoples Ford and the Metal Box is now airport car parking
    Still got my All Hallows school reference,which I got told,was very important! ......no-one ever asked for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Still got my All Hallows school reference,which I got told,was very important! ......no-one ever asked for it!
    Still got mine as well - very creative, silk purse from a sow's ear!

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