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    Exclamation Old Garston Images

    Courtesy of Liverpool Records Office:

    1- Garston Destructor

    2- Men at Garston Docks 1897

    3- Garston Docks Ad 1

    4- Garston Docks Ad 2

    5- South Liverpool Football Club

    6- Groes Road 1911 (Top of the park off Garston Old Road)

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    7- Bryant and May Ad

    8- Firebox outside Bryant and May

    9- Fire Engine, Heald Street?

    10- Garston Cross

    11- Garston Salt Works

    12- Garston Station 1928

    13- St. Mary's Rd post card

    14- Walking between the old and new Garston Docks
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    Default Herding Goats

    All animal life is here in Garston. Goats being herded along Church Rd. Photo courtesy of the Garston and District Historical Society.
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    Great pictures, any more?

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    Yeah anymore ? It's nice to see pics of the districts.

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    Thats a great pic Taffy, those shops on he left sadly not there anymore. I used them alot during the 80's.

    Wasn't railways street on the left the oldest street in Garston?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Thats a great pic Taffy, those shops on he left sadly not there anymore. I used them alot during the 80's.

    Wasn't railways street on the left the oldest street in Garston?
    Railway street as its name implies was built after the railways arrived in Garston, say mid 1850s. So its not the oldest street .It was built on a very old site though, that of the mill dam supplying water to Garston Mill. The oldest surviving houses in Garston are in Chapel Rd which was before St Mary's Rd was built, the main route into Garston village from the Aigburth area.
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    thats excellent taffy, cheers. do we (the forum) have any pics of chapel street? is this by the Red Lion site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    thats excellent taffy, cheers. do we (the forum) have any pics of chapel street? is this by the Red Lion site?
    Yes that's right, the old row next to the Red Lion site but also Seafield Cottages a bit further along. I did post a photo of these latter cottages so time ago.

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    Default Chapel Rd Garston

    Found these old, well 3 years, photos of Chapel Rd cottages on my computer. They have of course been much modfied over the years !!
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    Default Bethel Welsh Chapel Mission Room

    This was sited in Canterbury St. It was built in 1888 along with the two houses either side at a total then cost of 1400. Demolished late 1940s. Municipal housing was later built on the site. Photo courtesy Garston and District Historical Society
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    Thanks Taffy, I spent my childhood around there, my bezzy mate at school lived in the first one next to the entry and other people in the ones along.

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    Default Garston Gas works

    Viewed from King St. Courtesy Garston & District Historical Society
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    Default Old Thatched Cottage Garston

    At junction of Speke Rd and Church Rd. Currently the site of Garston Community House. Photo courtesy Garston & District Historical Society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Viewed from King St. Courtesy Garston & District Historical Society
    The gas works closed down making gas in 1971, when natural gas was introduced. The holders remained holding natural gas.
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    Default Garston Gas Works

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The gas works closed down making gas in 1971, when natural gas was introduced. The holders remained holding natural gas.
    Thanks for the clarification Waterways, I should have mentioned the gas works has been demolished. The full history of the Garston Gas Works Works is available from the Garston & District Historical Society. Locally copies can be purchased from Garston Community House, Speke Rd, Garston

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