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    Some more from the archive... lots more to follow.



    Water Street 1955



    Pier Head 1954



    Overhead Railway: Pier Head Station 1954



    Water Street 1954



    Under the Overhead Railway 1954



    St. George's Crescent 1954

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    Superb

    I love these old photos, its great to see how the city once looked

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    Great shots keep em coming, just wish i could show more of my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Great shots keep em coming, just wish i could show more of my collection.
    I agree,brilliant.
    Get em' out merseywail!! Sod them politically so right and correct bunch of (word removed).
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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful photos.

    It makes on wonder, doesn't it, how a policy of continuous and unremitting improvements results in one ending up with something that is a lot worse than it used to be when one started. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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    The missus with our first born going to New Brighton on the ferry in 1959notice the IoM ferry at the pierhead and no legoland yet
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    Brilliant. The Graces dominating all else, a scene of elegance and harmony. I know there's some on this forum who love the speculator's tower blocks and bang on about "today's much improved skyline" but I really can't see it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    and no legoland yet
    Legoland sums it up

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    WONDERFUL ! I love the bus bias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Some more from the archive... lots more to follow.



    Water Street 1955



    Pier Head 1954



    Overhead Railway: Pier Head Station 1954



    Water Street 1954



    Under the Overhead Railway 1954



    St. George's Crescent 1954
    Lovely pictures, absolute gems.

    Liverpool did have some great streets, shops and sights, sadly so much of it has been destroyed by our "leaders" in the pursuit if "investment".

    I lived in Philadelphia USA for several years starting in 2001. What I love about that city is that it has retained almost all of its old city center, the stores, bars, back streets etc are pretty much as they have been for years.

    It reminded me of Liverpool in the 60s and 70s, in Philly now you still see bakers, electrical repair stores, guitar repair stores, even a guy that sells and fixes sewing machines.

    I was able to walk through central Philly ever day to work and loved it, partly because the US is fascinating but partly because it reminded me of Liverpool more than Liverpool now does.

    Philly still has a strong blue-collar feel, you can meet police when you go for a pint and it has a great bohemian feel, as I say more like Liverpool than Liverpool.

    I highly recommned a trip to Philly for anyone thinking of visiting the US, it is smaller and less manic than NY, scousers love Philly.

    Please keep up the pics I love em.

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    I found the photos of interest because not long after that era, 1955 to be exact, we emigrated to Canada.
    I remember the city before WW2. It was the central area being devastated, flattened may be a better word, by the night after night of bombing, that brought about many of the new buildings.
    On visits home I must say I like the traffic being kept out of the very centre, allowing people to walk around shopping, and avoiding breathing in al the fumes created by the diesel buses.
    The old Green Godess trams were far more environmentally suitable in that respect.
    They were great in the "Good old days of Smog" when you would bump into a lampost and apologise to it. Of course it never apologised back.
    Cleaner air these days, since coal fires were banned, should help avoid that happening again.

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    Lovely pictures, absolute gems.

    Liverpool did have some great streets, shops and sights, sadly so much of it has been destroyed by our "leaders" in the pursuit if "investment".

    I lived in Philadelphia USA for several years starting in 2001. What I love about that city is that it has retained almost all of its old city center, the stores, bars, back streets etc are pretty much as they have been for years.

    It reminded me of Liverpool in the 60s and 70s, in Philly now you still see bakers, electrical repair stores, guitar repair stores, even a guy that sells and fixes sewing machines.

    I was able to walk through central Philly ever day to work and loved it, partly because the US is fascinating but partly because it reminded me of Liverpool more than Liverpool now does.

    Philly still has a strong blue-collar feel, you can meet police when you go for a pint and it has a great bohemian feel, as I say more like Liverpool than Liverpool.

    I highly recommned a trip to Philly for anyone thinking of visiting the US, it is smaller and less manic than NY, scousers love Philly.

    Please keep up the pics I love em.
    Same could be said of Fremantle The "Old" even attracted the QE2
    Here's a very oldie, now gone from Walton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Brilliant. The Graces dominating all else, a scene of elegance and harmony. I know there's some on this forum who love the speculator's tower blocks and bang on about "today's much improved skyline" but I really can't see it myself.
    The skyline is superb..and getting better. Some of the buildings are real class...superb modern architecture in every way.

    Roll on the King Eddies Tower and the Shanghai Tower in the middle of Princes Half-Tide Dock

    A pity the Brunswick Quay Tower was not built, the skyline would be even better.

    We can't live in the 19th century.

    Liverpool needs a firm conservation policy to protect the best of our architectural and historic buildings. People are quick to needlessly condemn top quality modern buildings while our best buildings are falling down around us. We need to encourage good buildings that make the city evolve. Turning down the Brunswick Quay Tower doesn't do that.
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    Wonderful photos...thanks for sharing
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