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Postby HvonBlumenthal » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:53 pm

Here is a photo of the Council Chamber of Bootle Town Hall.

I would be interested to know if the room still exists, and if so how has it changed; also what became of the portraits on the walls.

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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby Bonesy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:03 pm

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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby BOBHAMO » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:12 pm

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i worked on the town hall for many years and painted the mayours council chambers
the top photo , there where other rooms offf the ballroom but never seen
the room in the second photo
if you look back at some of the posts on the museum
down the cellars where lots of the paintings and artifacts
just left to rot
Captain Walkers flags
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there was some war damage ww2
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby HvonBlumenthal » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:41 am

Does the building still exist and is it in use?
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby HvonBlumenthal » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:45 am

They are great photos. Looking that the windows, I wonder if they could be the same room, after refurbishment of the ceiling, with the pictures taken from opposite ends of the room?
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby Glenys » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 am

The Mayor in the picture was Simon Mahon.
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby BOBHAMO » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:16 pm

The Town Hall is in use and open
before the change to Sefton all the local councils
had all work and decisions governed by local councillors
there where arcitecs offices in the town hall. a court, museum, , library, police station
a great building
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby HvonBlumenthal » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:03 am

Thanks Bob. If I wanted to visit the building, who should I contact?
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:17 pm

Prospice , and Marknjen posters on the site
have had visits to the police courts and i am sure they can sort somethink out
http://www.bootlehistory.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32908
the akinson in southport got most of the artifacts from the town hall and museum
you will have to let us know if you come to Bootle
you will be made very welcome
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:51 pm

https://archive.org/stream/journal2190boot#page/82/mode/2up
a bit of info on linacre grange till Peter changed it to linacre house
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby HvonBlumenthal » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:00 am

Thanks Bob, Im seriously going to find an opportunity. Is there a hotel in Bootle you can recommend?
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby Paul McCabe » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:33 am

I've had friends stay here & they can't fault it, hope this helps. :-)

http://www.breezeguesthouse.co.uk/
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby bjones » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:34 pm

Our member JoyceN would probably endorse Paul's recommendation. She stays at The Breeze Guest House when she travels to Bootle for "meet ups" etc.and I seem to recall her being very pleased with the offer.
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby marknjen » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:43 pm

Sadly Craig who used work for the mayor used to give fantastic tours,full of information re Bootle! But he's left I believe!
But I'm sure if you ring the town hall they'll be more than happy to arrange a tour for you! Sorry can't be more help! Prospice may still have contacts I'm not sure!
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby oriel55 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:59 pm

BOBHAMO wrote:The Town Hall is in use and open
before the change to Sefton all the local councils
had all work and decisions governed by local councillors
there where arcitecs offices in the town hall. a court, museum, , library, police station
a great building
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You are so right. A great innovative building, all the local government offices in one place. There were two libraries, a large very imposing library for adults, all wooden fixtures and the Children's Library just on the right as you entered the Library/Museum entry door on Oriel Road. In addition, there was the Rates Office that had its entry door on the corner adjacent to the Police and Magistrates Court roadway entry point for vehicles. The Post Office and PO Sorting Office on the corner and Public Baths round the corner in Balliol Road was the icing on the cake and proof that those who have gone before us had logic.
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby nicolas » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:13 am

And right next door in Trinity Road, was the car Tax Office (DVLA), 1960s?

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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby billygooner » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:00 pm

hi gang, the entrance gates to the left where for the bootle tec, which I attended from1955-1957 full time and from 1957-1962 one full day and two nights a week on a nat cert engineering course.also one of the houses in the pic was the registry office where weddings took place including mine regards billy. :D :D :D
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby nicolas » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:12 am

That's quite right Billy, Wedding photo's were often taken on the pavement in front!
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby brenr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:16 am

HvonBlumenthal wrote:Thanks Bob. If I wanted to visit the building, who should I contact?


Hi if you are visiting Bootle and wish to see the Council chamber etc. send me an email and I will arrange for you to have a tour, if I'm available I would be more than pleased to escort you around the Town Hall. I was Mayor of Sefton in 1999/2000 so fully acquainted with its history.

Kind regards

Cllr Bobby Brennan

Robert.brennan@councillors.sefton.gov.uk
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby brenr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:41 am

BOBHAMO wrote:Prospice , and Marknjen posters on the site
have had visits to the police courts and i am sure they can sort somethink out
http://www.bootlehistory.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32908
the akinson in southport got most of the artifacts from the town hall and museum
you will have to let us know if you come to Bootle
you will be made very welcome
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Hi Bob when I was Mayor of Sefton the first thing that I did was to have all the chains of office brought back to Bootle town hall and the display cabinet with the Bootle, Crosby, Litherland and Southport chains of office, inc mayoress brooches are still in the mayoral corridor in Bootle. When they were moved it was supposedly only for the one year but they have proudly remained in Bootle. I could never understand why the local chains were in Southport, though to be fair the Southport chain should be displayed in Southport.

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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:31 pm

Its great to see a peoples councillor mr Bob Brennan take time to
respond to this visit from hvonblumethal
it would be nice if the akinson could find his portrait of Mr ascroft
and i am sure it would make a good news story for the echo
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby lily8 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Nice one Bob Brennan :D
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Re: Bootle Town Hall

Postby HvonBlumenthal » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:57 pm

Ive been overwhelmed by the efforts made by total strangers on this site to help me find out more about my relatives.

Cllr Brennan, Im going to try to come over in May (I live in Luxembourg) and I will certainly let you know as I would love a tour with you.
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