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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:39 pm

Thanks for your comments folks, as you know these aren’t my photos. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:21 pm

You take the time to find and post them though. :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:42 am

Overhead railway coach at Aintree station in the early fifties. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:43 am

Aintree Station, undated. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby efc46 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:10 am

I used to catch the train from Orrel park to Ormskirk me eldest sister Irene lived in Grimshaw lane Ormskirk they were the trains with the slide down windows I was told Ormskirk was a viking town pronouced Ormsk great memory/Davey
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby jeand » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Hi Joe my mother died suddenly 20 years ago. She really enjoyed working at Nixons and had some good friends there.
Bootle born and bred, ex Bootle Grammar School and Bootle Tech. Still living in Bootle.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:50 am

Thanks for your reply Jean, sorry to hear of the sudden death of your Mother, your family must have been so upset.
Nixons was one of the better jobs that I've had over the years,
Take care of yourself Jean. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:55 am

A black tipster at Aintree 1901
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Aintree Station 1913
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby everliver » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:36 am

Joe, What's a Tipster
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:42 pm

Hiya Bob,
I think he would tip horses that he thought would win the races, not a very successful one, by looking at his clobber. :wink: :lol:
I'm wondering why he’s wearing what looks like policeman’s helmet. :?
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby john j connell » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 pm

More than likely a pith helmet Joe, worn by military personnel serving overseas in warm climates. JJC.(i can remember seeing loads of them in Bert Hortons shop window on Marsh Lane)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:11 pm

Thanks John, i seem to remember talking about his shop a few years back. :wink: :D :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby dorothy834 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Joe you are right if.. it's Prince Monalulu..he was a tipster
He used to go to Aintree races in feather head dresses..
He would shout..
I got an ars.I got an ars not a spelling error ..his way of saying "O"
When my Auntie was young she went to Aintree and he
was there shouting the odds I got an ars
she said 'we'll sit on it' she said he went bollistic and chased her shouting
in his own lingo....
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:08 pm

Thanks very much for that info Dorothy, I’d never thought of that you’re a star. :D :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Frank948 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:07 pm

The Prince used to at Aintree on Jump Sunday. The Sunday before the National every body could walk the course for free loads of attractions.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby everliver » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:58 am

Dorothy, thank you for the information

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks for your input Frank. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:01 pm

Grand National 1921, you can see the Cottage Homes clock tower in the background. Thanks to H & E Smithson.

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:08 pm

Quarry Road opposite Balliol School, Bootle. :wink:


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:13 pm

Raleigh Street Bootle, 1940. :(

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks for posting, Joe. Is that bomb damage?
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:28 pm

Yes Phil, on both photos. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:40 pm

I wonder who paid for all the bomb damage to be repaired?
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:58 pm

England went bankrupt in 1940. The United States then paid for the rest of WW2. The specific date on which this probably occurred was 23 December 1940 when a US warship carried off £50 million worth of gold from Cape Town. A slight delay was then provided by pressuring the governments in exile into "loaning" their gold stockpiles to England (although England knew this could never be repaid). A Belgian "loan" of £60 million was crucial to avoid open default before the US Congress passed the Lend Lease Act on 1 March 1941. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BossHogg » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Quarry Road opposite Balliol School, Bootle. :wink:


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I went to Quarry Road when it was Hillside lower. ;)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:55 am

Thanks, Joe. I knew about the Lend-lease agreement, but i was thinking about the material to fix bombed out houses and buildings. Did the homeowner get a grant or something. Plus wood was in short supply, how did they fix the millions of window frames?
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:34 pm

This photo is from Gerard Fagan’s Inacityliving site.
This photo was taken in 1949 Showing Westminster Road with Melrose Road to the left and Selwyn Street to the right.

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:47 pm

Gladstone Road Seaforth.
Extensive damage to properties on the corner of Gladstone Road, and Crosby South. Seaforth.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:57 am

Rice line, looking towards Walton Vale. :wink


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:32 am

Thanks for posting, Joe. I've seen that one before, any idea of the year?
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Shelagh » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:15 pm

Bootle Carnival 1957.
Not very clear, sorry, very battered old photos been lying in storage for years!
Below - father in law "Jimmy" leading a couple of the "Arthur V Crutchley" horses down Southport Road, Bootle.
Second photograph taken just in front of St Monica's church!


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:08 pm

Great photos Shelagh, thanks for sharing them. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:17 pm

Aintree Station 1912. :wink:

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Roy Deegan » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:56 am

Shelagh, Was your father-in-law Jimmy Keggin. If so he was an uncle of mine and married to Auntie Rosie who was a hoot, a laugh a minute person.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Shelagh » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:07 pm

Hiya Roy, yes, Jimmy and Rosie were my in laws, both huge personalities, and very well known in the Bootle area :)

Horses In the picture were looked after by Jimmy, he loved those horses, even brought them home to keep in the front garden :D
He would decorate the horses himself before the carnival, (Rosie wouldn't do it :lol: ) took great pride in parading the strong work horses all over Bootle and Litherland :)
I Remember him telling me about the weight of the loads these horses had to pull along, but that was the accepted mode of transport back then, and they were very powerful animals - but sadly, not all would be as well treated as these!!

Roy, Jimmy, (your cuz) sends his very best :wink: will try and dig out some more carnival pics!!

Nice catching up :D

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