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Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 pm

During the May 1941 Blitz I lived at 67 Miranda Road where we received a direct hit by a bomb which failed to explode,.

I recall it was the first house in Liverpool and situated between Olivia and Rosalind Streets but I see from maps on the internet that Rosilind Street seems to have moved from there. Am I mistaken?
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby BOBHAMO » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 am

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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:56 am

That's great Bob.

Two points of relief.

1. The bomb didn't detonate and
2. I haven't lost my marbles.

You are a gem.
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:14 pm

:D ..are you sure Ernie :wink:

Bob to the rescue again.

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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Sure about number 1 and knew the blitz had all but obliterated Rosalind Street around the corner but didn't realise they had actually blown it away completely. :roll:
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby BOBHAMO » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 pm

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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:12 pm

Thanks Bob.

The last time I saw that debris area was in May 1941 when it was a smouldering pile of rubble of where living neighbours had been just a few hours before. The rubble, burst sewers and gas mains, made the street almost impassable and I cant repeat here the things we found. The smell was overpowering. It was only about a hundred yards from our back yard.

There were never any pictures of the immediate aftermath and later photos will never, ever, show how it was.
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby ALAMO2008 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:03 am

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This event just before Christmas 1940 set off a series of events that led to my creation and me writing this now.

Mum aged 15 lived in Malcolm Grove off Marsh Street with her widowed Mother.
Mum's elder Sister Florence lived at 24 Marsh St where her first son Donald was born in 1935
Because Mum was rehoused to a different part of the City she met my Dad at the bus stop there most days and the rest is history as they say.
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby ALAMO2008 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:06 am

Ooops forgot the Map


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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:32 pm

All the streets in Bootle were cobbled and there were always two or three bonfires in every street each November. . Tarmac streets put an end to that.

Also, on looking at the maps of Bootle/Liverpool border (before and after) it shows more than just Rosalind Street has vanished. Braemar Street to name just one.

Looks like the area has been redeveloped from residential to industrial?

Anyone know why this was? Maybe Hitler was responsible?
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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Bernie R » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:44 am

Ernie

That area is still residential - they just tweaked the streets a bit as they rebuilt.

As you can see, what was Rosalind Street (bottom half) is now Christmas Street (The old Christmas Street off Brasenose Road has been lost to industry!). The top half now comprises Rosalind Way but doesn't quite follow the line of old Rosalind Street as it veers off to Malcolm Grove instead of running into Christmas Street.

As for Braemar Street, it's still there but very much shortened - it's a cul-de-sac next to the Peacock pub.

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Re: Rosalind Street

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:20 pm

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