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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Mack » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:03 am

Welcome aboard Mike, and great to see you posting :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:50 am

Hiya Mike, welcome to the site, I’ve enlarged your photos. :wink: :)

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 am

Amazing photos, Mike, thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:29 pm

Bootle Metropole Theatre, which was situated opposite the Triad on Stanley Road Bootle. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby bootlebuck » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm

[b][i]Many thanks for photo of the old Met, never realised it was so BIG, it looks like nearly 5 floors high, it must have been a big fire that wiped it out, surprised Ceder Street survived it,
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby bootlebuck » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:54 pm

Fat Boy, l was born in Ash Street, what an eye sore, some clever person has had ALL the bay windows removed, WHY, far better they rebuilt Gable wall of 23. & re roofed them all. I suppose some bodys idea of Modernisation.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:21 pm

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:32 pm

bootlebuck wrote:Fat Boy, l was born in Ash Street, what an eye sore, some clever person has had ALL the bay windows removed, WHY, far better they rebuilt Gable wall of 23. & re roofed them all. I suppose some bodys idea of Modernisation.



Hiya BB, thanks for replying to my posts in big bold words, or is it called italic writing? :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:49 pm

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 pm

Great photo of St Jimmy's Church Bob, and the coal sidings, plus all the houses in Chestnut Grove. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 pm

Waterloo Motos South Road Waterloo no date. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:46 pm

First time i have seen that one Joe
must be Speke ,Formby,Kirby place
nice waterloo one joe
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:00 am

Cheers Bob, I think it was on the corner of South Road and Mount Pleasant. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 am

New house built in Aber Street Bootle 1950s. Our house on Irlam Road backed onto these new houses. :wink: :)

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 am

Jack Tasker’s first store in Westminster Road Kirkdale, the 1950s. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:24 am

Kings Gardens, on Stanley Road Bootle no date. :wink: :)

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Invicta » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:48 am

Joe, that picture of door size hardboard in Taskers 7/9, made me smile.
That sheet would cost £11.00 in B&Q today :shock: Ken
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 am

It just goes to show how much we’ve been ripped off, since decimalisation Ken. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:24 am

The Five Lamps Waterloo no date. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Walsh » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Joe, Nice photos. The Taskers, Kirkdale one made me think back to part of a house we used to rent when I was 5, in the 50s. We lived at the back of a cobbler's shop at 55A Waterworks Street. During the day, the cobbler's tools, including an abrasive belt, were often heard and the smell of leather and dye was heavy. To modernise the doors, my Da (who worked on the docks as a rigger) covered them, at the weekends, with smooth hardboard, which was then painted in fashionable (50s) colours (pink) and suitable door furniture was fitted (lilac, ridged bakelite bow handles). The 6 inch shirting board had generations of paint layers so a paraffin blowlamp was used to burn off old gloss paint (I can still recall the smells). A new, Hoover vacuum cleaner helped to clean up the debris and a special, paint spraying attachment was deployed to rapidly paint the doors (and other items - my Da was great at slinging pulleys and ropes but not so handy at DIY). I marvelled at the tools needed. As a teenager, I had learned some woodworking skills and returned to Taskers in the 60s to obtain 3/8 inch thick rectangular plywood sections, cut to size. I carefully soaked and countered these, glued and pinned them together then finished a new radiogram off with a glued on formica laminate (having a wood finish!). Within a few years, radiograms (and formica finishes) were obsolete - but the wood was recycled in other projects, including a motorbike seat. Walshy.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby bootlebuck » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:44 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:
bootlebuck wrote:Fat Boy, l was born in Ash Street, what an eye sore, some clever person has had ALL the bay windows removed, WHY, far better they rebuilt Gable wall of 23. & re roofed them all. I suppose some bodys idea of Modernisation.



Hiya BB, thanks for replying to my posts in big bold words, or is it called italic writing? :wink: :)



Hi Joe 90 right 2nd time it is "BOLD ITALIC"
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby bootlebuck » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:06 am

I am certain some one will correct me if wrong, Back in early/mid 50s was there some old tenements on the corner of Derby Road & Coffeehouse bridge, I think it was on the right hand side of the road. Even at that tender age I was impressed as to how old & poor they looked. Must have been built when Bootle was the place Liverpool used to visit for a day out.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby bootlebuck » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:53 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Hiya Mike, welcome to the site, I’ve enlarged your photos. :wink: :)

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Joe sorry BUT YOU HAVE SET ME A PUZZLE, your phoOt of a thatched cottage at LINACRE LANE/STANLEY ROAD.
I was at Linacre lane school from 1947 & despite playing in the NORTH PARK NEVER saw such, I think possible you
have either read your dates wrong, or the Author of said photo had dropped a stich. SORRY. i have just realised you are the enlarger NOT
original poster. silly old bugger haha
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:33 pm

Bootle Buck ,
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it is still there the old civil defence depot
the thatched cottage was further along w here the broadway was
Linacre School is the only old school left in bootle
all my family attended
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Hiya BB, it wasn't my photo, I only enlarged it for Mike. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:14 pm

That's a great photo, Bob, I haven't seen that one before. :wink: :) :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:28 pm

Welsh Methodist Church choir Stanley Bootle 1906. :wink: :)


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:35 am

Great Crosshall Street 1965. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Gardner 180 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:09 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Great Crosshall Street 1965. :wink: :D

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Joe...What a great picture. The grey and yellow lorry is obviously a Dennis bin wagon of Liverpool Corporation
Cleansing Department. My friend Philip (Percy) Quirk from Huyton drove one of these for many years.
His regular location was Whitechapel, Victoria Street, Crosshall Street, and Dale Street. I am trying to identify
the red Bedford TK boxvan that is turning right into Gt. Crosshall Street, but without success. It looks like the
firms product is shown on the vans bodywork. Thank you Joe, Cheers, Ray.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 02, 2019 2:15 am

New roads, new shops and new dwellings as the £5million New Strand scheme takes shape in Bootle, Liverpool. October 25, 1966. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Sun May 05, 2019 10:22 am

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:34 am

I like your photo of Gray Street School Bob. :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:35 am

Donkey, with a family in a cart at Blundellsands 1904. :wink: :)

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2019 12:55 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Welsh Methodist Church choir Stanley Bootle 1906. :wink: :)


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Couldn't resist Joe.

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