Old photos of Bootle

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bjones wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:14 pm Dot, that pic looks to have been taken from inside Bowerdale Park which is opposite the section of Seaforth Rd with Lime Grove, Hawarden Grove and Seaforth Vale running off it. I’m pretty sure that most of the properties pictured have now been rebuilt.
Was that Conway St and Beaumaris St meeting to the right? I remember an old lady used to run a small shop where the two roads met.The shop next to Scott’s was a newsagents and comic shop, know locally as Tony’s in the late 50’s early 60’s.
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nicolas wrote: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:42 am Diamond Match Works and Linacre Road, 1932

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Whatever happened to the third row of Shop's to the left of Linacre Mission?, i can remember in the 1970's they were already Flat's but always wondered why? :?
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fatboyjoe90 wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 pm Walton Vale Picture House I remember going there think it closed in 1958/9 ish. :wink: :)
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I distinctly remember seeing '' The Jolson Story '' here.
Starring Larry Parks ? [ but the voice of Al Jolson ]
Must have been with my parents.
His voice obviously made a lasting impression on me .
The film is probably only seen via YouTube these days as it is considered '' controversial '' in these woke times.
Sad really.
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Moss lane Orrell park 1908.

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Thanks Joe. Happy to see you posting and presumably well
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EdMcDonald wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:20 pm
fatboyjoe90 wrote:Kirkdale Road no date. :wink:
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The building, middle right, anyone know the name of it. :?:
You wait ages for a bus then....
Born in Markfield Road 1958.
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fatboyjoe90 wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:01 pm A photo of Johnsons the cleaners from Markfield Road Bootle. :wink: :D

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Great.
This was taken from just about outside the house where I was born.
Contrast with a modern shot nabbed and cropped from Google.
Half of Johnsons is now gone.

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Born in Markfield Road 1958.
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Our old house is just out of shot to the bottom left, corner of Markfield and Ibstock

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Keith,

My old home, 288 Knowsley Road, just out of shot in your posting.

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Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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Three photos all taken outside either The Langton or the Halfway House, would be grateful for any suggestions which and any photos of the pubs?. My great grandfather Simpson (in waistcoat) was Landlord around 1930
Thanks

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Welcome John
will look at the Halfway but which one
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Great family photos
John have you done the family history
was Arthur born in Maynard street 1885
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Welcomed to the forum, John. 😁
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So that’s why the Liverpool Arms, Gorsey Lane was known as Tom Jones’s!
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It was usually the way, Bri, the Railway on Merton Road was known as Ernie's, after my grandad who was the manager.
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Thanks for the responses, this is very interesting.

So do I gather from the directory that there wasn’t/isn’t a Halfway in Bootle?

Arthur’s was born 1884 and lived in Twiss Street in 1901 - thats the best I have at present.

Yes that’s him at The Langton - what year is the Directory?

Is the photo the Langton?

All my information stems from a conversation with one of Arthur’s daughters, my grandmother, 20 years ago, so it’s a little shakey, and it may be that he went to the Langton for some time, he definitely ended up in the Halfway in Woolton in the 40’s, we have photos and my Mum remembers going there.

Thanks again
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1938 directory looked 1949 but no luck
yes that is the Langton pub
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i have photos of the streets if you want
the 1911 direc i have is missing the later names
so i cant trace Simpson where he was working as a barman
or where he lived
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You are doing me very proud here, yes please I'd love to see the photos, and thanks for the Langton ones.

I’m beginning to wonder if the snaps I have are of The Globe in Birkenhead where I Know he was prior to Bootle. The shapes of the doors and Windows don’t appear to match TheLangton.

Thanks again

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Another query - in 1911, the family are in 1 Falconer STreet, Bootle - I cant see that the OS 6” maps for the period.

Any thoughts?

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BOBHAMO wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:27 pm Image falconer st
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Great pictures Bob, I imagine many people nowadays may wonder what the 2 ladies who are down on their
knees in Macawber Street, and dont know what they are doing. I remember my mother kneeling down, washing
the doorstep and front paving flags with hot soapy water and a scrubbing brush, and then applying some
colour with a Donkeystone. Fond memories. Ray.
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Cheers Ray :D :D :D
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EdMcDonald wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:54 pm
fatboyjoe90 wrote:To stop you going mad Ed, perhaps this will help you. :wink:
https://www.merseyrail.org/_common/map/networkmap.htm
This one is even better. Rice Lane railway station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, located to the north of the city centre in the Walton district. It is on the Kirkby branch of the Merseyrail network’s Northern Line.

The station was opened on 20 November 1848, and was known as Preston Road until 14 May 1984. It is located just to the north of Walton Junction, where the Kirkby and Ormskirk branches of the Northern line diverge; Walton (Merseyside) station on the Ormskirk line is close by (5 minutes away on foot along Hornby Road).
Time for a small brandy.
Came across these posts recently when I spent a happy few hours looking through this brilliant thread.
Not sure if this is the line remembered by Ed (where and how is he lately? btw) but here goes anyway
Walton Junction
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Hiya Bee, just enlarged your photo. :wink: :) :)

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Thanks Joe.
Here's another for you to magic for me..
Balliol Rd senior school footy team 1930/31 - maybe someone's dad in the team?
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Good one Bee :) :) :)
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Ta Bob and thanks for your (as usual) good advice :D
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There you go Bee. :wink: :D
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Thanks Bob and Joe and while I'm on ... thanks to you two in particular and to everyone else who makes this such a great thread. I've spent (too) many hours recently looking through all the old pics and comments.
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Photo of the overhead railway train passing Muspratt Road Seaforth. :wink: :D

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Hi Joe
Love the photo of the Diamond Matchworks circa 1932. It wasn't quite like that when I was growing up in Bowden st in the 1940's. The matchworks was gone, bombed out, most of webster rd at the top of Bowden street was gone thanks to a stick of bombs that were meant for the railway line but fell short. The last house in our street was gone. strange thing about the bombs the blast damaged the rooves of some of the houses half way down the street. They then built pre fabs on all the empty blocks and they were still there when I left in 1960.
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Hey BP, good to see you knocking about. 👍
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The hulk of the EMPRESS OF CANADA, a mass of blackened and rusty steel, left Liverpool on 1st September 1954 under the tow of the 836-ton ocean-going tug ZWARTE ZEE.

Commanded by 61-year old Captain Thomas Vet. Watching her leave the Mersey was Commandant Enrico Accame, who had paid £130,000 for the hulk, and was said to have paid another £12,000 for the 2,200 mile tow to La Spezia.

The salvage operation had cost the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board £466,000, plus the loss of deep-sea berth for eighteen months. The Board sold the Empress's propellers separately for about £8,000.
The hulk of the EMPRESS OF CANADA being manoeuvred into the Gladstone River Entrance Lock on 1st September 1954.

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Old photo of Bootle Strand in the process of being built,10th November 1966.
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This would be a great photo for the cover of a record album Joe :)

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