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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Gardner 180 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:51 pm

Hello, I am Ray Smyth, a retired HGV driver living in Wigan. In June 1965 aged 21,
I started work for Jarvis Robinson Transport of Bootle. I would like to see some
pictures of their lorries, particularly Leyland Comet Reg No. NKF 176. Ray.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:24 am

Hiya Ray welcome to the site. :wink:
Go to Thomas Wilson Canal Street on the link below and you’ll find loads of photos of wagons from Bootle. :wink:

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Mack » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:59 am

Welcome aboard Ray. Great to see you now posting here after sorting your sign up issues :D :D :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:27 am

Kirkdale Road July 1967. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Gardner 180 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:39 pm

I am grateful to Joe and Mack for their messages of welcome to this forum. My connections, or almost connections
with Bootle are, I was born not far away at Walton Hospital, My Dads family home was 51 Buchanan Road, near to
Breeze Hill. In the late 1920s, Dad started work for Greenbanks Dairy at Glebe Farm, Walton Village, and later at
their dairy in Bedford Road. Greenbanks Dairy , I believe became part of Liverpool Co-operative Dairies, where Dad
spent most of his working life as a driver. A long time friend of mine is Peter Walsh who lives in Bedford Road, Peter
was a driver at Jarvis Robinson when I worked there. I recently learned that Jarvis Robinson were a Coast Lines
company, and merged with Cranmer Cartage to become Jarvis Cranmer. I would like to find some pictures of local
vans of the area, Blackledges Bread, Richard Taylors Bakery from Buchanan Road, and the Liverpool Echo vans
from the 1960s, which at that time were a deep red colour, similar colour to Ribble buses, who had 2 depots in your
area, Aintree and Bootle. I have just thought of another Bootle link, my eldest brother Ken was with Inland Revenue
for all of his working life, most of which was at Balliol House office.

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks for your comments Ray, did you have a look at the link that i posted for old wagons :?: :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:49 am

Seaforth Castle Hotel, Seaforth Road 1904. :wink:

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:59 am

Vauxhall Road 1950. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:39 am

Cargill, when this was first built in the 1980s it was Bibby’s On Regent Road Bootle. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:39 am

Warbreck Avenue 1933. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:13 am

Scotland Road and Stanley Road, notice the old gents toilet. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Invicta » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:20 am

Just for old gents that’s not very pc :lol: Ken
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BossHogg » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:20 am

To be fair, they're more likely to be caught short than young men! :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Invicta » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 am

Very true Boss :wink: K
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:58 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Scotland Road and Stanley Road, notice the old gents toilet. :wink:
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Hey Joe. Is that the old Rotunda. Westminster Road area.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:02 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Warbreck Avenue 1933. :wink:
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Another one Joe. Is that by the Black Bull pub. Old railway station called Prescot Road.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:51 am

Invicta wrote:Just for old gents that’s not very pc :lol: Ken


A slight slip of a finger Ken. The old disused gents toilet. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:01 am

EdMcDonald wrote:
fatboyjoe90 wrote:Warbreck Avenue 1933. :wink:
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Another one Joe. Is that by the Black Bull pub. Old railway station called Prescot Road.



Hiya Ed, the Black Bull is opposite Ed. :wink: :D
I don’t recall a railway station of that name being there. Going towards town there is a Rice Lane railway station could this be the one you were thinking of? :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:11 am

EdMcDonald wrote:
fatboyjoe90 wrote:Scotland Road and Stanley Road, notice the old gents toilet. :wink:
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Hey Joe. Is that the old Rotunda. Westminster Road area.


Yes, Ed, that is the old Rotunda, Scotland Road and Stanley Road. Westminster road starts just before Kirkdale railway station, hope you’ve got your bearings right after that. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:24 am

The Doric, Rawson Road, Seaforth,1905. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:59 am

Soon to be flats, Joe. :(
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:09 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:
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fatboyjoe90 wrote:Warbreck Avenue 1933. :wink:
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Another one Joe. Is that by the Black Bull pub. Old railway station called Prescot Road.



Hiya Ed, the Black Bull is opposite Ed. :wink: :D
I don’t recall a railway station of that name being there. Going towards town there is a Rice Lane railway station could this be the one you were thinking of? :wink: :)


This one is driving me mad. I'm damn sure there was a railway station across the road. Tried google but no luck.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:28 pm

To stop you going mad Ed, perhaps this will help you. :wink:


https://www.merseyrail.org/_common/map/networkmap.htm
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:54 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).

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:10 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:To stop you going mad Ed, perhaps this will help you. :wink:


https://www.merseyrail.org/_common/map/networkmap.htm


Just finished with googling it. Looks like they have filled the railway lines in and made a path where it was. Nice to see The Black Bull is still standing. Can't remember going in there for a pint though
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:51 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Warbreck Avenue 1933. :wink:
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For my mate Joe
The Liverpool and Bury Railway built the first line into Liverpool from the north. It ran from Bury in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) via the towns of Bolton and Wigan, reaching the city of Liverpool in 1848. Soon afterwards, the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway's route to Preston was built sharing the L&BR line as far as Walton.[1]
Bit old I know. Maybe Matt travelled on it. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:59 am

Well done Ed, for finding all that info on Rice Lane Railway Station. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:00 am

Longmore Lane Fazakerley no date. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Well done Ed, for finding all that info on Rice Lane Railway Station. :wink: :D

:wink: :lol:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:00 am

Have you been on that brandy again, ya nark? :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:08 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Have you been on that brandy again, ya nark? :wink: :D



Hi Joe. Just come out of the "Black Bull' and am waiting for a train at Prescot Road. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:30 am

I'll see you in the next world, as you're in for a very long wait Ed. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:53 am

Kirkdale Road no date. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Gardner 180 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:34 am

Hi Joe, I am impressed with the pictures that I find on this thread, particularly the Kirkdale Road image earlier today.
It is so full of many items of interest, The Policeman and the signboard at the front suggests that the road to the rear
of the camera was on single line operation because of roadworks, hence the enormous queue of traffic,heading for
the city centre. Most of the buses were Liverpool Corporation, but at the rear is a Ribble double decker, and what
looks like a tram hiding in the middle. Of particular interest is the Leyland Comet lorry in the centre, it looks like one
of the two of these that Jarvis Robinson had from the early 1950s, because of the white painted fluting on the bonnet.
I started driving for Jarvis Robinson in June 1965 at the age of 21, and one of the Leyland Comets was my lorry, its
registration number was NKF 176. Regarding the Longmoor Lane picture, and my Dads time with Greenbanks Dairy
and then Liverpool Co-op Dairies, from the late 1940s, he was based at the Co-op dairy at Longmoor Close, and his
milkround was from First Avenue to Seventh Avenue, and across the way around Signalworks Road, pulling a handcart.
I regularly look at a transport forum called TrucknetUK, and occasionally post pictures on there that are in the public
domain, what is the situation with regard to pictures that I find here on this excellent forum ? Best Regards, Ray Smyth.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Invicta » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:42 am

Nice picture Joe.
Good input Ray, great to have a storyline to the pictures.
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