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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Bill fawcett » Sat May 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Quite right John, I used to work for Servis Washing Machines for ten years, in the building opposite The Clarence and situated on the other side of the large white building. All of the flagstones in my driveway were made in the concrete works in the foreground. I got them in exchange for repairing the blokes washing m/c, and he made them extra thick so as they would not break under the weight of the car. Nearly 35 years later they are still going strong.

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby john j connell » Sat May 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Bill fawcett wrote:Quite right John, I used to work for Servis Washing Machines for ten years, in the building opposite The Clarence and situated on the other side of the large white building. All of the flagstones in my driveway were made in the concrete works in the foreground. I got them in exchange for repairing the blokes washing m/c, and he made them extra thick so as they would not break under the weight of the car. Nearly 35 years later they are still going strong.

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Bill, the little stretch looking back from the bridge to the Clarence is i believe now named Bridge Street, don't really know when that was changed, i always knew it as Berry Street but i suppose once new buildings were erected and divided the street into two it would have been somewhat confusing to have kept the south side of it as Berry Street. JJC.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:22 pm

Sorry, guys, I’d written the wrong street name in a moment of forgetfulness, in my document files. I’ve amended it to read Berry Street. :oops:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:15 pm

john j connell wrote:Obviously it is Seaforth, but i am intrigued by the location of the Crosby sign. JJC. (great pictures as per usual) Thank you.




John, it might have been before the boundary changes in England and Wales 01/04/1974. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:58 pm

John,Seaforth joined Crosby Municipal Borough in 1937, having previously been part of Waterloo with Seaforth urban district. The whole of Crosby became part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on 1 April 1974.

Hope this meets is to your satisfaction, John. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby john j connell » Sun May 26, 2019 9:58 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:John,Seaforth joined Crosby Municipal Borough in 1937, having previously been part of Waterloo with Seaforth urban district. The whole of Crosby became part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on 1 April 1974.

Hope this meets is to your satisfaction, John. :wink:


Thank you Joe, much appreciated. JJC.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:17 am

Thank for your reply John. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:19 am

Miranda Road, is that The Victoria or the Miranda Pub in the background I can't quite make it out? No date. :wink: :)


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby filsgreen » Tue May 28, 2019 4:11 am

It's the Miranda, Joe.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Tue May 28, 2019 10:57 am

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BossHogg » Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm

Or is it O'Neill street? :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Tue May 28, 2019 1:27 pm

Its Cleary Street :D :D got it wrong :D :D , oneil is the next along
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:48 am

Good photo of the Winnie Pub Bob. That guy turning right must be an inspector of the buses outside their canteen. :wink: :D
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:21 am

School Board Offices, Balliol Road built in 1888. :wink: :)

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:53 am

filsgreen wrote:It's the Miranda, Joe.


Thanks for that Phil, I wasn't too sure. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 pm

Some Churches




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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed May 29, 2019 2:16 pm

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Dan » Wed May 29, 2019 6:14 pm

Enlarged your photos Bill.

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Added the interior of Ince Blundell Chapel.

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed May 29, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks Dan

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Shelagh » Thu May 30, 2019 12:16 am

Bootle has such wonderful architecture, beautiful buildings and churches..such splendour!!
Fascinated by size of St Mary’s church, imagined it to be smaller, but see it held 1500, (almost as many as St James’s) Gt grandfather's funeral held there in 1887!

William Calderbank (gt grandfather) died at the age of thirty five, ex miner from Wigan, married Bootle girl, Sarah Ann Roberts, settled in Bootle and worked on the Liverpool docks!

Thanks for pictures Bill, (and Dan for enlarging)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 30, 2019 1:27 am

Thanks for your photos of some of the Churches of Bootle Bill :)
Thanks, Dan for enlarging them. :) Feel free to post any of your photos on the threads in the Gallery if you want, so they'll be altogether? :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 am

Seaforth Container Port Gladstone Dock, and the scrap berth and the Surrounding areas. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:51 am

This photo is posted with the kind permission of Angela JC, of Liverpoolinacityliving. :wink: :D
Crosby Lighthouse Burnt Down 1897. :wink: :D

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby grekko » Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 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.


Here's your station Ed, not Preston Road as you thought , but Warbreck. Last in use in 1960 where you could catch a train to Southport (Lord Street Station/Ribble Buses later)Station. Preston Road was what Rice Lane station was originally called until early 80's.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby grekko » Fri May 31, 2019 11:51 am

bob. b wrote:
fatboyjoe90 wrote:Balliol Road 1978. :wink: :D
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Think that was the apprentice college for painting and decorating bobhamo will correct me?


Building on the right was the old U.A.B offices.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby grekko » Fri May 31, 2019 12:08 pm

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Bob, not sure the date is correct as the car registration XK began Jan 1922 until May 1922, so possibly a few years later , maybe mid 20's .
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Fri May 31, 2019 6:08 pm

Good detective work grekko :D :D :D :D
like most postcards dates can be out
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:21 am

I'll second that Bob :wink: well-done grekko. :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:27 am

The first meeting of Bootle Borough Council, September 1967. :wink: :D I think that's Simon Mahon as the chairman and I know the lady face looking at us in the front (Vera Bray methinks) Can anyone else name any of them?

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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:20 am

I recognise J Grimley, 5th on the left on the front bench. :wink:
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby IanA » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:16 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:This photo is posted with the kind permission of Angela JC, of Liverpoolinacityliving. :wink: :D
Crosby Lighthouse Burnt Down 1897. :wink: :D

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Many thanks for this - my great great grandfather was keeper of that light and superintendent of the Formby lifeboat. He died on duty a few years before it was destroyed.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:54 am

My pleasure Ian, do you have any info or photos of the lighthouse :?: :wink: :)
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 am

Vauxhall Road, with the 16 bus going towards the Pier-Head, looking at the cars late 1950s early 1960s. I know who will tell what they are. :wink: :D


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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Gardner 180 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:12 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Vauxhall Road, with the 16 bus going towards the Pier-Head, looking at the cars late 1950s early 1960s. I know who will tell what they are. :wink: :D


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Joe, The car on the left is a Ford 100E Anglia/Prefect/Popular, not to be confused with earlier Ford Popular
or later Ford Anglia. The car in the middle looks like a Hillman Husky. The Liverpool Corporation bus on
route 16 is a Daimler, one of a batch of 50 from 1949/1950 with bodywork by Northern Counties of Wigan.
These Daimler buses and some of the AEC`s at that time were equipped with a pre-select gear change.
From the late 1940s, Liverpools tram system was being gradually run down, and it was easier to learn to
drive a "Pre-Select" type of gearchange, than a crash gearbox that were fitted to many buses and lorries.
Some tram drivers with many years of driving trams had never driven anything other than a tram, so it
was back to basics having to learn to drive and change gears and also steer a bus weighing about 9 tons.
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Re: Old photos of Bootle

Postby Invicta » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:27 am

Nice pic Joe and great info Ray. :D Ken
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