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BOBHAMO
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am

You are right Dobbysboy the factory was overpowering
noise , pollution,but are playground , altcar ,and alt road
as you know its landscaped now and a footy pitch :D :D
been down a few times with the grandkids for a photo outside no 5 :D :D
i have shown that photo to the current owners and they cant beleave the melly was there
it was prefabs before the nursery :D :D
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:07 pm

Hiya Bob. Yeah remember the footy games by Theos quite well. Plus cricket and tennis down there.

Also remember the original nursery getting set fire to and the REMY going up in smoke around the same time. I had my suspicions then but couldn't find out who or why.

The Melly footy pitch was always getting used especially on Sunday afternoon with a 30 a side kick about (Mack the Admin will remember these as well) before the grass was all landscaped.

The tarmac sometimes had holes in and you had plastic bags with god knows what in covered by bricks and the tarmac rather than carting the debris away.

Good memories
what you looking at eh La?
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:42 pm

Rimrose Road, Derby Road, Strand Road and Irlam Road, 1947.

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Strand Road, Oregon, Nevada, Florida Streets etc, 1952.

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Williams Harvey, Lunt Road. Litherland Road on the left. 1934.

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:58 pm

Bit off thread (lot off thread really) Do any of those aerial (oops that's not right, but you know what I mean) photos show Gascoyne st or Eaton street (off Vauxhall Rd) before they were demolished Late 30s. Thanks Lynne
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:30 am

Gardner 180 wrote:
fatboyjoe90 wrote:Photo’s of Orrell Park Station with a train to Liverpool in the first photo. :wink: :)

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Hi Chaps, The diesel locomotive in Joes picture of Orrell Park Station is an "English Electric" Class 40,
one of about 200 built from 1958, and were seen throughout most parts of the UK.
The "Deltic" diesels, of which there were only 22 of them, belonged to the Eastern Region of British Railways
and were mainly used on the East Coast Main Line between London, Kings Cross and Edinburgh.
The prototype Deltic locomotive which was also built by English Electric. Many of its component parts came
from English Electric factories here in the North West, the English Electric factory on the East Lancashire Road,
the English Electric factory at Strand Road, Preston, and I believe the prototype was assembled at the Locomotive
factory of English Electric/Vulcan foundry at Newton Le Willows, near Haydock.
Regards, Ray Smyth.
When the "Prototype " Deltic first came out it was used mainly on Euston to Liverpool and Euston to Glasgow trains , On our Wedding day 3-3-58 the prototype loco headed our train 2-10 pm Lime St to London---I believe it is at Shildon Railway museum now ..
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:06 am

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the good old days Bootle :D :D rose tinted glasses
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:33 am

True Bob, I bet they loved having Polio, Rickets and not having any thing on their feet. :(
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:22 pm

The photo early 50s is millers bridge so the kids where my age
Phil i do remember some hard up families
but the close nit neighbours always helped
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:19 pm

Around my age as well Bob! but smiles on the faces! Lovely photo, wonder if any of them would be surprised to see themselves on it if they were on the forum! :shock: :D

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:07 am

I was one of 12 we were all the same hard but great memories I We should jot down All our yesterdays I remember trying to jump off the roof at solly road school with a army parachute not a big one supply type the wind blew the parachute out me hands our len (eldest brother ) found out out ripped up the parachute
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:04 pm

hi bobhamo, that is the melly I worked in 1962-1964, also played for them in the jock, did not win many games but had a good time anyway. regards billy.
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:49 pm

330 Hawthorne Road at junction of Waterworks Street ' Waterworks Street Post Office'
Undated but possibly late 1880/90's or early 1900's. In the distance, beyond right hand row of houses ,can be seen a tall building which would have been the Albion Hotel , corner of Earl Road and Hawthorne Road .

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:48 am

Looking out over Marsh Lane from Chestnut Grove, 1950s.

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:40 am

Great picture Nicolas Irlam rd first on left Dock Board crane "Mammoth" in distance and just out of picture to right Spenser St Number 8 where i first turned up :D Peterr
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:48 am

Great pic Peter.Going north on the left side is Irlam Rd,next is Seaview Rd,followed by Oniel St,and on that corner with Marsh lane is where I was born at 96 Marsh Lane
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:09 pm

A few old photo's. Apologies if they have been on before.


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Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

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69 stanley road between keble and wadham road
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:15 pm

Can I please have two thinly sliced bacon for Sunday breakfast --Thanks
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:08 pm

And Pigs trotters :D :D :D :D
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:01 pm

Plus a quarter pound of Braun to go over the chips.
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 pm

A nice sheet of ribs for me! great photos all. :D

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Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:59 am

And a couple of eggs from under the counter I'm one of Your best customers ! :D
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:10 pm

BOBHAMO wrote:Image
69 stanley road between keble and wadham road
bobhamo
I lived on Wadham Road between 1968 and 1982, I don't remember that shop.
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Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:28 am

This photo is from the 1930s
irwins shop was there up to 1963 ish then in 1968
it was a tesco store :D :D :D :D :D
i research all the photos for the address
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:09 pm

Ah, I remember the Tesco store. ;)
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:38 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Does anyone remember The Cottage Pub, on Great Howard, it was run by a lady from Bootle in the 1980s. :wink: :)

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The woman who had the cottage was pub was Cathy duff she had two giants for sons
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:35 am

My Dad and his brothers used to drink there and my Mum helped out for a little while when they were short staffed, I remember Kathy and her giant of a husband John, in later years Kathy did a lot for SSAFA.

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Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:33 pm

Jimmy Riley wrote:My dads name is jimmy Riley hes 92 and lived in marsh lane and stayed in Borland street with his uncle Charlie and sandy Gant till they were bombed out and moved to Huyton after being evacuated to Martin's camp in Windsor. Anyone know the Gants. Sandy was a prisoner on the Graff spee and Altmark after being torpedoed on the Tairoa,he was well known in "toulans or the stadium"

Their brother Billy Gant was my great grandad. I remember as a young kid him taking me round to the house on Ballantyne Grove, I think it was Charlie that lived there.

I never knew Sandy was a prisoner on the Graff Spee
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:42 am

Diamond Match Works and Linacre Road, 1932

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Hawthorne Road, Litherland Tar Works, Regal cinema, Church Road. Gorsey Lane, off into the distance - 1947.

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Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Great Photo of Violet Road on left opposite Match Factory our Family lived at number 12 from 1901 to 1941 you can just make out the Linacre Mission.

Great Photo of Litherland and Ford also can see Ford Cemetery top right, Sterrix Lane and the House on Gorsey Lane at the bottom of Randall Drive were our House was built in 1953 and Family lived there till 2013
You can make out The Tailors Arms Cooksons and opposite the pond and trees in the corn field where we played opposite the Canal piggeries.
You can see also Bluebell Wood where we played before they built the Queen of Peace Church .

Cheers

These are bringing back lots of Happy memories !
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Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:42 pm

The last photo is an absolute belter.

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Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi all, not a photo, but a great old map from 1842 - 1852
https://maps.nls.uk/view/102344096
"Three Days in June." Parachute Regiment, https://phelmets.wixsite.com/mysite
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:21 pm

Looking out over Walton Gaol, Southport Road, Bootle Cemetery at the top, 1949.

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Sterrix Lane, Ford Estate, Gorsey Lane and Cookson's, 1953.

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Sterrix Lane, 1915.

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Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:55 pm

Great photos, Nicholas, thanks for posting.
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:19 pm

Brilliant Photos Nicholas Thanks for Posting

Looks like Our Estate Randall Dr and Musker Dr off Sterrix Lane opposite Convent front are only just being built.
Invicta 's home in construction.
No Stand Park Pub opposite playing field built yet.
You can just see Sterrix Lane Primary School Army Huts
Looks like our Football Pitch in the field opposite not yet made.
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