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Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 am

BOBHAMO wrote:Sure is :D :D :D :D
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I got wasted in there many a night from 15 onwards! Plucking up courage for the last chance to cop off dance - I'm still waiting! :cry:
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:32 am

Great photos of the water tank, and the Litherland photos Bob. :wink: :D :D
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:35 am

Vauxhall Road, The Eagle Vaults pub on the right. :wink: :) :)

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:35 am

I don't remember the water tank, when was it removed? I ran along Southport Road many times on PE when at Hillside upper school from 80-83.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:49 am

Hi BH. That tank came down before the Mons was built.Youngsters! :) :D :lol:
Matt( oldtimer) :)
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:19 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Kevin, I hope you don’t mind I’ve enlarged your Mums and Barbara's photo.

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Hello miv. Have deleted the email. No problem over enlarging the photo Joe.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Joe thanks for the enlargement of Kevin's photo, I've forwarded it to Sandra, along with the smaller one.
Kev, I've sent your email address on. I'm sure Sandra will be in touch with you soon. Happy catching up.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:29 pm

Thanks miv.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks Miv, and Kev. :wink: :)
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 pm

Another photo from inacityliving with thanks to Ged Fagan. :wink: :)
The Crescent on Bailey Drive towards Southport Road

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:35 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Another photo from inacityliving with thanks to Ged Fagan. :wink: :)
The Crescent on Bailey Drive towards Southport Road

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Hey Joe. Is the old mans hut still opposite the Crescent. :?:
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A long way from Duncan B.C. :wink:
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:41 pm

That's well gone Ed, years ago. :wink:
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:08 pm

They did not need the old man's hut Ed after you emigrated :lol: :lol:
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:50 am

Matt wrote:They did not need the old man's hut Ed after you emigrated :lol: :lol:
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Old mans igloos here Matt. :D The thing I remember about the old mans hut, was the smell of stale pee. :shock:
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:27 am

Matt wrote:Hi BH. That tank came down before the Mons was built.Youngsters! :) :D :lol:
Matt( oldtimer) :)
It probably came down before I was born! :P
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:42 am

This might help you, Tom,

Twinning with Towns and Cities. Mons Sefton has been twinned with Mons in Belgium since 1964. The Twinning link with Mons began in June 1964 when the Head Teacher of Bootle Grammar School, Jean Berbiers (who was born in Belgium) encouraged the former Bootle County Borough Council to enter into a formal twinning agreement with the City of Mons. :wink: :D
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:12 pm

Tom,I had just come home on "long leave" after spending 20 months in the 7th submarine squadron Far East Fleet when the Mons opened and was living at my mates parents house at the top of Downing Road.I saw a large crowd of people outside this new pub and walked over to see what was going on.It was the grand opening and guess who the first person I saw was. Monsieur Jean D Berbiers my old headmaster at the grammar.Thought to my self "how small he was without his cap and gown on",but he did say "hello" to me and said "I know you from somewhere" I told him my name and he said "oh I remember teaching your father and his brother French before the war when I was the junior teacher at the Boy's Grammar". Cheap bu***r never even bought me a pint :)
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:14 am

Crosby Road North Waterloo 1948. :wink: :)

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:11 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:This might help you, Tom,

Twinning with Towns and Cities. Mons Sefton has been twinned with Mons in Belgium since 1964. The Twinning link with Mons began in June 1964 when the Head Teacher of Bootle Grammar School, Jean Berbiers (who was born in Belgium) encouraged the former Bootle County Borough Council to enter into a formal twinning agreement with the City of Mons. :wink: :D
I wasn't born until Jul 67. ;)
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Tom, you're only a whippersnapper :wink: :)
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:58 pm

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:26 am

Vauxhall Road, old newish no date. :wink: :)

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:49 pm

The Tram Terminus on Linacre Road 1905. :wink: :)

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:21 am

Photo of Kirkdale Home’s, from Rumney Road 1960s. :wink: :)

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 am

Stanley Road and Commercial Road, The Knowsley 1966. :wink: :)


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Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:43 pm

Nice pics of The Crescent. I was born and bred just off that roundabout (Ballantyne Grove) growing up in the 60s/70s. I remember spray-painted on a wall up an entry just off the Crescent "Tiger Bay Boot Boys" :) .Was the time when lots of troubles in NI would be copied locally. Even to the extent of petrol bombs down Linacre Lane some nights (was too young to know at the time, but was that typical sectarian copycat thing). I think the newsagent on the Crescent then was called "Mr Smiths" but could be wrong. Was 50 years or so ago...
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:09 pm

At one time the newsagents was “Eddies”, also had a branch on Moss Lane.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:17 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Stanley Road and Commercial Road, The Midland Hotel 1966. :wink: :)


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Joe, I always thought that the pub on the corner of Stanley Road/Commercial Road was the Knowsley, (known locally as the Roundhouse). JJC.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:52 pm

John. That’s what I thought and thank you for pointing this out to me I’ve amended it, I was only posting what was printed on the photo? My fault for not checking it out. :wink: :)
We’ll have to have a talk, sometimes, as you only post on my posts, when something is wrong these days. Speak to you soon. :wink: :)
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:04 pm

I worked one summer around 1971 in the dock canteen at Canada Dock. Damned hot and my first job in the morning was to water the marmalade (I kid you not) and then to man the toaster. To be honest, I was a bit worried before starting the job because the television news programmes had painted the dockers as bad lads, baby eaters, satanists and criminals. I was pleasantly surprised to find them the 'salt of the earth'. Matey, friendly and always grateful for an extra scoop of chips before the manageress knocked it off! They were the best men and not their fault if a whisky or rum boat sprang a leak. I look back on those days with great affection but I have never seen a picture of the Canada Dock canteen - not surprising really cos it was just a prefab sort of place. I wonder if anyone can find such a thing? Or have any memories of the place itself. I'm sure no-one can remember the skinny youth who collected the dregs of rum/ tea into the battered aluminium bowl before preparing dinner - if we'd run out of gravy they got oxtail soup. If we'd run out of oxtail soup they got gravy. We'll never see those days again.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm

We’ll have to have a talk, sometimes, as you only post on my posts, when something is wrong these days. Speak to you soon. :wink: :)[/quote]

Purely in the interest of accuracy Joe, love your many and varied posts and often acknowledge your fine contribution. JJC.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:18 pm

And I did thank you for pointing it out to me John, and I have amended it accordingly as you say the interest of accuracy.
Cheers Joe.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:20 pm

Worm's eye views of Bootle gas works. :wink: :)

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 pm

I can't find anything wrong with that one Joe, it is definitely the gasworks. :D .JJC.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:35 pm

Thank's your approval John. :wink: :lol:
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