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Old April 20th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Old and Victorian Liverpool - Black 'n' White photos

Has everybody visited this website?

Shows some really good photographs from the 1880's to the 1960's. One of my favourite Liverpool websites.


www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk
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Old April 21st, 2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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Has everybody visited this website?

Shows some really good photographs from the 1880's to the 1960's. One of my favourite Liverpool websites.


www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk
Dicky, what a fantastic site.

I've sent it on to my dad, he'll love it.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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Yea, great site.

That first picture (assuming it doesn't change regularly), is Shaw street opposite the Everton lockup, and on that note, are the currently crumbling Georgian terraces on Shaw street going to be left to Rot, or are they to be done up similar to the terrace near the Collegiate.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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Brilliant site,well worth a look
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Old November 26th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #5
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Came across this website, although not Victorian I think they are brilliant pics!!

London Road




Old Hall St, St Pauls Eye Hospital is at the top left side.




Pall Mall, Exchange Station is on the left.




South John Street.




Water Street.






http://www.oldclitheroe.co.uk/index3.htm
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Old November 26th, 2005, 10:23 PM   #6
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Brilliant pics, Doug, love the last one , trams and the Knife sharpener man pushing his grinding wheel, in Water St.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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Thanks for the clarification ....

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Brilliant pics, Doug, love the last one , trams and the Knife sharpener man pushing his grinding wheel, in Water St.

... I thought it was Mike Storey carting all the stuff out of his desk...

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There was a great article in yesterday's mail about plans to put online over 180 tons of pics, posters etc from the National Railway Museums archives.

will eventually be on http://www.nrm.org.uk

Supposedly loads of stuff about Liverpool too.
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Happy New Year to all, both active and lurking.

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Old February 14th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #10
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Not Victorian but great anyway, both pictures from the DP.

Woodside in the 1930's, they knew all about 'transport interchanges' then.




Liverpool September 1939.

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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #11
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Imagine if Liverpool hadnt been bombed the hell out of ggrrrr
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There's so much nostalgia in that photo. The old 'Ferry to Liverpool' sign, trams, the Custom House, what looks like a paddle steamer on the Mersey, Woodside Station (the closest the GWR got to Liverpool), the vintage cars and a charabanc.

Does anyone know what that building was on the extreme left of the photo (Birkenhead side)?
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Old February 17th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #13
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Looks like a bog standard warehouse or something Martin. Or do you mean the bit that looks like a covered terace?

Is it just me, or does the Albert Dock clock tower appear to be standing, just to the right of the Custom House?
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Looks like a bog standard warehouse or something Martin. Or do you mean the bit that looks like a covered terace?

Is it just me, or does the Albert Dock clock tower appear to be standing, just to the right of the Custom House?
Think your right Bunny. The building I was thinking of is the one that looks like a covered terrace and must have been overlooking the old floating roadway cut.

I think the photo must have been taken in the very early 30s or earlier as you can't see the Georges Dock vent shaft behind the Port of Liverpool building (may just be the angle of the photograph).

If the photo was clearer, you might have been able to see the hydraulic tower over James Street station, (like the one at Hamilton Square), which was demolished after the blitz.
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What happened to our ******* clock tower anyway??

Excuse my language like.
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Does anyone know what that building was on the extreme left of the photo (Birkenhead side)?
It's part of the former Woodside lairage/abattoir complex, Martin - built in 1879, in use until some time in the mid/late 70s and demolished to make way for the Woodside small business park in the early 90s.



Every building below the transit sheds alongside Morpeth branch dock was apparently involved in the Irish Sea livestock trade for which Birkenhead became the leading UK port, having been helped by a decision to concentrate all of the Mersey's Irish livestock traffic in Birkenhead for ease of control reasons following a foot & mouth outbreak in Ireland in 1913. The green line highlights the old wooden livestock walkway which allowed transfer of animals between the dedicated 'Wallasey' livestock stage (actually sited where Twelve Quays is now rather than in Wallasey proper) and Woodside. It had to be elevated to enable sufficient clearance over the Morpeth river entrance which I guess would've made it Wirral's 'Overhead Walkway'. The photo also shows the livestock-dedicated north end of the Woodside stage and its high-sided linkspan which prevented animals from seeing the river whilst coming ashore and becoming distressed as a consequence.


I think Doug's pic does pre-date the Queensway Tunnel works, probably late 20s/early 30s: there's a 1960s photo in one of the Mersey ferries history books taken from almost exactly the same point in which the Georges Dock vent shaft is visible immediately to the right of the PoL Building's main dome so if it had been built at that time we should be able to see it. If a date of around 1930 is correct then what we're looking at is a scene depicting the absolute peak of the Woodside ferry service - the ten years 1926-35 saw an average annual passenger throughput at Woodside of 13.2 million, peaking at 14.1m in 1927, as well as an annual average of 900,000 assorted vehicles over the same period.
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Talking Welcome to stinky Birkenhead.........

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It's part of the former Woodside lairage/abattoir complex, Martin - built in 1879, in use until some time in the mid/late 70s and demolished to make way for the Woodside small business park in the early 90s..
In the mid 60`s I used to get the ferry to work , and you always knew when a Irish boat had docked , you could smell it: nuts: Also I remember a tannary along New Chester Rd , was part of the CL site that also stunk to high heaven
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There's so much nostalgia in that photo. The old 'Ferry to Liverpool' sign, trams, the Custom House, what looks like a paddle steamer on the Mersey, Woodside Station (the closest the GWR got to Liverpool), the vintage cars and a charabanc.

Does anyone know what that building was on the extreme left of the photo (Birkenhead side)?

You're right Martin this is full of Nostalgia. My Grandad was probably working in Woodside Station when that photo was taken.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #19
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Nice photos of Liverpool on that site.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #20
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It's part of the former Woodside lairage/abattoir complex, Martin - built in 1879, in use until some time in the mid/late 70s and demolished to make way for the Woodside small business park in the early 90s.



Every building below the transit sheds alongside Morpeth branch dock was apparently involved in the Irish Sea livestock trade for which Birkenhead became the leading UK port, having been helped by a decision to concentrate all of the Mersey's Irish livestock traffic in Birkenhead for ease of control reasons following a foot & mouth outbreak in Ireland in 1913. The green line highlights the old wooden livestock walkway which allowed transfer of animals between the dedicated 'Wallasey' livestock stage (actually sited where Twelve Quays is now rather than in Wallasey proper) and Woodside. It had to be elevated to enable sufficient clearance over the Morpeth river entrance which I guess would've made it Wirral's 'Overhead Walkway'. The photo also shows the livestock-dedicated north end of the Woodside stage and its high-sided linkspan which prevented animals from seeing the river whilst coming ashore and becoming distressed as a consequence.


I think Doug's pic does pre-date the Queensway Tunnel works, probably late 20s/early 30s: there's a 1960s photo in one of the Mersey ferries history books taken from almost exactly the same point in which the Georges Dock vent shaft is visible immediately to the right of the PoL Building's main dome so if it had been built at that time we should be able to see it. If a date of around 1930 is correct then what we're looking at is a scene depicting the absolute peak of the Woodside ferry service - the ten years 1926-35 saw an average annual passenger throughput at Woodside of 13.2 million, peaking at 14.1m in 1927, as well as an annual average of 900,000 assorted vehicles over the same period.
Thanks very much Mersey O.
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