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Scousemouse

Bootle Theater Stanley Road

BOOTLE,STANLEY ROAD,METROPOLE THEATRE, (1911)
Bombed Flat in 1941

Barbie

Any idea what stands in it's place now?
Scousemouse

Barbie wrote:
Any idea what stands in it's place now?

I think it would be the Triad on the Strand if not very close to it Wink
Barbie

Righty ho SM. I'm not that familiar with Bootle, but I do go there now and again tot eh Strand.
Scousemouse

Barbie wrote:
Righty ho SM. I'm not that familiar with Bootle, but I do go there now and again tot eh Strand.

the Triad is the skyscraper next to the shopping centre. found a pic of the Triad its on the left
MOJO

The "Metropole" was actually on the opposite side to the Triad! The land was vacant until the 80's,when they built these! Almost next door,was the "Co-op" air-raid shelter,which was basically the shop basement! This suffered some direct hits,during a raid in 1941,and together,there were over 180 killed. There is a memorial,around the back, of what is now,a one-stop shop!



The memorial garden in Ash st.








Barbie

Thanks guys! Bootle certainly took some serious sh*t didn't it?
brainbox

Thanks for the Pics Scousemouse. like Barbie. I'm not as familiar with Bootle.as I am with Liverpool.  I  believe Bootle was the most intensely bombed area in Britain,per square mile in the whole of WW 2.  This is never ever mentioned on documentaries on the Blitz, The TV producers of the programmes unbelievably air brush Merseyside out of history and focus almost entirely on London & Covemtry.
Great info on the monuments MOJO . its great when a photo posted up . leads to more interesting facts. Ta !
Barbie

brainbox wrote:
Thanks for the Pics Scousemouse. like Barbie. I'm not as familiar with Bootle.as I am with Liverpool.  I  believe Bootle was the most intensely bombed area in Britain,per square mile in the whole of WW 2.  This is never ever mentioned on documentaries on the Blitz, The TV producers of the programmes unbelievably air brush Merseyside out of history and focus almost entirely on London & Covemtry.
Great info on the monuments MOJO . its great when a photo posted up . leads to more interesting facts. Ta !

Well it is about time that, that was changed. I'm going to look into that and 'complain' or 'suggest' to the right areas that they are missing out on some interesting facts and therefore instead of repeating the same old thing they can in fact give their audiences something new to watch.

Oh eck....I think I'm off on one.....look out..... Razz
MOJO

I think it was kept quiet,at the time,for propaganda reasons,as they thought it would affect moral! I think then,it was just forgotten about,amidst all the other war related incidents. They should commemorate it now,though!
Scousemouse

MOJO wrote:
I think it was kept quiet,at the time,for propaganda reasons,as they thought it would affect moral! I think then,it was just forgotten about,amidst all the other war related incidents. They should commemorate it now,though!


thanks for the info MOJO but as you say it should now be told Bootle suffered more bombs per sq mile than any other city even Liverpool
MOJO

Certainly agree,SM! I'm always spouting on about it,especially if there are any Southerners about,waffling on about the "Blitz"! q11
Jan

mum lived nr old hall street ,her sister lived in Bootle, but she always said bootle got hit more,,, they had it a lot worse ,,,Jan x
MOJO

Do you remember it,Jan?  q35

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