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Scousemouse

CHILD HOOD MEMORIEWS

PARK ROAD

Park Road used to fork on the way up from town  There used to be  a pub called the flat Iron where Park road Split intp Park Road and Mill Street there is nothing left of it now.
A little bit further up Park Road you Came to St Patricks church with the school and priests house on the other side after the Church came Warwick gds
Which where tenements on the other side was small shops and houses .
After Warwick gds came the pub the royal oak ithink it was built in the late fifties Michael Holliday the singer lived close by and this was  his local.
Crossing over Warwick street the next block was taken up by a shop called stan lys, they sold every thing clothes beds bed linen pots pans and jewellry they where a cheque shop you ordered a cheque from them for an amount of money, and bought things from the shop and that would come off the cheque you then paid an amount weekly till you had paid for the cheque.
Next was another church whose name escapes me then the next block had a large sweet and toy shop and another church on the corner of Northumberland Street on the next corner was Collmans  fire proof Depository
a large warehouse there were then numerous small shops untill you get to Upper Park Street with the submerged public convenience in the middle of the road and  the pub Black Georges on the corner then some small shops then a fine building The Liverpool Trusties savings Bank i had my first bank account in there. over the road was another church and steble     Street Baths and wash house.
we then get to Northhill Street with another very large shop which sold everything furniture clothes ect it was a cheque shop like Stanlys called Sturlers. c
Carrying up The road on the same side there  where more small shops then at the top of the hill there was the Knob hill pub ithink its a funeral parler now
next to tha was Woollies then two more small shops then High Park Street the all the way down too Byles street where more shops with famous names such as Warterworths The Maypole The Home and Colonial then more small shops     across the road was the Coop this used  to fascinate me they didnt have till behind the counter instead there where wires running from all the counters to a big office. when you bought something the assistant would put it in a round contaier screw it to the wire pull the handle and it would go over our heads to yhe office it was more or less opp where tescosare now.
Crossing over Byles Street there where mor small shops on of which was a cobblers run by Billy Furys Dad, accros the road was some hoses then a shop called Bobs which was my fav it had a table with benches in side which sold soft drinks milk shakes ect and it had a juekbox.
I forgot to mention on the opposit side before the coop was the Beresford cinima on the Corner of Beresford Road with a sweet shop next door which was just heaven.
Oppersit Bobs was a row of large Houses then a funeral parler and gaurage   for the cars then the ainchent chapel of Toxteth  over from them was the old Overhead Dingle Station then the   gaumont cinimar that concludes Park Road
I will add more streets over the next few weeks.
excuse any spelling mistakes bad garamer punctuation ect not my best points but i think you will be able to understand my Writings SM  q44
Just remembered another shop just before bobs was a pet shop Rosy Lees ,they where  Chinese they had a parrot in the shop  and i can only deduce that by the language ( swearing ) that it was owned one time by a sailor    Shocked
brainbox

Wowsa ! Scousemouse, that was excellent, even though your spelling is cpyrtic  Razz
Honestly, i really enjoyed reading that, it was as if i was being spirited back through the decades and being walked up that road alongside you.
Thanks. Anymore of the same would be very welcome from me and thats for sure.
Barbie

I love your posts SM. I love people's memories of Liverpool, their life in the city and family stuff.
Keep writing, Brilliant!  Cool
Scousemouse

DEVONSHIRE ROAD AND BELVERDEAR ROAD

Devonshire road runs from princess av to Princes Park Gates nothing much has changed on Devonshire apart from a row of Georgian houses set back off the road just after the collage i dont think they are still there.
When you get to princes park gates the rod becomes Belverdear here again at the start notthing much has changed un till you get to the Belverdear Acadamy,    there used to be a church on that site St Pauls a loverly bld neo gothic after that on that side nothings changed.
On the otherside on the corner of Peel Street there is a building which i noticed the top cut off and now  used as a car park .
The other corner of Peel street there was a big house with a large yard liverpool fire brigade moved in in the sixties it is now a normal house again i dont know when they moved out.
Then there was a row off georgian houses set back they are still there  then there are some moden houses where an emergancy water supply was when i played around there  that concludes this road/s
brainbox

Scousemouse  :  [ quote ]

................... PARK ROAD



...............Park Road used to fork on the way up from town  There used to be  a pub called the flat Iron where Park road Split intp Park Road and Mill Street there is nothing left of it now....


was it this one Scousemouse ?

Alice

Great memories Scousemouse and great pic B.B.
Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
Scousemouse  :  [ quote ]

................... PARK ROAD



...............Park Road used to fork on the way up from town  There used to be  a pub called the flat Iron where Park road Split intp Park Road and Mill Street there is nothing left of it now....


was it this one Scousemouse ?


thats the one BB thanks, i forgot about the public convenience  in front of the pub.
Scousemouse

found a picture of St Pauls church Belvidear road
brainbox

Good find on the pic of St Paul;s Scousemouse, its an awful shame the way the majority of redundant church buildings have not been utilised better instead of being bulldozed to the ground.
The Materials, the  Design and workmanship contained within them will never be replicated...Gone forever   Crying or Very sad

Going back to the pic of the Flat Iron pub. It looks like Arthur & Olive from 'On The Buses' have gone off shopping down Park Road....either that or George Formby is in town on a visit
Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
Good find on the pic of St Paul;s Scousemouse, its an awful shame the way the majority of redundant church buildings have not been utilised better instead of being bulldozed to the ground.
The Materials, the  Design and workmanship contained within them will never be replicated...Gone forever   Crying or Very sad

Going back to the pic of the Flat Iron pub. It looks like Arthur & Olive from 'On The Buses' have gone off shopping down Park Road....either that or George Formby is in town on a visit
Laughing  Laughing
Scousemouse

BYLES STREET

Byles Street ran from Park Road to Admiral Street its also the street i lived in for about Fifteen years from 1953.

I will start from The Park Road end as you enter Byles street on the left is a row of council flats that ran all the way to Miles street, on the Other side wad St Pauls school my school from 1953 its long since gone it celibrated its centenary while i was there in 1957.

In side the school it was like a step back in time the desks where the original 1856 models they con sisted of a two puple desk with an attached bench, The Blackboards where original i think they were slate with a wheeled base when one side was full you could turn it over and use the other side.

The class rooms were quite large average class size was 36 kids,. yhe roomes them selves could be altered as they consisted of floor to ceiling wood and glass partitions the bottomes had casters so you could move them to increase the size of the room.

For all the world it was the same as it was in 1856 even the ink for the ink wells was made from oak apples the toilets when i first started where called peties they consisted of a wooden board with a hole cut in over a drain no flush this changed to moden toilets but i cant remember when.

after the school there where a few houses then a sweet shop on the corner of Miles street After the shop in Miles street there was a factory belonging to Kodak i think they developed films there . back to Byles street after miles street on the right was a block of flats on the left was some houses then flats al the way to Hawkstone Street .

On the right had corner of Hawkstone street was the Railway Mission hall then some houses then Pool Street my friends lived there in pool street there was an airaid shelter which had been broken up after the war we used to have our bonfiers there on Noverember the fifth , back on Byles street across the road from pool street is the flats where i lived Byles street then turned left to go up to Admiral Street,just as it turned left there was an old church which was converted in to a food warehouse after that there was the gardens of the houses on belvidear road and on yhe other side more flats.
Scousemouse

HAWKSTONE STREET

This street RanAcross Byles Street Where i lived the top half from south street down started with houses on both sides then ali the way down to Byles was flats, why i metioned this Street was the small general store Macs full name. Mc Clarnys which sold every thing from sweets to wood tolight the fire.

The most important thing about this. shop is that it was a trust Shop,Times where very hard in thouse days and money ran out well before the next pay day.

I dont know if these shops where called by the same name in other parts of Liverpool or not , anyway the way it worked as i,said most peoples money had run out by mid week.when we needed any thing my mum would say run to Macs and get a loaf on trust they never said the slate or any thing like that just on trust.

On pay day my mumwould go to Macs and pay the bill his shop was always full on pay days .I dont know weather people where alot more honest in thouse days but i never ever heard of any body not paying on trying to get away with anything .

On the opposit side from Macs a lady used to keep chickens and Mr Mac used to buy the eggs off her to resell eges dont taste like they did Oh just remembered that My Dad whos dad wa Australian never clled eggs,eggs but Chuckie eggs and chickens Chucks untill i moved out i used to do the same i still do at times.

Abit further down was Mr Morgans the dairy he keept cows in the yard. every morning they would be put out to grass he had a small field at the bak of the dairy hi milk was fantastic .

I so miss these times when every thing and life was so down to earth and simple, every thing now even chocolate dose not taste any thing like they did i thouse days.
Barbie

I used to say chuckie eggs too. Thanks for posting mate!
brainbox

Thanks Scousemouse I enjoyed reading that, it was a fascinating insight into what is now a much changed area of Liverpool 8.
It would be nice if some photographs of some of the buildings mentioned could  be found and put up here alongside your interesting personal narrative
Jan

I enjoy everything you have to tell us SM ,, thanks so much ,,, aww mum always said to us wanna chuckie egg haha ,,,Jan x
Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
Thanks Scousemouse I enjoyed reading that, it was a fascinating insight into what is now a much changed area of Liverpool 8.
It would be nice if some photographs of some of the buildings mentioned could  be found and put up here alongside your interesting personal narrative

Thanks BB this you tube file has lots of the places i mentioned its in  two parts
here is part one you can access part two with in  the vidio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNxq7sBLcGw
brainbox

I took q look at these over the weekend Scousemouse , I played them over a couple of times and Stop/Paused them as I went through.. Thats a great link ,Ta !
Alice

Barbie wrote:
I used to say chuckie eggs too. Thanks for posting mate!


I still say chuckie egg and soldiers!  Laughing
Scousemouse

Alice wrote:
Barbie wrote:
I used to say chuckie eggs too. Thanks for posting mate!


I still say chuckie egg and soldiers!  Laughing
q27
Alice

Scousemouse wrote:
Alice wrote:
Barbie wrote:
I used to say chuckie eggs too. Thanks for posting mate!


I still say chuckie egg and soldiers!  Laughing
q27


All my family do! Laughing
brainbox

A couple of shots of two of the Churches on Park Lane / Park Road,mentioned by Scousemouse at the Start of his thread..

St Patricks R,C

.

..and the one mentioned as being on the corner of Northumberland Street .

Toxteth Tabernacle

Barbie

Fabulous looking buildings. Cheers Beeb.
Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
A couple of shots of two of the Churches on Park Lane / Park Road,mentioned by Scousemouse at the Start of his thread..

St Patricks R,C

.

..and the one mentioned as being on the corner of Northumberland Street .

Toxteth Tabernacle


Just a point of interest The Toxteth Tabernacle had a pool about Ten foot by twelve foot and about three foot deep where pepoles heads where push below the water for a second to baptise them
eskobar

Byles street

Scousemouse wrote:
BYLES STREET

Byles Street ran from Park Road to Admiral Street its also the street i lived in for about Fifteen years from 1953.

I will start from The Park Road end as you enter Byles street on the left is a row of council flats that ran all the way to Miles street, on the Other side wad St Pauls school my school from 1953 its long since gone it celibrated its centenary while i was there in 1957.

In side the school it was like a step back in time the desks where the original 1856 models they con sisted of a two puple desk with an attached bench, The Blackboards where original i think they were slate with a wheeled base when one side was full you could turn it over and use the other side.

The class rooms were quite large average class size was 36 kids,. yhe roomes them selves could be altered as they consisted of floor to ceiling wood and glass partitions the bottomes had casters so you could move them to increase the size of the room.

For all the world it was the same as it was in 1856 even the ink for the ink wells was made from oak apples the toilets when i first started where called peties they consisted of a wooden board with a hole cut in over a drain no flush this changed to moden toilets but i cant remember when.

after the school there where a few houses then a sweet shop on the corner of Miles street After the shop in Miles street there was a factory belonging to Kodak i think they developed films there . back to Byles street after miles street on the right was a block of flats on the left was some houses then flats al the way to Hawkstone Street .

On the right had corner of Hawkstone street was the Railway Mission hall then some houses then Pool Street my friends lived there in pool street there was an airaid shelter which had been broken up after the war we used to have our bonfiers there on Noverember the fifth , back on Byles street across the road from pool street is the flats where i lived Byles street then turned left to go up to Admiral Street,just as it turned left there was an old church which was converted in to a food warehouse after that there was the gardens of the houses on belvidear road and on yhe other side more flats.


Scousemouse  so enjoyed your post about Byles street as i lived in that small area same time as you.  I lived in Weston street cul de sac by Johnny Bowmans stables,  my back door was in Pool street and also had friends their,  two brothers named Billy and Peter...and i used to go Railway mission and Mr Maclarneys shop i remember his car was an Austin England. I lived in the area from 1952 until 1961 we may know each other.
brainbox

Hiya Eskobar,
Scousemouse's recollections were fantastic were't they..I love hearing all those type of Memories....any more you have would be greatly recieved.

Byles Street

any memories of this one ?

Lizzie

Lovely pics BB.....reminds me of how much of Liverpool I have forgotten......

Never heard of Byles Street.....where is it
brainbox

Thanks Lizzie, If I'm not mistaken a term commonly used to describe these properties was  'One step' Houses.

These particular ones shown here were in Liverpool -Toxteth,,, Scousemouse describes its location more accurately on the previous page to this one ,in this thread.

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