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Barbie

Random shots

I just love the old houses, streets, cobbled roads of liverpool. I like to just take random shots that make me feel like i am transported back.
What random shots of places do you like?

You wouldn't always know you were in a big inner city.




Barbie

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Barbie , Random they may be but they are good.  I think I know the first one , the second one and the fourth .. a bit stumped on the third though

When on tours I always snap away at everything then just delete the ones not needed when I get home. Its amazing what you see in your pics when you transfer them to your pc
Barbie

Beeb, you are so right. I can't remember where that back alley was now, but I was a tenner better off when I came out the other side........joking!!!!  Razz It was near the boarding school I think.
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he ! He ! Barbie ...err I was thinking about that tenner thing but didnt like to say   Shocked     Laughing  Laughing

That first one is at the Back of Falkner street properties isnt it ?
Barbie

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he ! He ! Barbie ...err I was thinking about that tenner thing but didnt like to say   Shocked     Laughing  Laughing

That first one is at the Back of Falkner street properties isnt it ?
I can't remember now....  Laughing
MOJO

Nice pic's barbie, I could easily live in that little cottage! Smile
Jan

Great photo's Barbie ,,this is what we like ,,snap away,, brilliant photo's ,,, Love the cottages ,, and cobbled alley,,,,,,,,,Jan x
Barbie

Thanks peeps! Smile
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Barbie I have a few random shots from Yesterdays travels , I hope its o.k. to tag them on here .

The first two are of Allerton Cemetery grounds.Its still an active Cemetery so I refrained from taking pics pf the actual Stones as there were people visiting there loved ones memorials..these just show how much of a good job the Cemetery do in keeping it looking Tidy.






more in a minute
Alice

Barbie lovely pics, where is that park with the elevated houses?  That really is nice.
Barbie

BB, like your pics and I hope everyone posts a few randoms of their own.
Alice, it is St James Cemetery Park and the the houses are Gambian Terrace, behind the Anglican cathedral.
Alice

Barbie wrote:
BB, like your pics and I hope everyone posts a few randoms of their own.
Alice, it is St James Cemetery Park and the the houses are Gambian Terrace, behind the Anglican cathedral.


I will have to go and have a look, there really are some nice places and you find them!  Very Happy
Barbie

I come across places quite accidently sometimes, I just go for long walks and take back roads. The city is pretty amazing.
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Rose Lane was the next stop on the way back home...I did a guided walk around here a while back but there is still more to be seen so I stopped off to make some plans for my return
I would like to find out the History of This House..



Alice

Barbie wrote:
I come across places quite accidently sometimes, I just go for long walks and take back roads. The city is pretty amazing.


More random shots please!  Very Happy
MOJO

Great pic's all! That looks interesting,B.B. Any idea what it's used for now? I haven't had much luck with Bankfield house,up to now!
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Not had chance to look into it yet MOJO. I also took a few shots of some other interesting buildings yesterday..I will put them up Tomorrow Morning, if I dont oversleep.. Laughing

Yes Bankfield is a bit of a Mystery not much at all about it on the Net....Wont be beaten though , i want to get a bit of info on that place...just Not sure How yet  Confused
Razz
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Heres another one I found interesting







and this....




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got a few more ..will put them up later....not had chance to look into their backgrounds yet .
Barbie

Nice shots Beeb. I love the homstead!  Very Happy
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Barbie....It looked really Spooky


Barbie

That's what I like! An atmosphere!  Very Happy
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I have tracked this one down....






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Barbie

Not got time to read now, will check it out after work this evening Smile
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Here is the next place that interested me..




Alice

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Barbie....It looked really Spooky




Norman Bates!  Laughing
Barbie

pahahahahahahahaaaaa....
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He ! He !

Its his pad when he is on vacation over here..  lol.

 Seriously though ,I have looked at that building for years and years when driving past as its usually necessary to stop and give way to passing traffic before entering Rose Lane.It has always puzzled me as to its current and past use. I took the pics last Sunday and luckily enough that extract I have posted was in a book I bought only a few months back from a Charity shop in Old Swan...its a great book it lists lots of old Victorian & Edwardian properties in the City and The Suburbs....I am well made up with it cos there are a few more Mysterious properties around and about that it will help with identifying.
Alice

I rather like being in a traffic jam because it gives me a chance to have a good look at houses that I never see!  Laughing
Scousemouse

Angels

My friend took this on way to London
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I lifted it off Facey, Scousemouse  , its on Page 49 of 'Funny Photos '  .  Razz
..where exactly was this ?
Scousemouse

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I lifted it off Facey, Scousemouse  , its on Page 49 of 'Funny Photos '  .  Razz
..where exactly was this ?

I dont know all he said was he was on his way to London. I will ask him when i next see him.
MOJO

Saw this trundling along,in Mossley hill!

Jan

aww isn't that just lovely,, I would love a ride in that,, ,,,,,,Jan xx
Barbie

Nice shot Mojo!

Took a random walk after work today, where was I?
MOJO

Mossley hill/Allerton? Laughing
Barbie

Nope!  Razz
MOJO

...clue? Shocked
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...clue? Shocked


I wish I had posted this cos I would now say ...'  Its in a Church Yard MOJO '
 Laughing  Laughing

My Guess  ...St Marys Church -West Derby Village
Jan

deffo looks like a church,,, war memorial? .....Jan xx
Barbie

Clue: Well here is a full shot of the church, sorry about quality, used my camphone. I've added a bit of colour in PSP so it a bit artificial looking.  Confused
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Duuno it....Gis another clue .
Laughing
Barbie

There is somewhere older than it over the road, doesn't house any religious guys now though!
MOJO

.....just don't recognise it,at all,even though that tower/steeple,is unusual!
Jan

Dunno but what a pretty church ,,,Jan x Very Happy
Barbie

Right well, here is what is over  the road from it.

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Childwall Abbey Hotel so the church is All Saints ...Ya got me there Barbie   Razz
Barbie

at last!!!  Very Happy

There is a nice view from the road (Score Lane), there is a park but I don't know it's name, if you look out right over it you can see for miles. If you plan on it take a pair of binoculars with you, I am next time I go.

Now, before I went on my walk to the Cast Iron shore, I got the number 82 bus in Renshaw street. It's looking a bit tatty on one side but I'm sure that will change when Lewis' is finished. I'm sure the rest of the street will be upgraded too.
Lewis' as of 24/10/12

One of rapid's old places as of 24/10/12
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Yes that is a nice area Barbie ,,Ive seen the Park and yes its on High ground with a terrific view Eastwards....It must have been great years ago before the Housing was built.

Good pics of Town.......I remember the Rapid Shop as the Paint & wallpaper Dept and latterly as The Chrimbo Dept in Nov / Dec........AHHHRRRGGG Did I just mention the C word    Crying or Very sad
Barbie

CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!  Razz  Laughing


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Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

I remember that shop prior to it being taken over by Rapid ...it was a very Good Tool Shop,,,sold Quality trade Tools.not Chinese Junk......forget what it was called ....Anyone Know ?
Barbie

I have slight memories of something, can see the tools in the window in my mind's eye. Was it a Black and Decker shop, and obviously that is all they sold?
Anybody remember The Bee in Renshaw street?
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Wasnt The Bee a motorbike Shop ?
Barbie

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Wasnt The Bee a motorbike Shop ?
Yep, it sure was.  Cool
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Yep I remember my Brother  going there for parts for his nifty fifty.... Laughing
Barbie

Yep my bro's used to go to it. Also Cundells, do you remember where that was? I do!
MOJO

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Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

I remember that shop prior to it being taken over by Rapid ...it was a very Good Tool Shop,,,sold Quality trade Tools.not Chinese Junk......forget what it was called ....Anyone Know ?


It's driving me nuts trying to think of the name! Shocked I've tried looking up pic's of Renshaw st.,but nothing with that particular section,except pre-ww2,before it existed!
Barbie

I found this  Smile



Wonder if it still there?
Barbie

Oh and apparently, this building was The Bee.


I can't see any clock, can you?  Confused
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Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

I remember that shop prior to it being taken over by Rapid ...it was a very Good Tool Shop,,,sold Quality trade Tools.not Chinese Junk......forget what it was called ....Anyone Know ?


It's driving me nuts trying to think of the name! Shocked I've tried looking up pic's of Renshaw st.,but nothing with that particular section,except pre-ww2,before it existed!


he.he. I have got it MOJO....It was Robert Kelly's tool shop wasn't it

Shame the clock couldn't have been saved Barbie...any idea what the Initials   K.L.G.   . stood for ?
Barbie

Sorry Beeb, I don't, I found these pics on the net earlier on today. No info on the K.L.G. initials.
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Just done a Google...if Ya Pardon the expression.....
Razz

and found this......it all falls into place now   hee ! hee !

www.petroliana.co.uk/View.asp?ID=1700
Barbie

Brilliant! Well done. I hope that someone has that clock and it wasn't just binned!
Alice

Just found this about Kellys Tool Shop

Archie Kelly in collaboration with Percy Kelly. The Early History of Robert Kelly & Sons Ltd. Manchester, n.d., but signatures of authors include date 13 April 1959

An account of a hardware business based in Liverpool, started in 1875 by Robert Kelly, 1845-1925. Nice references to the haphazard nature of the firm’s early account keeping. And this, on the term "ironmonger" —

"As the shop enlarged the stock also enlarged in variety, father now sold cutlery and hardware of all sorts... ironmongery he would not touch. ¶ He hated to be called an ironmonger, finding some ignominy in the word.." Kelly’s good relationship with Sheffield suppliers of cutting instruments/edge tools (hammers, plane irons, chisels, shoe knives, glass paper, etc. (pp24-25) The firm also got into other lines, including wireless components (p55), garden tools and lawnmowers (p57) and, after the war, heavy machine tools (p69).

The founder had apprenticed to a cabinet maker, and "Never was there a more fortunate choice of work, for he was a square peg in a square hole." Later in his life, as employees took care of the shop, Kelly could devote himself to his workbench in the cellar workshop, improving on machines (including a pipe bending machine and a razor setting machine (he would later take up violin making, in a workshop out in his garden).

The basement workshop took in the cutting tools of workers each evening, and sharpened them to be ready for the next day’s work. Quite a bit of the book (74pp) is devoted to the employees, many working for the firm three and four decades. There were expansions, acquisition of other firms, even beyond Liverpool, in Manchester and as far as London, where R. Melhuish, tool merchants at Fetter Lane and Holborn, was purchased in 1930. During the Blitz, buildings were destroyed in Liverpool, Manchester and London, but the business continued.

The firm published a list of engineer’s precision and instrument tools in 1935, followed by an enlarged list in 1952. A copy of Robert Kelly & Sons Engineer’s Tools Catalogue (undated, quarto, 590 grams) is on its way.

There is a mention of a "sidewalk prism" window above the basement workshop at p33.
Barbie

Well done Alice!  Cool
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that is great Alice !

Its surprising the way things pop up
Barbie

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that is great Alice !

Its surprising the way things pop up
Shocked  Shocked
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Barbie wrote:
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that is great Alice !

Its surprising the way things pop up
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Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

Touche !  

Razz
MOJO

Interesting stuff,all,and glad you remembered the shop name,B.B. Surprised
                            There were actually 2 branches of the "Bee" , one on Renshaw st.itself,and the other one round the corner,in Benson st.
Barbie

Thanks Mojo, I don't recall that. I remember where Cundalls was but I can't remember where Horsemans was, any idea anyone?
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Horsemans was further up Renshaw street on the same side as the Bee Meethinks.......Didnt Cundles have a shop in that small  street coming down from the BullRing towards London Rd.....I deffo remember some Motorbike Shop there Barbie.
Barbie

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Horsemans was further up Renshaw street on the same side as the Bee Meethinks.......Didnt Cundles have a shop in that small  street coming down from the BullRing towards London Rd.....I deffo remember some Motorbike Shop there Barbie.

yes Cundalls was up there, opposit TJ's. I used to go there every week with mum who paid in my bro's HP for his motorbike. I can't recall Horsemans strangely enough.
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I will try to find something on Horsmams for tomorrow    maybe MOJO on the night.shift has something   Razz
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I will try to find something on Horsmams for tomorrow    maybe MOJO on the night.shift has something   Razz


...not tonight,I've only just found my way home! Confused  Smile Try this though,interesting scenes of yesteryear,including West Derby rd. before the church was demolished!

http://www.classicbikersclub.com/...victor-horsman-ltd-liverpool-1955
MOJO

The former Victor Horsman's showroom,in Renshaw st.



..and in 1961.

Barbie

Thanks Mojo, you're a star. Is it ok to copy them to send to my bro?
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Brilliant stuff MOJO..Ta for that....and Wow ! that video clip is superb !
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Corner of Whitechapel & Richmond Street 1961



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Thanks Mojo, you're a star. Is it ok to copy them to send to my bro?


Feel free.....they're not mine!! Laughing
Barbie

Great pic Beeb and thanks Mojo. Glad to see I got the spelling of the name completely wrong!  Laughing
Barbie

Oldest Bike club?
MOJO

Can't find anything much on the "Bee" though,which is surprising??
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Can't find anything much on the "Bee" though,which is surprising??

Yeah going to ask my bro when he home if he has anythng.
Barbie

Random shot but not mine:

Barbie


blenheim towers ,with the united molasses company next to it on left then next to that junior sckool, st sylvesters with portland gardens behind that. Underneath paddy's wigwam is the bullring and the pointed clock tower is liverpool university.
**Info as received with photo, any mistakes are not mine!  Very Happy
Barbie

Guess where I was....well, last year I was. Now, me thinks tis rather easy but I love this pic and thought I'd share.  Very Happy

MOJO

Princes dock!

This is my one,including shadow!! Cool Wink  

 
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Good pics Barbie and MOJO.. interesting the way the colouring differs in the two images.
MOJO. were you scratching your head at the time.   Razz
Barbie

Same bridge different shots, well good.
Beeb, he was pretending to be the Statue of Liberty.... Laughing
MOJO

I was balancing an imaginary pint....on me 'ead! Smile
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I was balancing an imaginary pint....on me 'ead! Smile


Was it Bitter down by the docks that day MOJO  
Razz
Barbie

not another groaner!!!!

Razz
MOJO

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MOJO wrote:
I was balancing an imaginary pint....on me 'ead! Smile


Was it Bitter down by the docks that day MOJO  
Razz



...but fairly "mild" later on! Laughing
Barbie

Just looking through my Liverpool photo's and found this. What an interesting array of buildings, different ages, different styles, the old and the new.

Alice

Barbie wrote:
Just looking through my Liverpool photo's and found this. What an interesting array of buildings, different ages, different styles, the old and the new.



Barbie, I think those flats look out of place, do you!
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good pic  .A few weeks back...i did a bit of background info on the theory of the design of that building.....forget which post but i think it was one posted by Barbie
Alice

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good pic  .A few weeks back...i did a bit of background info on the theory of the design of that building.....forget which post but i think it was one posted by Barbie


Do you think it fits in B.B.
Barbie

As someone who prefers older buildings, I don't think it fits in Alice. Still interesting to see the different styles though.
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I think it is  Terrible  just does not fit in at all with the buildings around there
Alice

Barbie wrote:
As someone who prefers older buildings, I don't think it fits in Alice. Still interesting to see the different styles though.


I must admit it does fascinate me particularly those exercising at the top!  What a view!  Laughing

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