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Howie

Take a different view of Liverpool

Take a different view of Liverpool
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Published on May 17, 2016 - From hidden gems and attractions you never knew existed, through to the pride that shines through its music scene, join us on a journey through Liverpool. Brunch, lunch, beers and a ton of cool people, isn't it time to take a different view of Liverpool?
Barbie

As you can see from that youtube video, there isn't one reason to ever come to this city or even like it.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................there are a million.... q37
tonydw

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Howie wrote:
Take a different view of Liverpool
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Published on May 17, 2016 - From hidden gems and attractions you never knew existed, through to the pride that shines through its music scene, join us on a journey through Liverpool. Brunch, lunch, beers and a ton of cool people, isn't it time to take a different view of Liverpool?

The view of Liverpool I got from that video is pleasant.
When I left the Pool, in 1957 to come to Australia, the city was an entirely different place.
City and suburbs were still bomb scarred and in some places quite shabby. It was a few years before the Beatles but the Cavern was in full swing.

The Cavern shown in the video is the New Cavern and not the one the Beatles appeared in, that was demolished (by the wise men of yesteryear who also demolished the architectural masterpiece which was  The Sailors Home).
George Melly MC'd the original Cavern, which then nurtured the likes of the Merseysippi Jazz Band and many other acts  including the Beatles.
In the last 60 years I have visited the UK and Liverpool about a dozen times. On my first visit, in 1972, the Landfall Club was the place to be seen. It was an old Landing craft moored in the Princess Dock.
There were also so called Coffee Lounges, opened in cellars off Bold Street which also harboured the Jacaranda Club that was another Beatles venue. I used to frequent the Boomerang Club that was in a basement of a house off Bold street and like most cellar clubs it stunk of urine. Another very popular hang-out was the Gaslight Club not forgetting The Jokers in Edge Lane



Tonydw holding guitar on the way to Australia 1957... I was 22 year old.
The fellow in the tartan shirt, another scouse, surname Seed ... His mother christened him Herbert which was a bit unkind because he was known as Bert Seed ..... The fat fellow in the middle is from Bolton and name Aspinall.
Barbie

Fantastic post there Tony! A great insight to your life. Lovely photo too. My guess is you caught a lot of girl's eyes yes?
I love your hair style!  Cool

Thanks for sharing with us mate.
tonydw

Barbie wrote:
Fantastic post there Tony! A great insight to your life. Lovely photo too. My guess is you caught a lot of girl's eyes yes?
I love your hair style!  Cool

Thanks for sharing with us mate.

The way I thought of myself caused me social anxiety ... Only got over it in my 50's but I was lucky enough to marry my soul-mate. We're still together and still in love.
Barbie

In this day and age, I love to hear of a couple still in love with each other after many years of marriage! It makes a lovely change! Well done to you both!  q59

I know all about social anxiety....  Sad
tonydw

A trip amongst my memories.

I have just taken a Google World trip from Old Swan to Dovecot.
So many changes but are they for the better?
I suppose that is for someone from today to comment on?

The Curzon was obviously being re-developed when the Google film van went past. The upper structure of the Picture House was still visible and recognizable, the end where the big screen was.
The screen from which Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh loomed over a wide eyed Tonydw; all those years ago. No sign of the Regent though!

Yeah! I saw the Lord Nelson pub but it appears to have shrunk a little; there used to be a glass door, set-back from the footpath, when my girl friends’ and I visited the place.
I also missed the Calvary Church that was on the corner of Piltch Lane but the Dovie Baths was obvious by its absence.

Dovecot Arches are still there but don’t appear to be in use.
They were a familiar through-way to Grovehurst Avenue which appears to have been demolished. More unique groups of housing appear to be rising from where the red brick Corporation Council houses use to dominate.

Houses where the Simpson’s, Smith’s, Hollywood’s and Burn’s, amongst many others, use to dwell – all memories for me now.
At the top of Grovehurst was the Noon’s and in Grant Road the Woolhams, Fulhams, Johnsons, Clinches (Leena Clinch was beautiful) Sigh!
Further up grant road was the Conroy’s Whites, Langan’s, Cantley’s, Maudsleys, William's, Judges, Savages, Corns, Coffee’s, Dwyer’s, Pope’s, Williams, and Coyle’s… Their descendants will be around somewhere?

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