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MOJO



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

No window cleaner required......


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Barbie



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He looks a happy cheeky lad despite the state of the house. Unless it was an empty house he was playing in.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The traditional way......



......and the modern way!

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotty rd. toilets,1962!  Still there........last time I passed!


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boss pic....gonna check google maps...
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep...still there....
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....not open though! Crying or Very sad
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tonydw



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:14 am    Post subject: My Liverpool of Yester-year Reply with quote

It is amazing how far we have come in the last 82 years.
Many of us once lived in city residential areas. Some in houses with just two bedrooms upstairs and two living rooms down stairs, many of the homes had gas-lighting, no bathroom with the toilet in the backyard.
Prior to the advent of the ‘pill’ families were usually much bigger, some with as many as six, or seven kids, so sleeping arrangements were usually one in all in, kids packed in beds as sardines in a Can, head to foot.

Money was certainly scarce, for the average single wage family, and it wasn’t unusual to put coats on the bed to supplement the blankets. A chamber-pot or bucket on the landing was the norm for most families.

The end of the Second World War wasn’t the end of poverty but living became a little easier with the introduction of hire-purchase.
Not hire purchase on a massive scale, initially it was introduced by stores such as Freeman’s and Sturler’s from whom you could request a ‘Cheque’, usually a set amount to purchase a particular item, or items from their store.
They would organize collector to come to your house each week to collect a repayment.
These collectors were known colloquially as the ‘Jew-man’, not in a derogatory way and had nothing to do with religious denomination and more to do with the generosity of the store owners. They brought comfort to post war Liverpool.

Wartime rationing was still in effect right up until 1952 when sugar and sweets came off the ration.
By this time the kids born in the 1930’s were leaving school and entering the workforce and they were expected to help their parents by paying a small amount for board & keep.
It was the done thing and gave households just that little bit of extra income.

That extra disposable cash was put to good use by householders becoming involved with Home-Improvements …
The old cast iron greats and fireplaces were ripped out of the living-room to be replaced with swish art-deco tiled fireplaces.
The old living-room was now the family-room and the kitchen became the back-kitchen … It was commonplace in 1957, when I jumped ship in Australia, to refer to the kitchen as, ‘the back kitchen.’ That was because the black-grated living-room also served as a kitchen prewar.
Homes, mostly rented, were receiving a facelift, new paint and wallpaper became almost an annual event.

Changes were also taking place amongst the young people, they were becoming more fashion conscious and in the early 50’s ‘Teddy-Boys, and Teddy Girls so called because of their Edwardian dress, were becoming obvious. Young men were buying tailor made suits with the long slightly flared jackets with narrow lapels, buttoned down the front and matched with tapered turn-up less trousers, some young men really looked dapper Edwardians and their tailor made suits cost a pretty penny … The times they were a changing.

Soon families, boy- friends and girl- friends were going to the theatre, especially the Empire; usually to see the latest pop idols such as Guy Mitchell, Connie Frances, Johnny Ray or the very popular Frankie Laine.
I and 2 pals with our girlfriends actually went to see a play at the Playhouse
This was the very beginning of the Liverpool renaissance.

I am now living in Australia but I will forever be a scouse who’s mind wanders back to those halcyon days in ‘my Liverpool’.

Many of us young people would hang around the Record Department of Lewis’s.
Asking the girl behind the counter to play our favourite song … Country singer Hank Williams senior my No1 choice; I still enjoy his old songs.
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Barbie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a child, I was quite familiar with Sturler's cheques, mum used them to pay on the never never for the odd bit of clothing and shoes. lots of my clothes came from Paddy's market!  Sad
We had no bathroom right up to leaving Anfield in 1973! Toilet at the end of the old yard! Damp running down the kitchen walls like the niagra falls.  Disgusting!
I've quite lost my rose tinted glasses over the last couple of years, the good old days.....pppfffttt!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....a tight fit! Outdoor toilets!

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