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1950s Ellliot st


A busy Manchester Street and Dale Street junction in November 1947


A late 50s early 60s view of Church Street


A late 50s early 60s view of Church Street


Another view of Church Street this time showing Brodbriges Opticians and the Barker and Dobson shop on the corner of Clayton Lane with the Verona Chocolate Cafe upstairs


Bold Street 1870s


Bold Street


Bolton Street and the Ribble Bus Station (no date)


Bunneys Church Street 1956


Buses at the Old Haymarket terminus


Church st 1886


Church street 1880 with St Peters Church on the right


Church Street


Church Street


Church Street June 1912


Church Street on 4th January 1965


Church Street, June 1912


Church Street


Clayton Square early 1960s


Clayton Square from St John's Precinct circa 1975


College Lane 1970s


Compton House Church Street in 1947 formerly the Compton Hotel declared bankrupt by its owners.


Corner of Hanover St and Duke Street in 1947


Elliot Street and Lime Street in 1963 shortly before all this property was demolished to make way for St John Precinct


Greenbergs, Park Lane 1973


Leece Street in 1962


Lime Street 1947 


Lime Street 1947 


Lime Street circa 1950s


Lime Street early 1960s


Lime Street in November 1959, The Forum Cinema is showing the film Yesterdays Enemy.




Lime Street


Liverpool Empire circa 1960's.


Liverpool in 1930's.


Liverpool Mersey Tunnel Opening 1934, the royal car


Liverpool Playhouse circa 1950's.


Liverpool, Parker St. c.1920s


Marks and Spencer, Church Street


Old Haymarket and the shops demolished for the tunnel entrance circa 1932


Old Haymarket 1970


Palais De Luxe Lime Street


Paradise Street 1948 


Ranelagh Street early photograph


Ranelagh Street in 1947 showing the Milk Bar,


Ranelagh Street


Roe Street circa 1960s


St Georges Hall circa 1851


St Lukes Church 1955


Stork Hotel, Queen Square, Liverpool, 1960s


The Guinness Clock 1957 LRO


The Liverpool School of Anatomy in Paradise Street, which cloded in 1938,


Wood Bros Cycles was at the top of Bold Street on the corner of Renshaw Street.
This photograph shows the shop in 1950.


Yates Tarleton Street circa 1960s


1985 Williamson Square


ABC Forum Lime Street 1980s


Advert for Reece's Parker Street


Bluecoat Chambers bombed in 1941 built in the style of Queen Anne
it is Liverpool's oldest city centre building


Bold Street from St Lukes Church circa 1900s


Cases Street 1919


Cases Street Liverpool


Central Station Restaurant and the W H Smith station approach Bookstall


Children congegated around the Steble Fountain (no date)


Church St. 1930's


Church Street 1952 Bluecoat Chambers on the right and Brooks Alley
Post Office Place and Central Cafe. Taken from Church Street


Church Street 1953


Clayton Square 1969.


Clayton square 1970.


Duke street circa 1960s


Entrance to St Johns Churchyard July 1901.


Hanover St. 1971 ©Colin Wilkinson


Inside the Market Hall at the former St John Market Gt Charlotte Street


Lime Street (no date)


Lime Street 1973


Lime Street showing the original Empire (left) circa 1920s


Liverpool City Centre Ariel Photograph circa late 1920s


Liverpool City Centre Ariel Photograph St Georges Hall Area circa 1920s,
with buildings being cleared for the Tunnel


Liverpool Empire circa 1960's.


Liverpool Playhouse circa 1950's.


Looking up Lord Street from the Victoria Monument following the blitz


Lord St. 1909


Lord Street decorated for the visit of Edward VII in 1904


Lord street 1908.


Manchester Street 1964, from John Harrison.


Paradise St. The Eagle LRO


Paradise Street 1948 LRO


Paradise street 1947


Quinns Bar Paradise Street 1926


Royal Court July 1947


Sailors Home Canning Place


St Johns Precinct under construction ©Peter Leeson


Old Haymarket Liverpool in July 1970


Stanley Street from Victoria Street, from John Harrison


Steble Fountain circa 1920s


The Holiday Inn Paradise Street


The Steble Fountain


The original Empire Theatre opened by the Prince Of Wales in 1866


Wellington Monument May Day 1901



1941 and the bombed out horseshoe gallery at liverpool museum during world war two

1946 victory parade.

A choirboy presents the Liverpool Cathedral Key to the Princess during her March 1949 visit with the Duke. She performed the ceremony of opening the central door.

Adelphi  Hotel Interior

Adelphi  Hotel Interior


Adelphi  Hotel 

Blackie the rocking horse in his hayday at Blacklers

Bluecoat Chambers Art

Bluecoat Chambers damaged during blitz world war 2.

Bluecoat Chambers was a school until 1906 before moving to Wavertree, these children are pictured at the former school on Founders Day in 1920

Bold st 1969

Boys' Brigade battalions march past the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in Lime Street in 1943

Cars Parked on Williamson Square

Church St Student Rag Day 1936


Clayton Square in 1947
Clayton Square

crowds greet the queen mother as she walks down the steps of liverpool's anglican cathedral on june 25 1957

Cumberland st on 14.11.66

Excavations for Queen Square Public Coveniences 1927

Forum Lime Street

Hood st at Whitechapel. 6.7.70

Houghton Street  1908

Kelly's Renshaw Street 1957

Lewis's 1960s

Lime Street Ariel View

Lime Street from Commutation Row

Lime Street in 1920s

Lime street tram

Lime Street circa 1967

Liverpool Adelphi c.1870

Liverpool Cathedral and the Oratory, c. 1937

Liverpool Daily Post and Echo building in Victoria Street

Liverpool Gyatory

Liverpool Museum bear exhibit in 1931

Liverpool North Western Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool, 24th February 1933

Liverpool's Hood Street Gyratory in September 1985

Memories from Lewis's department store in Liverpool. The rebuild of the store

Men at work pointing and cleaning the Welsford Porch of Liverpool Cathedral in April 1937

Old Haymarket prior to the construction of the Queensway tunnel

Old Haymarket

Queues outside the Canon (Forum) Cinema Lime Street

Ranelagh Street c.1911

Reeces in Parker Street fromChurch St. 12th. June 1928 with the former Bon Marche (left) being demolished.

Renshaw Street at the bottom of Leece Street

Roe Street 1947

Roe Street Gyratory

St Georges Hall - Lime Street

St Georges Hall from St Johns Lane 1985

St John Church and St Georges Hall

St John’s Lane during the morning rush-hour 1968

Taxis queue up for customers at Lime Street station in Liverpool. 15th November 1966

The Adelphi under constructin in 1912

The Victoria Hotel Photographed from St Georges Hall across St Johns Lane in 1969

Walker art gallery in the foregroundand the construction of the churchill way flyover 1968.


1950s Ellliot_Street

A 1950s aerial view across China Town towards the Pier Head.

A foggy day in Liverpool

Berry Street

Blacklers c.1950s

Bold Street  January 17th 1910

Bunneys Church Street from Paradise Street

Church street ready for pedestrianisation 1974

Church Street

Crown Court in St George's Hall

Cumberland st on 14.11.66

Cumberland Street

Du Barry on Lime street in 1959

Former Gents Toilets on St Johns Lane below St John Gardens

Former Ladies Toilets on St Johns Lane below St Johns Gardens

Great Charlotte Street showing the temporary Market

Horse Drawn Tram, Church Street 1886

Houghton Street  1908

Kent Gardens, 1975

Lewis's from Renshaw Street, showing the original
admin block taken on 7th January 1927

Lewis's Re-build c.1950s

Lime Street Station c1959

Lime Street Station c1950

Lime Street Station c1950

Littlewoods Church Street opening in 1955

Liverpool Central

Manchester Street 1964

Manchester Street toward the Old Haymarket

North John Street

Old Haymarket 1920 prior to the Mersey Tunnel

Old Haymarket with St Johns Lane behind

Park Place c.1920s

Pitt Street decorated for the Coronation

Ranelagh Street c.1911

Renshaw Street showing Lawton Street on the
right hand side at the end of the Lewis's block.

School for the Blind on Hardman Street showing the Old
Philharmonic Hall later destroyed by fire - 1932

Soldiers Marching along Lime Street

St Georges Hall 1950

St Johns Church 1890

St Johns Lane c.1960s


St Johns Precinct construction c.1960s

The Congregational church (The Blackie) in 1950.

The kitchen and serving staff at The Cross Keys,
Earle Street, Liverpool 3. ©JellesFfonk

To mark Lewis’s Bank being welcomed into the fold, the entire staff of
Liverpool Branch pose for the very first Lewis’s Bank
feature in Martins Bank Magazine Winter 1958.

Upstairs at The Cross Keys, Earle Street, Liverpool 3. ©Jelles Ffonk

Victoria Street Post Office

William Brown Street



51-53 Pitt st in 1929

1915 Liverpool Old Post Office Place

1915 Liverpool Wellington Column in Fog from Mill Lane alongside thw Art Gallery
Alfred St in 1974

A Fire Juggler in Church Street 1988



Anglican Cathedral from Park Road 1985

Anglican Cathedral from Washington Street 1934

Anglican Cathedral

Birmingham Police Arrive in Liverpool at Lime Street during the 1911 Strike

Blacklers and Lewis's Blitz damage from Ed Harpur

Blind School Hardman Street Hope Street 1929

Bon Marche Church Street

Central Hall early Postcard

Central Hall

Central Station c.1960 Echo Seller

Chinatown 1984

Church St Student Rag day 1936

Church Street from Parker Street

Clergy visiting St Georges Hall before the opening
of the Metropolian Cathedral 1967 © Joe Neary

Dangerous Goods sign at Tunnel Entrance 1962

Escalator Williamson Square 1986

Everton fc 1966 homecoming © Joe Neary

Fire on the site for the proposed St Johns Precinct 001

Governmeent Building Main Entrance Victoria Street
at the rear of the Municiple buildings

Great Georges Place

Hanover Street 1959 

Horne Brothers Store Lord Street Paradise Street, now McDonalds

Houghton Street 1964 © Colin Wilkinson Streets of Liverpool

Kent Square from Jean Tomlinson

Lewis's 5th August 1954

Lime Street 1964

Lime Street 1965 from Stephen Higham

Lime Street 1967

Lime Street Station

Lime street,liverpool at night before St Johns was built 1966
© Joe Neary

Limited stop bus service to speke airport c. 1959

Liverpool Cathedral c.1981 @ Phil Maxwell

Liverpool Central station demolition in the early months of 1972.

Liverpool Central station  Platform 2 is on right in October 1959.

Liverpool Child Welfare Centre

Liverpool Church Street

Liverpool Empire the original building

Liverpool FC homecoming 1965 © Joe Neary

Liverpool FC homecoming 1965 © Joe Neary

Liverpool Head Post Office after an air raid in 1941 taken from Sir Thomas Street
© Royal Mail Archive

Liverpool Library, Lyceum, Bold Street

Liverpool Savings Bank Bold Street

Lord Street 1920s

Manchester Street

Marks & Spencer Ltd  61 Lime Street c. 1903

Marks and Spencer Church Street 1931

Marks and Spencer seen from Basnett Street_

Marsden Buildings,corner of Hanover St in 1947

Mathew Street late 80s from David Bayliss

Mount Pleasant  towards Hope Street c.1960s

No3 Pitt st in 1935

North Western Hotel 1904
this is the year the King laid the foundation stone for the Cathedral

Old Haymarket

Old Lime street with the Horse drawn Trams circa 1890s

Parker Street 1972

Pier head landing stage

Pitt st and Forest st corner.

Pitt Street 1927

Pitt Street Coronation Bunting

Postcard for the newly built Empire Theatre 1925

Ranelagh Street and Central Station

Ranelagh Street from renshaw Street

Roe Street 1986

Roe Street 1987

Roe street and St Johns Precinct site looking towards
 the Royal Court and Queen Square - 1964

Royal Infirmary 1908

Seth Davy, the Liverpool street performer

Skelhorne Street Bus Station 1983

St George`s Place 1961
© Joe Neary

St James cemetery, watchman © Colin Wilkinson

St James spring, photo from Glyn Levelle.

St Johns Gardens and Liverpool Museum1965

St Johns Lane with Queen Square still standing

St Johns Precinc under contruction

St Johns Precinct and Concourse House
under construction c.1960s 001

St Michael's Pitt Street, following the blitz in  1941,

St Michaels church bombed in 1941 - Pitt street

Stonemasons work on the roof of the Anglican Cathedral

Tarleton Street Church Street 1957.

Tarleton Street. Yates's Wine Lodge 1982

The Blackie 1982

The corner of Ranlagh Street and Bold Street in 1910

The First Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street

The Futurist Lime  Street 1972

The interior of St Lukes Church 8.11.57

The Liverpool Gymnasium Myrtle Street 1880

The original philamonic hall 1900

Tram passing Owen Owen

Upper Dawson st 1895

Upper Frederick Street and Nelson Street 1987 © David Humphreys

view of Hanover Street taken from the studio of the Liver Sketching
Club before the Liverpool One development.
The car park used by the club ,lower right corner,
is now a Novotel from David Brown

Wellington Column 1915

Whitechaple Victoria Street junction

Williamson Square 1969



A busy scene in Lime Street 1920

Adelphi Hotel 1912

Advert Cornwallis St Baths

Aerial view of Lime Street Station 1991

Basnett Street

Blacklers Building, Elliot Street 1947 following the damage caused during the blitz.

Blacklers Rebuilt Great Charlotte Street 1954

Blacklers Stores  H. Samuel on Great Charlotte St 1955

Bold St 1910

Bold St Chrismas lighting 1960

Bold St photographed from Leece Street 1956

Bold Street 1910's

Bold Street - Kardomah and Radiant House on the left looking toward Church Street 1958

Bold Street with Berry Street and St. Lukes Place 1958

Bon Marche Church Street 1900

Boots Building - Church Street  Hanover St 1947

Braclays and Midland Banks, Bold Street 1958

Britain's last British Rail steam train Stenier Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45110 locomotive at Lime Street 1968

British Home Stores & Bunney's Corner Lord Street Church St

British Home Stores in Lord Street 1960

C & A Modes, Church Street 1955

Car Park - Church Street 1947

Cases St.  Ranelagh St. on 1st. Oct 1947

Central Station 1947

Central Station 1966

Central Station 1967

Central Station Demolition 1971

Central Station Demolition 1972

Central Station Lower Ground bookstalls


Church St 1925

Church St 1949

Church St an Hanover Street 14th. Nov 1947

Church St  Paradise St Lord St 1947

Church St. 1930's

Church St c.1960s

Church Street January sales 1965. The Tatler cartoon Cinema (left)

Church Street Lord Street Junction 1908

Clayton Square 1923 this was the mirror image of the part of the
sqaure that is there today, Owen Owen was built in this site

Clayton Square 1939

Clayton Square, Tram Route Indicator 1922

Clayton Square 15th. June 1888

Compton House St Peters Church just visible (left)

Cooling off in Lime Street before filming the Liver Birds TV show 1975

Coopers Building pictured in 1972

Coronation Gardens 1953

Coronation Gardens in 1953 so named because it was the
year of Queen Elizebeth II's coronoation. It made good use of a bomb site for some time.

Demolition of the Palais de Luxe on Lime Street

Dignitaries alight from a helicopter Paradise Street Car Park 1953

Drury Buildings - Water Street 1930

Duke street 23.2.50


Elephants from Billy Smart's circus parade on Lime Street 1959

Elliot Street - Clayton Square - Parker Street 1947

Empire Theatre - Lime Street - with the Cenotaph in Foreground 1947

Forum cinema in Lime Street 1930

Fruit seller next to Horn Bros in Paradise Street c1980s

Gents Convenience, St. Johns Lane 1934

Great Charlotte Street 1930

Great Charlotte Street - 1949

Helicopter Landing Paradise Street Car Park 1953

L & NW Railway Hotel

Ladies Convenience, St. Johns Lane 1934

Lewis's Building, Ranelagh St  and Blacklers both under re-construction following the blitz, taken from Car Park - Great Charlotte Street.

Lewis's, Ranelagh Street re-building work 1949.

Lime St. 15th. Dec. 1926  The Palais De Luxe

Lime Street 1970s

Lime Street - 1952

Lime Street from Renshaw Street Lewis's on the left The Vines on the right

Lime Street Station crowded with holidaymakers 1959

Littlewoods Building Site Church Street - showing Progress of Construction.

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Mersey Tunnel entrance early 1960

Lord St 1909

Lord St church St 1908.

Lord street 1908 and these two ladies never knew they would be on Facebook over 100 years later !

Lord Street circa. 1960

Lyceum Building, Bold Street 1958

Magic Clock

Manchester St 1961 

Manchester St  (right) & Dale St From Hatton Garden Police Station

Mornington Terrace on Upper Duke St

Mount Pleasant

Municipal Annexe formerly the Conservative Club 1954

N.E.M.S. Whitechapel. The North End Music Stores

Nile Street with the David Lewis Theatre on the left

Old Haymarket pre Queensway Tunnel

Old Liverpool - St Georges Hall 1950

Owen Owen London Rd 1900

Paradise St Seamans Home 1970

Parker street 1955 

Parker Street Liverpool circa 1949

Parker Street pictured in 1973

Police Strike 1911 Church Street Hanover Street junction from the bottom of Bold Street

Queen Sq 1969

Queensway Tunnel 1962


Rathbone Street outdoor privies 1920

Renshaw Street

Roe st - May 1951

Roe St From Royal Court 1977.

Roe St From Royal Court 1977

Roe St  with the Royal Court Theatre on the right 1969

RoyalCourtTheatre

Sailors Home

Sir Thomas Street 11th May 1949

St Georges Hall with St Johns Church behind

St John's Gardens and William Brown Street

St johns beacon under construction c.1960s

St Johns Precinct c.1970s.

St Johns Precinct c.1970s.

St Johns Precinct c.1970s.

St Johns Precinct c.1970s.

Taxis queue up for customers at Lime Street Station 1966

The Futurist c.1950s
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The Grapes Mathew Street

The News Theatre (later The Jacey) then the Blessed Sacrement  Holy Scrine

The Original Adelphi Hotel - 1860s

The Palais De Luxe, Lime st which was practically facing the Futurist

The Villiers Elliott Street

Top Rank function suite and ballroom is later to become Romeo & Juliets and Rotters nightclub

Town Hall 1930s

Tram no 6a on route 1past Owen Owen Parker Street

Tram no. 258 on route 19A, On Church Street between Littlewoods and the Bon Marche


Walker Art Gallery with young lads sitting on the fountain

Wellingtons Column probably in the 1910's

Whitechapel 1968

Whitechapel looking towards Church Street from the Old Haymarket 1968.

Williamson Sq 1968

Williamson Square Christmas 1972

Williamson Square

Wofendens Crane in Ranelagh Street Here we see Walter Wolfenden sitting taking to his men.
Photograph courtesy of Graham Newell

_The overhead at the Strand

41 Bridgewater street.

51-53 Pitt st in 1929

73-83 on the North side of Duke st in 1939

107a to 121 Duke street also showing 43 Slater street on 20.7.60

159-175 Duke st towards Berry street

Elliot Street

Elliot St 1970s

Lime St from the former site of the original St Johns Market

Old St Johns Market

Whitechaple and Button St

Suffolk st kids in 1940.

A 1920s aerial shot of the triangle of land that was demolished for the building of the Queensway tunnel.

A 1950s aerial view across China Town towards the Pier Head.

ABC Forum Lime street in the 1980s

A carter passes near the overhead at Wapping in 1929

A Clayton Square flower seller, of which there were many.

A court in Wood st in 1935

Street Trader Mann Island

Rag parade with Doddy doll coming up Parker st in 1966

A rare aerial shot of the pre blitzed St Georges Hall in Feb 41,
12 weeks before the visit of the Luftwaffe.

A view of NEMS from the Holy corner.

Sailors Home. A  grand ornamental building.

Albion House thwWhite Star Line  offices

Anglican Cathedral construction with the Customs house in view.

Anglican Cathedral construction with the David Lewis theatre in view.

Anglican cathedral excavations showing how laborious and primitive they were.

Anglican Cathedral foundation stone laying seating - 1904

Anglican Cathedral from Kent Gardens

Anglican cathedral site before work began in 1901

Another view of the new Corporation tenement flats called
Kent Gardens at Suffolk st where it meets Lydia Ann st - 1938

Cases st in 1969. Most of this street was engulfed into
Clayton Square Shopping development

At atmospheric St Georges Place c1910

Back Hood street from St Johns Lane.

Back Roe st showing St Johns Precinct under construction on 27.5.68

Barclays Bank Bold street

Basnett street in 1947

Basnett Street in 1959

Baxendale showroom ruins in School Lane on 9.11.41

Benns Gardens Chapel Walks in 1968

Benns Gardens from South Castle st in 1968

Benns Gardens towards Redcross street in 1968

Blackburne House 1975

Blacklers and Gt Charlotte street during wartime.

Blacklers and Lewis's gutted during air raids.

Blacklers from Lime street c1970s

Blacklers in 1955 on Gt Charlotte st

Inside Blacklers original store

Blacklers rebuilding at Gt Charlotte st

Blacklers, looking along Gt Charlotte st towards Lewis's

Bluecoat chambers bombed in 1941. Built in the style of
Queen Anne, it is Liverpool's oldest city centre building.

Bluecoat Chambers from St Peter's church gardens

Bluecoat Chambers, School Lane in 1984. The oldest City centre building.


Bold st 1919

Bold st 1969

Bold st area 13.9.56

Bold street at Berry st 8.6.58

Bold street in 1947

Bold street property rears and the Central line

Bold St

Bold St

Bombed houses in front of the Anglican cathedral

Bunneys shop at Church st Whitechapel in 1957

C&A Modes, church st 1955

Cable street air raid damage 1941

Cable street refuse 6.5.1909

Canning Place pavement art 1902

Carters hauling past the Goree piazzas going to and from the docks.

Cases Street

Cathedral from Great George street

Central Hall, Renshaw st

Central Station demolition 1972

Central Station demolition 1973

Central Station high level 1969

Chapel Walks off Castle street in 1956

Chapel Walks

Chapel Walks

Christmas on Bold st 1972

Christmas on Church street

Church Alley 1941

Church alley Littlewoods building construction

Church st 1947

Church st 1949

Church st 1957 from Lord st

Church st 1960

Church st 1963

Church st and Church Alley with Bluecoat Chambers in the distance showing bomb damage in 1941

Church st Christmas 66

Church st from Parker st 1929

Church st January 65

Church st May 60

Church st Nov 59

Church st Parker st Hobbs corner in 1933

Church st towards Lord st in 1938

Church street at Tarleton Street 1893

Church street Be Sure Your Sins !

Church street blitzed

Church street Bon Marche  (Right)

Church street Christmas 66

Church street Christmas blitz 1940

Church street Early Photograph

Church street in 1925

Church street in Dec 68

Church street near Coopers

Church street, the block from Parker st to Bold st


Clayton Square 1947

Clayton Square at Cases street

Clayton Square flower sellers

Clayton Square in 1923, the square is mirrored on the right hand side
as Owen Owen has not yet been built

Clayton Square in 1947

Cleveland Square public toilets blitzed

Cleveland Square toilets in 1907

College Lane

Commerce House, Sir Thomas st on 4th March 1980
when BBC Radio Merseyside broadcast from there.

Concourse House construction in 1967

Coopers building in Church st 1947

Coopers cafe, Church st 1932

Coopers on Bold street. Fine art deco architecture
on this building which is still there today.

Coopers Row towards Paradise st

Coopers warehouse site, College lane

Coopers, Church st 1930 Wild Haggis window display

Cornwallis st baths 1968

Coronation Gardens in the 1950s

Crooked Lane

Crooked lane 1938 off Canning Place.

Crooked Lane from Canning place in 1938

Crooked Lane in 1938 from Strand Street

Crooked lane 

Crooked lane towards Ogdens Weint

Crosshall street

Cumberland st 23.4.79

Cumberland st on 14.11.66

Dawson st towards Whitechapel.

Derby Square toilets exterior on 25.7.1906

Du Barry on Lime street in 1959

Du Barry on Lime street in 1959

Duke st from 175 down in 1941

Duke st from No175 down c1905

Duke st in 1934

Duke st north side from Campbell st to Hanover st in 1939

Duke st wartime bobby in late 1939

Duke Street

Duke street at Berry st - the Whitehouse pub 23.8.38

Duke street between Slater st and Colquit street on 15.7.68

Duke street from 107a to 121 on 20.7.60

Duke street from Cornwallis street 15.7.68

Duke street from Hanover st on 27.5.68

Duke street past Langdons on the left

Duke Street

Dukes Dock warehouses - built 1811 - demolished 1966.

Dukes Terrace in the 1930s.

Early Church Street

EFC F.A. cup winning victory parade along Lme street in 1933

Elliot st into Lime st 28.2.54

Elliot st towards Clayton Square and Parker st

Elliot street 1929. The building is holding a closing down sale.
It was demolished to make way for the ABC - Forum Cinema.
Note the original Blacklers which was bombed during the war

Elliot street - 1947

Elliot street tram

Elliot street

Exterior Of Lime St Stn July 1959

Flyover Ariel View

Formerly the News Theatre and then the Jacey picture house in
Clayton Square, in May 1969 it became the Blessed Sacrament.

Futurist

Gilbert st 3.08.1910

Gloucester street looking out from the railway station towards Lime st

Goree - 1948

Goree piazza 1948

Goree Piazzas in 1941 looking from
James st towards Water st

Goree war damage 23.4.48

Goree war damage demolition 31.5.48

Grayson st 1967_

Grayson st 1967_

Great Charlotte st

Great charlotte st 1937

Great Charlotte st 1961

Great Charlotte st

Great Charlotte street 25.7.30

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Great Charlotte street

Great George Square bowling green

Great George st at Duncan st in 1930

Great George st in 1986

Great George Street

Greetham st 1925

Grenville st south at Hardy st in May 41

Grenville street park in 1970

Gt Charlotte st fish market 1890

Gt Charlotte st fish market in 1890

Gt Charlotte street fish market in 1941

Hahnemann hospital ward in 1934

Hahnemann Hospital, Hope st in 1934

Hanover st 1947

Hanover st 1962

Hanover st from College Lane 1948

Hanover st in 1923

Hanover st Marsden building 1947

Hanover street 2004

Hanover street in 1929 showing Cross's antique shop.

Hardy street towards Gt George street

Hendersons fire 22.6.60

Hendersons fire 22.6.60

Hendersons fire as seen from Hardman street

Hendersons on 24.06.56

Hessy's Stanley street with Curly music next door. 

Hobbies, Tarleton street. 

Hood street towards Whitechapel on 15.04.29

Hope Hall The Everyman in 1959

Hope st and Cambridge st - 1922

Hope st school 1890

Hurst street at Maghull street 1938

Hurst street from Grayson st and Tabley street in 1938

Inside the Kardomah cafe, Church st in 1934

Irwell street off Mann Island

Jamaica st at Blundell st 15.7.68

Jamaica st from Bridgewater st on 15.7.68

Jamaica st towards Park Lane prefabs on 15-7-68

Jerome London Road where most of us had a photo taken

Jordan street 1920

Jordan Street 1968

Jordan street 1968_

Kardomah Cafe, Church st in 1934

Kent Gardens.

Kent Gardens.1954

Kent Gardens.

Kent Gardens.

Kent Square 1935

Kent Street and Cornwallis st from the tower of
St Michaels church in the 1930s

King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on Berry st in 1904
en route to the laying of the foundation stone for
the Anglican Cathedral.

King street rears 86-98 on 27.9.59

King street war damage 18.2.48

Lancashire, Liverpool Landing Stage

Leece street in 1952

Lewis's 1941

Lewis's after post war renovation in 1957

Lewis's and the Adelphi during wartime bombing.

Lewis's bomb damage

Lewis's bombed in 1941

Lewis's Liverpool 1904

The original Lewis's site.

Lewis's undergoing extensive repairs in 1945 after its wartime bombing.

Lime st

Lime st 1950s

Lime st area by night 

Lime st Crosvilles in the 70s

Lime st in 1929 looking towards Ranelagh Place
before the ABC - Forum cinema.

Lime st station 1950

Lime st station booking office 1950

Lime St

Lime street area by night

Lime street buses

Lime street buses

Lime street showing early traffic jams.

Lime street station cafe

Lime street station confectioners 1950

Lime street station interior in 1950

John Menzies Book stall Lime Street

Lime street station train crash in 1949. Pic by Keith Rose.

Lime street subway

Lime street tram

Lime street tram 

Lime Street, Liverpool, on a foggy morning in December 1960

Lime St

Litherland Alley

Litherland Alley in 1968 towards Canning Place

Liver st at Mersey st in 1939

Liver street from Salthouse lane on 19.11.73

St Johns Market

St Johns Lane


Liverpool City mission in Kent Square - 1925

Liverpool overhead railway dismantling at the Strand in 1957

Looking down Sir Thomas Street from Dale street 29th May 46.

Looking from Roe street

Looking up Nile street towards the Anglican Cathedral.

Looking up Washinton st in November 1934

Lord st towards Church st in Sept 57

Lord street arcade - built in 1901.
The facade of this building is still there.

Manchester st from Hatton Garden

Manestys Lane from Coopers Lane Nov 1947

Market st near to St Johns Market in the 1890s.

May 69 and Clayton Square showing the former News
Theatre which became the Jacey and then in May 69 became the
 Blessed Sacrament Holy Shrine church

Mersey Street near Liver Street 1968

Mount street

Mount View No2 Court in 1913. This was off Rathbone st

Nautical catering college in canning place

Nelson st air raid 1941

Nelson st

Nelson st

NEMS - North End Music Stores on Whitechapel.
The offices above the record shop was where
 Brian Epstein signed the Beatles

NEMS

Nile street on 16th May 1966

No1 Prince Alfred cottages from Upper Frederick st

No3 Pitt st in 1935

No 2 Hurst street showing altered windows.

North John street

Old Haymarket


Old Haymarket - 1928

Old Haymarket by night.

Old Haymarket rears

Old Haymarket traffic congestion - 2.6.52

Old Haymarket traffic

Old Haymarket Tunnel Entrance

Old Haymarket

Coronation Gardens

Overhead railway at the Strand

Palais de lux 1929


Palais de lux 

Paradise st at Lord st

Paradise st looking west in May 1941

Paradise Street towards Cable street Nov 1947

Paradise Street towards the Sailors Home

Park Lane at Greetham st 1902

Park Lane goods station 1980. Colin Wilkinson collection.

Park Lane prefabs c1970

Parker st in 1953 decked out for the Queen's Coronation.

Parker st in the 1930s

Parker st in the 1930s

Parker street 1955

Parker street 1956

Parker street

Pitt st and Forest st corner.

Pitt st Coronation bunting.


Pitt Street Jubilee Day 1935



Planes travelling along the Strand at the Pier Head

Point Duty in Church Street

Pre war St Lukes

Preesons Row at James st. Flattened during wartime.

Prince Albert Gardens in 1974

Prince Albert Gardens, St. James st in 1935

Prince Alfred Cottages at Upper Frederick st in 1934

Probe records, Button street. A generation of the record buying
public got their collection from here in the 70s and 80s.

Queen Square 1920

Queen Square 1957

Queen Square 1951

Queen Square from the Stork Hotel in the mid 40s

Queen Square on 27th May 1968

Queen Square_

Queensway tunnel 1950s

Queensway Tunnel arch construction in 1931

Queensway tunnel area

Queensway tunnel entrance from the air

Queensway tunnel entrance in the 1930s.

Queensway tunnel entrance standard lamp

Queensway tunnel entrance standard lamp

Queensway tunnel Mrs Mop

Queensway tunnel Mrs Mop

Ranelagh st 1957

Ranelagh st at Church st

Ranelagh st in May 41

Ranelagh street temporary shops in 1952

Rathbone st at Washington st

Rathbone st No2 court, Mount view in 1913

Renshaw st 7.1.27


Renshaw st 1927

Renshaw st 1958

Renshaw st Kelly s construction on 24.4.56

Renshaw st on 10.5.59

Renshaw st Unitarian chapel 1811-1899

Renshaw street German church in 1931

Revenue Chambers on Litherland Alley

Richmond street 27.5.68

Richmond street 1980

Rodney street 1972

Rodney street in 1904, decked out for the Anglican
cathedral foundation stone l
aying by Royal visitors.

Roe Alley towards Fleet st and Wood st 27.5.68

Roe st 1962

Roe St - 1947

Roe st - 1952

Roe st from Gt Charlotte street

Roe Street

Roe street and St Johns precinct site - 1964

Roe street at St Johns Chris Lane

Roe street from Whitechapel

Roe street in February 1955

Roe street Magic Clock Left

Roe street rears

Roe street towards Willaimson Square

Roe street xmas 77

Roe street 


Roscoe lane 1929

St James Secondary Modern, Alfred Street © Streets of Liverpool


Sailors home, Canning place.

Sailors home. A comfort to the many seafarers.

Scaffolding around Bon Marche, Leigh st off Parker st
on 19.3.51 after an accident involving the buildings chimney.

School Lane - 1982

Seel street and St Peters church 150th anniversary in 1938

Seel Street

Sir Thomas st on 4.3.80

Sir Thomas st on 11th May 49

Sir Thomas st Victoria st junction and Martins Bank 1954

Sir Thomas street Shakespeare Hotel blitzed

Slater st at Suffolk st - 1940

South Castle Street 1947

South castle street blitzed, looking towards the custom house

South Castle street towards the town hall.

South Castle street tram roof ripped apart during the blitz

South Hunter street - 1966

South Hunter street in 1912


South John st Diocesean in December 1940

South John Street in 1948 looking towards Lord Street.
This is now part of the Liverpool 1 shopping centre.

South John Street

South John street_

South John street_

Sparling st living room 1910

Sparling street 1914

St Georges Church, Derby Square. Built on the site of the Castle
and then demolished in 1899 due to subsidence of the tower.
The Queen Victoria monument now stands there,

St Georges Crescent 1941

St Georges Crescent blitzed

St Georges Hall 1949

St Georges Hall in 1900

St Georges Hall internal scaffolding in the main hall on 17.10.50

St Georges Hall snooker match.

St Georges Hall. Roman and Greek splendour
and much loved by Queen Victoria.

St Georges Place 11.2.57

St Georges Place 1960

St Georges Place 1960

St Georges Place - Studio 54 which was also
Top Rank, Baileys, Rotters and Romeo & Juliets

St Georges Place and police arrive from Birmingham
to assist during the strike riots of 1911

St Georges Place by Brian Saville

St Georges Place E Chabre Hardman

St Georges Place Guinness clock

St Georges Place Quadrant with the Punch & Judy show

St Georges Place_

St Georges Place__

St Georges Plateau 1911

St Georges Plateau 1949

St Georges plateau air raid shelter in 1948

St Georges Plateau on what became known as Bloody Sunday 13.08.1911

St James cinema in the shadow of the David Lewis theatre.

St James Gardens 1935

St James Place

St James Place 1952

St James Road - 1960

St James Road - 1986

St James Street

St James Street_

St John the baptist church aside St Georges Hall in 1895

St Johns and St Georges Place beyond.

St Johns beacon construction

St Johns beacon construction

St Johns beacon nears completion

St Johns Beacon Ravenseft Developments

St Johns church and churchyard 1783-1899 then
St Johns Gardens were laid out and opened in 1904

St Johns Gardens

St Johns Gardens from Old Haymarket

St Johns Gardens opening in 1904

St Johns Gardens urchins in 1913

St Johns Gardens

St Johns Lane artist in 1901

St Johns Lane at Tryon st

St Johns market 1953

St Johns market decked out for the Festival of Britain in 1951

St Johns original market 

St Johns original market 

St Johns original market 

St Johns original market Front view

St Johns original market 

St Johns precinct 1969

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980


St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct 1980

St Johns precinct fire 18.12.79 inside view

St Johns precinct fire 18.12.79 inside view

St Johns precinct fire 18.12.79 

St Johns precinct fire 18.12.79 

St Johns precinct nearing completion

St Johns precinct underway in 1967

St Johns Top rank club 1971

St Lukes - the bombed out church in 1941.

St Lukes church - May 41

St Lukes church gutted as pictured on 5.5.41

St Lukes Gardens 1970

St Marks Upper Duke st, now the site of the Chinese wholesalers.

St Michaels church bombed in 1941 - Pitt street


St Michaels in Upper Pitt st.
 A long time landmark on the horizon. I
t held services from 1816-1941 
when it was extensively damaged during WWII bombings. 
It was demolished 5 years later.

St Michaels, Upper Pitt st in 1941

St Peters church 1919 during demolition.

St Peters church - 1919

St Peters church, church st on 13th Aug 1919

St Peters churchyard towards the Comptons Hotel

St Thomas' Park lane 1896

St Thomas's Park Lane interior in 1904

St Vincents RC Primary school on Norfolk st in 1975

Stanley st - The Other Place 1979

Stork Hotel 1976

Stork Hotel Queen Square

Strand Street carter

Suffolk st at Henry st - 1936

Suffolk st at Lydia Ann street new flats called Kent Gardens in 1938

Suffolk st kids in 1940.

Suffolk st looking towards Slater st on 15th July 1968.

Surrey Street, Kent Square.

Tarleton st 6.7.70

Tarleton st 9.10.58

Tarleton st 9.10.58_

Temporary Blacklers Shop in Bold Street

The Albert Dock and beyond. Pic by Mills Media

Albert Dock



The Anglican Cathedral foundations


The Anglican Cathedral under construction 

The Anglican Cathedral under construction 


The Blue Angel Club

The bottom end of Duke st in 1938

The Cathedral, St Michaels church spire, Pitt st and the customs house.

The Cavern in 1973

The cemetery in the old quarry at the foot of the
Cathedral before work started on it - 1901

The Cenotaph unveiling in 1930

The Congregational church in 1950. It is better known as The Blackie.

The Crown pub from Skelhorne st in 1979

The Customs House

The Customs House

The Customs House

The Customs House

The David Lewis theatre_

The David Lewis theatre_

The David Lewis theatre_

The east side of Whitechapel from Stanley street in 1925

St Johns Gardens and St Georges Hall Illuminated for Empire Day 1951

The former Theatre Royal in 1954

The Futurist in 1938


The Goree piazzas from the South in 1947

The Goree warehouses undergoing demolition in 1955 on the strand.

The Holiday Inn, Paradise st 24.9.73

The Holiday Inn, Paradise st 24.9.73_

The Jacaranda pub known as the Jac.
Pictured here in the 90s by Peter Evans
this was another pre fame Beatles haunt.


The last tram on Lime st 14th Sept 1957

The Lion locomotive at Lime street station in the 1930s.

The Liverpool Arms, Goress Piazzas 1948

The Lord De Tabley, Park Lane Tabley St in 1980

The Magic Clock - Roe st.

The mangled remains of a stretch of the overhead railway at the strand.

The Mersey Mission to Seamen at the Strand

The Nautical catering college and its next door
 neighbour on Canning Place, the Seamans home.

The News theatre in Clayton Square in 1947.
It was later the Jacey cinema before becoming the
Blessed Sacrament church.

The News theatre in Clayton Square in 1947.
It was later the Jacey cinema before becoming the Blessed Sacrament church.

The Old Haymarket towards Manchester st in 1961

The old St Johns market demolition in the 60s.

The original Blacklers.

The original Empire theatre 1866-1924. it was originally called the Alexandra theatre.

The original Philharmonic Hall - destroyed by fire in the 1930s

The original Philharmonic Hall ablaze at 8pm on 5th July 1933.

The original Royal Court Theatre ablaze in Sept 1933.
 Like the Philharmonic Hal just two months before it,
the building was gutted, demolished and r
eplaced by an art deco 1930s building.

The original Royal Court theatre in the 1920s before a fire destroyed it.

The Other Place night club on Stanley st in 1979

The overhead at the Strand

The overhead damaged at Wapping in 1941

The Overhead in 1907

The Palais De Lux cinema, Lime st in 1950

The penny bazaar at Lime st next door to the futurist.

The Playhouse theatre - 1972

The police HQ at Canning Place from Park Lane in 1980

The Queens theatre, Paradise street.

The Queensway tunnel cleaner in action

The Queensway tunnel entrance with Manchester St behind.

The Queensway Tunnel ventilation shaft on
North John Street undergoing its completion in 1934


The Royal Amphitheatre as it was called in 1863.
Now known to us all as the Royal Court theatre.

The Sailors Home - Canning Place.

The Scala and the Futurist on Lime st - 1967

The Scala on Lime st was between the Futurist and the big house pub.

The Seaman's dispensary on Cleveland Square.

The south end of the Goree in 1919

The Strand and Goree late 50s

The strand and the remains of part of the overhead.

The strand at James st

The strand with overhead railway

The strand 


The toilets in one of the Rathbone street courts on 13.1.20

The Top Rank Suite

The Victoria Monument 1953

The Villiers at 6 Elliot st on 23.4.79, eventually
lost with part of Cases st for the
Clayton Square shopping development.

The World's End at Upper Pitt st

Theatre Royal later became the Union Cold stores.
 Based on Williamson Square it is seen here on 27.5.68

Tryon st off Hood st

Tunnel 1934

Uper Frederick st Jewish cemetery stones in 1922

Upper Dawson street animals sale in 1890

Upper Dawson street c1895

Upper Dawson street market at the back of St Johns in the 1890s

Upper Dawson street

Upper Duke st 10.5.29

Upper Duke Street at the junction with Rodney Street, looking down Upper Duke Street

Upper Duke st_

Upper Fredercik Street wash-house.

Upper Frederick st jewish burial place in 1902

Upper Frederick st wash house, operational from
1843 as the proto type that would spring up all over the city thanks to Kitty Wilkinson.

Upper Pitt street prefabs 1968

Upper Pitt street

Victoria street toilets

Victoria Terrace off Upper Frederick st on 30.10.34

Washington st 1948

Washington st 1966

Whitechapel 1960

Whitechapel 1961 showing NEMS offices

Whitechapel at the junction of Richmond st 1961. Pic by Tony Roach.

Whitechapel blitz blaze

Whitechapel from the bottom of Hood st

Whitechapel GPO van yard

Whitechapel road repairs 1950

Whitechapel towards Williamson Square

Whitechapel Victoria st flat iron

William Brown street buses

Williamson Square

Williamson Square - 1951

Williamson Square - 1954

Williamson Square Kiosk

Williamson Square Punch & Judy

Williamson Square_

Williamson Square_

Williamson Square_

Richmond Street

Wood st 1941

Wood Street

Yate's Wine Lodge Tarleton Street

Yate's Wine Lodge Tarleton Street

Yate's Wine Lodge Lime Street



YMCA Mount Pleasant 1877

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