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Caption for Liverpool, Adelphi Hotel 1870: This is the original Adelphi Hotel: it was built in c1840 on the site of Adelphi Gardens by the Midland Railway Company, and was in direct competition with the London North Western Railway Hotel, which was further along Lime Street. The hotel we see here had a glass balcony, and a large portico entrance was added at the turn of the century. This building was demolished in 1912. The present Adelphi Hotel was built on the same site, with its architecture based on the style of an Atlantic liner.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

Memories of Liverpool

My dad was born in Kensington and went to butler street school from late 40s to late 50s. His name is Kenneth jackson or just ken. He always talks of the happy days and all his friends. His mums name was Louise and his dad name was Tony. He had sisters, Margaret, Reeni and another sister though I can’t remember (...Read full memory)

Hello Audrey, I grew up in Starfield Street which was next to Berwick. We lived there from 1951 till ‘66 when I left home for university. I had 2 sisters, Diane and Christine. We all went to Butler Street school and went swimming in Boaler Street baths. Our family name was Houlton though my mum’s family had lived (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Rolfe Street off back Molyneux Road. The houses there now have the Beatles names.Such good memories Pebbles..Capaldi..Kenny Cinema many more. my Mum used to work in a fruit shop called Hurst's. I have tried to find old pics of Rolfe Street but no luck..so sad. my ex Husband used to live in Thornes road OPP Kenny library. so many memories xx My name used to be Valerie MC Dowall

Happy memories! I was born in Liverpool, 1947, but my father moved us down to Plymouth in 1952, where I'm still living. Because of all my maternal relatives still living in Liverpool we'd make frequent visits and I have fond memories of the trams, the last one of which ran in September 1957, two years after this photo. If I (...Read full memory)

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