Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895

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Caption for Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895: The cast iron rustic bridge, built in 1870, has always been a much-photographed spot. Sefton Park has always had much to delight its visitors, and when the Palm House opened in 1896 thousands came to see it, along with the other glories of the Park. There is the Peter Pan statue, a pirate ship on the lake, and 'Children's Corner', with elves hidden amongst the flowers, which has charmed thousands of young Merseysiders over the last century or so. The Palm House is undergoing a complete restoration, and Liverpool can be glad that this great Victorian treasure has been saved to give pleasure to future generations.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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I went to Rathbone (Albany Road) in the early fifties and my best friend there was Frank Doyle, who lived in Phythian Street. After the eleven plus we went to separate schools but kept in touch until I left Liverpool in 1964. I don't know what Frank did after school. He had an older sister who lived in Dovecote and whose (...Read full memory)

My name is Audrey Hinds, i grew up in Berwick street in the 1950's. If anyone was there and has memories of this time please contact me, it would be lovely to share stories.

I grew up in Tillard St. Kirkdale. I remember we always had to use the back door when we left the house as kids, so the neighbours would not see we had no lino in the hall. (probably no body else had any anyway) I was a paper boy for Joe Ballard who owned a shop in Tillard St., he paid us ten bob a week. I went to (...Read full memory)

My first job after leaving Our Lady of Mount Carmel school was in the accounts office of the well known Blacklers Department Store. The office only was located in Bold Street during 1953. The office staff relocated to the main store during 1953/54. I worked with a friend called Margaret Langshaw. We both left to work at (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895: The cast iron rustic bridge, built in 1870, has always been a much-photographed spot. Sefton Park has always had much to delight its visitors, and when the Palm House opened in 1896 thousands came to see it, along with the other glories of the Park. There is the Peter Pan statue, a pirate ship on the lake, and 'Children's Corner', with elves hidden amongst the flowers, which has charmed thousands of young Merseysiders over the last century or so. The Palm House is undergoing a complete restoration, and Liverpool can be glad that this great Victorian treasure has been saved to give pleasure to future generations.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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