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Caption for Liverpool, The Overhead Railway 1895: Here we have a close-up view of the Overhead Railway, which ran from north to south in the city and yet did not hold up traffic going down to the Pier Head. It was the first elevated electric railway in Europe, and the first railway in Britain to have automatic signalling, and there were many other 'firsts' for this private venture. It was initially opposed by the city council, and by the Docks & Harbour Board, both of whom it served well for almost a century. You can see the large ornate wooden Pier Head Station on right of the photograph. The very distinctive square Tower Building was once the town house of the Stanley family and Lord Derby.

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Memories of Liverpool

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 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)

I was born in red rock street I have many lovely memories of my childhood there sadly my sister and I had to leave when our mother died we have never forgotten our time there and as we don't have anything from our time as a family there we do have the memories of family times there the corner shop was on the next block to us (...Read full memory)

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