Liverpool, Dale Street 1887

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Caption for Liverpool, Dale Street 1887: Dale Street is one of Liverpool's original seven streets, and is captured here full of hustle and bustle. The Municipal Building, with its tower and clock face, stands out further up the street. Built between 1860 and 1866, this building housed the financial offices of the corporation when the town hall proved to be too small for the ever-expanding city council. The 'Dale' that gave the street its name was at the far end by St John's Gardens.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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I attended a presentation at St George's Hall as a youngster, where I received a beautiful certificate in recognition of an essay I had written. I have no idea what I wrote about but since the RSPCA awarded the certificate, then I assume it must have been about animals. As a very shy, not-at-all-confident (...Read full memory)

1956, I was brought up in Doon Street, Kirkdale, along with my 3 brothers and 5 sisters. We all went to St John's School, where we had Father Hopkins and Sister Mary Francis, we used to call them the dragons. If anyone is still around from that era I would love to hear from you. I read some (...Read full memory)

I grew up in Bodley Street (L4) from 1960-1970. There was a Welsh church at the top of the street and on the walls of said church we played '2 balls'! I would love to have the name of the church, should anyone remember it. My nan and grandad, Albert and Elizabeth Coy, shared the wall and every Sunday were blessed with (...Read full memory)

My parents got married here in 1922 and we, as a family, attended up to about 1946. It was an English speaking, Welsh, Presbyterian church then and I think finally ceased about 1950 due to lack of numbers. I have copies of the monthly journals for all 1921 which contain lists of members and (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Liverpool, Dale Street 1887: Dale Street is one of Liverpool's original seven streets, and is captured here full of hustle and bustle. The Municipal Building, with its tower and clock face, stands out further up the street. Built between 1860 and 1866, this building housed the financial offices of the corporation when the town hall proved to be too small for the ever-expanding city council. The 'Dale' that gave the street its name was at the far end by St John's Gardens.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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