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Photographs of the City Centre areas of Liverpool 

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Liverpool 1

_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.

Blundell Street - 1967

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.


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


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.

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 8.9.59

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

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

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The former Theatre Royal in 1954

The Futurist in 1938

The Gents conveniences in St Johns Lane in 1934

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 Ladies toilets in St Johns Lane

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 remains of 171-173 Duke street in 2002

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

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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 SDtreet