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Re: Borough Road. [Re: ChrisJ] #693502
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Originally Posted by ChrisJ
Originally Posted by Croc_
If you havent got a scroll wheel on your mouse then hold ctrl and press + or - to zoom in or out respectively!

I was just about to post this tip, you just beat me to it.

Another tip if you have used either of the previoulsy mentioned tips and you quickly want to get back to normal page view 100% hold Ctrl and press 0 (on the top row of numbers) and back to normal view.

Thanks for that tip about how to get back to normal 100%


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Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga] #695570
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Great pic of Borough Road, Manowar1952.

Well I was born in 1973 and so will turn 40 next year.

I do remember some of the shops in that area from when I was a young child.

At the bottom of Briardale was some sort of car parts shop. I always seem to think it sold car batteries or something, but my memory is hazy!

Along that row, there was also a newsagents - I remember that one quite well, because I used to go in there and spend my 25p pocket money!

Also there was some sort of clothes shop, as I remember seeing the mannequins there and then further along was a I think, a butchers' shop.

Of course it all changed after the demolition which to me looks like some attempt at a road widening scheme, however there's now the trees, the grass verges and the bus layby yet the road at this point remains one lane in each direction.

I remember as kids we all used to use the entire demolition site as a playground. Nowadays it'd all be securely fenced off with danger signs everywere. Can't remember exactly what year that all happened in, think it was around the eraly 80s.

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Thanks Pablo - I used to go to Kelly's and get sliced bread for me mum. They had a wire bread slicer thingy. Used to get little hovis from there amd the "scrapling" from the said bread slicer thingy. That would have been late 50's early 60's.

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yes taken from the junction of whetstone lane down towards the mersey - THE CHURCH is ST. JOHNS - where the pyrimids now is

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Originally Posted by chriskay
Thanks, Manowar; the building on the corner of Borough/Victoria has hardly changed, just the sash window replaced.

Max: don't know who informed you it was Conway St., but they were wrong.

The sash window which you mention here was infact just bricks their was never a window before. Due to the layout inside and an extra room being made inside the bricks where removed and the window what you see now is that same one from where the bricks where first taken out which would of been late 80s early 90s

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I got quite a shock when I saw chriskay’s name on that post, he was a gentleman and is sadly missed, may he rest in peace.

Re: Borough Road. [Re: PaulTaters] #1074722
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Hi Paul. Don't know if you will still read this, but I was also born 1973 and lived in Halcyon Road and also remember playing amongst all the rubble. Further up at the bottom of Halcyon, there was also a car showroom there and there were big advert boards which we would climb then jump off into a big heap of sand when they also knocked that down. That would've been 1982.

The butcher's was very old fashioned with sawdust on the floor and those collecting boxes for politically incorrectly named charities on the counter and outside. The newsagent was also old fashioned. Across the road was Prenton Philatelist, stamp collecting shop. Was the newsagent called Bailey's? I can't access any photos which is frustrating.

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