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#160085 - 23rd Jun 2007 9:14pm The Arno
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Do you remember when?
Do you have a storey to tell of days gone by in the picture?

Bidston Road - Just beside the water pump station
or Opposite the golf club.

As you read down this thread it has been realised that
this is not Bidston Road but the The Arno


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#160099 - 23rd Jun 2007 10:15pm Re: The Arno [Re: Mark]
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hmm i aint having that one no

the original reminds me of the arno lol
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#160104 - 23rd Jun 2007 10:23pm Re: The Arno [Re: BMW Joe]
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You will have to prove me wrong or right first wink
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#191331 - 3rd Jan 2008 7:11pm Re: The Arno [Re: Mark]
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First one looks like the Arno to me too; looking down onto Storeton Rd. The houses are very different in those two photos.

Walked down Bidston Rd today and noticed two more of those lovely big red brick Victorian houses being demolished. They both belonged to Highfield School.

When I look at what's gone on there in the last 30 years I feel *very* sad. Beautiful houses replaced with Lego rubbish for first time buyers. Philistinism incarnate.

Someone on the council ought to be sacked and shot.

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#191339 - 3rd Jan 2008 9:16pm Re: The Arno [Re: philmch]
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My first thought when seeing the pic. was that it was the Arno. Bidston Road did indeed have some fine houses very similar to those shown. Totally agree with philmch's comments ! Developers, solicitors, estate agents, council officials.... please form an orderly queue to be shot !! Back to topic.

Consider this..... look at the roof/gutter lines of the houses. They are on a gradient, downhill to right. Bidston Road is as flat as a fluke! The Arno has my vote !!

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#191351 - 4th Jan 2008 12:02am Re: The Arno [Re: ]
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Where's the Arno ?
I see what you mean now guys, well i tried lol
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#191401 - 4th Jan 2008 8:50am Re: The Arno [Re: Mark]
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The Arno is a public park & gardens. Up Storeton Road from Woodchurch Rd.lights. On LH side just before you get to the Queens Arms Hotel. I'm assuming it's still there. Many years since I've been in to the place. Maybe it's under bricks & mortar now. I hope not.

Anyone local confirm ??

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#191412 - 4th Jan 2008 9:43am Re: The Arno [Re: ]
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Yep the Arno is still there just around the corner from me. Cycled through it the other night. Will try and get some frosty pictures of it sometime.

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#191447 - 4th Jan 2008 12:23pm Re: The Arno [Re: ghostly1]
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Thanks ghostly 1 !

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#191464 - 4th Jan 2008 2:22pm Re: The Arno [Re: ]
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#191473 - 4th Jan 2008 3:32pm Re: The Arno [Re: Mark]
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Yes, that's the Arno. (anyone know why it got the name of an Italian river)?. It was a favourite place of my grandmother, who used to take me there when I was a child in the 1940's. Behind the photographer there's a lot of wooded area, quite wild, & an old quarry with a level floor which is now grassed & there's often families playing there. Also, though it's difficult to see now, because it's covered with ivy, is a nose of rock, only about 10 feet high, which I used to climb. Of course, it seemed a lot higher then. I often spend some time in the Arno when I come up; it holds happy memories for me.


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#191494 - 4th Jan 2008 5:40pm Re: The Arno [Re: chriskay]
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Pictures of the Arno old and new


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#191496 - 4th Jan 2008 5:46pm Re: The Arno [Re: ghostly1]
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Thanks for those photos, Ghostly1. In the one of the path, you can still recognise the houses opposite when you compare with Mark's first pic. Do you have a date for the old one? I see the quarry was disused even then.
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#191508 - 4th Jan 2008 6:15pm Re: The Arno [Re: chriskay]
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This is a game of Quotes which was popular at the time of this picture and the early one above. That is the only clue I have to date the picture. The game is taking place by the flag post you see in the previous picture. You play the game by throwing a horse shoe 20 yards towards a peg in the ground. The game lost following after bowls became more popular.


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#191511 - 4th Jan 2008 6:38pm Re: The Arno [Re: ghostly1]
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You win the Arno it is then lol wink

Thanks for sharing Ghostly1 smile
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