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#330761 - 18th Jun 2009 2:10pm gone but not so long ago *****
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#330826 - 18th Jun 2009 6:32pm Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: derekdwc]
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Wow, fantastic!

First two are great!

Thanks Derek!
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#330829 - 18th Jun 2009 6:46pm Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: BMW Joe]
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Wow - the flyover and Top Rank intact!
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#330830 - 18th Jun 2009 6:56pm Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: BMW Joe]
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Yerr derek there well cool look at ford towers man! good find! thumbsup more more!!
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#330843 - 18th Jun 2009 7:22pm Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Brilliant Derek - get digging for more!
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#330873 - 18th Jun 2009 9:46pm Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: derekdwc]
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The single storey building facing the main British Leather Company building had tanks in it which contained chemicals for cleaning the skins. The smell from this building as you walked past was absolutely disgusting.

Bob.

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#330887 - 19th Jun 2009 8:12am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: 8HBob]
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great pictures pal thanks
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#330888 - 19th Jun 2009 8:53am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: 8HBob]
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The single storey building facing the main British Leather Company building had tanks in it which contained chemicals for cleaning the skins. The smell from this building as you walked past was absolutely disgusting.

Bob.
Derek is keeping quiet - he used to work there!
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#330898 - 19th Jun 2009 10:35am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: 8HBob]
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You didn't walk past, you ran! There was a doorway or gate where you could see the pallets of slimey 'outsides of cows' and the smell was indescribable and spread over a good distance around.
Bri

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#330918 - 19th Jun 2009 11:48am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: bri445]
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I played on game of football with British Leather back in the 60's only because a mate of mine worked there. But yes the smell was something to forget.

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#331198 - 21st Jun 2009 2:34am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: mindplayer]
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Excellent pictures, derekdwc. What a monstrosity that Conway Street flyover was - in fact, what a monstrosity all the Birkenhead flyovers were ... and are.
Does anyone agree that this scheme, which led to the demolition of so many old residential areas, totally ruined the heart of the town and was tragically unnecessary?
As for the smell from the British Leather works, it was indeed a hell of a pong. But very much a part of what was then a thriving town.

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#342661 - 16th Aug 2009 12:58am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: yoller]
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mmmmm the smell of the leather works was deffo part of the town. that and sunvalley nut factory by Conway Street school.

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#342662 - 16th Aug 2009 1:04am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: mungy]
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wow i remember on that roof lol when i was about 7 lol

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#342664 - 16th Aug 2009 1:14am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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it shows just how much has changed in the area over the years.

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#342665 - 16th Aug 2009 1:43am Re: gone but not so long ago [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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That building on top right-what is it?
A. Cant remember. Bingo?
B. Me screens too small to see it
Great pic tho-not many cars was there?
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