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Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: jfoxy] #528609
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Sorry Jen, I will ask my sister to see if she knows anything.
the pictures do show number 8 above the van that's where the O'Dowds lived. number 10 was where the Darrochs lived, Dougie Darroch jr who owns Perch Rock fort Gran lived there.

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Strange my wife says I had a relative who lived at number 10 in the late 1890's.

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: atw1960] #528725
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Originally Posted by atw1960
Nice picture. I was born in the shop on the corner of Bentinck St/Lowther St in 1960.We moved when I was 3 , but I do have some memories One of our neighbours was Ann Williamson and my first best mate was Malcolm Dutton.I remember Len the butcher too- I think he moved up to Derby Road.We lived in Crown St for a few years and I remember the pub on the corner of Exmouth St was the Raven.


Mal Dutton is my cousin. I remember the area well as we used to visit the Duttons.. my aunt uncle and cousins Mal and Tim. We enjoyed playing out in the street with go carts in the sixties... it was a friendly community. I also remember all the neighbours gathering at the waste land at the top of Lowther street .I think where the fire station is now... to have a big bonfire and everyone letting off their fireworks together ...was like a big extended family party.

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I used to like sitting on that wall when I was a kid... till a policeman came along and not only told us off but asked us for our names and where we lived...( did not sleep for days. after that worrying about my Dad finding out..never did thank God !! .... ) Annie laugh

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Razzi] #536456
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I used to knock about with a lad called Ian Robinson He had an older brother named Gene they lived in Back Eccky
I also remember two brothers who lived in Lowther st,i think they were called SHERIDEN i think one was called Kenny
They always seemed to be a close family
anyone remember these guys

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Do you have any recollection of the Electricity Board place that around your street somewhere, was a great place for getting big magnets from, if you could get over the walls that is wink

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i think you mean the MANWEB building on gordon st off Bentink st
that was the electricty board site

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That's the place smile

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My granddad worked there. The pic. is the old entrance on Bentinck St.

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i worked here when it was birkenhead glass this part was the glass shop .it has big cellers underneath and it was a bit creepy at times and full of rats

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Chris, Thanks for sharing the photo, sure brings back memories smile

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I always remember my mum telling me that the cellars were used as air raid shelters during the war.One of her favourite stories concerned the rescue of a baby from a bombed house in Moon Street-the rescuer was her cousin Roy Kelly.He was only a boy himself at the time and deservedly became something of a local hero.

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Businesses could apply for a grant for air raid shelters, these mostly consisted of extra brick walls being built in cellars to re-enforce them. I think all employees had a liability to protect their staff and so a large number of these were done. I may have some statistics that I will try and dig out.


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I am still trying to get in contact with the lads who knocked
around Bright st, Fox st & Back Ecky in the 50 s
We spent hours playing football on the bombed site opposite
the Astor ,we always had one of the biggest and best bonfires
on guy fawkes night, were are you all,surely i cant be
the last man standing

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Georgy, I volunteer for the marine radio museum at Perch Rock fort, we get visitors from all over the world, visiting the little museums in the fort and the fort, but we get very few locals, when we do they are suprised to see what's going on ,we have had a few people come reminicing about wartime Ecky st and Sun st and Moreton etc, but yet see anyone from Lowther/Fox/Craven st, apart from the 1953 Coronation street party in Lowther st pictures that Dougy has, nowt nothing, but will keep an eye out and let you know.

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