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Memories of Liverpool 8; Jane Haase takes a look at a new DVD of images of Toxteth and Dingle Snapshots of timesgoneby.

APHOTOGRAPHIC history of Dingle and Liverpool 8 has been gathered together for a new DVD.

More than 100 evocative still images of the area from as far back as the 1890s have been collated by Aigburth photographer and producer John Harrison.

He explains: "I did an exhibition on Liverpool's Queens Square a few months ago and was asked to give a talk at a .

heritage day at Toxteth town hall. "I was showing the pictures I had of the area and local historian Frank Carylye was there and suggested I put them together in a DVD." Most of the photographs included in the DVD, called Memories of Liverpool 8, are from the Liverpool Records Office and go from 1890 to the 1970s.

There are more than 30 pictures of Park Road through the ages including a wonderful image from the turn of the last century with a horse and carriage on the road and a tram in the distance. Dozens of roads that no longer exist are featured as well as famous landmarks like the Domestic Mission in Mill Street; the David Lewis Home and Theatre; Herculaneum Docks and Warwick Gardens.

John adds: "I was brought up in the old Dingle and I wanted this DVD to bring back memories of long demolished landmarks for the older people who came from the area and for the youngsters to see how much it had changed. "It took months to research and I am now working on Memories of Liverpool 8 (2) plus some filmed local history projects relating to Toxteth. for release later in the year."

The DVD (which has no commentary or soundtrack) is available from News from Nowhere, Bold Street; Probe Computers, Speke Hall Avenue, Hunts Cross or online at www.memoriesof liverpool priced pounds 10.


ALL CHANGE: Granby Street in 1969 HELP AT HAND: The Domestic Mission on Mill Street LONG GONE:Warwick Gardens from 1938 ALL QUIET: Park Road, Dingle, in 1900 and, inset, David Lewis Home and Theatre PICTURE PALACE: The Gaumont Cinema in 1937
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 15, 2011
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