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I’ve just found a different photo in my files – this one shows the signs on the CORNER building of Bath Street-Bold Street; I originally thought it said ‘The Limes’ hydro, but this is a slightly clearer image. This may well be your lettering.
I have been unable to find a good, clear image of the building with the lettering, but some do show them at the Bath Street frontage, on the right, between the third and fourth floors. I have an image to show you, but couldn’t seem to post it here. Not sure if it is the same lettering, but I have not seen any others.
Wasn’t it spelt Birdie bath, it was when we went with the school for our swimming lessons there! Also you state it was much darker than the Premier – I recall it being much smaller than the Premier, maybe slightly darker but surely that goes with it being of smaller size as naturally less lighting/windows would be available. They were great days when we went as teenagers for a swim but definitely this was not the case when we went with the school – the thought of that belt/strap thing they put you in brings unpleasant memories, lol!
I don’t recall coming across them being ‘Bay Cottages’ or ‘Howarth’s Buildings’ Sue, so thanks for your reply.
Thank you for pointing this out, Geoff. You’re absolutely right, and a close look at the photo reveals that the cottages on the left are Bay Cottages and Howarth’s Buildings. Gore’s Terrace is just coming into view on the right. We’ve corrected the caption.
Roughly 35 years ago I worked for a company called Irwell Construction which replaced the main sewer pipe down the left hand side of Neville street for Sefton borough council and we exposed some of the shops which were perfectly intact – glass windows still in one piece, window displays still pinned to them I have never forgot what I seen and did not look like it was part of a landfill or building project. There is an entire old world in perfect condition preserved because me and 5 of my colleagues plus Sefton council employees witnessed it.
Sorry to tell you, but this isn’t ‘Wellington Terrace’ (Parade), but further down, ‘Gore’s Terrace’ (1815), and rather than the nearer ‘Union Buildings Terrace’ (built 1809). Geoff
My late partner worked for Sefton council and told me he had seen the shops underneath Neville Street but it all got closed up.
Fabulous photograph. Great idea for the page, I hope you receive plenty of pics. I will find a few to help.
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