|Falkner Street is
one of the older streets in the area, and has suffered some neglect
over the years. By the 1960s, many of the houses had become so decrepit
that they were demolished as slums. Past Bedford Street South, little
of its original splendour remains.
Happily, the houses that remain are now well cared for and in good repair.
|The Female Penitentiary
and Orphanage shown here on the map were demolished in the 1920s to
make way for the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
A brand new hospital was opened five years ago, and the building has now been given a new lease of life as student accommodation.
|If it wasn't for the car in this picture, it could almost be a scene of Victorian squalor. It's hard for me to believe this was taken in my lifetime.|
|Where Falkner Street
meets Hope Street, ghosts of the tramlines can be seen in the original
granite cobbles. At this end, Falkner Street suddenly fans out to double
its normal width. Here you'll find Number 7 - a tasteful cafe,
serious contemporary art gallery, and a deli too.
The large building in this photo is Blackburne House, formerly the Liverpool Institute High School for Girls and now a Women's Centre.
See this view as a 360° panorama!