Martin Jones has found the following photographs while searching the collection at Liverpool records office. They have kindly given permission for the photographs to be used here.
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The online catalogue at LRO can be viewed here
17/11/1947 A photograph of warehouses on Manesty's Lane taken from Coopers Lane. On the left hand side is a sign for McAlister Griffiths Ltd. colonial outfitters. On the far left hand side it appears that some warehouses have been demolished through possible bomb damage.
13/01/1948 A photograph of Woodhouse & Son house furnishers on Lord Street (44 - 50). The building appears to be in the process of being rebuilt, presumably after sustaining bomb damage during the war. The ground floor is the only part of the building which is intact. Further along the street is J. and F. Stone Lighting and Radio Ltd. wireless dealers. On the opposite corner, on the corner of Church Street and Paradise Street, is Cooper & Co.'s Stores Ltd.
8/02/1948 A photograph of a hoarding on the side of a building off King Street. The area appears to have sustained heavy bomb damage during the war as the buildings are half demolished and there is a large area of empty land in the foreground. The hoarding bears an advert for more women to subscribe to working in the cotton mills, as the advert puts it 'To Save Britain'
23/04/1948 A view looking across the remains of buildings on Brunswick Street towards the bombed out shell of the Goree Piazzas, and a tunnel ventilation shaft behind. The cupolas of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Building can be seen in the distance.
Old Ropery - Moor Street - Rear of James Street Date 26/05/1948 Description A view of a bomb site on Moor Street. The land in the foreground is rubble, while the buildings in the background are derelict. The National Bank Building on James Street can be seen in the background.
Demolition Progress - Goree Piazzas Date 31/05/1948 Description A view looking across the remains of buildings on Brunswick Street towards the bombed out shell of the Goree Piazzas, and a tunnel ventilation shaft behind. The cupolas of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Building can be seen in the distance. Demolition work is taking place on the Goree Piazzas.
Rear of Town Hall from Chapel Street Date 28/05/1949 Description A view looking across to the Town Hall through the cavity left by the demolition of part of the Exchange Buildings. This might be due to bomb damage.
Nos 53-55 Netherfield Road, Corner of Rose Place Date 02/01/1953 Description A view of buildings on the corner of Netherfield Road and Rose Place. The land around has been flattened by bomb damage.
Static Water Tank - Brunswick Street Date 08/08/1942. It is full of water and is surrounded by a brick wall. On either side of the water tank there are piles of rubble, which are presumably from buildings that were hit by bombs.
Static Water Tank Date 08/08/1942. It is a large round tank that is surrounded by a wall and a fence. Houses run up from the side of the tank, and in front of some of them there is rubble, which was presumably from a building that was hit by a bomb. On the other side of the fence there is more land that is covered with rubble and it is possible that some construction work is being carried out, but it is not clear what is happening.
22/09/1942 A photograph of a building on Brownlow Hill. There was a building next to it, but that has gone, presumably as it was hit by a bomb. That building was possibly the public house. Parts of the old building are still attached to the other, and a fireplace and the wallpaper can be seen. There are two men on the roof of the building and the area has been cordoned off.
Car Park - Brunswick Street Date 29/05/1946. The buildings which once occupied the site have gone, presumably after the site was bombed during the war. The Royal Liver and Cunard Buildings are visible in the background. Other buildings on the right have yet to be demolished or rebuilt. On the left are the warehouses on the Goree. These have also sustained some structural damage.
14/11/1947. A photograph of the Old Bluecoat School showing the effects of bomb damage in 1941.
14/11/1947. A view from Paradise Street through Cable Street towards the docks and the Royal Liver Building and showing the emptiness and destruction to buildings in this area caused by bombing raids on Liverpool during World War II. The Victoria Memorial in the middle of Derby Square can be seen in the background. There are some half demolished buildings on the right hand side. Several motor cars and buses are parked on the waste ground in the foreground.
Adverts - Stone's Buildings, Lord Street Date 08/03/1944. A photograph of nos. 56 & 58, Lord Street which was occupied by Stone's Lighting and Radio Ltd. wireless dealers. There are some bill boards on the side of the building. The buildings on either side of this have been demolished after bombing raids. The Victoria Memorial can just be seen in the background, still standing amid a scene of destruction. Men are carrying out repairs on the left of Lord Street and several motor cars are parked at the sides of the street.
06/01/1944. A view of Scotland Place. The buildings on the left have suffered bomb damage as the windows are broken and they are also boarded up. The building on the far left was a public house. A horse and cart can be seen in the street in front of the buildings.