The history of Teulon Street
If you go onto the 'Britshpathe' web site and type in 'Liverpool slums' then click on 'Liverpool 1974'.
After a few seconds you will see footage filmed from a car, starting from the bottom of Pugin Street. You briefly see Mrs Browns sweet shop ( boarded up ) plus part of Teulon Street infants school. Then the footage starts again, from the top of Pugin Street travelling down the street.
You can see the rear of the Orange lodge practise hall in Cockerell Street, but Moiras sweet shop has been demolished.
This is how things were beginning to look.
Moira's sweet shop (in Cockerell Street) 1970
Some people might remember this shop being known as Lil's or Jeans
This shop was also previously run by a Mr Green who had been a POW to the Japanese.
In the Britishpathe footage Moira's is no longer there, but the rear of the Orange lodge hall can still be seen
This is Pugin Street from 1970. ( The houses on the left are Cockerell Street )
The waste ground in this picture is a legacy from the blitz. In the Britishpathe footage most of the houses beyond the parked car have been demolished .
This web site is only going to be of interest to anyone who lived in Teulon Street, or who lived in nearby streets and went to Teulon Street school.
So i have added a few photographs of surrounding streets
Pictures courtesy of the Liverpool Central Library
Top of Pugin 1970
Number 2 Pugin Street
Bottom of Luton Grove
Blair Hall ( above the Co op )
The Beatles played here 5 times in 1961
Bessie Braddock worked at this co-op as a teenager
Bottom of Luton Grove
This photograph is from 1928 and includes Marius Street, Alexander Street,
Burrell Street ( part of which still stands ) and Florence Street
Edward Avenue, looking up towards Marius Street with Tate Street on the left.
75 Tetlow Street
60 Tetlow Street
A recent picture of Tetlow Street church
67 Tetlow Street
The house with the street sign on was once a pub called 'The Salop Inn'
Heather Street taken from Salop Street. Mr Carr's Coal yard
Heather Street, looking from Salop Street, showing Mr Jones's corner shop
18 16 14 Salop Street
12 Salop Street
17 Salop Street
Bottom of Pugin Street
Bottom of Cockerell Street
Bottom of Barry Street
The Orange lodge at the bottom of Pugin Street. The shop on the right is Fairhursts
whose staff are in the picture below
The Tintern Abbey above and the Penrhyn Castle below
The shop next to the Penrhyn was called Clitheroes ( I think ) but was just called
'The white shop' as it was painted white
115 Cockerell Street
2 Cockerell Street
116 Cockerell Street
71 Barry Street
89 Barry Street
Walton Lane / Florence Street with Alexander Street in the background.
Graffiti courtesy of Wayne Booth, Les Burke and Dave Dewhurst who's names were painted everywhere. Georgie could be George Coffey
Picture is from around 1974
Walton lane School
And below the architects drawing which shows the bell tower which had to be pulled down due to being unsafe after the blitz
Top Fountains Road 1975
I would say that this photo was taken from a top window on Walton Road. Somewhere between the Fountains Abbey pub and Furness Street.
Fountains Road houses to the left ( You can see the same 'hall to hall' front doorways as in the previous picture ) with Woodhouse Street on the immediate right.
Wyatt Street would be top centre mixed up in all the debris. The high up chimney would be from a Walton Road shop.
Also the street lighting would almost certainly be Walton Road
If you continue watching the pathe footage from 1974, after 2.25 minutes you
see film from this area, panning from Fountains Road around to Wyatt Street
Kirkstall Street 1976
Should say 1951
The pictures below are all courtesy of the Liverpool Central Library
Gillian Webb Karen Owen Pauline Taylor Karen Denneny ( hidden ) Janet Gee ( front )
Sandra Kelshaw Miss Craven Gillian Coy Deborah O'Keefe Debbie Sutton Lesley Somerville
An example of some of the kids work. A pencil at the top of this picture gives you a sense of the scale of this book
Class 1 infants
Class 3 infants
Gillian Coy Miss Craven
Class P juniors
Class 4 juniors
Class 3 juniors
Class 2 juniors
Class 1 juniors
All the names of pupils were just copied from the class register and the people may not actually be on the picture. An example of that can be found in this picture of my class.
In the Teulon Street book is the name of Lorraine Styles but she is not in this photo.
Other names that i can remember from my class over the years are:
Alan Maimes ( Teulon Street / Walton Rd ) Peter Smith ( Goldie Street )
Michael Dickinson ( Alexander Street ) David Emery ( Anfield Rd )
Colin Jones ( Tetlow Street ) Tommy Burke ( Furness Street )
Sheila Oakes ( Burrell Street ) Paul Parry ( Salop Street )
Phillip Moran ( Teulon Street )
Please do not be tempted to skip past the next few items they are very funny
Thanks to the Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool. who have kindly gave their permission to reproduce the above photographs
Teulon Street County Primary school was renamed
Eileen Craven Primary school
Tommy Tripp and David Dewhurst at Alsop. Usually boys from Teulon Street would go to this school, but now, because the streets were due to be demolished most of my class went to John Hamilton Comprehensive in Everton
This telegram was sent to our house on 27th of December 1974 for my brother Harry to go to sea. When he returned Teulon Street was gone.
Most people were moved to one of the new housing estates in the Everton area, some moved as far as Skelmersdale. In March 1975 we moved by Walton Hall Avenue
Albie Taylor Harry Dewhurst
This picture is from about 1975. The school was now surrounded by wasteland although the house in the background is still there today ( Number 1 Florence Street )
This map was published in the early 1980's but is from 1975. A few houses left.
( including our house No 62 ) The council were now finishing off what Hitler had started
The 3 photographs below are from 27th June 1981
Eventually, about 2 decades later, new houses were built around the school.
Some of the old street names were retained.
This map from the 1990's shows the school surounded by new housing, although the open air theatre ( highlighted in red ) in Stanley Park was knocked down in the early 1970's
Teulon Street school closed on 27th August 1997
On the same day, after a short illness, my mum died
The footage below was taken by Alan Poole
The young girl in the pram is Alans daughter
The school was demolished shortly after this.
New houses have now been built on this site. The estate has been named after Miss Craven
Aerial view 1999
This aerial photo shows the Craven Park estate near to completion.
Teulon Street is marked out roughly in red
Thanks go to
Albie Taylor, Alan Poole, Lynn Murphy, Philip Hayes, Greg Ed Words and many others for contributing to this site.
Also to the Liverpool Central Library for permission to reproduce photographs held by them