Down our street..
...... There were lots of kids playing there
The old terrace streets are gradually being torn down to make way for new developments with houses shut up and a few residents left to hold out for something better.
I grew up in the 1950's in a street like this, long terraces of two-up two-down houses, in Liverpool 8, they were rough times then, playing out with your mates till late, fighting with the kids from the adjoining streets, going down the local park for the day and running to tthe corner shop of sweets. That street is long gone but many still remain throughout the city. This is Venmore Street in Anfield, Liverpool looking down towards the Liverpool FC ground.
As one of my favourite folk singers, Mike Harding, would have it:
Down our street
There are married men and women thereDancing mad in the midnight air
Down our streetNow when winter come it's really cold
Down our streetWe burn the doors because we've got no coal
Down our streetAnd when the cupboard it gets bareThey say that tomcat tastes like hare andThe Alsations they all walk round in pairs
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