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Lancaster House


At the top of Old Hall Street in Liverpool stands Lancaster House, one of the main BT buildings in Liverpool. It was there back in '65 that I signed on as a lowly apprentice to the Post Office Telephones as it was then. Almost the first act was to sign the Official Secrets Act as it was a Civil Service job then so I am bound not to say any more!

This bit was added later and you can get some nice reflections in it. I believe it may have been owned by John Moores Ltd, strange to say there are no windows in the building.

Lancaster House


At the top of Old Hall Street in Liverpool stands Lancaster House, one of the main BT buildings in Liverpool. It was there back in '65 that I signed on as a lowly apprentice to the Post Office Telephones as it was then. Almost the first act was to sign the Official Secrets Act as it was a Civil Service job then so I am bound not to say any more!

This bit was added later and you can get some nice reflections in it. I believe it may have been owned by John Moores Ltd, strange to say there are no windows in the building.

comments (8)

Nice shot , I like it !
Les Auld: Thanks, Appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jun 2009, 07:47
No windows? Strange indeed. The glasswork makes for great pictures - sunset/-rise could also work well methinks.
Les Auld: Apparently they are one way glass Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Jun 2009, 08:49
You have posted some great reflective shots recently Les, but this is my favorite
Les Auld: Glad you like it Zed, appreciate the comment.
Amazing reflections Les, but a building with no windows must be very claustrophobic.
Les Auld: I don;t think I would like to work in there Brian, thanks for the comment.
Nicely composed with the reflections as well. Good one.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
Cracking shot Les
Les Auld: Thanks Bill.
This sits on the site that was the original GPO exchange bombed during the war. As a child it was our play ground. All that remained og the original building was a labyrinth of cellars most of which were flooded. We had a network of board walks on piles of bricks. Illuminated with candles and homemade paraffin lamps it was a small boys paradise even if it used to scare us to death. Happy days. John Moores building is next door I think. The building is a great photo location. Nice one Les.
Les Auld: I lived in the Tuebrook and Toxteth in my early years and never ventured this far so I have no recolection of the place before 1965, I have seen pictures though and it did take a bit of a pasting. There are some pretty deep tunnels under Lancaster House as well if I remember correctly. Thanks for the comment Alistair, appreciate it.
I love such modern buildings.
Les Auld: Some you do, some you don't Paul, his one is not too bad, thanks for the comment.

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