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Red Rose

Liverpool, England

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Funnily enough I love Manchester! Had many, many good nights out there and love gigs in Manchester!

 

I'm in Waterloo, 5 mins from Surry Hills. What about you? Been here long?

 

Me? 'MR2?' Can't be me, I'm not from Manchester. (Isn't it a suburb of Liverpool?) (My knowledge of UK geography is rather limited when it comes to north of the Thames (although I was born in South Shields.)

 

I've been in Surry Hills, working or living, since 1981, albeit with a twelve year 'holiday' back in Southampton, and have owned my unit in Elizabeth St since 1987.

 

Where does Redfern end and Waterloo begin? I walked down Regent St/Botany Road heading for Alexandria and I think it's somewhere down there. The Iron Duke, Macdonalds on McEvoy St, they are Waterloo? There's another pub about 50 metres past The Iron Duke? What is its name? And The Cauliflower. What suburb is that in!?

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I KNEW you weren't talking to me! (It's because I'm old and boring!) I was just moved by all this talk of 'Liverpool' to retreat to my 'throne room' with my chart book to peruse '1963' again, when I got a 4-speed record player for my 9th birthday on Anzac Day (though I'd never heard of Anzac Day then) and I bought 'Please Please Me' & 'She Loves You.' (and 'Like I've Never Been Gone' by Billy Fury & 'Glad All Over' by The Dave Clark Five.') Fifty years ago! It's ancient history now. The song I ended up singing in the shower was not The Beatles but 'From a Jack to a King' by Ned Miller.

 

I remember talking to a bloke at Royal Mail who was retiring and I asked him:

 

'What year did you start?' '1963.'

'Before or after The Great Train Robbery?' 'Before.'

'What Beatles' song was in the charts?' 'Please Please Me,'

 

PS I don't think I have 'Waterloo' on my spreadsheet of Sydney 'burbs' for PIO members so it must be time to both resurrect and re-activate that!

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I asked LittleLakeGirl because she asked me haha.

 

I'm not too sure where the boundaries are round here. I'm in the Meriton Apartments on Bourke Street. Don't really go south from here unless I'm playing football that way, tend to head east to the beach, or north to the city!

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It's cool! Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it .... the shopping is good, the nightlife is OK, if you are young I suppose and we mustn't forget it's the home of THE BEATLES ... and many other icons

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Well i am thrilled to read the responses of this post. I am from the Wirral but all family originate from Liverpool, lived there until i came here aged 22. I love home, i think the people are fabulous and i am so happy when i return, We are only in Oz for two things, better weather and better jobs. But quality of life is at home. As i said i was extremely supprised and thrilled to see how many other people recognise the place for what it really is.

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One of my few reasons, perhaps the only one, to go back to England, is to do The Beatles tour.

 

Did you know that Liverpool in England is named after a town in New South Wales!!!!

 

Is it Dave.................very good lol!

Edited by pablo

"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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Once was enough. It's just a northern hole like the rest of northern Blighty. A filthy decrepit dump, and that's putting it nicely!

 

You are such a ridiculous &@£*€ what is your problem??? I hope you are not from down south as you give us a bad name! Get a frigging life and jog on, nobody was asking you anyway.....

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I'm a plastic, plastic scouser. A red through and through so most of my time in Liverpool has been spent around Anfield. I have also been there for a few bowling tournaments and always make sure to spend time in the city.

 

I also worked there for a couple of days a week for about a month when I was training some people in the liver building.

 

Pretty much all the people I know from Liverpool are great and I get on very well with them.

 

Don't listen to wendee he is a poisonous little troll that needs to get back under his bridge....

Edited by munchbaby99

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Gosh, really, @Scousers? I reckon even without me working ATM we've got a comparable quality of life here; I'm utterly in love with Sydney. We drove through the centre to get to Bronte for the sunrise on Saturday morning and it was just stunning, I love that drive in from the West over the Anzac bridge. I just know I'll never tire of it.

 

Phil, we're in Concord West, a great little suburb. A bit quiet for some but there are some lovely properties here (There's a heritage home up for sale in nearby Concord that was voted best maintained last year; what I wouldn't give to have the money to get my mitts on it) and it's convenient for lots of things.

Edited by LittleLakeGirl

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