Time travel on a zip wire……

With the news that thrill seekers are going be offered the opportunity to speed down a zip wire high above Church Street here are few things they may see if they hit a few time warps!

All additions gratefully received!

Timeline for Church St

c1671 – Laid out
1671 – Bridge built across Whitechapel from Lord Sttemp 014 copy
1704 – St Peters Church built
1708 – School Lane in place – Bluecoat
1740 – 45 Parker St/Clayton Sq
1760 – paved
1780 – Dr James Currie lived here – site of TK Max
1782 – Dispensary- corner of Church Alley
1797 – No.40 Original Athenaum opens
1818-  mcadamised
1824 – No. 46 Pantheon Theatre
1828 – Hendersons Dept Store
1829 – No. 46 Liver Theatre – shops from 1850’s
1858 – No.25 – was Elkington’s
1867 – No. 83 – by date on building
1868 – Street widened, burials exhumed from St Peters
1872  -Seels Building
1884  -Bank of Liverpool 84 Church St – later Martins, then Barclays, now Santander
1909 – First UK Woolworths – No.25
1912/14 – Premier Bldgs – now LloydsBank, was Boots
1912/18 – Bon Marche rebuilt, upper floors added 1923ZipWire
1920 – Coopers Bldgs
1922 – Street widened, St Peters demolished
1922-24 – new Woolworths, also Burtons
1924 – widened, and original Athenaeum demolished
1928 – sweep around Parker St corner rebuilt
1930 – 17 Church St – Lloyds Bank, now Vodafone
1951-55  -Spinney House – Littlewoods, now Primark
c1957  – Bunney’s Store demolished, now site of ForeEver21
1960 – Henderson’s rebuilt after tragic fire
1974 – Pedestrianised
1994 – ‘The Great Escape – horse sculpture – removed 2006
2000-  C&A closes – after more than 70yrs

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