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For many years, I've have had in my possession, what is best described as a 'promotional' book showing photos of buildings.

The creators of this book were :

John Lucas & Son (Builders) Ltd. Prescot

I assume that the company is no longer in existence - or has it been renamed ?

Anyone know anything, about John Lucas & Son ?

I'm certain, that some of the photos will be of interest to some on this forum.

The following images were as they were taken (in numerical order) from the book.

It is interesting to note small details, such as overhead cables - for trams or trolley buses ?

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th_01-pic-cover.jpg th_02-pica.jpg th_03-picb.jpg th_04-John-Lucas.jpg th_05-WJ-Lucas.jpg
Cover Title Forward John Lucas WJ Lucas
th_06-Directors.jpg th_07-AdminStaff.jpg th_08-Joinery-Works-1.jpg th_09-Joinery-Works-2.jpg th_10-Swimming_Baths_for_Girls_College_H
Directors Admin Staff Joinery Works Joinery Works Swimming Baths for Girls' College Huyton

 

th_11-Prescot_Council_Offices.jpg th_12-GasOffices_Prescot.jpg th_13-County_Mental_Hospital_1_Rainhill. th_14-County_Mental_Hospital_2_Rainhill. th_15-County_Mental_Hospital_3_Rainhill.
Prescot Council Offices Gas Offices, Prescot County Mental Hospital, Rainhill County Mental Hospital, Rainhill County Mental Hospital, Rainhill
th_16-Gas_Showrooms_St_Helens.jpg th_17_Offices_British_Insulated_Cable_Co th_18-Curzon_Cinema_Prescot_Road.jpg th_19-Lyme_House_Cinema_Prescot.jpg th_20-The_Hippodrome_St_Helens.jpg
Gas Showrooms, St Helens Offices British Insulated Cable Co. Curzon Cinema, Prescot Road Lyme House Cinema, Prescot The Hippodrome, St Helens

 

th_21-Rivoli_Cinema_St_Helens.jpg th_22-Eagle_and_Child_Hotel_1_Prescot.jp th_23-Eagle_and_Child_Hotel_2_Prescot.jp th_24-Oak_Tree_Hotel_1_Huyton.jpg th_25-Oak_Tree_Hotel_2_Huyton.jpg
Rivoli Cinema, St Helens Eagle & Child Hotel, Prescot Eagle & Child Hotel, Prescot Oak Tree Hotel, Huyton Oak Tree Hotel, Huyton
th_26-Ship_Inn_Rainhill.jpg th_27-Rose_and_Crown_Hotel_1_Huyton.jpg th_28-Rose_and_Crown_Hotel_2_Huyton.jpg th_29-Rose_and_Crown_Hotel_3_Huyton.jpg th_30-Rose_and_Crown_Hotel_4_Huyton.jpg
Ship Inn, Rainhill Rose & Crown Hotel, Huyton Rose & Crown Hotel, Huyton Rose & Crown Hotel, Huyton Rose & Crown Hotel, Huyton

 

th_31-Old_Omnibus_Inn_St_Oswald_Street_O th_32-Bottling_Stores_for_Bents_Brewery_ th_33-Hillside_Hotel_1_Prescot.jpg th_34_Hillside_Hotel_2_Prescot.jpg th_35-Bowring_Park_Hotel_Roby.jpg
Old Omnibus Inn, St Oswald Street, Old Swan, Liverpool Bottling Stores for Bent's Brewery Co. Ltd, Liverpool Hillside Hotel, Prescot Hillside Hotel, Prescot Bowring Park Hotel, Roby
th_36-Coronation_Hotel_Childwall_Valley_ th_37-Wellington_Hotel_1_Prescot.jpg th_38-Wellington_Hotel_2_Prescot.jpg th_39-Blue_Bell_Inn_Huyton.jpg th_40-Yew_Tree_Hotel_Huyton.jpg
Coronation Hotel, Childwall Valley Road, Liverpool Wellington Hotel, Prescot Wellington Hotel, Prescot Blue Bell Inn, Huyton Yew Tree Hotel, Huyton

 

th_41-Grange_Park_Hotel_Toll_Bar_Thatto_ th_42-Church_Hall_Christchurch_Eccleston th_43-Recreation_Hall_etc_for_Messrs_Pil th_44-Huyton_Lane_Housing_Scheme.jpg th_45-Parklands_Central_Avenue_Eccleston
Grange Park Hotel, Toll Bar, Thatto Heath, St Helens Church Hall, Christchurch, Eccleston Recreation Hall etc, for Messrs. Pilkington Huyton Lane Housing Scheme 'Parklands', Central Avenue, Eccleston Park, Prescot
th_46-Fazakerley_House_Parkside_Prescot. th_47-Penbury_Central_Avenue_Eccleston_P th_48-Oak_Tree_Cottage_Central_Avenue_Ec th_49-The_Limes_Parkside_Prescot.jpg th_50-Edenhurst_Part_Street_Prescot.jpg
Fazakerley House, Parkside, Prescot 'Penbury', Central Avenue, Eccleston Park, Prescot Oak Tree Cottage, Central Avenue, Eccleston Park, Prescot 'The Limes', Parkside, Prescot 'Edenhurst', Part Street, Prescot
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Thanks Kettlaness - some great photos of buildings that lots of people will be familiar with.

 

(Note for members - the original post was in Ask Admin and I added the photos from email attachments. We would appreciate it if these aren't immediately uploaded on Facebook, thanks.)

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This could be the family

 

http://plimmerpastur..onnections.html

 

Then there is this, read first paragraph

 

http://www.london-ga..ts/566/page.pdf

 

There is also a mention on the Prescot roll of honour of a Councillor William J Lucas (JP) and here is the story of that

 

http://www.pmsa.org..-database/5087/

 

Stephen Nulty may know more about the last link

 

Great pictures by the way but they look a little weirdly new?

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Hi Kettlaness, What a great book and great photos. Interesting family. Great links Ratty.

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Lovely photos,they make a big change from your 60's&70's boxy buildings.

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.. Great pictures by the way but they look a little weirdly new?

 

Reading their book, Ratty - it says that they are (or were) specialists in 'fitting out' premises. So I presume that those photos were taken when they'd just completed the jobs before customers etc were allowed back in again.

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Fabulous photo's.

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Parklands Central Dr this house belonged to Sir James Crooks he was a timber merchant and he entertianed the King and Queen when they came to st Helens in 1936? i will have to look the date up

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For many years, I've have had in my possession, what is best described as a 'promotional' book showing photos of buildings.

 

The creators of this book were :

 

John Lucas & Son (Builders) Ltd. Prescot

 

I assume that the company is no longer in existence - or has it been renamed ?

 

Anyone know anything, about John Lucas & Son ?

 

I'm certain, that some of the photos will be of interest to some on this forum.

 

The following images were as they were taken (in numerical order) from the book.

 

It is interesting to note small details, such as overhead cables - for trams or trolley buses ?

(Click the thumbnails)

th_01-pic-cover.jpg th_02-pica.jpg th_03-picb.jpg th_04-John-Lucas.jpg th_05-WJ-Lucas.jpg Cover Title Forward John Lucas WJ Lucas th_06-Directors.jpg th_07-AdminStaff.jpg th_08-Joinery-Works-1.jpg th_09-Joinery-Works-2.jpg th_10-Swimming_Baths_for_Girls_College_H Directors Admin Staff Joinery Works Joinery Works Swimming Baths for Girls' College Huyton

 

th_11-Prescot_Council_Offices.jpg th_12-GasOffices_Prescot.jpg th_13-County_Mental_Hospital_1_Rainhill. th_14-County_Mental_Hospital_2_Rainhill. th_15-County_Mental_Hospital_3_Rainhill. Prescot Council Offices Gas Offices, Prescot County Mental Hospital, Rainhill County Mental Hospital, Rainhill County Mental Hospital, Rainhill th_16-Gas_Showrooms_St_Helens.jpg th_17_Offices_British_Insulated_Cable_Co th_18-Curzon_Cinema_Prescot_Road.jpg th_19-Lyme_House_Cinema_Prescot.jpg th_20-The_Hippodrome_St_Helens.jpg Gas Showrooms, St Helens Offices British Insulated Cable Co. Curzon Cinema, Prescot Road Lyme House Cinema, Prescot

 

 

th_22-Eagle_and_Child_Hotel_1_Prescot.jp th_23-Eagle_and_Child_Hotel_2_Prescot.jp th_24-Oak_Tree_Hotel_1_Huyton.jpg th_25-Oak_Tree_Hotel_2_Huyton.jpg Oak Tree Hotel, Huyton

 

 

th_47-Penbury_Central_Avenue_Eccleston_P 'Penbury', Central Avenue, Eccleston Park, Prescot

 

Your photo of "Penbury" is my grand parents' house! It was taken a couple of yrs. after it was finished as I have a very similar photo as the house was JUST finished!

 

The name is the composite of my GPs' surnames: Penson and Tilbury. I think they bought it about 1935 when my GF was a director/ senior manager of Pilkingtons.

 

The house was brand new and we still have some of the furniture, bought brand new at the time.

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