Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool Empire Theatre is a theatre located on the corner of Lime Street and London Road in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. The theatre is the second to be built on the site, was opened in 1925, it can seat 2,348 people. During its time it has hosted many types of entertainment, including variety shows, operas, pop concerts, plays; the Beatles appeared in the theatre in their early days. The theatre has hosted two Royal Command Performances and in 2007, a Royal Variety Performance to mark Liverpool's being designated a European City of Culture the following year, it is sited in the William Brown Street Conservation Area. The first theatre on the site opened on 15 October 1866 and was named the "New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House", it was at that time Liverpool's largest theatre. On 29 July 1867 its name was changed to the "Royal Alexandra Theatre and Opera House" in honour of Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales; the theatre closed in 1894, but was re-opened the following year under the ownership of Empire Theatre Ltd.
In 1896 the theatre was sold to Messrs. Moss and Thornton for £30,000, renamed "The Empire"; this theatre closed on 16 February 1924, it was demolished. It was replaced by the present larger theatre, which opened on 9 March 1925. In 1977 the theatre was still owned by Moss Empires. Two years it was acquired by Merseyside County Council. During the following two years a total of £680,000 was spent on improving the back stage facilities, extending the stage and orchestra pit; the theatre underwent a further major refurbishment in 1999. By 2002 the theatre was owned by Clear Channel Entertainment. In that year an extension was built on the north side of the building; the theatre was designed by T. R. Milburn for Moss Empires. Griffiths; the building is constructed with a Portland stone façade and brick elsewhere. The architectural style of the façade is free Neoclassical; the front of the theatre is in five bays, the central three of which have an attic rising above the two lateral bays. The ground floor of the central bays contains the entrance doors and over them is a steel canopy decorated with medallions and guilloché bands.
The storey above ground level contains the balcony, with single and paired Ionic columns, between which are recessed windows. Over this is a dentilled cornice and the attic. In the first floor of the side bays there are windows in architraves that are flanked by shallow pilasters above, a plain parapet; the entrance foyer is with stairs to the balcony on both sides of the foyer. The seats are raked both to the rear in order to improve the lines of sight; the internal decoration is in Louis XVI style. It contains "many curious decorative features including carved elephant caryatids"; the theatre is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building, having been designated on 16 October 1990. When it was opened its design was considered advanced, owing to the raked seating layout. There are Britain's largest two-tier auditorium, it is sited in the William Brown Street Conservation Area. Performers in the original theatre included George Formby, Sr. Harry Tate, Dan Leno, Florrie Forde, The Two Bobs, Wilson and Betty.
The first production in the present theatre was Better Days, starring Stanley Lupino, Maisie Gay and Ruth French. Subsequent performers have included Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Mae West and Hardy, Roy Rogers and Trigger, Charlton Heston, Sarah Bernhardt, Henry Irving, Vesta Tilley, Arthur Askey. More recent artists include Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Neil Sedaka, The Osmonds, Tommy Steel, Adam Faith, Bruce Forsyth, Victoria Wood and Wise, Ken Dodd, Shirley Bassey, Kylie Minogue, Kate Bush, Elton John, Cilla Black, AC/DC, Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, Steve Hillage, The Shadows. In 1957 a local pop group called, they returned in 1959, having changed their name to "Johnny and the Moondogs". They returned to the Empire again in 1962, now named The Beatles; the Beatles played the Empire for the last time on 5 December 1965. During the 1970s two Royal Command Performances were held in the Empire, in 2007 the theatre was the venue for the Royal Variety Performance in recognition of Liverpool being made the European Capital of Culture for the following year.
The Empire Theatre continues to stage productions in various genres, including musicals, pop concerts, plays and wrestling. The theatre is reputed to be haunted by at least two ghosts, one a former painter at the theatre called Len, the other a girl aged about nine or ten in Victorian dress; as of 2011 the Empire is part of the Ambassador Theatre Group. Each year a musical is produced at the theatre performed by participants in Stage Experience, a two-week summer school in which local youngsters take part in performing a full-scale musical with a professional team; this began in 2007 with Summer Holiday, followed by The Wiz in 2008, Bugsy Malone in 2009, Fame in 2010, West Side Story in 2011, Annie in 2012, Grease in 2013, Cats in 2014, Rent in 2017. Theatre website
Rodney Street, Liverpool
Rodney Street in Liverpool, England is noted for the number of doctors who practise there and its Georgian architecture. It is sometimes referred to as the "Harley Street of the North". Together with Hope Street and Gambier Terrace it forms the Rodney Street conservation area. There are over 60 Grade II listed buildings on one Grade II * former church. Rodney Street was laid out in 1783 -- 1784 by others, it was named after George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, who, in 1782, secured a naval victory over the Comte de Grasse at the Battle of the Saintes. It was developed piecemeal up to the 1820s with houses for the affluent, escaping the old town centre. A few houses have five bays, with central doors, they were erected in pairs or short runs by different developers which led to an inconsistent roof line. Sometimes referred to in local media as the "Harley Street of the North", some buildings on Rodney Street are now used by doctors conducting private clinics, notably for cosmetic surgery. No. 9 was the birthplace of Arthur Clough, a poet born in 1819.
No. 62 was the birthplace in 1809 of William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on four separate occasions through the 1860s to the 1890s, the home of his father John. No. 59 Rodney Street was home and studio to Edward Chambré Hardman, is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. On the north side of Rodney Street stands the disused Scottish Presbyterian Church of Saint Andrew, built in 1823–1824; the body of the church is of a simple two-storey design with round arched windows and stuccoed walls designed by Daniel Stewart. The façade of blackened ashlar, designed by John Foster Jr. is an imposing composition of Ionic entrance columns, flanked by corner towers, topped with Corinthian columns and domes. In 2012, the former church was renovated and redeveloped to provide en suite student accommodation for 100 students. Henry Booth merchant and engineer Arthur Hugh Clough and Anne Clough were born in the street William Henry Duncan, appointed as Liverpool's first Medical Officer of Health in 1847 William Ewart Gladstone was born at number 62 E. Chambré Hardman, studio at no 59 Nicholas Monsarrat, was born on the street.
William Roscoe and historian James Maury, the first United States consul from 1790 to 1829, lived at 4 Rodney Street Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was born at no 4 Rodney Street in 1934 Architecture of Liverpool Grade II listed buildings in Liverpool-L1 Grade II* listed buildings in Liverpool – City Centre Notes Citations Rideout, Edna. "Rodney Street, Liverpool". Transactions of The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire; the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. 83: 61–95. Rodney Street conservation area http://home.clara.net/ronsmith/liverpool/liv_19_c.htm 88 Rodney Street Website
Britannia Adelphi Hotel
The Britannia Adelphi Hotel is in Ranelagh Place, Liverpool city centre, England. The present building is the third hotel on the site, is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building; the building is managed by Britannia Hotels. It contains 402 en-suite bedrooms and dining facilities, a gymnasium; the first hotel on the site was built in 1826 for the hotelier James Radley by the conversion of two 18th Century town houses. It was built on the site of the former Ranelagh Gardens, the first open space for public recreation in Liverpool; this hotel was replaced by another hotel in 1876, bought in 1892 by the Midland Railway, being renamed the Midland Adelphi. A feature was a basement set of heated tanks to keep live turtles for turtle soup, not only served, but the basis of a significant business being sent to banquets etc. around the country and beyond. The railway company replaced it between 1911 and 1914 with the present building, designed by Frank Atkinson.
When opened, it was "regarded as the most luxurious hotel outside London". Due to Liverpool being a major arrival and departure point for ocean liners during the early 20th century, the Adelphi served as the most popular hotel in the city for wealthy passengers before they embarked on their journey to North America; the RMS Titanic was registered in Liverpool, the Sefton Suite is said to be an exact replica of the ill-fated liner's First Class Smoking Lounge. However, it is unclear why this claim is made as the room bears no resemblance to Titanic's First Class Smoking Room or the First Class Lounge. Guests at the hotel have included world leaders, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Artistes appearing at the Empire Theatre, including Frank Sinatra and Hardy, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan, Roy Rogers have stayed at the hotel. Rogers made an appearance outside the main entrance with Trigger; the Britannia Adelphi Liverpool is constructed in Portland stone. It has seven stories, its entrance front contains eleven bays.
The central three bays of the ground floor comprise the entrance, enhanced by columns. The windows on the first floor are round-headed. In the central three bays of the fourth and fifth floors is a recessed balcony with Ionic columns. There are similar columns on these floors in the tenth bays. Above the sixth floor is a cornice with a balustrade; the public rooms contain columns, marble panelling, coffered arches. The Central Court is top-lit, contains pink marble pilasters, glazed screens, French doors opening into restaurants on its sides. Beyond this is the Hypostyle Hall, containing Empire-style decoration and four Ionic columns. Beyond this is the Fountain Court. In November 2010 the hotel received a poor report following a hygiene inspection by Liverpool City Council and enforcement action was threatened if improvements were not made; this resulted in the hotel general manager being removed from his post. A subsequent inspection reported that things were "much improved". However, this was only temporary.
Three consecutive Liverpool City Council inspections gave it a zero rating with "urgent improvement necessary". In June 2017 the owners, Britannia Hotels, admitted in the Liverpool Magistrates' Court to three breaches of food safety laws and were fined £232,500. In Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Chapter 1.8, Professor Aronnax describes the interior of the submarine as similar to the Adelphi Hotel. The lounge was used in the 1981 TV series Brideshead Revisited as the interior of an ocean liner. In 1997 the hotel was used in the filming of The Lakes, in which the protagonist used the hotel toilets to steal from the guests. In 1997, the hotel was the subject of Hotel; this fly-on-the-wall documentary enabled viewers to look behind the scenes at the everyday running of the hotel. The series was voiced over by Andrew Sachs; the Hotel features in the Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back as Dylan appears on the balcony of his room to wave to his fans below. Grade II listed buildings in Liverpool-L1 Britannia Hotels
Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved; the term "protected area" includes Marine Protected Areas, the boundaries of which will include some area of ocean, Transboundary Protected Areas that overlap multiple countries which remove the borders inside the area for conservation and economic purposes. There are over 161,000 protected areas in the world with more added daily, representing between 10 and 15 percent of the world's land surface area. By contrast, only 1.17% of the world's oceans is included in the world's ~6,800 Marine Protected Areas. Protected areas are essential for biodiversity conservation providing habitat and protection from hunting for threatened and endangered species. Protection helps maintain ecological processes that cannot survive in most intensely managed landscapes and seascapes.
Protected areas are understood to be those in which human occupation or at least the exploitation of resources is limited. The definition, accepted across regional and global frameworks has been provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in its categorisation guidelines for protected areas; the definition is as follows: A defined geographical space, recognized and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values. The objective of protected areas is to conserve biodiversity and to provide a way for measuring the progress of such conservation. Protected areas will encompass several other zones that have been deemed important for particular conservation uses, such as Important Bird Areas and Endemic Bird Areas, Centres of Plant Diversity and Community Conserved Areas, Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites and Key Biodiversity Areas among others. A protected area or an entire network of protected areas may lie within a larger geographic zone, recognised as a terrestrial or marine ecoregions, or a crisis ecoregions for example.
As a result, Protected Areas can encompass a broad range of governance types. Indeed, governance of protected areas has emerged a critical factor in their success. Subsequently, the range of natural resources that any one protected area may guard is vast. Many will be allocated for species conservation whether it be flora or fauna or the relationship between them, but protected areas are important for conserving sites of cultural importance and considerable reserves of natural resources such as. Of all global terrestrial carbon stock, 15.2% is contained within protected areas. Protected areas in South America hold 27% of the world's carbon stock, the highest percentage of any country in both absolute terms and as a proportion of the total stock. Rainforests: 18.8% of the world's forest is covered by protected areas and sixteen of the twenty forest types have 10% or more protected area coverage. Of the 670 ecoregions with forest cover, 54% have 10% or more of their forest cover protected under IUCN Categories I – VI.
Mountains: Nationally designated protected areas cover 14.3% of the world's mountain areas, these mountainous protected areas made up 32.5% of the world's total terrestrial protected area coverage in 2009. Mountain protected area coverage has increased globally by 21% since 1990 and out of the 198 countries with mountain areas, 43.9% still have less than 10% of their mountain areas protected. Annual updates on each of these analyses are made in order to make comparisons to the Millennium Development Goals and several other fields of analysis are expected to be introduced in the monitoring of protected areas management effectiveness, such as freshwater and marine or coastal studies which are underway, islands and drylands which are in planning. Through its World Commission on Protected Areas, the IUCN has developed six Protected Area Management Categories that define protected areas according to their management objectives, which are internationally recognised by various national governments and the United Nations.
The categories provide international standards for defining protected areas and encourage conservation planning according to their management aims. IUCN Protected Area Management Categories: Category Ia — Strict Nature Reserve Category Ib — Wilderness Area Category II — National Park Category III — Natural Monument or Feature Category IV — Habitat/Species Management Area Category V — Protected Landscape/Seascape Category VI – Protected Area with sustainable use of natural resources Protected areas are cultural artifacts, their story is entwined with that of human civilization. Protecting places and resources is by no means a modern concept, whether it be indigenous communities guarding sacred sites or the convention of European hunting reserves. Over 2000 years ago, royal decrees in India protected certain areas. In Europe and powerful people protected hunting grounds for a thousand years. Moreover, the idea of protection of special places is universal: for example, it occurs among the communities in the Pacific and in parts of Africa.
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The Futurist Cinema, Liverpool
The Futurist Cinema was a cinema located in Lime Street, Liverpool. Opened as Lime Street Picture House in 1912, the cinema operated until closing in 1982. Unable to find a new owner it was left to decline, it was demolished in 2016 after a court battle over the controversial plans for redevelopment of the area. Opened on 16 September 1912, the ‘Lime Street Picture House’ was a upmarket city centre cinema, with a Georgian styled facade & a French Renaissance interior; the grand entrance foyer had a black & white square tiled floor and the walls were of Sicilian marble. It housed a luxurious cafe on the 1st floor and the auditorium was designed to have the effect of a live theatre with an abundance of architectural features, embellished by plaster mouldings, it provided seating for 1,029 patrons. The cinema boasted a full orchestra to accompany the silent films. On 14 August 1916, the cinema changed its name to ‘City Picture House’ due to another cinema opening in Clayton Square, called ‘Liverpool Picture House’.
And in October 1920 a new company was formed ‘Futurist LTD’ to purchase the cinema and the two shops for £167,000. The building was a leasehold from Liverpool Corporation and from this time the Futurist were both controlled by Levy Cinema Circuit, they had cinemas in Birmingham; the era of silent films ended in 1929 at the futurist and new ‘Western Electric Talking Equipment’ was installed. By the 1930s cinemas were popping up everywhere, the Forum in 1931 & the Paramount on London Road in 1934; this affected the Futurist’s business and resulted in the cinema showing second runs of leading films. The outbreak of war saw an initial closure of cinemas due to fears that large groups of people congregated in one place was inviting trouble during an air raid; this ban lasted less than a week though, as it was soon recognised that cinema had a valuable role to play in keeping civilian morale high, keeping people up to date with the latest news on the war effort. Television was unknown in this country, so people relied on newsreels shown in cinemas for a visual confirmation of what they read in their newspaper, or heard on the radio.
The 25 April 1941 saw the visit of Winston Churchill to the city. He was cheered by the local people wherever he went. At one stage he passed along Lime Street, as can be seen in newspaper articles that appeared the next day. May 1941 saw both the adjacent Scala Cinema suffering bomb damage; the exact date in unclear, but a newspaper cutting from the period suggests a date no than the 5th, the area is known to have been badly damaged on the 3rd. It was rebuilt and reopened in minimal time & was showing films by June that year; this saw the original pediment replaced with a less ornate classical style version. In 1954 Twentieth Century Fox leased the Futurist & showed cinema scope films for the first time in Liverpool showing wide screen films, This continued until 1960 when they relinquished control & ABC took it over for £135,000. ABC reopened the Futurist in July 1960 and kept control of it until its closure in 1982. ABC owned 12 cinemas in Liverpool including the Forum. Both the Scala & the Futurist were closed to make way for the Forum's new multi screen cinema.
The closures were blamed on the shortage of good films, video market, the recession and unemployment. The building subsequently fell into a state of dilapidation. A number of plans for the Futurist were proposed including: Lifestyle LTD in Jan 1984, 18 months after its closure, plans were put forward to turn the Futurist into a 1920s style nightclub The Skelhorne Triangle The facade of The Futurist was used as a piece of art for the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; as part of plans to renovate Lime Street, Liverpool Council determined that the building was too badly derelict to save, with parts of the building not safe enough for structural engineers investigating the building to enter. A report published in March 2015 by Sutcliffe found that the building's structure was corroded and rotting due to water damage from the roof, though concluded that the facade may be salvageable. Renovations for Lime Street, including demolition of the Futurist, were approved in August 2015; this followed a number of campaigns that took place attempting to save the building's facade in the preceding years, firstly by local Facebook campaigners whose petition generated 4,015 signatories and by the Merseyside Civic Society and SAVE.
After an independent engineer stated that there was a possibility the facade could be saved, campaigners were granted the right to appeal in May 2016. In April 2016 emergency work had to be carried out to make the building safe, with what safety inspectors described as "internal collapse, leaning walls and a high risk that cladding tiles may fall off". Works to be carried out included the demolition of the facade in May. Structural reports regarding the facade were controversial with original reports by Sutcliffe being discredited by heritage specialists Morton Partnerships who found that the construction of the facade were made of hollowed blocks rather than tiles as assumed, they found no significant threat of cladding'tiles' falling off but recommended the removal and retention of the post WWII pediment, not secured appropriately. Liverpool Council attempted to demolish the facade while the court appeal was ongoing but campaigners were able to obtain a block on this in time; the pediment was removed in line with.
In August the same year, a legal challenge to save the building's facade was rejected, with the council decla
A controlled-access highway is a type of highway, designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow ingress- and egress-regulated. Common English terms are freeway and expressway. Other similar terms include parkway; some of these may be limited-access highways, although this term can refer to a class of highway with somewhat less isolation from other traffic. In countries following the Vienna convention, the motorway qualification implies that walking and parking are forbidden, they are reserved for the use of motorized vehicles only. A controlled-access highway provides an unhindered flow of traffic, with no traffic signals, intersections or property access, they are free of any at-grade crossings with other roads, railways, or pedestrian paths, which are instead carried by overpasses and underpasses. Entrances and exits to the highway are provided at interchanges by slip roads, which allow for speed changes between the highway and arterials and collector roads. On the controlled-access highway, opposing directions of travel are separated by a median strip or central reservation containing a traffic barrier or grass.
Elimination of conflicts with other directions of traffic improves safety and capacity. Controlled-access highways evolved during the first half of the 20th century. Italy opened its first autostrada in A8, connecting Milan to Varese. Germany began to build its first controlled-access autobahn without speed limits in 1932 between Cologne and Bonn, it rapidly constructed a nationwide system of such roads. The first North American freeways opened in the New York City area in the 1920s. Britain influenced by the railways, did not build its first motorway, the Preston By-pass, until 1958. Most technologically advanced nations feature an extensive network of freeways or motorways to provide high-capacity urban travel, or high-speed rural travel, or both. Many have a national-level or international-level system of route numbering. There are several international standards which give some definitions of words such as motorways, but there is no formal definition of the English language words such as "motorway", "freeway" and "expressway", or of the equivalent words in other languages such as "autoroute", "Autobahn", "autostrada", "autocesta", that are accepted worldwide—in most cases these words are defined by local statute or design standards or regional international treaties.
Descriptions that are used include: Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals"Motorway" means a road specially designed and built for motor traffic, which does not serve properties bordering on it, which:Is provided, except at special points or temporarily, with separate carriageways for the two directions of traffic, separated from each other either by a dividing strip not intended for traffic or, exceptionally, by other means. Exit is marked with another symbol:; the definitions of "motorway" from the OECD and PIARC are identical. British StandardsMotorway: Limited-access dual carriageway road, not crossed on the same level by other traffic lanes, for the exclusive use of certain classes of motor vehicle. ITE Freeway: A divided major roadway with full control of access and with no crossings at grade; this definition applies to toll as well as toll-free roads. Freeway A: This designates roadways with greater visual complexity and high traffic volumes; this type of freeway will be found in metropolitan areas in or near the central core and will operate through much of the early evening hours of darkness at or near design capacity.
Freeway B: This designates all other divided roadways with full control of access where lighting is needed. In the European Union, for statistic and safety purposes, some distinction might be made between motorway and expressway, for instance a principal arterial might be considered as: Roads serving long distance and interurban movements. Includes expressways. Principal arterials may cross through urban areas; the traffic is characterized by full or partial access control. Other roads leading to a principal arterial are connected to it through side collector roads. In this view, CARE's definition stands that a motorway is understood as a public road with dual carriageways and at least two lanes each way. All entrances and exits are signposted and all interchanges are grade separated. Central barrier or median present throughout the road. No crossing is permitted. Restricted access to motor vehicles, prohibited to pedestrians, pedal cycles, agricultural vehicles; the minimum speed is not lower than the maximum speed is not higher than 130 km/h.
Motorways are designed to carry heavy traffic at high speed with the lowest possible number of accidents. They are designed to collect long-distance traffic from other roads, so that conflicts between long-di
The A57 is a major road in England. It runs east from Liverpool to Lincoln, via Warrington, Irlam, Eccles and Manchester through the Pennines over the Snake Pass, around the Ladybower Reservoir, through Sheffield and past Worksop. Within Manchester a short stretch becomes the A57 motorway; the 3-mile £4 million Aston relief road in Sheffield opened in mid-1985, with the old route now designated as the B6200. The A57 begins as part of Water Street, it forms an east–west route through the north of the city centre with another one-way road system as Tithebarn Street, Great Crosshall Street and Churchill Way in the east direction and Churchill Way and Dale Street in the west direction. The connecting roads Moorfields and Hatton Garden are part of the A57, which join the east and west directions. In both directions, Churchill Way crosses the A59 near the entrance of the Queensway Tunnel, it overlaps with the A580 as Islington, separated as two one-way roads becomes Prescot Street, passing the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
At the junction with the B5340, it becomes Kensington, meeting the A5089 to the south and B5188 to the north, becoming Prescot Road. It crosses a railway at Fairfield passing St Anne's Church on the left near the Stanley public house, overlapping with the B5189 Green Lane to the north, it meets the A5047 to the B5189 at Old Swan. At the junction with the A5058 Queens Drive it enters Knotty Ash, becoming East Prescot Road and a trunk road. There is a roundabout and it enters Dovecot before it passes through Huyton, it meets the A526 Seth Powell Way to the north, becoming Liverpool Road, At junction two of the M57, it meets the B5194 Knowsley Lane to the north and B5199 Huyton Lane to the south, the start of the A58. It passes through Prescot as the non-trunk Derby Street High Street, it meets the A58 again and becomes a trunk road meets the B5200 at a roundabout, becoming Warrington Road. It crosses the Liverpool to Wigan Line near Scotchbarn Leisure Centre, it meets the B5201 to the north opposite Whiston Hospital.
It passes through Rainhill. It passes Rainhill High School to the left St Bartholomew RC Primary School. At junction 7 of the M62, it meets the A557 and the St Helens Linkway A570; the road runs along the road from junction 7 for about 1 mile it meets the B5419 at a crossroads, the A569 to the left at Bold Heath near the Griffin Inn. At Lingley Green it enters as Liverpool Road, it crosses the Liverpool to Manchester Line. At Great Sankey, it meets the A562 at a roundabout; the original route through Warrington town centre included the narrow Sankey Street, which required special narrow buses to be operated. The road now bypasses Warrington town centre via a new elevated road, Midland Way, before emerging at a roundabout junction with the A49; the road becomes School Brow. Warrington Parish Church, St Elphin, is near the right turn for Church Street; the road becomes Manchester Road, meets the A50 at crossroads. It passes through Bruche, home of a former police training centre, its running track. At Paddington, the road becomes dual-carriageway as New Manchester Road, passing close to Woolston Community High School.
In Woolston, it becomes Manchester Road. It enters Martinscroft. At junction 21 of the M6, it becomes a trunk road and meets the B5210 Woolston Grange Avenue at a roundabout passes the Mascrat Manor at another roundabout, it traverses Rixton Moss. It passes through Rixton, with a right turn for Warburton over the Warburton toll bridge, becomes dual-carriageway at Hollins Green. At the end of the dual-carriageway is a left turn for the B5212 for Glazebrook and its railway station, it crosses Glaze Brook as Liverpool Road, entering the metropolitan district of Salford. There is a new roundabout with the former road through Cadishead, a new section of the A57 follows the Manchester Ship Canal, on the route of the MSC Railway; the former route is the B5417, continuing as Liverpool Road. The £11.3 million Cadishead Way opened on 16 September 2005. It meets the B5417 at a roundabout near Northbank Industrial Estate, it passes under the railway near the junction of the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, there is a left turn for the B5311.
There is a new roundabout next to Irlam Locks and the Boat House pub and another with the B5320 at the end of the Cadishead Way, which bypasses Irlam. Entering Eccles as Liverpool Road, it passes Boysnope Park Golf Club on Barton Moss, where the road becomes dual-carriageway, it passes the City Airport Manchester on the left. At Peel Green, it meets the M60 at junction 11, with the Barton High Level Bridge and Barton-upon-Irwell close by to the south. Soon after this junction the road enters Patricroft and is no longer a trunk road, passing the Unicorn pub, it meets the B5211 at crossroads and crosses the Bridgewater Canal there is a left turn for the B5231 towards Patricroft railway station and Monton. Before long it enters the centre of Eccles proper, splitting into two as Church Street and Irwell Place going east, passing the library and a Morrisons, Corporation Road going