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Percy's second eldest son Cyril Galkoff in the Living Room of Galkoff`s in 1996.

A visit by a young Queen Elizabeth and the  Duke of   Edinburgh to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place with Galkoff`s seen in the background.  Circa 1955

The Galkoff family website has recently been updated to included memories of Percy.  Please click below this link to access the web page.

Percy Galkoff

Recently donated pictures taken in 1994 during the demolition of 25 and 27 Pembroke Place.

Note that behind the advertising hoardings, the two very short steel supports in the second photo barely reached the first floor of Galkoff`s.

Recent Comments

  • Capital of Culture a laff
  • a symbolic part of city heritage, which should be saved and developed, possibly as some type of museum?
  • This property and the history associated with it speak so much about the rich and diverse cultures that have moulded Liverpool into the fantastic city that it is today. To lose this treasure would be a disaster. Not quite on a par with demolishing the original Cavern Club of course but never the less, a tragic mistake and, if it happens, one that can never be rectified.
  • yes save it
  • Is Liverpool Vision so myopic? Or do they have a developer friend they would like to look after?
  • What on earth is going on in the European Capital of Culture
  • This seems to be a very worthwhile TREASURE for your "Liverpool 08" History Trail. I would certainly keep and restore it. Beautiful Tiles terrific History, good luck.
  • yes and this year
  • I HAVE LIVED IN LIVERPOOL ALL OF MY 53 YEARS , AND MUST HAVE PASSED THIS SHOP THOUSANDS of TIMES, AND THIS WEEK THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE A PIC OF THE WONDERFULL TILE WORK + NAME, THINKING THAT IT WAS A PIECE OF LIVERPOOL HISTORY WHICH MAY SOON GO ! SO, IT WAS AMAING TO COME ACROSS YOUR SITE HERE .I'm NOW GOPING TO LOOK UP THE HISTORY OF THE SHOP/Name ......PAUL
  • I heard the wonderful Galkoff`s Kosher Butcher's shop in Pembroke Place, Liverpool 3 has finally been listed by English Heritage after reusing to do so twice. A well deserved pat on the back to the young man who has been struggling for nearly 20 years to preserve and protect the property....and he is apparently not even Jewish. These Liverpudlians don't give up do they.
  • Fantastic news and thanks to English Heritage
  • Good to hear that the fight goes on. Best of luck with preserving the shop into its second century!
  • Wonderful that an individual can fight off so many attempts by Liverpool city council to demolish this small but important piece of the city's heritage. WELL DONE AND SHAME ON LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL
  • Wonderful that an individual can fight off so many attempts by Liverpool city council to demolish this small but important piece of the city's heritage. WELL DONE AND SHAME ON LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL
  • we need more traditional butchers in this town not more supermarkets
  • Wonderful thank you for all your hard work
  • I think the frontage is older than the 1930s.
  • The Liverpool Builders were Tomkinson's (not Tomlinson's). William Tomkinson, actually.
  • WOOOO!! SOMETHING WITH CULTURE IS STAYING IN LIVERPOOL!!! :]]
  • . Long may you prosper
  • Well done
  • I would agree that the frontage seems older than the 1930s
  • Yes, of course it should.
  • We should be proud of it, it's an important part of our history that can't be replaced.
  • Too much of Liverpool's heritage had been bulldozed-its not too late to save this gem. Liverpool has a rich and diverse culture structures such as this remind us of a bygone era.
  • Twenty years and unable to develop because of Liverpool City council`s neglect of thier own property. Constant CPO threats, no questions by councilors?
  • Liverpool city Council or a local MP or MEP should ask for a full enquiry into this disturbing situation before 31 Pembroke collaspes and injures someone or Galkoff`s.
  • I firmly believe that we should be grateful to those people who are prepared to devote their time and energy in securing our declining Heritage. It is necessary to preserve our Social History, so that future generations can appreciate and be educated by the existance of buildings such as Galkoff's.
  • That's the funny thing about Galkoff's, it has become something which everyone regardless of religion and background wanted to see preserved. a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to bring this about.
  • I heard the wonderful Galkoff`s Kosher Butcher`s shop in Pembroke Place, Liverpool 3 has finally been listed by English Heritage after resusing to do so twice. A well deserved pat on the back to the young man who has been struggling for nearly 20 years to preserve and protect the property....and he is apparently not even Jewish. These Liverpudlians don't give up do they.
  • It's taken a long time, but perseverance finally paid off and Galkoff`s is finally listed. Let's see if this makes it easier for the owner to access funding to repair the building.
  • What fantastic news the Galkoff`s has been listed by English Heritage.
  • Pat of the back to all those all have managed to save this wonderful building form demolition.
  • Is Liverpool city council and Liverpool Vision really attempting to compulsory purchase this property for demolition?
  • I think the wrong city was awarded European Capital of Culture. Liverpool should be award the European Laughing Stock in 2008.
  • This discussing, neglectful and needless delay needs to be raised with Government or the European Parliament.
  • This property and the history associated with it speak so much about the rich and diverse cultures that have moulded Liverpool into the fantastic city that it is today. To lose this treasure would be a disaster. Not quite on a par with demolishing the original Cavern Club of course but never the less, a tragic mistake and, if it happens, one that can never be rectified.
  • Having heard the talk referred to in the home page, I want to add my support to this incredibly brave stand taken against 'the powers that be'. Galkoff`s should be treasured as part of Liverpool's history - too much is jettisoned in
  • Good luck with the project and saving the beautiful tiled shop front for our great grand children to wonder at.
  • Best wishes my friends.

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