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scouserdave
02-19-2007, 10:56 AM
Sadly, this tower block was knocked down a couple of years back. Cracking views from the roof.

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/lost/views001.jpg

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/lost/views002.jpg

Kev
02-19-2007, 11:03 AM
Dave they are gutting the block of flats at the bottom of Lodge Lane. Maight be a good opportunity to get down there too.

scouserdave
02-19-2007, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the info Kev. How many stories do you think it is?

Ged
02-19-2007, 11:14 AM
Dave, I always admired those shots of yours on your Liverpool pictorial site.

Kev
02-19-2007, 11:19 AM
@dave - I'll count later

scouserdave
02-19-2007, 11:26 AM
Thanks Kev.
Cheers Ged, much appreciated.
Here's an oldie of the first Beetham being built viewed from the Corinth. Amazing the changes near the waterfront over the past 4 years.

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/lost/views004.jpg

snappel
02-19-2007, 11:56 AM
I don't think the one by Lodge Lane is quite the height of Corinth, but may still be worth a look. Another one near there had scaffolding to the roof recently but I didn't notice until they'd started taking it down.

scouserdave
02-19-2007, 12:03 PM
Also, Corinth Tower was on a much higher elevation. Does anyone recall St George's Heights? Jeez! Wish I had the chance to take some pics from that roof.

petecarr
02-19-2007, 12:57 PM
Very cool views. My sister used to live in one of those towers there but I never got the chance to visit. Doh :)

Max
02-19-2007, 01:01 PM
Dave they are gutting the block of flats at the bottom of Lodge Lane. Maight be a good opportunity to get down there too.

Looks too dangerous to go In and the roofs been taken off now.

Kev
02-19-2007, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the info Kev. How many stories do you think it is?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/395607202_cefc07612f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/)

14 floors.

steveb
02-19-2007, 07:52 PM
Also, Corinth Tower was on a much higher elevation. Does anyone recall St George's Heights? Jeez! Wish I had the chance to take some pics from that roof.

Hi
I remember it well. I worked as a radio engineer for Pye for 20 odd years
and we had radio gear on the top of most high rise flats, 23 floors. On
St Georges we had a fibre glass hut on the roof with the radio stuff in. It
was fun when the hut was put on the roof with a crane which had a 230 ft
jib. Went to most high rises, Corinth, the 3 in Sheil Road , St Georges and what was the one down by Crown St.

snappel
02-19-2007, 07:56 PM
Which one was by Crown Street, the one near the top of Smithdown? Never realised there were three in Sheil Road. When I moved down there, only one was left. Seems ages now since that one was pulled down...

robbo176
02-19-2007, 08:01 PM
the one by Crown Street was Entwistle Hights but I can't remember what the smaller block was called

shytalk
02-19-2007, 08:06 PM
The smaller one was Milner House, named after the safe company that previously occupied the site.

steveb
02-19-2007, 09:18 PM
the one by Crown Street was Entwistle Hights but I can't remember what the smaller block was called

That's the one. Used to hate going there in the dark and often, as the
Transport Police gear was up there, used to have a bobby with me.
Yes the 3 in Sheil road were fine, really clean well looked after blocks.
But most of the high rises have gone. St Georges church is now the
highest point, that is the church behind were St Georges mount used to be
I did take loads of pic,s but as this was many years ago they have probably
well gone..

scouserdave
02-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the info and pic Kev.
Steve, any chance of having a search for those pics. I'm drooling thinking about them:)

steveb
02-19-2007, 10:48 PM
Thanks for the info and pic Kev.
Steve, any chance of having a search for those pics. I'm drooling thinking about them:)

Hi
will have a good search round, I took 100,s of pic,s as "Photography" was
my new hobby and I took shots of everything, like one does.
There were some great views, I remember being on the roof of St Georges
lovely clear day see for miles looking up the coast at Blackpool Tower or over the Mersey towards the Welsh hills, spent many a happy hour stuck in the lift
or no lifts working so had to lug heavy test gear up 23 floors, AH those were
the days my friend, cue music

scouserdave
02-19-2007, 11:23 PM
Thanks Steve, you must have seen some cracking views. I'm mates with one of the guys on St George's Church building committee, so I can get on top of their tower whenever I like.

Here's a pic of Corinth Tower viewed from Vauxhall
http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/corinth2003.jpg

wallasey
02-19-2007, 11:26 PM
Which road was that taken from Dave as I cannot for the life of me think where you were!

Kev
02-19-2007, 11:48 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/395607202_cefc07612f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/)

14 floors.

Apparently its getting demolished (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/) :PDT_Xtremez_42:. Get the camera ready!

twiz
02-20-2007, 12:04 AM
I think it's a shame them knocking down all the tower blocks. It'll be regreted in the future imo.

scouserdave
02-20-2007, 12:10 AM
Which road was that taken from Dave as I cannot for the life of me think where you were!
Alright Wallasey, I took if from Great Howard St/Blackstone St looking towards Boundary St. It runs all the way down to Scottie.

Gerard
02-20-2007, 12:16 AM
Which road was that taken from Dave as I cannot for the life of me think where you were!

Is it Looking up Boundary Street at the Junction of Vauxhall Rd !!

Gerard
02-20-2007, 12:19 AM
How did yer beat me to that Dave !!,Yer werent there a minute before I posted.

Max
02-20-2007, 12:42 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/395607202_cefc07612f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/)

14 floors.

No way will that be safe to go In now.

Theirs fixed up ones by the Cricket Club though.:PDT11

wallasey
02-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Alright Wallasey, I took if from Great Howard St/Blackstone St looking towards Boundary St. It runs all the way down to Scottie.

Thanks Dave! I was round by Great Mersey Street earlier today which is why I was wondering where you were when you went a few years ago.

Gerard: Isn't it fun when that happens! People like me get two answers from one question! Its round where you and Dave said anyway!

Many Thanks to the both of you anyway for clearing my curiosity , many cats across Wallasey are now sighing with relief!

Gerard
02-20-2007, 10:33 PM
Thanks Dave! I was round by Great Mersey Street earlier today which is why I was wondering where you were when you went a few years ago.

Gerard: Isn't it fun when that happens! People like me get two answers from one question! Its round where you and Dave said anyway!

Many Thanks to the both of you anyway for clearing my curiosity , many cats across Wallasey are now sighing with relief!


Hello Wallasey,Deffo the Vauxhall Rd and Boundary St junction..

PhilipG
02-20-2007, 11:02 PM
Apparently its getting demolished (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/) :PDT_Xtremez_42:. Get the camera ready!

I'd heard it was getting refurbished.

Max
02-20-2007, 11:24 PM
The other towers around there are and have been refurbished. They added an Extra floor to them too.

My Dads mate lives In one of the towers by the Cricket Club In Sefton Park and the flats In them are big.

PhilipG
02-21-2007, 08:53 PM
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Kev
03-02-2007, 07:32 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/395607202_cefc07612f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/395607202/)

14 floors.

Here's what its gonna look like:

http://www.cityresidential.co.uk/developmentdocs/FINAL_VIEW_02.jpg

Gnomie
03-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Knowsley Heights Liverpool Road Huyton

Gerard
03-03-2007, 12:00 AM
Knowsley Heights Liverpool Road Huyton

http://h1.ripway.com/andalucia/houses/know.gif

http://h1.ripway.com/andalucia/houses/know1.gif

http://h1.ripway.com/andalucia/houses/know2.gif


Excellent pics Tony Lad.

Ged
04-11-2007, 04:41 PM
Bootle or Benidorm ?

Tricky Dickie or Sticky Vicky ?


The Bootle blocks all have these zany markings to break up the monotony of the bland concrete. Personally, these ones remind me of the run down hi-rise in Los Cristianos, Tenerife - where the locals live.

Kev
04-11-2007, 04:46 PM
^^Hi Ged^^ I merged the thread with another, hope u don't mind, puts them all together in one place :)

scouserdave
04-11-2007, 04:50 PM
Gnomie mate, apologies for missing your cracking pics. Just spotted Ged's recent post (ta mate) and saw your's.

Ged
04-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Cheers Kev and Dave. Just added a High-Rise page to my website.

http://pic7.piczo.com/inacityliving/?g=33776503

Gnomie
04-11-2007, 05:00 PM
Very Good Ged:PDT11

I like thems i do

Ged
04-11-2007, 05:05 PM
I've taken ones of those Knowsley Heights too Tony, still gotta upload them yet, not as good as yours though - hint - hint....

Still gotta do the two sets of three in Dave's old haunt - Canny Farm.

My Huyton ones are from a short distance - there were some kids knocking about with batons of wood - better safe than sorry.

robbo176
04-11-2007, 05:15 PM
I enjoyed looking at your pics Ged:PDT_Piratz_26:
do you have any more of Seacome Tower , my grandma moved in there on the day I was born:)
Mandy

Gnomie
04-11-2007, 05:24 PM
I've taken ones of those Knowsley Heights too Tony, still gotta upload them yet, not as good as yours though - hint - hint....

Still gotta do the two sets of three in Dave's old haunt - Canny Farm.

My Huyton ones are from a short distance - there were some kids knocking about with batons of wood - better safe than sorry.

If you want to use them Ged feel free. :PDT11

Ged
04-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Thanks Tony.

Mandy, I think they're the only ones I've got of Seacombe Tower but i'll have another look tonight.

robbo176
04-11-2007, 06:05 PM
Thanks Ged:PDT11

scouserdave
04-12-2007, 04:31 PM
I've taken ones of those Knowsley Heights too Tony, still gotta upload them yet, not as good as yours though - hint - hint....

Still gotta do the two sets of three in Dave's old haunt - Canny Farm.

My Huyton ones are from a short distance - there were some kids knocking about with batons of wood - better safe than sorry.
Ged, the Canny ones you see from the M57 are close to my old local, The Tithebarn. Jeez! There was some barnies in there mate!

BTW, as a kid, we used to play on top of the lifts in the flats on the precinct. We pressed the lift to go down a floor and open up the door just as it was descending. We'd jump on top of the lift and switch it to manual. Had no idea what a stupid dangerous game we were playing until a lad got killed:PDT_Xtremez_12:

Ged
04-12-2007, 04:56 PM
Whooosh that was dangerous and as you say, a lad paid with his life.

I have relatives in Boode Croft (originally from Conway st and then St. George's Heights) and have had a few scoops in the Tithebarn with them and another, it is the thatcher or something?

The six blocks are, as you'll know, Mosscraig, Firscraig, Whincraig and Tarncliffe, Merecliff, Denecliff.

scouserdave
04-12-2007, 05:04 PM
Ged, we lived in Barons Hey, so geographically, the Black Angus was my local. Used to have a few bevvies in the Thatcher as well. I think it got burnt down a few years back. Thanks for naming the flats, I'd forgotten all of them.

Gnomie
04-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Ged, the Canny ones you see from the M57 are close to my old local, The Tithebarn. Jeez! There was some barnies in there mate!

BTW, as a kid, we used to play on top of the lifts in the flats on the precinct. We pressed the lift to go down a floor and open up the door just as it was descending. We'd jump on top of the lift and switch it to manual. Had no idea what a stupid dangerous game we were playing until a lad got killed:PDT_Xtremez_12:

The Lad died in the Netherley flats, he went to our school. nice lad very sad.

Kev
04-12-2007, 06:00 PM
BTW, as a kid, we used to play on top of the lifts in the flats on the precinct. We pressed the lift to go down a floor and open up the door just as it was descending. We'd jump on top of the lift and switch it to manual. Had no idea what a stupid dangerous game we were playing until a lad got killed:PDT_Xtremez_12:

The things u do as kids eh? We used to play on the rails of The Northern Line by Garston Station and would often cross the line. We would also place coins on the rails and retreat to the top of the embankment watching the trains flatten the coins. Walking a distance along side the tracks was always exciting when u knew the train times....

Of course that all stopped when a mate was killed when he touched the third rail.

scouserdave
04-12-2007, 07:04 PM
The things u do as kids eh? We used to play on the rails of The Northern Line by Garston Station and would often cross the line. We would also place coins on the rails and retreat to the top of the embankment watching the trains flatten the coins. Walking a distance along side the tracks was always exciting when u knew the train times....

Of course that all stopped when a mate was killed when he touched the third rail.
Kev, when we lived in Halewood for a couple of years, we used to do the same thing with coins on the railway line that separated our estate from Ford's factory:PDT_Xtremez_42:

chippie
04-13-2007, 12:35 AM
Hi you guys, who,s following who round Liverpool. I used to live in Desmond Street, the corner of Breck Rd and Heyworth St. then I moved to St Georges Heights for seven years, great time there. Then to Cannibal Farm where I lived in Denecliffe for awhile. I enjoyed my time there too, drank in the Black Angus once I think, but if you didn,t have a broken nose you weren,t welcome so I never went again. I used to love my high rise flats. 19 floor in St georges. We could see the cars at night travelling along the roads in Wales, and the lightship at the bar. My neighbour used our balcony to get into his house when he forgot his key once. God I was scared as he put his leg over the balcony.:shock:

scouserdave
04-13-2007, 01:00 AM
Chippie mate, 19th floor in St George's! I envy you. I can just imagine the views!
They were a tightly knit bunch in the Black Angus.

By the way, on match days at Anfield, the back room of the Sandon is taken over by the Canny Farm lads.

scouserdave
04-13-2007, 12:10 PM
Bootle or Benidorm ?

Tricky Dickie or Sticky Vicky ?


The Bootle blocks all have these zany markings to break up the monotony of the bland concrete. Personally, these ones remind me of the run down hi-rise in Los Cristianos, Tenerife - where the locals live.
Ged, just searching for something on my HD and found one of my Bootle pics from August 2003.

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/bootle.jpg

Ged
04-13-2007, 12:31 PM
That's a beast Dave. I know you've taken some from St. Mary's church tower, Walton on t'hill but is this one of them?

scouserdave
04-13-2007, 02:43 PM
That's a beast Dave. I know you've taken some from St. Mary's church tower, Walton on t'hill but is this one of them?
Thanks Ged. Yep it's from St Mary's. Found this one too. It's the last remaining flats on Sheil Road. The upper right is Runcorn Bridge.

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/sheilflats.jpg

TerryB
04-13-2007, 03:48 PM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9655/bb9817683ke7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Found another of the Piggeries on the English Herritage site. Not sure what year it is, and I don't recognise that long road. I can't see William Henry Street either. I assume the buildings on the right of the pic lead up to Shaw Street and were demolished.

Gerard
04-13-2007, 03:59 PM
Hello Terry Lad..the long Road is Haigh St,
The photo would have been taken near/opposite the entrance to SFX Church on Langsdale St.

Ged
04-13-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks Terry and yeah, Spot on Gerard. Put 6 of your fantastic Wavertree Gardens on my site kidda - great views, I even like the ones of the stairwell and bin chute - it's like it was yesterday i'd be slinging the ashes down there, wrapped up in last nights echo.

Gerard
04-13-2007, 04:13 PM
Thanks Terry and yeah, Spot on Gerard. Put 6 of your fantastic Wavertree Gardens on my site kidda - great views, I even like the ones of the stairwell and bin chute - it's like it was yesterday i'd be slinging the ashes down there, wrapped up in last nights echo.

Your more than welcome matey..The Ashes down the bin in the Echo Eh..
Was the Lard out the Chip pan dripping everywhere !!

Ged
04-13-2007, 04:19 PM
Ha ha, now you ask - yeah it was.

Then came the 1977 re-furb and Old swan's Robinson Willey's finest hour - the good old gas fire.

Gerard
04-13-2007, 04:25 PM
Ha ha, now you ask - yeah it was.

Then came the 1977 re-furb and Old swan's Robinson Willey's finest hour - the good old gas fire.

Singed me Eyebrows a few Times stickin' a lit Echo in the Gas Fire.. :eek:

TerryB
04-13-2007, 04:28 PM
Alright lads.

Yeah I can picture it now. WHS is further up on the left. Not certain what year, though, think it could be mid 80's.

chippie
04-13-2007, 04:51 PM
Another thing I remember Scouserdave at St Georges was standing on the balcony watching the orange lodge dismissing from the June walk one sunday, when from above me someone threw a chest of drawers over their balcony, I shouted timber and they all scattered.:shock:

Then there was my workmate on the top floor looking south and west who had a birthday party once and a relative of his walked the length of the rail on the balcony while drunk.:shock:

Ged
04-13-2007, 04:53 PM
Must've been the only Catholic East of Greaty that man Chippie. Terry, what is the website address you got that English Heritge phto off please - I suspect it is earlier than the 1980s?

chippie
04-13-2007, 04:58 PM
And here,s me thinking that someone was just providing the chest of drawers for the lads to put their uniforms in:)

john
04-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Thanks Ged. Yep it's from St Mary's. Found this one too. It's the last remaining flats on Sheil Road. The upper right is Runcorn Bridge.

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/sheilflats.jpg

To the left the white tower in the distance is the Daresbury Lab just up from Runcorn Bridge (where Creamfields is held)

The hill behind the Runcorn Bridge is Runcorn Castle

The Gardens
04-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Thanks Terry and yeah, Spot on Gerard. Put 6 of your fantastic Wavertree Gardens on my site kidda - great views, I even like the ones of the stairwell and bin chute - it's like it was yesterday i'd be slinging the ashes down there, wrapped up in last nights echo.

I remember in the mid 70's when the bin men were on strike, the bin chutes became increaingly full. We lived on the second landing and had to go up to the third, fourth landing to dispose of our rubbish until the whole chute was full :shock:
I heard a story of one lad who, when the bin had been emptied, used to get in the chute at the top landing and slide all the way down to the bottom, who needs health & safety :ninja:

TerryB
04-13-2007, 08:25 PM
http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/search/reference.asp?index=1&main_query=piggeries&theme=&period=&county=&district=&place_name=&imageUID=15995

Here you go Ged.

Says it was taken in 1998, which can't be right.

Ged
04-15-2007, 11:36 PM
Thanks Terry.

marky
04-17-2007, 11:44 AM
The first picture was taken from Everton Park (June 2004...the tower blocks were being refurbished)
The second picture shows Mill View, taken from Yates Street (March 2004...new houses were being built in Yates Street.)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/250/461220400_bee76fd3fb.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/461220394_3605673b38.jpg

Ged
04-17-2007, 12:10 PM
Thanks Marky, nice, clear pics those. Have you seen the tower blocks on my website. Could I possibly add these please. I've recently linked a few webbies showing explosive demolitions.

marky
04-17-2007, 12:36 PM
I'll post the larger files to your High-Rise site address in a minute, so you can re-size them.

Ged
04-17-2007, 01:17 PM
Thanks for that Marky, ive put them on already.

Jackie
04-18-2007, 12:26 AM
:shock: Anyone remember the three tower blocks together on Netherfield Road? Ellison Towers, Secombe Towers, but I cant remember what the third one was
called. I lived in Ellison Towers when i first go married in 1986, we lived on the 14th floor and the views across the Mersey was great. Not so good in a thunder storm though, i remember one bad one and the noise was horrible and the lightning was fork and it bounced from one block to the other. Very scary:shock: :shock: :eek:

Ged
04-18-2007, 12:40 AM
Jackie, the other one was Edinburgh Tower. Here they are, if you click on my website at the bottom here, you'll see lots more.

scouserdave
04-18-2007, 12:45 AM
Fantastic pics chaps! Really enjoy this thread:handclap:

Ged
04-18-2007, 12:51 AM
How come some of your pics have disappeared Dave, have you taken them off?

scouserdave
04-18-2007, 12:53 AM
How come some of your pics have disappeared Dave, have you taken them off?
Thanks Ged:PDT11
Friggin' site's gone down!:PDT_Xtremez_12: I'm off to sort it out mate.

scouserdave
04-18-2007, 12:59 AM
Should be back online now Ged. I owe you a bevvy mate:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Sorry about that.

Ged
04-18-2007, 12:02 PM
Alright Dave.

I think the Daily Post and Echo must sneak a look at this site.

This is from the Post this morning.

Kev
04-18-2007, 02:52 PM
Alright Dave.

I think the Daily Post and Echo must sneak a look at this site.

This is from the Post this morning.

I'm convinced they do.

scouserdave
04-18-2007, 08:55 PM
Alright Dave.

I think the Daily Post and Echo must sneak a look at this site.

This is from the Post this morning.
Ged mate, what was the article about?

Ged
04-18-2007, 09:10 PM
It seemed to be a bit of a random thing. It was the pic with a caption under it saying that redevelopment had been going on a lot longer than most people think about. It said here is a photograph of Everton Heights new development being constructed in 1959 as old victorian property exists in its shadow - or words to that effect, I left the paper in work. I think it might've been the letters page.

Ged
05-04-2007, 12:37 PM
The Kensington area looking West. LRO.

Ged
05-04-2007, 12:40 PM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2331/entwistlemilner70gm1.th.png (http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=entwistlemilner70gm1.png)

PhilipG
05-04-2007, 02:02 PM
Entwistle Heights being prepared for demolition.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/483712870_f95f7493eb_o.jpg

Ged
05-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Good pic Phil.

johnmed
05-08-2007, 11:41 PM
As Google Earth still has it:
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/5/12717365599.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5413772)
Does anyone have any stories of this place?

My lasting memory of this area is me and a mate being chased on our mountain bikes as kids by two lads on a moped with bricks and a baseball bat. We got away too! Scally fu'kers!

Ged
05-09-2007, 11:37 AM
Set on St. George's Hill, Everton ridge, it gave them the tallest vantage point over the city. You can see pics of them on my high rise page below.

http://pic7.piczo.com/inacityliving/?g=33776503

Ged
05-09-2007, 11:40 AM
Actually, someone might clarify if that's correct. There is of course a steep incline up Brunswick Road towards Low Hill. If you continued along West Derby Road you would have eventually came to Sheil Road Heights and i'm not sure if they would have stood on higher ground overall than St. George's.

PhilipG
05-09-2007, 11:49 AM
I think I've got a contour map of Liverpool.
I'll have a look.

Ged, the audio tape you want is on its way.
Only 50!

Ged
05-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Audio tape? tell me more, tell me more (could she get me a friend)....

PhilipG
05-09-2007, 12:02 PM
Audio tape? tell me more, tell me more (could she get me a friend)....

It's off-topic, Ged. :PDT10

I've just had a quick look for that map, but can't find it.
Ged, you do know you can use any of my pics that I post on yoliverpool?

Ged
05-09-2007, 12:21 PM
Thanks for that Phil, will do and any you want for old Liverpool let me know.

I bought a map once and found that if you crumbled your rich tea biscuits on your desk before laying it out, it could also be used as a contour map. If you blew the crumbs around a bit, you could also get different results to suit your needs too.

chippie
05-09-2007, 10:50 PM
Once heard that St Georges Heights was built on the highest point in Liverpool but I can,t quantify that statement:PDT_Piratz_26:

Jackie
05-10-2007, 12:44 AM
Hi Chippy, I Lived up by those flats a long time ago, I also was told that they were built on the highest point, must be something in it then.

Gerard
05-10-2007, 12:56 AM
Once heard that St Georges Heights was built on the highest point in Liverpool but I can,t quantify that statement:PDT_Piratz_26:

I believe the Reservoir Rd area of Woolton is Liverpool's highest point.

chippie
05-10-2007, 08:12 PM
thank you Gerard about the highest point, and Jackie, I lived in the heights and off Heyworth Street for 47 years. Smashing photos Ged, particularly like the one of Ann Fowlers in it,s latter days. John F Kenneddy Heights was home and death place of my gran and mam, in separate blocks. I would have thought that the heights along Netherfield Road would have been done up. I can just visualise them all standing so boldly from my bedroom window on the 19th floor. I used to have my headphones on and be listening to David Bowies Aladin Sane watching the world go by back in the 70s:rolleyes:

Ged
05-11-2007, 11:20 AM
Chippie. I'm just trying to place Cresswell Mount as there were that many along Nethy. Am I right in thinking they stood bewteen George's Heights and Northumberland Terrace so perhaps where John Bagot Close flats are now. Am I also right in thinking that Rock View heights were on Torr Street, Mandy might be able to help with that one.?

chippie
05-11-2007, 03:59 PM
Hi Ged, Cresswell Mount fronted Northumberland Terrace with the sides pointing north/south. North overlooking the south end of John Bagot Hospital and south looking towards St Georges and the back end of Heyworth Street School. It ended at the top of Fairy Street.:)

chippie
05-11-2007, 04:03 PM
Sorry Ged, I was thinking of the time I was living in St Georges saying that John Bagot was at the side of the flats, I stand corrected, John Bagot was at the back of the front elevation:rolleyes:

Ged
05-11-2007, 04:12 PM
Thanks Chippie, that's cleared something up because another poster had said on another thread that they were further along from Northumberland Terrace but I was sure they weren't - thank you for confirming i'm not going mad.

robbo176
05-11-2007, 11:42 PM
Cresswell Mount was on Netherfield Rd South, photo from LRO

& Rock View was in Devonshire place

chippie
05-12-2007, 12:07 AM
Sorry Robbo, neither of those two buildings were Cresswell Mount. The said building was out of the picture further north, honest.:PDT_Aliboronz_11:

chippie
05-12-2007, 12:12 AM
Sorry Robbo, neither of those two buildings were Cresswell Mount, those two fronted Everton Terrace, can,t think of their names at present, Ged will know them:PDT_Aliboronz_11:

robbo176
05-12-2007, 12:51 AM
St Georges Heights shortly before demolition

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/robbo176/towers002.jpg

JFK heights from the same date

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/robbo176/towers001.jpg

robbo176
05-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Hi Chippie I'm certain they they are Cresswell Mount ,the same photo is in Ged's book In a City Living volume 2 & he says they are Cresswell Mount


heres a photo of Cresswell Mount during demolition in 1984 taken from Everton Terrace -photo from A Pub on every Corner- volume 4

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/robbo176/cresswellMount.jpg

Cresswell Mount also had a small club at the bottom ,I went there a few times

chippie
05-12-2007, 12:25 PM
Morning Mandy, the photo from the book is Cresswell Mount, my flat was top left. It didn,t have a club at the bottom but the first flats you put up did. They are two separate blocks. If you want pistols at dawn see my mam:PDT_Aliboronz_24:

Ged
05-12-2007, 09:04 PM
Right. Been doing a bit more digging. :034:

I got my info off the LRO who scribble the whereabouts on the back of the original photies in the search room, however, it further seems to be corraborated (that's a big word Ged) by page 125 of Freddy O'connor's a pub on every corner vol 4 and also on page 53 of my book No.2 (the green one), there is an aerial shot of Gt Homer st from 1986 before HAT bought any of the high rise and so before any demolitions and there doesn't appear to be any high rise that far South (until Rock View). The Braddocks of course stood on the opposite side of Nethy next to the Old Stingo pub.

PhilipG
05-16-2007, 01:32 AM
Here's an evening view from the other day.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/499329672_d30770a448_o.jpg

chippie
05-16-2007, 07:33 PM
:rolleyes:looks like the penthouse suite blew away there Phil

PhilipG
05-16-2007, 07:55 PM
:rolleyes:looks like the penthouse suite blew away there Phil

That was supposed to be an hysterical shot! :PDT10

Sorry, I meant historical. :PDT_Piratz_26:

chippie
05-17-2007, 11:30 PM
Does anyone have any 1950/60s photographs of Garibaldi Street and also the area where Netherfield Road North and South meet around St Georges Hill.:rolleyes:

robbo176
05-18-2007, 12:21 AM
Hi Chippie
this photos from St Georges Hill -Ainscoughs Liverpool
there is a site but its not working for me:disgust:
www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/ainscough/ you may have better luck

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/robbo176/neddy.jpg

this site also has photos of Netherfield Rd

http://www.la-art.co.uk/Exhibtions/E068.shtml

Mandy :)

Ged
05-18-2007, 10:51 AM
Hiya Mandy. Thanks for that link. The last 2 captions of Freddy's are wrong though. One is of Everton Brow with John F. Kennedy heights in the background. The last one is of Prince Edwin Lane flats.

Chippie, I have some of Garabaldi Heights on my website mentioned below.

Ged
05-18-2007, 01:09 PM
Some more Nethy pics off an Orange lodge site (well i'm bored)

Notice the little viewing tower by the lock up.

chippie
05-18-2007, 04:25 PM
Thanks Mandy, the site,s not working for me either, oh well I,ll try again sometime later:PDT_Aliboronz_11:

Thanks Ged, I can see you,re bored, can you nip down to a chippie and get me a fish and portion of chips and mushy peas, please.:PDT_Piratz_26:

TerryB
05-18-2007, 04:50 PM
Some more Nethy pics off an Orange lodge site (well i'm bored)

Notice the little viewing tower by the lock up.

What year was that Ged?

And what are those flats on the right of the second pic? I always thought that's where the Radcliffe started.

Also, where was Logan Towers? Was it in Garston?

Ged
05-18-2007, 05:15 PM
It was shut until 5 Chippie.

Terry, the caption for the first one says 1962, the other says early 60s but it could well be the same march.

I don't remember those flats myself but the location looks to be just South of the lock-up between Browside and Eastbourne Walk. The Radcliffe estate of course wasn't built until the 1970s but most of it was south/east of this area behind Whitley Gardens (Shaw st park)

Logan Towers was situated over the bridge (as it's called) between Athol st and Shadwell st - off Boundary st.

robbo176
05-18-2007, 05:31 PM
I can't remember those flats either ,there is a church now on the site but its set back a bit

Ged have you got a link for the orange lodge site please

chippie
05-18-2007, 11:26 PM
The viewing tower was in rupert lane park. When I was a little squirt I used to play in there. On the slide at the top you could look into the police station in Everton Terrace.

The new church that you mentioned is the more modern version of the peoples church which used to be situated in Kerford Street, originally calledEverton Village Welsh Baptist Chapel. I went there once or twice as a squirt and had my first day out away from home with the Sunday School there. I haven,t a clue where we went but there were fields and greenery and we went on a charabanc.:)

chippie
05-19-2007, 12:05 AM
Thanks Ged for the referal to your site. There are two photos by Joe Devine that I know a mate would be interested in of Roscommon Street. What are the chances of downloading them or getting copies of them?:rolleyes:

chippie
05-19-2007, 12:17 PM
I remember the flats TerryB and Ged. They were just a small block of about 6 or 8 individual flats. Not sure whether there was only one or two blocks though:)

chippie
05-19-2007, 12:23 PM
:shock::shock:If my memory serves me right there was a Presbyterian Church next to it on the corner, years before, but was demolished in the 50s:shock:

Ged
05-19-2007, 09:56 PM
I can't remember those flats either ,there is a church now on the site but its set back a bit

Ged have you got a link for the orange lodge site please

Mandy, this is it: http://www.113.d2g.com/orange-pages/Netherfield1968.htm

Ged
05-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Thanks Ged for the referal to your site. There are two photos by Joe Devine that I know a mate would be interested in of Roscommon Street. What are the chances of downloading them or getting copies of them?:rolleyes:


Please clarify which 2 Chippie because some are mine from 1990, if so, no problem.

robbo176
05-19-2007, 10:36 PM
Mandy, this is it: http://www.113.d2g.com/orange-pages/Netherfield1968.htm


thanks Ged:PDT_Aliboronz_11:

Ged
08-01-2007, 02:08 PM
Marwood Tower and surrounding area.

marky
08-01-2007, 10:38 PM
Belem Tower seems to be empty...the entrance is fenced off and some floors boarded up.

marky
10-17-2007, 07:33 PM
Heysmoor Heights, Croxteth Road/Sefton Park Road appears in tonights Homes supplement in the Liverpool Echo. The article goes on about stunning views etc. This tower-block was on fire recently. Have a look at the floor about 3/4 the way up...you can see evidence of the fire around the windows.

Kev
10-17-2007, 08:03 PM
Saw the fire damage this morning :002:

st3v3
12-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Morning Mandy, the photo from the book is Cresswell Mount, my flat was top left. It didn,t have a club at the bottom but the first flats you put up did. They are two separate blocks. If you want pistols at dawn see my mam:PDT_Aliboronz_24:

I used to live in creswell mount briefly before moving to st georges heights , lived there for about15 years and i loved the flats i lived in there 4 of them in all .Used to go to the heyworth street school when it was a college for city and guilds apprentices as well just prior to that happy days .I loved my old st georges heights flats and if they hadnt pulled them down i think i would still be there .My cousin now lives in view 146 in one of the wooshty penthouse suites , just my luck to miss out on the timing of living in the area it goes from rich to poor and back again ! lol .I moved into the heights around winter 1982 and lived o nthe 10th 14th 15th and 13 th floors over the years ,had some good neighbours there and spectacular views everywhere awesome sunsets across the mersey .Fairy street was in between creswell and st georges , 3 storey flats there . opposite the braddocks .

Ged
03-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Were these on Netherfield Road too, I just can't picture them? :shock:



http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/294/caravansqz2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



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Ged
04-16-2008, 05:51 PM
A view from Marwood Tower which still stands near the triangle at the end of Greaty. Looking East, the first high rise seen is Medea Tower, then Crete and Candia which lie behind (now Freedom Heights). Rock View is the furthest from view up near Torr Street. Corinth Tower is the big white high rise to the right which stood until fairly recently off Anderson Street. As you can see there were a lot of 1950s three high flats and 60s four high maisonettes strewn all over this area.


http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/1494/marwoodtowerbs3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



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Ged
05-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Another 10 received and added to my high rise page today, all previously seen from different angles so i've just thumbnailed them on here.

Ged
05-08-2008, 01:00 PM
the remaining 5.

shoney
05-08-2008, 01:04 PM
can't find you post for the huyton towers but my mum was a district nurse and used to have a few patients in them, i'm pretty sure they were called 'wingate towers " the ones opposite the bluebell

Ged
05-08-2008, 01:09 PM
Hi Shoney. Wingate Towers on the Bluebell estate have gone now, but only in the last 4 years but the ones on the other side of Liverpool Road are still there, those 2 are just being renovated I think, Knowsley Heights - Woolfall Heath.

shoney
05-08-2008, 01:13 PM
mum said the bluebell pub is gone now too, i remember going in there when i was 18 and there was sawdust on the floor in the public bar, not too sure but I think the manager was ??? barton, ( can't remember his 1st name) probably a relation of joeys, good bass house though

Ged
05-08-2008, 01:15 PM
Yes, the Bluebell pub is no more too.

shoney
05-08-2008, 01:19 PM
and the Hilly to i hear, also the eagle and child,..........is the bow and arrow and the oak tree still there

Ged
05-08-2008, 01:22 PM
Yes, you're right on all counts. The Hillside where we played once has gone, the Eagle and Child quite some time ago - a McDonalds is there now.

The Bow and Arrow and Oak Tree still going strong.

shoney
05-08-2008, 01:24 PM
Huyton Labour club ? had my boxing debut there at 15

christy
05-08-2008, 02:30 PM
The Oak is now a Wetherspoons in name but not in nature. Done this a while ago now but it never worked out as they wanted as you would expect. The Farmers arms also went (was by the Eagle on the opposite side). The Princess has gone just past the Bow. The Bow is still the Bow! Think the only old Bass house style Huyton pubs left are the Bow and the Quietman if you dont count the Oak now being Wetherspoons. (Is the Yewtree still open? Not been down there for ages)

Huyton labour is still going strong as far as I know

shoney
05-08-2008, 02:31 PM
rose and crown and the huyton park? any news lol

Waterways
05-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Why were the big white 22 floor blocks like Corinth Tower demolished. I believe those at Shield Rd were crumbling so had to go. The others looked sound enough to me. My favourite was Entwistle Heights, not exactly pre-cast like Corinth Tower but a fine looking building.

Ged
05-08-2008, 04:46 PM
They were all sold off to or at least put under the direction of HAT - Housing Action Trust in the 1980s. I don't know what the criteria was for demolishing most but saving some - there's 4 private blocks off Netherfield road now (2 called Freedom Heights, the other 2 called View 146 - these have a gymnasium)

It seems with proper security, they can prosper.

knowhowe
05-08-2008, 06:39 PM
This was the panoramic view (here split into three) from the 11th floor of Sandside View, Warwick Street. I lived here for a while in the mid-70s.

http://www.bwpics.co.uk/yoliverpool/sandsideright.jpg

http://www.bwpics.co.uk/yoliverpool/sandsidecentre.jpg

http://www.bwpics.co.uk/yoliverpool/sandsideleft.jpg

Waterways
05-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Fine pics. Do you have any facing the docks and river?

knowhowe
05-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Fine pics. Do you have any facing the docks and river?

Sadly no. I lost a lot of negatives including many of this area and further views from the flat's windows. These were scanned from some very tatty prints I recently rediscovered.

George
06-26-2008, 01:18 AM
Once heard that St Georges Heights was built on the highest point in Liverpool but I can,t quantify that statement:PDT_Piratz_26:

Hi Chippie
If youre still about? you are correct in the assumption that StGeorges is the highest point in the Liverpool.
I should know lived there almost 17 years in Albion Street that was demolished back in 71/72?

Hi All jus a newbie to the site and just to say greetings to all. :unibrow:

John(Zappa)
06-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Hi George
Welcome aboard.:PDT_Piratz_26:

Ged
06-26-2008, 01:26 PM
Hiya George. Click on my site below for some Netherfield Road High rise and some 1950s flats in Albion Street ;) :PDT_Piratz_26:

George
09-04-2008, 05:10 AM
Hiya George. Click on my site below for some Netherfield Road High rise and some 1950s flats in Albion Street ;) :PDT_Piratz_26:

Thanks John&Ged for the greets.

Sorry this reply is wasn't earlier but the train was late.:lol:

I have a ordanence survey Map in my possession from 1908 based around the Breck road north and circular area. :unibrow:

edwardo
09-04-2008, 06:24 PM
Hello George.Will a copy of said ordanence map be in the possesion of this notice board any time soon?

George
09-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Hello George.Will a copy of said ordanence map be in the possesion of this notice board any time soon?

If I can find me scanner?can't look now as I'm in the throws of painting.

TokyoRoad
09-07-2008, 02:35 AM
Hi all,

I guess my flickr page could be of some interest here:

Liverpool Tower Blocks - a set on Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/tokyoroad/sets/72157606912466060/)

Feel free to ask about anything here :)

Now, of note in there particularly is Mere Bank Heights. It is one of seven located in about a 15 minute walk (Heysmoor Heights is the other isolated one) and there are 5 just down the road on Croxteth Drive. Now Heysmoor + those 5 have 'regular' bricks while Mere Bank has white bricks.

While that probably means nothing to a lot, I've noticed it with this style block elsewhere. In Kirkdale, there were 5 blocks of this style, 3 together called Ellison, Edinburgh and Seacombe Towers, they were on Everton Valley and were demolished a few years ago. There is one that is on its own, Marwood Tower, which is on Boundary Street East and there was one by Notre Dam school, Rock View (I think). Rock View also had white bricks while the rest had the 'regular' bricks, I still haven't found a close up of this block unfortunately.

And finally, before my time this so its just guess work. In Toxteth (Dingle, L8 anyway) there were a few blocks. Mill View (which still stands and is a completely different style, Sandside View and Grafton Heights which were of the style of the aforementioned Mere Bank etc. I think there was one of this style on Warwick Street to but there are no closeup photos of any of these blocks either, like Rock View. Grafton Heights also has this white brick while the other has normal bricks.

So what I want to know is, was the white brick blocks built for any specific reason? It seems strange to have one in a different colour brick to the rest.

Also does anyone else have any pics of Grafton Heights, Sandside View, Rock View and even Mill View before it got double glazed.

Thanks :)

TokyoRoad
09-07-2008, 02:29 PM
You can view my tower block pictures here:

Liverpool Tower Blocks - a set on Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/tokyoroad/sets/72157606912466060/)

Of interest is the tower blocks in the style of Marwood Tower, which still exists, the others of this style that remain are the two that are close to town (Byrom Street) and Sefton Park (Heysmoor Heights, Mere Bank and the ones on Croxteth Drive).

Interestingly, while these were all of a 'regular' brick colour, there were at least three that were not. One still stands (Mere Bank) which has white bricks. The other two were Rock View (Kirkdale) and Grafton Heights (Toxteth/Dingle). I have wondered why these three blocks were "white" bricks compared to all the others, it doesn't really make much sense. Grafton Heights is before my time so I've never seen them unfortunately.

Also does anyone have any proper views of the other Toxteth/Dingle heights such as Grafton Heights, Sandside View and Mill View before it was double glazed?

Rock View, Seacombe Tower, Ellison Tower, Edinburgh Tower, does anyone have photos of these? Rock View especially as I have never come across a close up of this one at all.

Thanks.

Ged
09-30-2008, 04:46 PM
Hiya TokyoRoad. Have you seen this page on my website.

inacityliving (http://inacityliving.piczo.com/?g=33776503&cr=7)




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Spike
09-30-2008, 05:31 PM
Nice pics:handclap:

I had a picture of a tower but it got blocked :eek:

TokyoRoad
10-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Hiya TokyoRoad. Have you seen this page on my website.

inacityliving (http://inacityliving.piczo.com/?g=33776503&cr=7)




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I have, was one of the pages that made me go out and get the ones localish to me.

Ged
10-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Well done. :PDT11

Howie
03-10-2009, 12:20 AM
Looking towards the river from Byrom Street (09/03/2009)

http://web.onetel.net.uk/~howardpaterson/uploads/View2.jpg

Waterways
03-10-2009, 12:29 AM
There was no such block as Grafton Heights, probably Leighton View. The other was Sandside View - now both demolished. Mill View is still standing - a system built block.

Ged
03-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Great pic Howie.

Howie
03-17-2009, 04:59 PM
Liverpool tower block families failed after developer goes bust
Mar 17 2009
by Marc Waddington, Liverpool Echo

http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/liverpoolecho/mar2009/5/9/bispham-tower-320-439549712.jpg

FOUR families left living in a city centre block of former council flats said they were left ?high and dry? after the private developer which bought the building went bust.

Families who bought flats in Bispham Tower under the ?right to buy scheme? said their homes were rendered ?worthless? following the collapse of FM Developments.

Every other flat in the 13-storey, 56-flat building was gutted ahead of the revamp.

But work ground to a halt around five weeks ago.

MPs and city bosses today said they were ?extremely concerned? by the situation.

And the Health and Safety Executive promised to investigate concerns raised about the safety implications of the building.

More (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2009/03/17/liverpool-tower-block-families-failed-after-developer-goes-bust-100252-23162055/)...

goldenface
08-31-2011, 04:46 AM
Entwistle Heights was an engineering feat, one of the most massive residential blocks, on one of the highest viewpoints, perched on one of the highest, most spectacular locations, fantastic views!

Good money for that these days!