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    Why demolish It? Looks like theres nothing wrong with It.
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    This is absolutely disgusting. The old chapel was the oldest public building in Garston and enquries had been made about getting English Heritage listing.

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    knock it down first then argue about whether it should be listed, it's time we started chainign ourselves to the thigns we want to stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    This is absolutely disgusting. The old chapel was the oldest public building in Garston and enquries had been made about getting English Heritage listing.
    My mum came rushing in and announced that they were knocking it down, including the school! People were shocked with disgust. How on earth did they get away with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    This is absolutely disgusting. The old chapel was the oldest public building in Garston and enquries had been made about getting English Heritage listing.
    Disgusting indeed!!!!! To put this in a cynical light, who'd be surprised if someone in some later era will build a replica as happened with the Cavern.

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    Just like the Bedford!!!!
    Was there no warning????
    Criminal!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    This is absolutely disgusting. The old chapel was the oldest public building in Garston and enquries had been made about getting English Heritage listing.
    I'm surprised you say it is the oldest public building in Garston, I would have thought it would have been St Michaels Church.

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    I'm no expert on Garston's buildings, but is it really St Francis Of Assisi Church that has been demolished?
    If so, there are quite a few public buildings older than that, including St Michael's and the Reading Room and the chapel that's now a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    I'm surprised you say it is the oldest public building in Garston, I would have thought it would have been St Michaels Church.
    St Michael's has been on its site from at least the early 13th century. The current building dates from the 1870s. The old Chapel, after which Chapel Rd Garston was named, was built around 1837. Originally it was a methodist Chapel built by George Heald, a local landowner, in memory of his son

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    Another disgrace. I hate the way Liverpool is getting it's history ripped apart.
    Mind you,some people would be happy with a lambanana in its place
    Disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    I'm no expert on Garston's buildings, but is it really St Francis Of Assisi Church that has been demolished?
    If so, there are quite a few public buildings older than that, including St Michael's and the Reading Room and the chapel that's now a house.
    It's St Francis of Assisi Primary School that's being demolished. The old chapel was a later add on to the main school building which was itself was built in the mid 1890s. The attached photo shows the old chapel , the brick main school building and the tower of St Francis Church in the background. The chapel has not been used as such for well over 100 years. In recent years, the main use for the building was as a gym and dining hall, with a preschool club in the basement
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    Kev, here's a "before" shot taken from the same place as your demolition photos
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    Which road is this on?? Wouldn't mind getting over there myself!

    I was only in Garston on Friday...had I known, I'd have made a special visit to the site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallasey View Post
    Which road is this on?? Wouldn't mind getting over there myself!

    I was only in Garston on Friday...had I known, I'd have made a special visit to the site!
    It's on Earp St.

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    The school looked to be a fine old building, built in the same style and period of the old part of Bishop Goss school still standing on Cazneau St. Hope this doesn't go the same way in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    It's on Earp St.
    Thanks for that!

    I have now been myself...the happenings on Earp Street are the talk of the town so to speak.

    The Chapel posted previously has now gone btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John(Zappa) View Post
    Another disgrace. I hate the way Liverpool is getting it's history ripped apart.
    Mind you,some people would be happy with a lambanana in its place
    Disgusting.
    It's the wealthy money grabbers and the council getting a cut approving them.

    Garston's looking odd with the newer buildings mixed with the old down streets off St Mary's Road.

    I should wear clown make up and a purple suit for this disgrace of knocking down buildings.
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    The school was getting demolished earlier today. You can see into the classrooms now.

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