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Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out the history of the above house which is situated at 70 North Mossley Hill Road. I have a little information regarding some of its former tenants / owners but I am trying to piece together the full story from when it was built to present day. My information so far is that Liverpool College once owned it to house' 4 Bachelor Teachers' it was used to billet Wrens during WW2, the Heyder, Whetton and Irvine families have lived there. I have yet to confirm that it was once the home of the Russian Consul! Any other information (early photos especially) will be gratefully received. Cheers, Jeff.
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A History of the Blessig family Which mentions Bruckley House.
A Daily Post Article which has modern pictures of Bruckley both outside and inside.
The Liverpool Record Office seems to have lots of documents about it (spelt Bruckley for some reason):
Bruckley House, North Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool: correspondence, papers and drawings concerning premises and other properties of Donald Crawford in area. 720KIR/2640 1944-62
Apparently John Powers from the Cast and The La's stayed in Bruckley House during the 1990s - before refurbishment and he wasn't too complimentary.
As soon as I left The La's ', he told Melody Maker's Dave Simpson, ' Cast were formed. I lived in this mad place called Bruckley House. It was a great, lovely, horrible ******* of a house. Yeah, it was squalid. Looking at it, it was a dump. Dilapidated, no lights in the hall, pitch black trying to climb up the stairs on a night. But it was full of character, full of nutters, full of mad theories.
The eariest I could get was an 1892 advertisement in the Liverpool Mercury for a "THOROUGHLY good plain COOK within a fortnight" to serve at Brucklay House.
Sorry I have nothing earlier for you.
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Many thanks, Fortinian, for your reply.
I have seen both the links you posted but didn't know about the John Powers connection. It was the Blessig family link that led me to the Heyder family connection. I spent half of Monday in the LRO looking for Brucklay stuff with not much success but I didn't know about the Bruckley spelling and I am still waiting for responses from Liverpool College and the Russian Consulate. If I get anything else I will post it for your information, thanks again for your help.
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