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    I just want share some thoughts of my own about Norris Green; somwhere I've only recently become familiar with. Until not too long ago (I'm ashamed to say) I'd only ever passed through the estate a couple of times, and all I really knew - or thought I knew - about Norris Green was what I'd read in the papers. I'll admit, my view of the estate was largely very negative.

    One thing that I always ask people though when they 'knock' our city is 'Have you actually looked around?'. Usually, they have formed their opinions from one news article or a negative story they have been told.

    Anyway, the point of this is that since I met a girl from Norris Green, I've been spending quite a bit of time there, and - you know what - I've actually come to quite like the area. Sure, it's not without it's problems (but neither is any other area of Livepool, or indeed Wirral), but it ain't all bad.

    I'd say that a great majority of the houses are well-kept, the shops I've been to are good and the people I've spoken to have been great - proper, true Scousers.

    I've been having a read of the Norris Green website, which I've found very interesting - SEE HERE

    I'll add some photographs this week too, I must take some photos of the fantastic shopping parades at Scargreen Avenue and Broadway. Now they would look great with a bit of money spent on them.

    To me, this is a fascinating place. It's a brilliant example of 20s / 30s corporation development on a grand scale. I would love to have seen Norris Green in its prime, and I wonder now whether maybe one day there could be a return to those times.

    I'm certainly glad I've discovered this thriving part of Liverpool, and I really would say to anybody that Norris Green certainly ain't all that bad...


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    Nogsy shopping arcade is on my site from when it first opened. I have spent time around there in my life, first, going the baths with rellies of someone who lived in Gerard Gardens and latterly through another mate.
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    Well put Ross
    I am a Norris Green lad. I think the place is a dump. The bingo in Broadway is tatty looking. The shops behind the bingo are a disgrace too. The little "hut" shop is now closed and looking rough.Most of the shops in the strand are empty and as for Landford shops...a sunbed shop,a chemist and a chippy.Great!!
    That's just a tiny bit of Norris Green.

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    There are two little 'hut' shops aren't there, under the bridges? There's the one at Broad Lane - which I went in recently - and there's one by the roundabout at Townsend. That one looks like it's been closed a while.

    The shopping parades are great though. I'd love to see them tidied up. Kind of Art Deco, aren't they? Late-twenties.
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    Hi Ross,

    Fabulous post mate, many thanks I enjoyed reading it [as I do most our threads on Yo! ]

    Here's a bit of history, old pics and newspaper cuttings describing the problems that arose after the estate was built: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3893
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Hi Ross,

    Fabulous post mate, many thanks I enjoyed reading it [as I do most our threads on Yo! ]

    Here's a bit of history, old pics and newspaper cuttings describing the problems that arose after the estate was built: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3893

    Cheers, thanks Kev - and an interesting link too...
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