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    All the time I've been visiting your site and didn't realise you hadn't any photies dedicated to just "Sir Thomas White Gardens",like you have with the other gardens.

    Time for you to rummage in the LRO.


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    Hi George. Already rummaged through the Tommy Whites file in the LRO and what is available is on my site. There has to be a good number of pics for them to get a dedicated page like the Bully, Vauxy or Gerard Gardens.
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    I guess STW wasn't part of the slum clearence as they stood for a number of years after the demolition of the houses.

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    I suppose they were part of their own little clearance programme in order to build the garden houses now south of Penrose st. The pics of STWG are on the 'other tenements' page along with other tenement pics for which there are only a few pics.

    There seemed to be spurious reasoning behind some of the demolitions of the tenements.

    Chaucer House went and that corner of Scotland Road and Juvenal St left barren for many years.

    The site of the 4 squares is still desolate and crudely landscaped.

    Blackstock Gardens and Lawrence Gardens supposedly went for the Kingsway tunnel but the former is nowhere near it and the latter survived on the loop for a few years afterwards despite of the tunnel.

    Gerard Gardens went for road improvements When at least part of it could have been saved if not it all.

    Is what's on the site of St. Oswalds House any better - a low level tin shed supermarket with a massive car park fronting it?
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    Money talks Ged and we can honestly say its all down to architechects and developers,ie build new estates and move them out of the gardens into the new estates.
    Cantriil Farm was a sh*thole when it was built and even now it still one after its revamp...I know, I lived there since it was built and moved out ten years ago.

    All the gardens were solid and easily revamepd and modernised,the brickwork could have been either sandblasted or a ten year paint job done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Money talks Ged and we can honestly say its all down to architechects and developers,ie build new estates and move them out of the gardens into the new estates.
    Cantriil Farm was a sh*thole when it was built and even now it still one after its revamp...I know, I lived there since it was built and moved out ten years ago.

    All the gardens were solid and easily revamepd and modernised,the brickwork could have been either sandblasted or a ten year paint job done it.
    Well, just go and look at the Bullring. Done a great job on that.

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