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    I train at the Golden Gloves which Is In the Belvidere Community Centre now.

    Only found out the Golden Gloves used to be at the Florrie when looking at this from Liverpool Views.


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    Trainers moving to Scotland though.

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    You may know the two lads we know then Max. Tommy Calderbank and Ian Mulherney, they work out of the Belve restoring the Florrie.
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    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Nah don't know them.
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    Max, the Golden Gloves was never in the Florrie. It used to be in Admiral St. then moved just up the road to where you train now, under the United Services Club. Did you notice on your magazine page it said John Conteh boxed for the Florrie, stirring up an old thread, about Conteh living in the Dingle. I used to train in the Gloves when it was in the Services, took a few beatings sparring !!! All a great bunch of lads, the person who took over the Services shut us down, a Mr R Sole.!! or was he a major?

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    John Conteh was from Kirkby though even though he boxed down there. I once played in a group in the United Services club, if I remember correctly we went down Park Road past the market and turned left and along a street to it, but it was deffo the USC.
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    Some bloke on R5Live just briefly talked about The Florrie @ 13:46. Will be on the Listen Again function I imagine....

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    Default save the florrie...

    good news guys, any further update, can anyone take some pictures ...(pretty please...)

    Lemmo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlemmon View Post
    good news guys, any further update, can anyone take some pictures ...(pretty please...)

    Lemmo...

    The latest 'Florrie News' came through the door the other day.
    4 pages on glossy paper.
    It mentions the Royal visit, and the fact that 20 skips were filled with rubbish and says "Work will continue in the coming months to undertake structural and topical surveys to give SAFE access." (That is exactly how the word 'safe' appears.)
    However, nothing seems to be happening at the moment, and it is STILL a gutted shell, open to the elements, and taken over by full-grown Buddlea bushes.
    I'll take some snaps in the next few days.

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    Thanks for the info.

    Nice to know that work is continuing.

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    If anyone passes the Florrie, then have a look at the windows above the entrance door. A glitter-ball and star have been erected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    If anyone passes the Florrie, then have a look at the windows above the entrance door. A glitter-ball and star have been erected.
    Hi Marky
    We took some pics before.








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    Arh, sad to see it in that state. Excellent views cheers.
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    They cant restore the Florrie yet because there is a colony of bats living their and the consrvation people havent moved them yet.

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    Excellent photos. What a shame to see the place in such a state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaC View Post
    They cant restore the Florrie yet because there is a colony of bats living their and the consrvation people havent moved them yet.
    Maybe this is the case, but we pass there almost twice a day and haven't seen any activity for months, since the skip was outside in the summer.

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    Fine pictures, DaisyChains.

    Currently Ignoring:
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.W View Post
    Fine pictures, DaisyChains.

    They were a joint effort between me and my fiancee....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    They were a joint effort between me and my fiancee....
    I stand corrected. Fine pictures, Daisychains and fiancee.

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    Thanks for the photos, but it's shameful that a new (or even a temporary) roof hasn't been put on the building.
    It's had enough money for one, and even a visit by Prince Charles hasn't resulted in anything being done to the building.

    A glitter ball.
    My ar*e!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I thought I was seeing things ... a glitter ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I thought I was seeing things ... a glitter ball
    I know!
    I wonder who put it up!!?

    I agree with Philip though, surely something should have been done by now!

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    I know it said they had £4m, but I think they have to match it! so they need £8m really? And now with a dark recession on the horizon, a lot of charities and such will be one of the first to suffer. So, in my humble opinion, I think the florrie is maybe going to be once more Luxury apartments!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verdi View Post
    I know it said they had £4m, but I think they have to match it! so they need £8m really? And now with a dark recession on the horizon, a lot of charities and such will be one of the first to suffer. So, in my humble opinion, I think the florrie is maybe going to be once more Luxury apartments!!!
    I wouldn't be at all surprised either.
    I can't see them matching that 4 million.
    In the area it's in, I doubt anybody would buy any luxury apartments there!
    It's in a sad state

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    The latest 'Florrie News' (Issue 14, Winter 07/08), stated that they had been given more time to match the £3.9 milliion Lottery funding. This tells me that they are struggling.
    The 'Star' above the glitter-ball must have blown down, as it's no longer there.
    Has anyone any thoughts on the tiles around the top of the building. I think it's the Green man myth, but there are also some cherubs and what looks like a Liver-bird.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The latest 'Florrie News' (Issue 14, Winter 07/08), stated that they had been given more time to match the £3.9 milliion Lottery funding. This tells me that they are struggling.
    The 'Star' above the glitter-ball must have blown down, as it's no longer there.
    Has anyone any thoughts on the tiles around the top of the building. I think it's the Green man myth, but there are also some cherubs and what looks like a Liver-bird.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man
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    I believe some copies got delivered to the area near to the Florrie. Maybe, some they had left over? I scrounged a read of one. Upto issue 13 can be read online (pdf files). Their website states they are £1.7 million short.
    http://www.savetheflorrie.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I believe some copies got delivered to the area near to the Florrie. Maybe, some they had left over? I scrounged a read of one. Upto issue 13 can be read online (pdf files). Their website states they are £1.7 million short.
    http://www.savetheflorrie.org.uk/
    Thanks for that Marky.
    I was on that site before. I emailed them and asked if there was any more news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    Thanks for that Marky.
    I was on that site before. I emailed them and asked if there was any more news.
    there is a public meeting tmw night at 7pm in Miles St.

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    Let's just hope that something gets done. It's right on my doorstep and it hurts to see it fall into more decay.

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    I had the taxi stop one day as we pasted the Florrie Hall just so I could take a picture of it. Even in it's ren down state the beaty of that building screams out at you.

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