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    This is a subject that's been very well covered by some of the Yo! Liverpool members, but I thought I'd start a thread just for images / stories of tower blocks.

    Three of the tower blocks in Moreton, Wirral (1964/5) are about to be demolished and so I've started to photograph them. I will of course take more photos as the demolition gets underway...




    The three blocks are on Stavordale Road and are called Melrose, Thornridge and Sandbourne.


    ... and here are a couple of Mill View, Toxteth (1967) from today:-




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    "As soon as your born they make you live tall." ?

    Nice pics Ross, any chance of views from the tops? As such views may be lost.

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    Mill View was built in 1967. It is dreary and needs make-over now. From the Wirral it is a very prominent building. Why are the blocks in Moreton being demolished? They look good to me. Once these blocks are vacated, the whole areas lose vibrancy. They become soulless.
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    My sister used to live there and they were alright. For the last few years they have been putting young sngle people in them and they rapidly went down hill. The Police are never away from the place. It's a shame. They knocked Ford Towers down a few years back. I used to live there when I left the Army. They were even better. Ten they started putting problem families in them. The rest is history.

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    You can bet your life that if they were all glass with a curve at the top and a cocierge at the foot, they'd be all the rage and going for a pretty penny too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    You can bet your life that if they were all glass with a curve at the top and a cocierge at the foot, they'd be all the rage and going for a pretty penny too.
    It's a shame cos there's nowt wrong with high rise living. It's the people they put in them. The two in New Brighton are private and are lovely inside. That's what they can be. Liscard House in Liscard is very successful too as they only put pensioners in there. They have bingo nights and regular trips away.

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