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    The original advocacy document is worth having a look over on the Langtree website, the company managing the Festival Gardens project.

    http://www.langtreegroupplc.co.uk/fe...?type=10&tab=5

    (It's on the Downloads tab)

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    all gone a bit quiet on the official website. no photo updates since August? Been past and work is continuing though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Fanatic View Post
    all gone a bit quiet on the official website. no photo updates since August? Been past and work is continuing though
    The guy who does the photos says he has done them up til December and will be taking the January ones soon. He said he will chase up the website to see why they haven't updated them.

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    Oct. 2010. The Promenade is just over the trees on the left. I guess this is to be the new entrance.


    Dec. 2010. The old entrance gate was to the left of the stone blocks. That too had some large blocks nearby.


    Dec. 2010. Square asphalt repair on old car-park. Stolen cars used to get set alight here. An old path leading off to the left was getting repaired.


    Dec. 2010. Path from car-park being repaired.

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    Can I ask for more info on the site, where the festival hall, the old go kart track and the red dragon slide is, will that be cleaned up and accesible as part of the new park, or is that being left for the re development. The area where the hall was is probably the most visible on the site from the road so it would be a shame if it was left as it is until the hoses are built. I presume the slide will be brought back into use as this has sentimental memories for alot of local people, but will it be left where it is or moved.

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    Good to see some progress is being made to resurrect the site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldyman26 View Post
    Can I ask for more info on the site, where the festival hall, the old go kart track and the red dragon slide is, will that be cleaned up and accesible as part of the new park, or is that being left for the re development. The area where the hall was is probably the most visible on the site from the road so it would be a shame if it was left as it is until the hoses are built. I presume the slide will be brought back into use as this has sentimental memories for alot of local people, but will it be left where it is or moved.
    The Festival Hall side of the site is for housing, but the Dragon slide should hopefully be moved to the restored park.

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    Oct 2010. Rear of dragon-slide. All other structures around this area look to have been demolished (as far as I can see from the road).

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    Some more pictures up this morning on the website. septembers pics look the exact same as August though. the November pics are new

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Oct 2010. Rear of dragon-slide. All other structures around this area look to have been demolished (as far as I can see from the road).
    I hope they save the slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldyman26 View Post
    Can I ask for more info on the site, where the festival hall, the old go kart track and the red dragon slide is, will that be cleaned up and accesible as part of the new park, or is that being left for the re development. The area where the hall was is probably the most visible on the site from the road so it would be a shame if it was left as it is until the hoses are built. I presume the slide will be brought back into use as this has sentimental memories for alot of local people, but will it be left where it is or moved.
    Well I went to the trouble of gaining access to the site about a month ago -- not as easy as it used to be, incidentally! -- only to find that very little progress seemed to have been made since last June. Maybe significant work has been done, but not the kind of progress that has made much visual impact.

    The Dragon Slide has been moved as if it's about to be either refurbished or removed altogether, but have no further info, sorry...

    This is my Flickr slideshow from June:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3145027...th/4692564101/

    [Press Show Info button, top right for captions}

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    I've noticed that the holes in the perimeter fence have been repaired and threatening anti-Trespassing notices erected. These photos were taken in late October:




    They show the Dragon Slide to be in fairly good nick so I'm assuming they've been renovated not long ago and that they're being retained as part of the refurbishment programme...


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    The Dragon is to the right of the main gate. One could do a quick in and out to take photographs, as the gate is often open. The rest of this area has been flattened. A crane was lifting some steelwork to the site yesterday. Boardwalks (low-level) are being built near the lake area.

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    The steel I saw getting lifted by a crane is this new bridge:
    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...2534-28106293/

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    January pics are up on the FestivalGardens.com site

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    It's no doubt a sign of just how far-reaching the refurbishment will have to go before it's finally finished, but it's actually looking rather more wrecked than it did in June!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3145027...th/4692564101/

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    I'm getting excited now! looks like it's really coming on, especially the Japanese garden

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    Pagodas, restored!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...yside-12392729

    Two Chinese Pagodas which formed the centrepiece of Liverpool's Garden Festival site have been restored to their former glory.

    The International Garden Festival ran for six months in 1984, attracting 3.8 million visitors.

    Much of the site lay derelict for a quarter of a century, but it is now being redeveloped into housing and public gardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerTheCat View Post
    And a small report in todays MerseyMart. - with the pics of the Japanese building looking like nice detailed painting.
    Claiming an opening this spring.

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    It's great to see something is finally being done,with the festival site! Along with St.Johns beacon,when it was empty,it's been an embarrasment for the city!

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    I can't wait for it to open. I've always loved this place and have missed the oriental gardens.

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    Pics of the Japanese gardens on Liverpool Echo site HERE

    Looking good

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    Hopefully when its restored and open, it doesn't get vandalised and neglected overtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevsy View Post
    Hopefully when its restored and open, it doesn't get vandalised and neglected overtime.
    Yes, I agree. I believe it will be closed after dusk every day, so hopefully keep the vandals out.

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    There was a large tanker by the pagoda earlier this week. I presume re-filling the lake? which was empty of water the last time I was around there.
    Some turfing has been done by the entrance (near Priory Woods) and a gap in the hoardings allow the freshly painted pagoda to be seen.
    It's possible to see the new bridge from the path leading up from the promenade.
    If anyone passes to take pictures, there is a 'floral ships wheel' on the grass bank just North of the Britannia pub (opposite the ships funnels). At one time this area was part of the Garden Festival Site.
    Edit: I read the plaque by the floral display...it turns out the symbol, a gear wheel with cogs, is from the Rotary Club. A picture is on the website of the Liverpool Garston branch:
    http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/hom...sp?ClubID=1081


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    Feb pics now online HERE

    ---------- Post added at 02:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:44 PM ----------

    The pics in this thread on a another forum HERE are amazing!!!

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    The IGF artwork "Wish you were here" is now at the new museum (South window).
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    Wondered where all those bits, and pieces, went! Wasn't there a gun,of some sort?

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    Here are a few shots I took just a week ago. As you can see, they've still got a fair way to go before it's finished.












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