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    Default Lost Liverpool Suburbs & Districts

    This thread was started with the demise of some old Liverpool buildings. Then it was advocated it should include structures as well. Well what about districts?


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    During the slum clearance programme of the 60ís and 70ís the entire district of Everton disappeared. With the exception of a few churches and a few pubs, every road with shops and streets with houses disappeared. A few new buildings have been built over the years but the main area has been turned into vast parkland.
    Some may say for the better and certainly there was a lot of slum property spread along the hillside, but think about it! One of the oldest villages on Merseyside has gone forever; the only trace left is the old lockup on the brow. How about that for culture?

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    So true Samp. It's been unbelievable what's happened there.

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    Samp. When you look at the pre war housing of Kirkdale's flower streets still going strong, and Lambeth Road, then there's the pre WWI housing on Summer Seat and Bevington Hill in Vauxhall. They have a lot more character than the new red brick housing that looks like anywhere land as it all looks the same. I think i'd rather see old conway st, havelock st, sackville st and Fairy st than the desolation that's there now.
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    Anfield is losing a lot now. Kensington has lost loads and Toxteth. All houses that could have been fixed up instead of building these cardboard boxes.
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    We'll have no city left at this rate.

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    A lot of the dereliction of some districts though will have housing rebuilt on it. The case in point with Everton is, high rise were built so decreasing the footprint with the rest landscaped. Now the high rise have gone and in many cases without housing built on their relatively small footprint, it can seem like a ghost town area.
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    Lost districts?
    • Nova Scotia
    • Harrington (still there but name not used)
    • Vauxhall - I see little left if any
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Lost districts?
    • Nova Scotia
    • Harrington (still there but name not used)
    • Vauxhall - I see little left if any
    Never heard of Nova Scotia WW. Where was that?

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    I'd say Vauxhall with the Eldonian Village (which was previously Tate & Lyle) and the housing between the East side of Vauxhall road running up to the West side of Scotland road is as heavily populated as ever. Certainly not so with Everton though.

    Everton is the district being featured in the new pier head museum because it has undoubtedly had the most diverse housing over the centuries including Merchant houses, mansions, courts, terraced, tenements, high rise and now garden houses.

    There is certainly more desolation and park space around there now than ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I'd say Vauxhall with the Eldonian Village (which was previously Tate & Lyle) and the housing between the East side of Vauxhall road running up to the West side of Scotland road is as heavily populated as ever. Certainly not so with Everton though.

    Everton is the district being featured in the new pier head museum because it has undoubtedly had the most diverse housing over the centuries including Merchant houses, mansions, courts, terraced, tenements, high rise and now garden houses.

    There is certainly more desolation and park space around there now than ever.
    Up there the other week, it's a bit barren. Great to have that parkland though with the views of my house.

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    I remember alot about Everton , i was born there , i remember it being cosy , little shops and pubs everywhere , Beacon lane had shops and the Beacon light pub on the corner ... And then there were the streets , all lined up , Leadenhall street is where my lifelong friend lived before they were shipped out to Pinehurst Avenue , York Terrece made way for flats , and Our Lady's school was re-built , the social club doubled as a church .. All gone now , everything ..It was clearing a house of beautiful old furniture , and filling it with crap from Ikea .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I remember alot about Everton , i was born there , i remember it being cosy , little shops and pubs everywhere , Beacon lane had shops and the Beacon light pub on the corner ... And then there were the streets , all lined up , Leadenhall street is where my lifelong friend lived before they were shipped out to Pinehurst Avenue , York Terrece made way for flats , and Our Lady's school was re-built , the social club doubled as a church .. All gone now , everything ..It was clearing a house of beautiful old furniture , and filling it with crap from Ikea .
    I remeber doing some work on a chemist down Great Homer Street. It was all beautiful wood columns and etched glass. It was tore down. Tragic.

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    I remeber doing some work on a chemist down Great Homer Street. It was all beautiful wood columns and etched glass. It was tore down. Tragic.
    It is tragic , they haven no regard for things of beauty , it makes me want to weep .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    It is tragic , they haven no regard for things of beauty , it makes me want to weep .
    yeah, there were some great pubs that were disposed of too. Some of the interiors were outstanding. Don't remember the names though. They were on Greaty were the Northern Fruit maket was. Wallasey approach there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I remeber doing some work on a chemist down Great Homer Street. It was all beautiful wood columns and etched glass. It was tore down. Tragic.
    Have to watch out for you, Pabs. First you go to work on a chemist and then on another thread, you are having a go at Jack Daniels.

    Seriously, though, I don't understand why the good old buildings have to be swept away. Look at what they've done to Garston, swept it all away. It's appalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Have to watch out for you, Pabs. First you go to work on a chemist and then on another thread, you are having a go at Jack Daniels.

    Seriously, though, I don't understand why the good old buildings have to be swept away. Look at what they've done to Garston, swept it all away. It's appalling.

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    I've not spent a great deal of time the Chris, just passed through. I never knew what it was like. Love the Matchworks though and the Old Fire station.

    I used to be a plumber in a previous life, so done lots of work in all types of buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    yeah, there were some great pubs that were disposed of too. Some of the interiors were outstanding. Don't remember the names though. They were on Greaty were the Northern Fruit maket was. Wallasey approach there now.
    I know , all the cosyness and charachet has gone now , Greaty is desolate and very depressing indeed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I know , all the cosyness and charachet has gone now , Greaty is desolate and very depressing indeed .
    It wasn't that good then neither. It's getting better though. It's not somewhere to live anymore though.

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    One of my former girlfriends lived off Edge Lane and she and her family were moved in the Sixties out to Cantrill Farm. . . They moved a lot of families out to such soulless estates. Ugh.
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    I havent been to Everton for 35 yrs, my wife used to live in Eastbourne street, all down now I think, and at the top of their street was the Everton monument. I hope thats still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdraper42 View Post
    I havent been to Everton for 35 yrs, my wife used to live in Eastbourne street, all down now I think, and at the top of their street was the Everton monument. I hope thats still there.
    You probably mean the lockup don't you, that's on Everton's badge. Yes it's still there. Nice of them to leave something. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    It wasn't that good then neither. It's getting better though. It's not somewhere to live anymore though.
    No it is'nt , i would hate to live there , i even hate driving along there to get home ...

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    Red face Buildings

    Yes thats the one Chris, we used to dink in a pub I think was called The Prince Rupert, or was it William ?I forget It was that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    No it is'nt , i would hate to live there , i even hate driving along there to get home ...
    Yeah, its a bit grim

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Yeah, its a bit grim
    It makes me appreciate trees .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    It makes me appreciate trees .
    Gone a lot greener up that way now. Do you remember those brown stone buildings on Boundary Street. They pulled them down. Criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Gone a lot greener up that way now. Do you remember those brown stone buildings on Boundary Street. They pulled them down. Criminal.
    Yes the houses with the steps leading up to them ? My doctors was there on that row , beautiful houses , imagine having one of them now ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    Yes the houses with the steps leading up to them ? My doctors was there on that row , beautiful houses , imagine having one of them now ..
    I always thought they'd be saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdraper42 View Post
    Yes thats the one Chris, we used to dink in a pub I think was called The Prince Rupert, or was it William ?I forget It was that long ago.
    It would have been the Prince Rupert. The history is that Prince Rupert, a German cousin of King Charles I, led the Royal army that beseiged Liverpool during the English Civil War in the 1640's and there was a building in Everton known as "Prince Rupert's Cottage" -- it is in one of Herdman's paintings. I don't know whether the pub was in the same cottage.

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