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    Does anyone have any old pics of this church ?
    I have never seen any old pics of it. Very strange....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    Does anyone have any old pics of this church ?
    I have never seen any old pics of it. Very strange....
    Page 31 of my book.
    Fancy you missing it!
    I'll scan it for the group.
    The original belonged to a friend, no longer with us.

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    oooppppsss!!! sorry philip!
    my boyfriend is actually sitting next to me reading your book!
    i was just thinking out aloud in the thread really!!

    great pic!

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    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...lighthouse.pdf

    Great website, and pics of the interior of the church.

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    Hello MissInformed

    Here is another PDF on St. James that provides more information and pics:

    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...exhibition.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello MissInformed

    Here is another PDF on St. James that provides more information and pics:

    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...exhibition.pdf

    Chris
    "St James became redundant in 1974, "

    My cousin was one of the last to be married there. Friends of mine helped out painting the place.

    "and was vested into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust in 1976. It may have become redundant because of plans to construct Junction 1 of the M62 motorway on the site."

    Pull it down to make a motorway junction!! Those people must have had brain damage.
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    I need to have a nose up the tower at some point! Never been in that church yet!

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    I donated the domain name and have waived the annual hosting fees. I just wish I could contribute more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    I have some recent internal photos if that's of any help. The Churches Conseravation Trust who own the building have carried out some major repairs. There are plans to turn it into a local mosque I believe
    that would be fascinating sir!

    dunno if i want it to be a mosque but it would be better than having it pulled down or left to rot as it is now

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    There were plans to turn it into flats in the 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunf View Post
    that would be fascinating sir!

    dunno if i want it to be a mosque but it would be better than having it pulled down or left to rot as it is now
    The building is not being left to rot. It has been substantially repaired a, replastered, rewired, reglazed, roof fixed etc. It's sad that it had to close and then was severely vandalised by the locals. So there was extensive internal damage only part of which has been repaired. Of course if people had continued to use it as a church, there would have been no need to close the building with the conseqent need to now find other uses such as a mosque.

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    Thanks for the pics Taffy

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    such a beautiful interior.
    Thanks for pics

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    Does anyone have a contact for the church - when it is next open and the like? I did contact one of the bods via their e-mail address which was posted on a previous posting but no reply as such.

    A crime to let this go to waste and a crime to turn it in to anything else other than its purpose.

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    I did hear half-a-milion Pounds was spent repairing this this church a few years ago. I wonder when all the clocks will be returned?

    This building is usually on the Heritage Open Day list...Sept or Oct usually?

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    got a reply from Helen Swift today.
    She sent a form to fill in, and said there should be an open day soon.

    Will let you all know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    got a reply from Helen Swift today.
    She sent a form to fill in, and said there should be an open day soon.

    Will let you all know!
    Yeah I got one too but I didn't get a form to fill in!

    There are no bells in the tower but I want to have a good nose at the clock up there and see what was there at one time. As soon as there's an open day I'll be there too missy!

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    Updated my www.cobblers.moonfruit.com to show St James - thanks to Taffy for the pictures!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Dear Jona,

    Nice site

    Check out the link to St James on your web site. The text below the church name applies to Newsham Park Orphans' Institute.



    Bye

    Taffy
    Sorted! Cheers for the heads up Taffy! That's what you get for browsing E-bay at the same time

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    Jon mate, I see you're using some of my 1999 and 2003 Welsh Presbyterian Church pics on the Toxteth page of your excellent site. No probs Jon, but I need a credit and a link. Thanks

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    absolutely love the site...great work mr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    absolutely love the site...great work mr

    Cheers dear! There's actually no real 'point' to the website i.e. I'm not there to give solutions, I'm just going to be a thorn in the side of the Council while I add many more pages

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    DP's David Charters will be running a story on St James' Church regarding the baptisms of the black population of Liverpool. Not sure when the story will be run, but he'll be doing the interviewing in Robin Riley's house on the 18th. I'll be around when the interviews are carried out, so I'll ask him when I'm up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Dave,

    Tell David Charters he also needs to look at St George's, Everton and St Mary's, Walton baptism registers. He'll find several blacks were baptised there too. These would be mainly the servants of the Everton merchants. We have a few of these in our family.

    Bye

    Taffy
    Taffy, nice one mate. I'll pass on this info to the ladies he'll be interviewing. I can't recall one of the ladies' names, but she wrote a treatise on the black population of Liverpool. I'll also ask Bob who is on the building commitee at St George's Church if he could find out some info. I used to know the vicar in St George's, but he's moved on and I haven't met the new lady vicar yet.

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