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    Angry Everton Library

    I went past Everton Library today & noticed that large pieces of wood were on the pavement ,when I crossed over I found out they were from the tower
    I love that building as it was my next doorneighbour when I lived in Petton Street ..........even though I lived next door my books were always over due

    how long before the city firebug is called in





    this one was taken a couple of years ago



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    This makes me so very sad Mandy , having lived in Tommy Whites for 19 years , this was my haven , i feel to upset to comment further

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    It's depressing, isn't it?

    Everton Library.
    Lister Drive Library.
    The Florrie.
    And so on.

    They'll all probably go the same way as the Listed, then de-Listed Beaufort Street School.
    ie: Demolished.

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    Hi Mandy,is there no local organisation involved in saving this? I thought there was a community group based there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    I went past Everton Library today & noticed that large pieces of wood were on the pavement ,when I crossed over I found out they were from the tower
    I love that building as it was my next doorneighbour when I lived in Petton Street ..........even though I lived next door my books were always over due

    how long before the city firebug is called in





    this one was taken a couple of years ago
    Hi Mandy,
    cracker pics. Am sure there's a local organization involved with saving this

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi Mandy,is there no local organisation involved in saving this? I thought there was a community group based there?
    not that I know of
    I think the community group that was there moved to the former Clock pub

    I have started a facebook group if anyone is interested in joining & I'll take more photos on Tuesday when Lauren is back at school

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...13460418691162
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    not that I know of
    I think the community group that was there moved to the former Clock pub

    I have started a facebook group if anyone is interested in joining & I'll take more photos on Tuesday when Lauren is back at school

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...13460418691162
    There is..there's the Walton/Rice lane group, am sure of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    not that I know of
    I think the community group that was there moved to the former Clock pub

    I have started a facebook group if anyone is interested in joining & I'll take more photos on Tuesday when Lauren is back at school

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...13460418691162
    Really,do you know if there are any plans for it? It would be a pity if it went!

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    It would indeed be very sad to see another fine building with history gone.

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    Hi Mandy, thanks for the pics.

    A very sorry state of affairs. I hope someone challenges this neglect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    not that I know of
    I think the community group that was there moved to the former Clock pub

    I have started a facebook group if anyone is interested in joining & I'll take more photos on Tuesday when Lauren is back at school

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...13460418691162
    The community group moved to the new Breckfield North Centre on Breckfield Road North, near to the junction with Mere Lane. There is an ex local Councillor who sits on the the local community commitee, it may be worth one of you calling in and speaking to him.

    Everton Library is a beautiful building , it would be a shame if it was left to crumble further. Im sure the power of petition by the community could stop the rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    The community group moved to the new Breckfield North Centre on Breckfield Road North, near to the junction with Mere Lane. There is an ex local Councillor who sits on the the local community commitee, it may be worth one of you calling in and speaking to him.

    Everton Library is a beautiful building , it would be a shame if it was left to crumble further. Im sure the power of petition by the community could stop the rot.
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    some history of the library

    designed by Thomas Shelmerdine who also designed the City transport offices in Hatton Garden & Exchange Street Station now Mercury Court
    erected in 1896 it housed both a library & technical college
    It had separate reading rooms for ladies boys & general public
    there is a plaque inside commemorates a former student of the college who won a Victoria Cross during world war 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    The community group moved to the new Breckfield North Centre on Breckfield Road North, near to the junction with Mere Lane. There is an ex local Councillor who sits on the the local community commitee, it may be worth one of you calling in and speaking to him.

    Everton Library is a beautiful building , it would be a shame if it was left to crumble further. Im sure the power of petition by the community could stop the rot.
    Hi JB, do you know if it's owned by the council?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi JB, do you know if it's owned by the council?
    I think it is .....a few years ago the library together with the plots of land of Petton Street & Beacon Lane were up for sale as one lot.
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    That's what I remember someone telling me,but did it sell,and if so,who's got it now? It's common practice by some developers,to buy a property that's listed,then just let it fall down so they can then build what they want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi JB, do you know if it's owned by the council?
    I beleive it is, I was fortunate to find the doors open a couple of months ago and workmen inside, they informed me they were making it safe from the inside , under instruction from the Council. I managed to take a few pics of the state of the interior, .......sad. I will post them up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    It's depressing, isn't it?

    Everton Library.
    Lister Drive Library.
    The Florrie.
    And so on.

    They'll all probably go the same way as the Listed, then de-Listed Beaufort Street School.
    ie: Demolished.
    I went past Lister drive library this morning. What a shame it is to leave that building in such a state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I went past Lister drive library this morning. What a shame it is to leave that building in such a state.
    That's what happens when someone(Andrew Carnegie)gives you something for nothing......it seems!

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    My Granddad and his crew helped build Lister Drive. This is from about 1904. Anyone who wants to use this pic, feel free to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    My Granddad and his crew helped build Lister Drive. This is from about 1904. Anyone who wants to use this pic, feel free to do so.

    Hi Bernie, It's not in a very good state right now,and I'm not sure what the plans are for the building? I'll pass there tomorrow,so I'll get some pic's!

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    Maybe these people can help..... http://www.savebritainsheritage.org/index.php

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    A pal of mine lived in the flats next to the library. Had many a game of football there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corky100 View Post
    Maybe these people can help..... http://www.savebritainsheritage.org/index.php
    Thanks for that Corky,an avenue to try,though the thought of campaigning is daunting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I went past Lister drive library this morning. What a shame it is to leave that building in such a state.
    Not arf, and the baths (now fisheries/pet shop) could do with the grounds clearing. It looks awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    My Granddad and his crew helped build Lister Drive. This is from about 1904. Anyone who wants to use this pic, feel free to do so.

    Cracker pic Bernie. Nice one

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    Does anyone know when it closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Does anyone know when it closed?
    Yeah, the staff who worked there.

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    Does anyone know when it closed?
    As the library 1999,but was used temporey for Breckfield and Everton Neibourhood council. fo two years.

    http://www.heritageworks.co.uk/everton.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    As the library 1999,but was used temporey for Breckfield and Everton Neibourhood council. fo two years.

    http://www.heritageworks.co.uk/everton.htm
    Do you know who owns the building now?

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