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    Once heard that St Georges Heights was built on the highest point in Liverpool but I can,t quantify that statement
    Hi Chippie
    If youre still about? you are correct in the assumption that StGeorges is the highest point in the Liverpool.
    I should know lived there almost 17 years in Albion Street that was demolished back in 71/72?

    Hi All jus a newbie to the site and just to say greetings to all.

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    Hi George
    Welcome aboard.

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    Hiya George. Click on my site below for some Netherfield Road High rise and some 1950s flats in Albion Street
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hiya George. Click on my site below for some Netherfield Road High rise and some 1950s flats in Albion Street
    Thanks John&Ged for the greets.

    Sorry this reply is wasn't earlier but the train was late.

    I have a ordanence survey Map in my possession from 1908 based around the Breck road north and circular area.

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    Hello George.Will a copy of said ordanence map be in the possesion of this notice board any time soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardo View Post
    Hello George.Will a copy of said ordanence map be in the possesion of this notice board any time soon?
    If I can find me scanner?can't look now as I'm in the throws of painting.

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    Hi all,

    I guess my flickr page could be of some interest here:

    Liverpool Tower Blocks - a set on Flickr

    Feel free to ask about anything here

    Now, of note in there particularly is Mere Bank Heights. It is one of seven located in about a 15 minute walk (Heysmoor Heights is the other isolated one) and there are 5 just down the road on Croxteth Drive. Now Heysmoor + those 5 have 'regular' bricks while Mere Bank has white bricks.

    While that probably means nothing to a lot, I've noticed it with this style block elsewhere. In Kirkdale, there were 5 blocks of this style, 3 together called Ellison, Edinburgh and Seacombe Towers, they were on Everton Valley and were demolished a few years ago. There is one that is on its own, Marwood Tower, which is on Boundary Street East and there was one by Notre Dam school, Rock View (I think). Rock View also had white bricks while the rest had the 'regular' bricks, I still haven't found a close up of this block unfortunately.

    And finally, before my time this so its just guess work. In Toxteth (Dingle, L8 anyway) there were a few blocks. Mill View (which still stands and is a completely different style, Sandside View and Grafton Heights which were of the style of the aforementioned Mere Bank etc. I think there was one of this style on Warwick Street to but there are no closeup photos of any of these blocks either, like Rock View. Grafton Heights also has this white brick while the other has normal bricks.

    So what I want to know is, was the white brick blocks built for any specific reason? It seems strange to have one in a different colour brick to the rest.

    Also does anyone else have any pics of Grafton Heights, Sandside View, Rock View and even Mill View before it got double glazed.

    Thanks

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    You can view my tower block pictures here:

    Liverpool Tower Blocks - a set on Flickr

    Of interest is the tower blocks in the style of Marwood Tower, which still exists, the others of this style that remain are the two that are close to town (Byrom Street) and Sefton Park (Heysmoor Heights, Mere Bank and the ones on Croxteth Drive).

    Interestingly, while these were all of a 'regular' brick colour, there were at least three that were not. One still stands (Mere Bank) which has white bricks. The other two were Rock View (Kirkdale) and Grafton Heights (Toxteth/Dingle). I have wondered why these three blocks were "white" bricks compared to all the others, it doesn't really make much sense. Grafton Heights is before my time so I've never seen them unfortunately.

    Also does anyone have any proper views of the other Toxteth/Dingle heights such as Grafton Heights, Sandside View and Mill View before it was double glazed?

    Rock View, Seacombe Tower, Ellison Tower, Edinburgh Tower, does anyone have photos of these? Rock View especially as I have never come across a close up of this one at all.

    Thanks.

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    Hiya TokyoRoad. Have you seen this page on my website.

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    Nice pics

    I had a picture of a tower but it got blocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hiya TokyoRoad. Have you seen this page on my website.

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    I have, was one of the pages that made me go out and get the ones localish to me.

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    Well done.
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    Looking towards the river from Byrom Street (09/03/2009)


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    There was no such block as Grafton Heights, probably Leighton View. The other was Sandside View - now both demolished. Mill View is still standing - a system built block.
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    Great pic Howie.
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    Liverpool tower block families failed after developer goes bust
    Mar 17 2009
    by Marc Waddington, Liverpool Echo



    FOUR families left living in a city centre block of former council flats said they were left ?high and dry? after the private developer which bought the building went bust.

    Families who bought flats in Bispham Tower under the ?right to buy scheme? said their homes were rendered ?worthless? following the collapse of FM Developments.

    Every other flat in the 13-storey, 56-flat building was gutted ahead of the revamp.

    But work ground to a halt around five weeks ago.

    MPs and city bosses today said they were ?extremely concerned? by the situation.

    And the Health and Safety Executive promised to investigate concerns raised about the safety implications of the building.

    More...

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    Entwistle Heights was an engineering feat, one of the most massive residential blocks, on one of the highest viewpoints, perched on one of the highest, most spectacular locations, fantastic views!


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