YO! Liverpool
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 6 of 10

Thread: Cobbles replaced with tarmac in Liverpool’s World Heritage Site

  1. #1
    Smurf Member scouse smurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bootle
    Age
    43
    Posts
    967
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Cobbles replaced with tarmac in Liverpool’s World Heritage Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpool Daily Post View Post
    HUNDREDS of authentic cobbles were ripped out of one of the city’s World Heritage sites on “health and safety” grounds.


    ADVERTISING






    More...
    How disgusting is this ????

    Check out the paper for the actual photo

  2. #2
    Senior Member dazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Third rock
    Posts
    1,152
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Liverpool City Council are Idiotic!

    How many photos do see of the Museum/ Walker Art Gallery/ Steble fountain that include the cobbles as well? All the ones that I can think of. Not any more.

    'Health and Safety' has now taken over that timeheld principle which served our forefathers for hundreds of years: 'Common Sense'.



    Thanks for the heads-up Smurfy.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

  3. #3
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,283
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Cobblers I say.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  4. #4
    Senior Member burkhilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Liverpool, of course
    Posts
    381
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I used to walk this way to work every day................... now don't start yelling at me but I was always tripping and going over on my ankles on those cobbles. I never wear high heels or anything, it was because the cobbles were so uneven. This being the case the council may well have been sued so decided to put down tarmac, instead of coming up with something better. If they want to do fix something, they should get down to that road around Sefton Park - it's full of massive big potholes and really is a Health and Safety problem.

  5. #5
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,254
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    They never looked like they were (re)set properly,in the first place! Proper cobbles dont need cement,at least in the various streets I lived in,anyway!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member dazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Third rock
    Posts
    1,152
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cobbles.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	45.1 KB 
ID:	16519

    How many times have we seen this? Not to mention double yellow lines - couldn't they have thought of something else? Sadly, the cheapest, quick fix solution always seems to win the day.

    I think some heads need knocking together with a couple of cobblestones.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. World Heritage Waterfront
    By Colin Wilkinson in forum Colin Wilkinson's Streets of Liverpool
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-25-2011, 11:51 AM
  2. Tarmac Liverpool
    By Kev in forum Liverpool Streets and Areas
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-27-2007, 04:50 PM
  3. Liverpool World Heritage Site: Frequently Asked Questions
    By Kev in forum Liverpool Conservation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 08:33 PM
  4. Liverpool’s World Heritage Areas
    By Kev in forum Liverpool Conservation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 08:20 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @LiverpoolInPictures / Join the Facebook Group: Liverpool In Pictures (YO! Liverpool)

YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain. If you like the website, please donate via PayPal!