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    Default Did ANY of the old 'courts' survive?

    I was just wondering, after looking at so many of the wonderful old photographs on the site...did any of the old 'courts' survive?
    I'd love to go and see one, and I'm hoping that at least one was preserved!

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    I dont think so? They should have preserved some.

    When we were in School they took us up to Islington to look at Back to back houses ( long gone now ) I remember the teacher kept going on about how poor they were. He seemed to be enjoying it. We were Catholics so probably most of our ancestors lived in these houses.

    He was always a fool that teacher.
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    There will be a mock one preserved in the new Pier Head Museum, similar to the one that used to be in the Mann Island Museum of liverpool life.
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    Ged is the road ( somewhere in Vauxhall ) still there where you can see just how small the courts were?

    Its in one of the books I have..Cant remember . must look it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There will be a mock one preserved in the new Pier Head Museum, similar to the one that used to be in the Mann Island Museum of liverpool life.
    OK. That's better than nothing I suppose! Do you know when that will be opening Ged?

    I really cannot understand why town planners and councils are so quick to flatten EVERYTHING when a housing project is deemed to be a failure. I look back at the building of Speke photos and can see that those cottages must have just been seen as "a bit of an eyesore" but imagine if just one or 2 were left and preserved...they'd be a massive tourist attraction now.

    I also hope that they learn these lessons with the current batch, and leave us with even a small handful of 1960's architecture so that people in 2060 can look back, visit and learn about life in the 1960's tower blocks etc.


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