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    Question Municipal Buildings

    Was the Municipal Building in town bombed during WW2? I ask because the back of it seems to have been replaced with red brick at some point, rather than the large stones that cover the rest of the building. It would be nice to see them replaced at some point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK1 View Post
    Was the Municipal Building in town bombed during WW2? I ask because the back of it seems to have been replaced with red brick at some point, rather than the large stones that cover the rest of the building. It would be nice to see them replaced at some point.
    The building at the back (where the car park is) was Government Offices, and received a direct hit, which resulted in its demolition.
    Perhaps the back of the Municipal Buildings was damaged at the same time.

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    I remember reading somewhere that car park area was the last bomb site in Liverpool not to be built on. How true that may be I don't know.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skgogosfan View Post
    I remember reading somewhere that car park area was the last bomb site in Liverpool not to be built on. How true that may be I don't know.

    Dave.
    Probably.
    I wonder if there's any reason why nothing has been built there?

    Until the Met Quarter was built, the Post Office site on Victoria Street was the most famous (notorious?) bomb site in Liverpool, but because it was surrounded by walls, it went unnoticed by most people.

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    The tower was totally untouched though, the bells have sat there in situ since 1865.

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    I guess no-one else has heard this rumour, which stems from the re-furbishment carried out in the mid-90s. Apparently the builders were asked why they were taking so much 50 Newton concrete (strong stuff), and the replies were 'underground car-park' or 'it's to support the filing cabinets'. There then started a rumour that they were building a fall-out shelter for Councillors. Now the thing with rumours are that they're hard to prove or disprove. Then facts get added, such as why is the only plot of land in the centre of town, and worth millions of pounds, used just as a car-park. This is one of the more fanciful rumours I've come across.
    Last edited by marky; 05-04-2007 at 10:38 AM. Reason: spelling

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