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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    But remember the University did demolish one side of Abercromby Square and won a Civic Trust award for the quality of the architecture !! Wouldn't be allowed these days I suspect. They now complain about some yellow bus stops spoiling the photographic view of the Oxford St side of the square !!
    I was on Abercromby and Oxford street today and noticed a half broken cream and black City Of Liverpool plaque on the University Sports centre saying a Charles Booth was born there.


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    Was It his home and side that got demolished?

    Heres the plaque.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxmolyneux/520030608/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I was on Abercromby and Oxford street today and noticed a half broken cream and black City Of Liverpool plaque on the University Sports centre saying a Charles Booth was born there.

    Was It his home and side that got demolished?

    Heres the plaque.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxmolyneux/520030608/
    The side that got demolished had St Catherine's Church in the middle, with three houses either side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I was on Abercromby and Oxford street today and noticed a half broken cream and black City Of Liverpool plaque on the University Sports centre saying a Charles Booth was born there.

    Hello Max

    A very important figure in Victorian and English social history. See the following for Biographical information:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...arles+Booth%22

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    Very intersting we could do with a lot more like him today.

    The Victorians produced some great social reformers.

    Dr Duncan was a man who was similar to Booth and did a lot to alleviate poverty in Liverpool.

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