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    Default Fazakerley.

    West Derby Homes off Longmoor Lane in Fazakerley included a baths and quarantine home where the 'inmates' were scrubbed clean.

    In the late 1800s, industrial trainers and teachers taught the children the art of fruit, vegetable and flower growing as well as tailoring, baking and shoemaking. They are still owned by the council including the social services division and it is like a little village within a city.








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    Wow, i've not been up that way much. Will have to take a dander round there

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    Known to us 'Oldies' as Fazakerley Cottage Homes.
    I spent a year+ there just after the war.
    The building you can see on the right of the clock tower was the 'home' I was in (I think it was No 12).

    Also to the right of the clock, but out of picture, was the baths and a yard for the workshops and utillities.

    To the left of the clock was a short side road where the school was. That at one time also had a swimming pool in the basement.

    The Hall in the centre was the Chappel amongst other things. I remember having a xmas party there.

    From there I went to Olive Mount for a number of years.

    Do a Google search for Friends of Fazakerley. I think they may still have a site up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Thanks for that Ged mate.
    Funnily enough I never learned to swim there. The place I learnt to swim was just across the fields, down the lane??, in the L & L Canal from the old swing bridge.
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    There is a reunion of ex residents of Fazakerley cottage homes this coming saturday between 2pm and 10pm at the Acorn centre, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There is a reunion of ex residents of Fazakerley cottage homes this coming saturday between 2pm and 10pm at the Acorn centre, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley.
    I wonder why the Acorn Centre?.
    In previous years it was held in the Chapel on the grounds.
    Plenty of old pics to look at and people to chat to.
    The atmosphere was great.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend as still suffering post-op.
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    When I was a kid Cottage homes (Cotty home to us kids) was a nut house.
    Little did we know being so young and nieve that it also housed disabled people .
    Car boot sales have since been held in the church hall and most of the houses are now being used as offices for local services.

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    Saw the tower from the first one tonight. Not noticed it before but saw it from the train on the way back from work in Kirkby.

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    Just came across this site which is both about the Fazackerley family and the area more usually spelled today Fazakerley.

    http://www.fazackerley.co.uk/

    The site is by Dave Fazackerley and I thought it was well done with interesting information and graphics, all presented as if you are reading an old book about the family and the location. Nicely done, Dave.

    I'm sure other members of Yo Liverpool know about the site but it was new to me.

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    I've got this saved in my favourites already. It's brilliant the way it's been done.
    I have walked the Fazakerley grounds for many years. I remember the old clock house.
    Thanx for the reminder Chris.

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    Thanks Chris,
    interesting site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Just came across this site which is both about the Fazackerley family and the area more usually spelled today Fazakerley.

    http://www.fazackerley.co.uk/

    The site is by Dave Fazackerley and I thought it was well done with interesting information and graphics, all presented as if you are reading an old book about the family and the location. Nicely done, Dave.

    I'm sure other members of Yo Liverpool know about the site but it was new to me.

    Chris
    A very interesting site and nicely done as you say, Chris.

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    I have worked quite close to the Cottage Homes for over 20 years. What has always fascinated me is the fact that one of the houses in all that period of time has been derelict.

    The one on the west side of the clock tower near the swimming pool.

    The wall that was obviously built around it looked like it had been there quiet a while when I first cut through there in the late 1980s.

    Does anyone know why this one of the houses became derelict and why nonone has ever tried to restore it nor has there been any attempt to knock it down.

    Some years ago there appeared to be a plan to sell the whole site off for conversion to residential use and apartments but nothing appeared to come of it.

    The site must have quite a history - perhaps one day someone will write one?

    John

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    Default Harbreck House

    Here is all that is left of Harbreck House which used to be in Fazakerley hospital grounds

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    Interesting to see. Thanks, John.

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    Default Bluebell Woods Fazakerley.

    Thanks a bunch Chris.
    Here's why it is called "Bluebell Woods". (One time it used to be a mass of Bluebells,that was until they built HMP Altcourse and chopped down loads of trees.)


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    Default Bluebell Woods Fazackerley

    Really chuffed to see that pic IZ, many thanks.

    Only reminisced about those woods yesterday with Greg's Dad - see his pics
    of the L&L at Aintree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishseashipping.com View Post
    I have worked quite close to the Cottage Homes for over 20 years. What has always fascinated me is the fact that one of the houses in all that period of time has been derelict.

    The one on the west side of the clock tower near the swimming pool.

    The wall that was obviously built around it looked like it had been there quiet a while when I first cut through there in the late 1980s.

    Does anyone know why this one of the houses became derelict and why nonone has ever tried to restore it nor has there been any attempt to knock it down.

    Some years ago there appeared to be a plan to sell the whole site off for conversion to residential use and apartments but nothing appeared to come of it.

    The site must have quite a history - perhaps one day someone will write one?

    John
    I was brought up in the FCH and spent some time in Cosh 15 which is the one burned out next to what was the club and over the road from the church - that was. I did attend some of the reunions, but having seen the mess they had made of the church, I was very sad and did not go again.

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    i grew up in fazakerley and remember the woods,the brollar and surrounding areas well,visited recently and was gutted the way its changed.

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    It used to be called The Cottage homes, Then Newhall, I visited there quite alot as my brother lived there. Awful place it was. So glad that Newhall closed down, and put people with disabilities into the community. The best thing they could have ever done.

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    I did some of my training there at " Cherry House "

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    I've got this saved in my favourites already. It's brilliant the way it's been done.
    I have walked the Fazakerley grounds for many years. I remember the old clock house.
    Thanx for the reminder Chris.
    Always wondered where Clock House was Zapp, seen it on maps but theres no evidence of it, even in the 70s when it was my playground, you must remember Harbreck House, or the White House as we knew it in the 70s,with the rookery on the bridge and the orchard, and the Lodge on Higher Lane, the gates stil exist.....just.

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    In Winter you can see the gateposts of Higher Lane dairy farm at the entrance from Long Lane, on the left.

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    What happens to them in the summer then
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    I used to do the car booty there in the 80s,,,,,you got a crackin roast for your dinner,,had to pay though ,,but it was worth it,,

    Bill,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    What happens to them in the summer then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    What happens to them in the summer then
    haha well in Ged you comic genius,I was referring to them being lost to the undergrowth

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