There's also the
old Pleasant Street Board School behind Mount Pleasant, which is currently being converted into
I've always wanted to get inside that Snappel, apparently, the new school opposite are trying to salvage the original sign for their new building which
would be nice.
Do u know what has happened to paperwork etc? It's Liverpool's oldest school building isn't it?
When I went there, the only paperwork were some soggy textbooks in the yard, which I assume the builders binned. I didn't see anything there
were salvaging. It was night time when I actually went inside, and it was a bit bare and stripped out, nothing much of interest there.
I was hoping
the sign would stay on the building after renovation as it would give it a bit of character. But if it's being taken down I hope it gets saved - would be
criminal to destroy it.
Thanks for the school pic. that was my first school.
Kev. The oldest
school building in Liverpool is in School lane Woolton, it juts out into the road, it is a tiny building and was closed up for years, it must be famous
because I had tourists ask me about it when I was on the cabs.
I don't know if anything has been done with it in the 25 years since I left, it would be a
shame if it was wasted,probably one of the few remaining examples of a one room school.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
Pleasant Street School opened in 1819
and is the oldest in the City Centre.
It's listed, and I assume the name is part of the criteria (but I could be wrong).
Anyway, the building
wouldn't look right without it.
Why? Mosty liked it. All it needed was a consierge, like in France and Spain.If so then I'm sure the occupants views
The flats were brilliant for living in. Panoramic views, floor to ceiling wondows. light,did you live there? I'd
actually love for all or most of the tower blocks around merseyside to still be around because they add to the skyline and make a city look bigger than it
really is. But they're no good for living in,
airy, spaceous, etc.
Because of no consiergeno community, hallways/stairs/lifts stink of piss,
filled with smackheads. Thats my experience of one tower block in Everton but I'm quite sure it was consistent throughout the city.
it was!!! Go to those around Sefton Park. If the tower blocks were properly managed in day to day running and dopes were prevented from walking in off the
street they are superb. And they put the wrong people in them. Those who misbehaved should have been evicted.
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I used to go to the old Pleasant Street
We were always allowed packet of crisps at first break time.
Gididi Gididi Goo.
I used to
go to Entwistle Heights.
I visited a friend there for many years.
The flats were very dismal towards the end - the corridors and lifts were
filthy and stunk of wee !
I remember one of the floors was completely burned out - it may have been the 4th or 5th floor, but I remember getting out of
the lift on the wrong floor one time and stepping out into pitch blackness .. and the wind was howling down the corridor - scary !
remember that quite often the lifts would get stuck or not be working at all. The entrance foyer was like the pits !! full of litter and the wall tiles
broken and dirty. Quite an intimidating place actually.
There was some sense of community remaining though .. my friend had lived there for many years
and knew lots of neighbours in there, they looked out for one another and there was always someone to talk to. They would pop in for a coffee or to see if
you needed anything from the shop. There was a little community hall on the ground floor at one time. They'd have meetings or a game of Bingo and suchlike.
It's a shame that a lot of 'undesirable' types were moved into the vacant flats and ruined the place. It ended up were kids would run in off the
street and vandalise the place.
Ok, I'm trying to find out a little more history on the Pleasant Street Board School
for my exploration website. Does anyone have any information/memories of the place they wouldn't mind me quoting?
Wavertree CE School was built in 1867 and is still in use. It was formerly Trinity District School. As the school is 140 years old this year we are trying to collect together any photos or memories that people may have of the school in the past.
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Wellington Road. I never noticed until recently that it had been alight...I've been told it was set on fire a couple of weeks ago. Best get snapping before the arsonists return (as they always do)
This school, together with St. John's, Fountains Road, Kirkdale and Bishop Goss, Grosvenor Street were built around the same time, same red brickwork and a playground on the roof as well as the street level one etc.
Updated weekly with old and new pics.
I was told that Wellington Road School was just ready for opening when the First World War broke out, so it was first used as a Military Hospital.
Mrs Roberts, who was the School Secretary there in the 1960s told me, but I've never seen it written anywhere. (Apart from toxteth.net and they got the info from me. Like other pieces on there, the one about the school comes from about 3 different people. Only the first 2 paragraphs are mine).
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