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    This thread was started with the demise of some old Liverpool buildings. Then it was advocated it should include structures as well. Well what about districts?

    During the slum clearance programme of the 60ís and 70ís the entire district of Everton disappeared. With the exception of a few churches and a few pubs, every road with shops and streets with houses disappeared. A few new buildings have been built over the years but the main area has been turned into vast parkland.
    Some may say for the better and certainly there was a lot of slum property spread along the hillside, but think about it! One of the oldest villages on Merseyside has gone forever; the only trace left is the old lockup on the brow. How about that for culture?

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    So true Samp. It's been unbelievable what's happened there.

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    Samp. When you look at the pre war housing of Kirkdale's flower streets still going strong, and Lambeth Road, then there's the pre WWI housing on Summer Seat and Bevington Hill in Vauxhall. They have a lot more character than the new red brick housing that looks like anywhere land as it all looks the same. I think i'd rather see old conway st, havelock st, sackville st and Fairy st than the desolation that's there now.
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    Anfield is losing a lot now. Kensington has lost loads and Toxteth. All houses that could have been fixed up instead of building these cardboard boxes.
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    We'll have no city left at this rate.

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    A lot of the dereliction of some districts though will have housing rebuilt on it. The case in point with Everton is, high rise were built so decreasing the footprint with the rest landscaped. Now the high rise have gone and in many cases without housing built on their relatively small footprint, it can seem like a ghost town area.
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    Lost districts?
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    • Vauxhall - I see little left if any
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Lost districts?
    • Nova Scotia
    • Harrington (still there but name not used)
    • Vauxhall - I see little left if any
    Never heard of Nova Scotia WW. Where was that?

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    I'd say Vauxhall with the Eldonian Village (which was previously Tate & Lyle) and the housing between the East side of Vauxhall road running up to the West side of Scotland road is as heavily populated as ever. Certainly not so with Everton though.

    Everton is the district being featured in the new pier head museum because it has undoubtedly had the most diverse housing over the centuries including Merchant houses, mansions, courts, terraced, tenements, high rise and now garden houses.

    There is certainly more desolation and park space around there now than ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I'd say Vauxhall with the Eldonian Village (which was previously Tate & Lyle) and the housing between the East side of Vauxhall road running up to the West side of Scotland road is as heavily populated as ever. Certainly not so with Everton though.

    Everton is the district being featured in the new pier head museum because it has undoubtedly had the most diverse housing over the centuries including Merchant houses, mansions, courts, terraced, tenements, high rise and now garden houses.

    There is certainly more desolation and park space around there now than ever.
    Up there the other week, it's a bit barren. Great to have that parkland though with the views of my house.

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    I remember alot about Everton , i was born there , i remember it being cosy , little shops and pubs everywhere , Beacon lane had shops and the Beacon light pub on the corner ... And then there were the streets , all lined up , Leadenhall street is where my lifelong friend lived before they were shipped out to Pinehurst Avenue , York Terrece made way for flats , and Our Lady's school was re-built , the social club doubled as a church .. All gone now , everything ..It was clearing a house of beautiful old furniture , and filling it with crap from Ikea .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I remember alot about Everton , i was born there , i remember it being cosy , little shops and pubs everywhere , Beacon lane had shops and the Beacon light pub on the corner ... And then there were the streets , all lined up , Leadenhall street is where my lifelong friend lived before they were shipped out to Pinehurst Avenue , York Terrece made way for flats , and Our Lady's school was re-built , the social club doubled as a church .. All gone now , everything ..It was clearing a house of beautiful old furniture , and filling it with crap from Ikea .
    I remeber doing some work on a chemist down Great Homer Street. It was all beautiful wood columns and etched glass. It was tore down. Tragic.

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    I remeber doing some work on a chemist down Great Homer Street. It was all beautiful wood columns and etched glass. It was tore down. Tragic.
    It is tragic , they haven no regard for things of beauty , it makes me want to weep .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    It is tragic , they haven no regard for things of beauty , it makes me want to weep .
    yeah, there were some great pubs that were disposed of too. Some of the interiors were outstanding. Don't remember the names though. They were on Greaty were the Northern Fruit maket was. Wallasey approach there now.

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