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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Garston Tennies had lifts,
    That must have been near the end.

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    Here's a few various pics, many thanks to Records Office at Liverpool City Library.
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    Think my dad used to live in the bullring.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    What I find amazing is that most of these places were demolished not long before my time.

    Gerard Gardens was demolished in 87, the year I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    And no lifts and 5 floors up.
    And stunk of pee pee, if I recall

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    And stunk of pee pee, if I recall
    Yes, sorry Dave, I was only 8 and lost my bodily functions trapped in the lift
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    Many were looking pretty tatty by then- I remember loads boarded up with steel shutters. Whether that was an indication of their popularity, or a policy by the council, i dont know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Here's what life was like in 1910, Eldon Street:
    Don't know about the kitchen, but I've give a few bob for that bed.

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    Mytle street area pics:
    The first one is a library pic, the rest are from 2004/6...some features can still be found in Minster Court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    There are still the tenements near Crown Street (Minster Court) built where the orphanage once was (explaining the road name Orphan Street).

    Someone told me there were once tenements like this where the Old Swan Tesco superstore is too...

    Eldon Grove is currently being renovated I think.
    Yes, they were only demolished to make way for Tesco's - Unlike most of the tenaments from the 30's, the whole bottom floor was purpose built shops (talking about the whole ground floor, not the single shops like in Myrtle gardens). Seem to remember the ones facing the old Poly on Byrom street had shops on the ground floor aswell - did I go to an Army and Navy store there or am I imagining it? There was also a block on th e corner of Edge lane and St Oswald street that was onlt demolished in the 90's and was used for filming the riot scenes in the film 'In the name of the Father'.

    Remember as a kid going to a chinese laundry round by Soho street somewhere while my dad put his shirt collars in and him taking me to see the tenaments where he used to live which was part of what was known as the 4 squares. Think it had been renamed Concorde close by then and was empty awaiting demolition. Very weird at the time, deserted and atmospheric, could almost hear the kids singing and playing from the past, scared me a bit - mad imagination I had

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    Parts of Sussex gardens, Dingle, still exists. It's been refurbished and named Acorn Court (a gated community). Someone should collect pics of all these remaining 'council houses' and do a web-site.
    Here's Eldon Grove (still not finished yet) and Gt Richmond st. dwellings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Parts of Sussex gardens, Dingle, still exists. It's been refurbished and named Acorn Court (a gated community).
    What part is left? To the right of the pub. Is that one of the old Sussex Gardens buildings? If so, using these old buildings is folly. The walls have no insulation in them whatsoever, so the flats must be expensive to run. For e.g., latest insualtion regs have 12" of rockwool in the lofts. It is always best to demolish and start again with modern designs and construction techniques.



    Laxey St next to Warwick St and runs between Park Rd and Mill St. The flats on the left are still there - they had the top floors knocked off and the remaining two floors converted to family homes. There again these have no insulation in the walls and no insulation under the concrete base slab. A waste of time.

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    Sussex gardens: So far as I remember new houses were built on the Park Place side (built by Baratts?) and the rest were converted/demolished into flats (new roofs, windows etc). To the right of pub in that pic (and leading up Upper Warwick St).
    I checked recently...the rows of blocks exist from South Chester st. to Luke st.
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    Default In a city Living 3 - The Tenements

    Paul Sudbury, of the film documentary 'Gardens of Stone' has just linked me to this forum. I am pleased to say that book No.3 (and probably my last) in the series is now available - yellow cover with thumbnail pics.

    Thank you Ross for the glowing tribute - we aim to please you know.

    The third book features most of the tenny's in Liverpool (not just the central area as before) and so Wavertree Gardens (now Abbeygate apartments), Myrtle Gardens, King Gardens, Hurst Gardens, St. Oswalds, Wilbraham House, Dingle Mount, Melrose Road flats etc all feature as well as many others.

    As ever, there are many (around 180) previously unpublished pics, including those of private collectors of these great Liverpool landmarks and the surrounding streets and Christy will find a picture of the Ah Thai Chinese laundry in Soho Street even as the four squares were part of our 'growing up' area in those heady days from the late 60s to the mid 80s.

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