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    Default St. Andrews Church - Rodney Street

    Along with the Stanley Warehouse, this has to be the city's most pressing restoration priority.

    It's one almighty (no pun) edifice and no mistake.

    Hard to imagine a similar treasure being lain waste in any other (foreign) city's centre.

    Have there ever been any even tentative official talks to save it? Be great to see the interior restored too rather than the usual facade job.

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    At one stage there was talk of it becoming a library for the University.
    That was well before the new building was built behind.
    I've got B & W photos I took when it had both its towers.

    BTW, it isn't No 1 Rodney Street.
    It's between 5 & 7.
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    Thanks to Nancy, the coolest Yank who has ever visited Liverpool for these pics taken in the 80s. Check out her pics here








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    oh wow! fantastic photos!
    It would have been amazing to be able to wander around the church and graveyard (did that sound morbid????)

    has anyone ever tried to open the pyramid tomb of McKenzie?
    My dad told me a while back that a few workmen have tried...but none succeeded.

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    I slept in that graveyard once! It was lovely curling up in the long grass, but rubbish when I woke at around 4am freezing cold, only just managing to get back over the fence to stumble home...

    The church we used to climb up the scaffolding after nights out, just to take in a bit of fresh air before going home. It was a good vantage point for watching people falling about in the streets.

    Since they found that body in there I haven't been back, although it would be good to take some photos up the tower. It is in a poor state, and yes, something should be done about it asap - who owns the place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    I slept in that graveyard once! It was lovely curling up in the long grass, but rubbish when I woke at around 4am freezing cold, only just managing to get back over the fence to stumble home...

    The church we used to climb up the scaffolding after nights out, just to take in a bit of fresh air before going home. It was a good vantage point for watching people falling about in the streets.

    Since they found that body in there I haven't been back, although it would be good to take some photos up the tower. It is in a poor state, and yes, something should be done about it asap - who owns the place?
    what body was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    what body was that?
    Was that the smackhead who fell a few months back and some passerby noticed an arm dangling over the scaffold the following day?

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    oohh i never heard about that. quite scary!

    any info on the pyramid tomb anyone?

    I heard that a property developer owns the church...

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    indeed spooky...

    i have read that before....

    does anyone know of any attempts to open the tomb? or excavate the graveyard?

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    Sounds like rubbish to me...

    You will notice two clear orbs near the area of the pyramid but also notice how the pyramid and background seem to be out of focus as if there is a haze in the air and yet you can see the grave stones and monument in the foreground are clear and sharply in focus.
    If he used a flash, then that explains the 'orbs' - just the flash hitting moisture in the air. And of course the background will blur if it's low light, besides which his camera is probably rubbish at focusing in the dark. OR the aperture was wide for extra light and so he lost the depth of field.

    Personally I don't buy into any of that. I'm not saying ghostly happenings don't occur, and I'm not stupid enough to say that just because I haven't seen a ghost or experienced something like that it's impossible, but 'orbs' and blurry pictures..?!

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    I don't believe in anything like that.

    I just laugh at any such stuff. Things that go bump in the night

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    oohhhh all interesting.

    i might try and go to the library on saturday and see if i can find any attempts to try and open the tomb or anything like that. Because I am sure I have heard of some..

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