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    Went past the Eldon Grove flats on saturday with 3 other Yo members. As the gate was open we went inside for a few pics.

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    It is so sad to see such a wonderful building in this sorry state. A large section of the roof is fire damaged. Most windows are broken. Such a shame. Now it seems not to be locked up the damage may get worse.
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    Belter photos Spike. It's such a shame that these will probably end up becoming so dilapidated as to do anything with them.
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    Mart took some pics. He may post them up.
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    Here's an earlier thread on them too:

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ht=eldon+grove


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    Cheers Ged

    I could not find it Ha Ha
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    As much as I also hate period properties being demolished we have to be realist here and say that it would cost too much to bring it back to its former glory,if the building was profitable if done up then fine but if there's no profit to be made on it then knock it down...sorry but its like having a car thats 90 rusted its pointless spending good dosh on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    As much as I also hate period properties being demolished we have to be realist here and say that it would cost too much to bring it back to its former glory,if the building was profitable if done up then fine but if there's no profit to be made on it then knock it down...sorry but its like having a car thats 90 rusted its pointless spending good dosh on it.
    Knock Eldon Grove down ?....
    thats it... I've heard the lot now.....


    Its a good job people never had them views when the Albert Dock was in a worse state than Eldon Grove full of holes due to bomb damage...
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    Great pictures Spike. I thought Eldon Grove was being refurbished. Looking at those pictures it looks like this was started at sometime, and then left. The building will be left to rot now, given the current economic crisis.

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    I can't understand why it was left to get in such a state. It should have been refurbished long ago. It would be a lovely building done up to it's former glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    Great pictures Spike. I thought Eldon Grove was being refurbished. Looking at those pictures it looks like this was started at sometime, and then left. The building will be left to rot now, given the current economic crisis.
    No, not necessarily, BH! We're all in the Big Society now! We don't have to wait for 'them' to do stuff for us any more! We're all going to rush over there and offer our services as volunteers, aren't we?... Aren't we? Well, you see, central government might just be so impressed with our efforts that they'll cough up lots of lovely money, won't they? Why doesn't anyone believe this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    Knock Eldon Grove down ?....
    thats it... I've heard the lot now.....


    Its a good job people never had them views when the Albert Dock was in a worse state than Eldon Grove full of holes due to bomb damage...

    It's hard to believe but Eldon Grove isn't Listed.
    One of the lamp-posts is.

    Albert Dock.
    Joseph Sharples says on p104 in his book 'Liverpool':
    "Demolition was a threat from 1960 as a myriad of development proposals came and went."

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    They have been modernised,in the past,as I was offered a flat there in the early 80's!I was warned off by the caretaker,who said he was too frightened to stay in his own flat,overnight!!!!!

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    great pics i may have a look at this sometime this week

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    As the last surviving (just about) of their type - and there were quite a few in Vauxhall, Everton and Dingle. The council should try and save these. A developer did get the top block sorted but I think he was relying on the sale of his showflat to continue the project but I suspect that living on a building site might have been one reason for putting of prospective buyers.

    The flats were sadly set alight on 27th September last year and my nephew took these photos.



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