Kirkdale is a very poor area but the people are some of the nicest in Liverpool.
I can't see why more isn't done for this neglected area. For example round Wesy Road there's loads of empty land why aren't decent family houses being built there for a reasonable price?
My Gran lived on the Easby estate for years and I saw it decline. When she moved there from Scottie Road there were loads of lovely people in the flats but as time went by bad people moved in. Eventually they just knocked the lot down. Loads of the older people still live around Lambeth Street in the new houses and there are still strong communities all over Kirkdale but the area gets absolutely NOTHING. No one speaks up for Kirkdale and whilst other areas of Lpool have got investment in recent years such as Bootle Kirkdale has got nothing.
My in laws live in the flower streets, drank in the Pansy and Lighthouse for years but go into town now instead. Ma-in-laws parents lived in the flats on Rollo st, the Estate. These houses on Fountains road have seen better days and have been derelict like this for years. Wessy Road baths was where we went a few times, there's lots of run down property with flats above along there.
I used to like the Old Bill boozer. I used to play on the Rek in the early 80's.
Surely the council must own the land around St John's church? So why don't they sell it to someone willing to build family homes?
when they do spend money on our area it is a total waste,a few weeks ago they put up a wire fence between mine & my next door neighbours house,there is no point in it at all & stops the children from playing in what used to be a small childrens playground,I have a 5 year old & my next door neighbours daughter is handicapped so now they have nowhere play
we recently had Alley gates put up as our street was a short cut between Westminister Rd & Walton Rd but no-one can see any reason why this fence has been put up
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Yeah but, no ,yeah but it was your neighbour who requested that Mandy
I've lived in Kirkdale for the last 7 years, an it's the longest i've ever lived anywhere in my adult life.
Just a shame there's no regeneration.
They started along Vauxhall Road, and stopped at Lambeth Road, then it all stated again just over the border in Bootle.
We've had all kinds of meetings with councillors, about getting CPO's on the flower street houses, but they don't want to know.
Oh and has anyone seen the car in the canal by the park bit of Commercial Road? I have reported this to British Waterways 3 times and even been in touch with the Echo, but it's still there.
Ron Formby of the Scottie Press knows all about it and is always highlighting stuff like this and kids using trail bikes on the grass and churning it all up. The parents need to know what their kids are up to, the community bobbies do their bit to talk in schools etc but you hardly ever see any when you need them but the good people of the area, their area are the ones who have to do something about it, there's more of them.
Trouble is, parents often don't care, and without parent co-operation it must be very difficult.
I dont live in Kirkdale,but i know a lot of nice people who do,I sailed with some of them and still have drink in town with some of them,good mates.
but were I live is much the same,they are regenerating a field for the kids,
sports,swings,etc,but overgrown yobo"s are the trouble,not the parents.
The police know who they are,but cant catch them redhanded,and people
are scared to say anything,its a sad era.
I think there are plenty of parents who have to take responsibility. You see yobs racing motorbikes and quadbikes round with no respect for locals, but who buys them the bikes in the first place?
For anyone living in the Kirkdale, Everton or Anfield areas in particular - this may be of interest to you.
Then and now concerns personal memories of the area by local residents. Us and them is about Scotalnd Road in the 1960s. Yellow Breck Road concentrates on the Anfield districts whilst reflections is old photos of Liverpool set to music and both dvd's are available for purchase from the Rotunda. Gardens of Stone covers living in the tenements and city centre living in the 20th century. My model will be on display too.
Saturday 10th from 12 noon at the Rotunda - Gt. Mersey Street.
I know some Scottie Press, Scouse House and Skyscraper city forumers will be in attendance and Roger Phillips (as the official launcher) will be mentioning it on his programme today.
Come and join us to launch our new book and film ‘Then and Now’, about Rotunda and its surroundings and join in our Local History Film Festival
Saturday 10th November 2007
12 noon ‘til 5pm
Gt, Mersey St - Kirkdale.
Roger Phillips will toast the official launch at 1pm
Spend the afternoon seeing short films from North Liverpool
You can even make a donation and take a selection of the films home
(a great Christmas Present)
Films showing include:
Boys From The White Stuff A film about Tate & Lyle
Us & Them Scotland Road in the 70’s
4 Corners Local people’s memories of significant events in their lives
Yellow Breck Road Local People’s Memories of Anfield
The Lock Memories of Liverpool canal
Gardens of Stone Gerard Gardens
Then & Now Personal memories of life in the area
City In Film Liverpool through the ages
Free School Major St School in the 70’s
Reflection 1 & 2 Old photos of north Liverpool with musical accompaniment
The Big Voice A musical composition based on the scouse accent with video