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    Default The lost tribe of Everton.

    A recent book written by Echo reporter Ken Rogers with an accompanying website which allows you find anyone living within the Everton district in 1960 when the slum clearance programme was underway has created massive interest for not just those affected, but anyone who can emphathise with their plight as planning disasters still go on. Not that everyone wanted their damp, squalid, cold and mouldy surroundings saved but at least rehoused together locally as the vibrant community still intact, and certainly not in lonely sanitised boxes in the sky.

    Saturday 16th July saw a mass gathering, which for something that happened so long ago that many have died and many were not even born, was quite remarkable. It was a pleasure to attend even though my patch was a couple of miles further south. It was also great meeting all the forumers that I did.


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    Nobody warned us that you needed a month on the slimfast diet to make it up the narrow staircase.



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    The clock mechanism - at a rest point on the way up. (it's broke by the way)



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    I notice Mart counted the steps up as 108. I wondered why he had his shoes and socks off at the top and was struggling after 20. This pic gives you some idea of how narrow it was so well done to Mart and George espacially



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    The view was well worth the climb though. Everton Library and Anfield.



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    Not a downed plane but the new Academy School on Heyworth Street.



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    Skyscrapers (of sorts) Old and New



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    Toawards the Mouth of the Mersey.



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    Northwards past Crete & Candia Towers.



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    Albion Street estate.



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    After parachuting back to terra firma.

    The packed hall for a talk on Everton by author of the Lost Tribe of Everton and Echo reporter, Ken Rogers.



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    The beautiful ornate ceiling and cast iron pillars forged by John Cragg at his Liverpool foundry. St. Georges church is now grade I listed because of them.



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    The sea of heads as a steady stream of those who were ex tribesmen and women and those who were not ebbed and flowed throughout the day.



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    Some stained glass. I believe Johnny stained his knickers at the thought of those steps earlier.



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    Friends, Romans, Countrymen - lend me your ears.



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    Johnny, Debra, Linda and Mart. I felt ashamed when Mart asked the vicar for some wine.



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    Arrrgh - Spotted again!! There was just no losing the beggars



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    Ex Rossy scholars and old neighbours including my wife's aunty Brenda (Breen) and George Rimmer from former streets that were cleared for Everton Park.




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    Johnny exchanging details with Margy Anderson once of Clarence Grove and he hadn't even crashed into her - dirty sod.



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    Some great shots there Ged. Great to see inside the iron church too - must make an effort to get there - perhaps during Heritage Open Days this year.

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    Thanks Julie.
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    Great pics there Ged, you got me on the one from the balcony of Ken giving his talk, I'm to the right of the first pillar from the left with the black jacket, glad to see I'm paying attention!
    I've no residential comnnection to the area but having worked there for six and a half years prior to this March have developed a great affinity for the place as I know there's some really good people there, loved the photo exhibition in the school and scandalous what they did to the community there, as Ken said population of 128,000 in 1960, now its down to four figures I think.
    Unfortunately I had to get off at 1 so couldnt wait around to go up the tower, there must have been a great view from up there.

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    Great pics and accompanying text Ged.
    I noticed Johnnie is never "Off Duty" eh

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