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Parr St Mill – Fire Report

For those who have followed my many tweets about the 2016 Parr St mill fire here is a link to the Liverpool City Council Report: Extract: 5.0 Recommendation It is recognised that the unauthorised demolition represent a criminal act, which … Continue reading

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A History of St. Paul’s Church and Square, with Contemporary Cuttings

As I walk around Liverpool, which I do on an almost daily basis, the one question above all others I hear myself saying is along the lines of ‘What was there before?’. Sometimes the answer is easy and is within … Continue reading

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The Future for Dale Street?

Liverpool city centre is a busy, vibrant and welcoming success story, which through difficult times still manages to expand. It is however true that some streets fare less well than others, and one of these is one of our original … Continue reading

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The Liverpool Porcupine – Revisited

The Liverpool Porcupine A heads up to a new and developing project from the History Dept. at Liverpool University has been brought to my attention and is well worth a visit: THE LIVERPOOL PORCUPINE [REVISITED] About the site:  The purpose of … Continue reading

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The Main Bridewell and Dale St shops site

The Main Bridewell, and the ‘Dale St shops site’ Liverpool It is not every day that we can celebrate the preservation, restoration, and rebirth of an iconic and historic Liverpool building. This was indeed the case though following some superb … Continue reading

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St Mark’s Church, Upper Duke St 1803

St Mark’s Church of England, Upper Duke St 1803 – 1908 What was one of Liverpool’s largest churches, and lasted over a century before closure and demolition, did not get off to the most auspicious of starts……..read more

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Wellington Rooms, a place for dance and laughter

Another of Liverpool’s empty buildings that creates much discussion and debate, and one that holds many memories for many people. How fantastic would it be to see this gem alive once again with the sounds of laughter and music. What … Continue reading

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Liverpool Libraries and the City’s key role in the library movement

#supportliverpoollibraries – use them! Andrew Carnegie, benefactor of many Liverpool libraries: ‘A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert’ As Liverpool faces the very … Continue reading

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Time travel on a zip wire……

With the news that thrill seekers are going be offered the opportunity to speed down a zip wire high above Church Street here are few things they may see if they hit a few time warps! All additions gratefully received! Timeline for … Continue reading

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‘To Demolish or not to Demolish that is the Question’

Heaps Mill – Liverpool I wonder what Joseph Heap (1762-1833) himself would have thought about the current debate on saving his early-mid-C19 warehouse? I’m sure he would firstly be amazed that it has survived so many years including changes of … Continue reading

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