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Old August 13th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #41
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The Queen's Pub in Derby Square is set to close this weekend but will re-open under a new owner/brand.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 07:34 PM   #42
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Its a lot cleaner on a Sunday morning..........

I was taxi`ing 2 of my grandchildren this morning to Sefton Park, and took the opportunity to have a quick look around town. Parked up in Liverpool ONE and headed over to Derby Square, to see if the "litter festival" was still on. Pleased to say that the Square looked almost litter free.

Even spotted a street cleaner attending to the many bins, that are scattered around the area. Have the city put more bins in the area,I must have spotted about 10?

Marks out of ten, say eight, still a bit of dross around the Square and I found broken glass near the steps. Also the passage way from the Square through to Liverpool ONE was very dirty. Yes 95% of the usual amount of litter had been cleared, but the Square needed a jet wash to remove staining that is already apparent on the new paving.................



















This area was dirty, it`s on the border with Liverpool ONE cleansing team, maybe a breakdown in communications is allowing one team to think the other team is sweeping this spot ..........



Spotted at lasta street cleaner, doing a grand job

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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:08 PM   #43
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I think the seating is a bit clumpy and cluttered - something like the Parisian style seating round trees would have looked better:


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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:01 AM   #44
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The Queen's Pub in Derby Square is set to close this weekend but will re-open under a new owner/brand.
It's going to be an All Bar One according to the signs. Scaffolding going up too.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:51 PM   #45
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It's going to be an All Bar One according to the signs. Scaffolding going up too.
Interesting. I had tipped an All Bar One to take the opposite unit to Sakura in Exchange Flags, thought it would work well there. All Bar One is a quality brand and will bring a touch of class to the area IMO.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:21 PM   #46
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I thought those were on the way out. They were all over London years ago but I don't see so many nowadays. Still, as 90s chain bar brands go, it beats the cheapo Goose brand that the Queens had in recent years. ABOs tend to get plonked in upmarket locations and so its a reflection of how L One and the public realm improvements in Derby Square have helped a previously fairly grimy part of the city centre go up a few pegs.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:27 PM   #47
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Not bad. There's a posh looking place opening opposite, in the Pearl Assurance building too.

Shame to hear Mange Tout has closed though. In times of economic strife, the overpriced butties get it first.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #48
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Not bad. There's a posh looking place opening opposite, in the Pearl Assurance building too.

Shame to hear Mange Tout has closed though. In times of economic strife, the overpriced butties get it first.
Do you mean Fuller Fotune? Looks like a uncomfortably chic sandwich shop / boutique dentist!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #49
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Why couldn't they have restored the Victoria Memorial at the same time, cleaned the bonzes, reparied the stone work and replaced that hideous cheap railing that has been clumsily inserted at the top of the steps.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #50
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Because they asked the Government for the money - and they said no.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #51
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Yep. Would have been nice, but no cash.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #52
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Personally I hope this area maintains its 'payday Friday' character.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #53
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Because they asked the Government for the money - and they said no.
Bloody hell, is Liverpool City Council that broke it cannot afford to restore a monument and has to go cap in hand for a grant from central govenment,
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Old August 28th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #54
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Derby Square looks really smart now!

I don't have a problem with all the 'kids' being there - I think the youth of today get a really bad name. 99% of them are doing no harm to anyone - it never ceases to amaze me how many of them will stand up to let an old dear sit down on the bus. We were all young once and most of us were far from perfect.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #55
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We were all young once and most of us were far from perfect.
Speak for yourself!
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Old August 29th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #56
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Old August 29th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #57
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Why couldn't they have restored the Victoria Memorial at the same time, cleaned the bonzes, reparied the stone work and replaced that hideous cheap railing that has been clumsily inserted at the top of the steps.
the monument was cleaned up only a few years ago (before the redevelopment of the square) the railing was added because the kids that started gathering there after chavasse park was shut off to make liverpool one kept vandalising it with graffiti.
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I visited the city last weekend and apart from being generally impressed by everything, I though that derby Square looked fantastic. I only hope that one day the street connection towards the site of the old Custom house will one day be restored. Besides that, the new pine trees are stunning. You'd be amazed how difficult it is to get pines planted on street in the UK - there is an insane amount of prejudice against them, but in winter they really make a bleak place look great. Well done whoever managed to convince the city to plant them.

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:07 PM   #59
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Travelling left to right on that photo is the most dangerous bit of road I have ever cycled on.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #60
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Is that guy photographing Queen Victoria's whatchamacallit!
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