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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #1121
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Coronation Court in Liverpool. This was Liverpool's first tower block:
Alas, it wasn't. It was the first one started, but one of the ones that followed was finished before Coronation Court was finished. I can't recall which, however. I really do need to get out more!


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Borras_Hwfa will like that block I'm sure.
I do. I posted a pic on Page 46 I liked it that much. Still prefer The Piggeries though!

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thanks v. much, 'cos that's my site! (*brushes chip off shoulder*)
Nice to see you on here Pete. Great photos, you really did capture a moment in time with those. I'm sure everyone here is appreciative of you doing so.

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pity about the flatness everywhere else
I take it you've never been to Hull then? Flatness isn't the word!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #1122
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Question. How is Tamworth a small town? It has a population of 75,000 or is it just that English Towns are a lot lot bigger than Scottish ones. East Kilbride and Paisley are our biggest towns at around about 75,000? We up here would consider a town of more than 25,000 as big. I'm guessing there are loads of towns down south with populations bigger than 75,000.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1123
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Well yes, but I may also have underestimated Tamworth.

It's an overspill town for Birmingham with very large housing estates but where those tower blocks are it has a small town feel with marshes by the river which give that part of the town quite a rural feel! So to see 6 tower blocks there is quite exciting and you can't miss them as you enter Tamworth.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #1124
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aw... right thanks for clearing that up. Thanks for the help there.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #1125
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Fantastic photos pete. Seeing as you took some from inside could you take some of the inside(lifts,stairwells,corridors ect). I'm sure we would all like to see them. It might bring back a few memories for me as well.
Glad you like 'em up the tigers!

I will begin shooting some pics of the concrete stairs etc. There is a huge refurbishment programme underway, so expect bits of concrete dust on the lens!

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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #1126
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Woo hoo! A real life tower block dweller!!

And with great pictures too.
Thanks Butterfield!

I was talking with a fellow tower-block dweller yesterday. His block is in Bransholme (Hull) and he agrees that there's more sense of community in a block than a house because you always see people in the lift etc.


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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #1127
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There was more. Just missed of the photo to the right was another cluster of 3 and one on its own. Since then the two clusters of 3 have seen 2 blocks each demolished.
I was up Bransholme yesterday and saw one of the remaining blocks. Very nice indeed, refurbished, edge of the countryside etc.



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Old May 11th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #1128
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I've found out that Padstow House, refurbished in 1993 (the white and green one i think) is very popular - very good to hear.
Could do with a clean though.

Was this the one in Bransholme you meant or was it the other one?

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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #1129
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Has anybody posted any pictures of the blocks on Saltshouse Road opposite Princess Royal Hospital in East Hull? One of the best reclads I've seen.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #1130
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Has anybody posted any pictures of the blocks on Saltshouse Road opposite Princess Royal Hospital in East Hull? One of the best reclads I've seen.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #1131
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And a bit further away on the same estate. IMO the best tower block in Hull.
I love those windows going all the way up.

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Old May 12th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #1132
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reminds me of tetris that one does!
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #1133
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was doing odd jobs for my mates Dad yesterday and was delivering junk mail to every house in a village called Lochwinnoch, population of about 1500 think. When I was doing my rounds I actually found a tower block! If you can call it that. 6 storeys tall. No lifts. Pretty trashed inside. Nice view over the countryside though cos the village is in the middle of nowhere. took a picture of it with my phone so the quality is pish.:



like I said, tiny village:

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Old May 13th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #1134
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #1135
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #1136
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #1137
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For some reason, the logo has been deleted off the wiki so if anyone wants to create one, go ahead!
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Old May 13th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #1138
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Great find Schemie! I did a bit of a search on this mini block just but found nothing - as if!

I did however find this, don't know if you know it. It's listed as "Spinning Mill, Barbush Mills, Johnstone" and it's a nice bit of
grime for you - in fact it looks as though it's gone beyond grime now!

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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #1139
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Wow thats a pretty special find butterfield. It should definately be re-developed but not by some twatty developer that will turn it into apartments that will totally ruin it.
A museum would be much better. Was it used for the cotton industry?
Maybe we should make a new thread called "Interesting Derilict Buildings" Im sure it would prove popular. We may have to put it in "City Talk" though as that seems to be more popular than "Skyscraper and Skylines"
What do you think?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #1140
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I've found out that Padstow House, refurbished in 1993 (the white and green one i think) is very popular - very good to hear.
Could do with a clean though.

Was this the one in Bransholme you meant or was it the other one?

Not sure of it's name, but it's at the back of Zeal's Garth, off Wawning Road. At the moment it's on my list of "next tower blocks to move into"; so far I've notched up four in Sheffield, one in Hull and one in Hong Kong!

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