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Report - The Granby Triangle - Toxteth - Liverpool - March 2014 -

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  1. georgie

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    The four streets within the Granby triangle are located adjacent to Princes Park between Princes Avenue and Kingsley Road. Granby Street, originally a shopping hub, is the ‘backbone’. Many members of the multicultural community can trace their ancestry back for generations within the area. BUT … the area has been under the process of ‘regeneration’ for over 15 years


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    This district lies within the borders of the ancient township of Toxteth Park.Industry and commerce are confined to the docks on its western border and a few streets running off Parliament Street. Toxteth is primarily residential, with a mixture of old terraced housing, post-World War II social housing and a legacy of large Victorian houses.

    In the 18th and 19th centuries, as Liverpool expanded the ancient park of Toxteth was gradually urbanised. Large Georgian houses were built in the Canning area, followed in the Victorian era by more grand houses, especially along the tree-lined Prince's Road/Avenue boulevard and around Prince's Park. The district quickly became home to the wealthy merchants of Liverpool, alongside a much larger poor population in modest Victorian terraces. Now, some of these streets of terraces are boarded up, awaiting demolition.

    Two of the city's largest parks, Sefton Park and Princes Park, are located in or around Toxteth. The earlier Princes Park was laid out by Richard Vaughan Yates around 1840, intending it to be used as open space, funded by the grand houses to be constructed around its edge, as would later happen with Sefton Park. Sefton Park was created by the Corporation of Liverpool in 1872, inspired partly by Birkenhead Park, across the River Mersey. Sefton Park has a large glass Palm House, which contains a statue of William Rathbone V unveiled in 1887, and originally had many other features including an aviary and an open-air theatre.

    July 1981 saw riots in which dozens of young males caused a great deal of damage and many injuries. Poverty, unemployment, racial tension, racism and hostility towards the police were largely blamed for the disturbances, which were among the worst scenes of unrest seen during peacetime in Britain at that time. Hundreds of people were injured, one man was killed by a police Land Rover, and countless buildings and vehicles were damaged

    Further rioting broke out in Toxteth on the evening of 8 August 2011 - almost exactly 30 years after the most imfamous riot - at a time when riots flared across England. Vehicles and wheelie bins were set alight in the district, as well as in nearby Dingle and Wavertree, and a number of shops were looted too. Two police officers suffered minor injuries as a result of the rioting. It was brought under control in the early hours of the following morning.Individuals arrested and charged in relation to the 2011 rioting were from addresses all across the city, with Toxteth residents being a clear minority

    Much of the area continues to suffer from poverty and urban degradation. House prices reflect this; in summer 2003, the average property price was just £45,929 (compared to the national average of £160,625).

    Despite government-led efforts to regenerate Toxteth after the 1981 riots, few of the area's problems appeared to have improved by 1991, by which time joyriding had also become a serious problem; on 30 October that year, a 12-year-old was killed by a speeding stolen car on Granby Street, seriously injuring a nine-year-old who died in hospital from his injuries six days later.

    By the time of the riot's 20th anniversary in July 2001, it was reported that many of the issues which contributed to the riots were still rife; not least unemployment and racial tension, as well as a decline in the sense of community in some neighbourhoods. Urban dereliction and gun crime remained a significant problem. However, there had already been some significant improvements by this stage, including the rebuilding of the Rialto complex (which was destroyed in the 1981 riot) as a mix of retail, residential and commercial properties.

    Housing in Toxteth tends to be in terraces but there is a growing number of flats available as larger Victorian properties are broken up into separate dwellings. This is particularly the case in Canning and around Princes Park.

    The Granby Triangle project was part of a wider plan to destroy thousands of decaying properties and regenerate vast swathes of the country.
    Around £2.2bn was spent demolishing homes, but the scheme received criticism when not enough new homes were built for displaced occupants and many are still believed to be on a waiting list for a new home.
    Jonathan Brown, spokesman for the Merseyside Civic Society, said: "This is what we have been pushing for for years and it's fantastic to see it come to fruition.
    "The houses are an asset for the community and the public need them.
    "It gives the opportunity for young, local people to learn skills in regeneration and construction and give something back to the area.
    "I think this is a prime example of the council biting off more than they can chew.
    "We fought against Prescott's scheme and it's great to have won all these years later.
    "Local people have been let down over and over again for decades. I hope this now rolls out to other areas of the city in desperate need of regeneration."​



    visited solo on numerous occasions from January 2014 and most recently march 2014 whilst passing,id recommend a walk around here if anyone's passing its definitely different from what you would normally see,cairns street is a must to see


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    one of the streets in the triangle has been totally rebuilt (beaconsfield street)
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    in ducie street some houses seemed to have memorials on them with a red triangle on the door,the one far right of this pic read
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  2. The Kwan

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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Love that floral trailer and having walked around here myself it can only be described as eerie. I may be mistaken but I seem to remember the council offering some houses in some streets at £10 each under condition that they were renovated.
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Great report there Georgie :thumb next time over that way I'll check it out.
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    it is eerie mate not as quiet as the welsh streets just a stones throw away

    i think it was a pound they were selling them off for,or it may have been the welsh ones
     
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    cheers telf im always up for posting something different deffo worth a look this
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Nice ones :)
    Ironically i couldn"t find these last week after doing the ARK, the Sat Nav wouldn"t locate any of these streets WTF? So much for upgrading lol
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Thats wierd you was only about 5 mins away too
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Yeah that"s the ironic bit lol

    I made it to the old Police/Fire station buildings, just down from the big Church on the corner, and then got warned off by a local regarding Photographers getting mugged behind the building :eek: so i left and went down the Docks instead.

    Next time
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Really? that is mad never heard of that before
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Something different, thanks for sharing
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    I"d driven past this bloke as i pulled up opposite the building, and the way he was walking i just thought Junkie so i avoided him & crossed the road took some shots and went round the back of the old Station, when i got back to the car he was waiting for me, gave me the advice/warning and turns out he"d got done over by locals 2 days previous & got his ribs broken in the process, hence the Junkie Walking Dead movements.

    So i accepted his warnings, plus it was sealed anyway :)

    I"d already had to leave the Church grounds due too excessive interest in me from over the road, so it was time too go.
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Ahh im with you mate thats unfortunate
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Cheers boss tis always a pleasure
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Missed this somehow.

    Another fine set of images from you mate. Not the normal sort of stuff you would find on here but it makes a refreshing change!
     
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    Re: The Granby Triangle - Toxteh - Liverpool - March 2014 -

    Nice one mate much appreciated
     
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