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Report (Permission Visit) Toxteth Reservoir 11th September 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by The Man In Black, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. The Man In Black

    The Man In Black 28DL Regular User
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    High Park Street Reservoir, Grade II listed High Park Street Reservoir was built in 1845 and lies just south of the City Centre in the Dingle area of the city. The Reservoir was designed to provide clean water in order to improve health and sanitation for the rapidly increasing population of the City.

    It is a vast, solidly built, rectangular structure enclosing approximately 2600m2 with a tower at one corner. It has massive external walls of sandstone that decrease in thickness with height, brick floors and high vaulted brick ceilings supported on cast iron columns. A series of brick columns and arches form a ‘cloister’ around the main space. The roof is covered in earth and provides spectacular views across Liverpool, the River Mersey, and beyond. Until 1997, it was used for the storage of water, but it has become redundant. The structure has the potential to become a landmark building for the benefit of the local community, and the City of Liverpool. The building is managed by a Social Enterprise, Dingle 2000, who are looking at potential options for transforming the Reservoir from a ‘monument’ to a working building.


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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Looks an interesting place :thumb Is this a permissive visit ? going off the lighting inside or did you just flick the switch :)

    If you can add the correct image links to the pics on Flickr or whatever you use then we"ll be actually able to view them without going into your folder or whatever it is.

    Edit That's a lot better ;)

    The local area seems to offer quire a few underground experiences , which I must add are generally a lot more tidy than then streets above them ;)
     
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    Any chance you could sort out your pics?
    Looking good though
     
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    OK pics sorted.

    And very nice pictures they are too...
     
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    That's a nice one.
     
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    Sorry guys I should have said at the start this was a permission visit of a kind I was allowed in but not for picture I did get questioned when I was almost done taking them there is a way in if you can climb and use a rope to lower ;)
     
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    Pic #4 is a belter. That would look fantastic printed on A3+.

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    Cheers for posting this up mate, it is feckin Glorious!
     
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    Very nice processing there mate! Thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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    Well this is pretty AWESOME....nearly as good as the trip we did to Fletchers together ;);)
    Great lighting and pics mate..... :thumb
     
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