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Report - St Malachy's School - Liverpool - july 2010 -

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by georgie, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    when i first heard about this nearly 12 months ago http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk...s-attack-school-closure-plans-92534-23462156/ i knew it was going top of my list

    St malachys' was my old primary school housing the nursery & infants in one block and the juniors in a seperate block with school church attatched to the side of the juniors

    i knew i couldnt let this one slip me by and as the time grew near i knew i had to see inside again so i was privileged to to be allowed to see inside before closure

    i never really thought on doing a report at that time just seeing inside and getting a few pics was good enough for me but then i thought maybe i could explore the place while empty and compare the before and after shots so set about a plan to try and get the shots i was after

    i knew the church was totally out of the question being closed for the last 9 yrs and secured to death but im told its been stripped and theres nothing inside but having many family funerals in there and made my communion in there so i couldnt really care whats left, again just to see inside for one last time would do me.

    so after my first visit a few weeks rolled on and time was called and the bell was rang for the last time http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/live...loses-after-almost-100-years-100252-26895816/ i couldnt believe it after 100yrs it was closed and demolition threatened as little as 2 days after closure.

    so off i went to chance a solo explore and it paid off i once again found myself standing inside but this time it was really strange the walls stripped of kids paintings, classrooms empty just memories remained the lights were out and i was home for one final time.

    i can honestly say the first time i set foot in this place after all the yrs id left it was just like id left yesterday apart from the paintings on the walls nothing really had changed ,the chalkboards were still the same, the red and white metre rulers were still getting used and even some tables and chairs were all original and other furniture.

    enough babble ill let the pictures do the talking ive gone for a before and after shot on most pics although they may not be in exactly the same place but you get the idea..

    explored solo

    this place is currently awaiting demolition,alarmed and has security with a dog

    this first pic isnt mine it was taken from the website its basically so you can get a view of what it was like instead of posting various external shots and i think it was taken from the roof of the opposite mill view heights or one of the balcony's the junior block is the one connected to the church and infants/nursery is the one nearest with both school halls connected to eachother aswell ,also the priest house which is now demolished sat next to the church on the left....also many moons ago the school used to have a football pitch and playground on the roof with boys and girls toilets at either end thats the reason for the high walls on the roof

    ill kick off where it all started for me the nursery...this was wierd the nursery was moved into the infant block and this room was now called the sonas project and apparently the only one in liverpool it housed kids who couldnt cope with normal school life and i was quite shocked to find out the old cloakroom was now a padded cell for when these kids were naughty to kick f**k out of it (i think it only had 6 kids in total in the class)
    as it looks today

    the once nursery classroom sonas project classroom
    and as it stands today

    now we move onto the infant block
    again 4 weeks after my allowed explore it now looks like this (looks more like a hospital with its wide corridors)

    various before and after classroom shots (again not exactly in the same spot)

    the after shot

    play area

    after shot


    after shot

    the library and reading area

    after shot

    the infant assembly hall (didnt manage a before shot but nothings really changed in the last few weeks)


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