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Report - Greenbank Synagogue Mossley May 2019


grindle

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Walking in the footsteps of many to this behemoth of a place
The foundation stone for Greenbank Drive Synagogue was laid on 14 June 1936 by Baron Tobias Globe attended by the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Dr J H Hertz. The building was consecrated on August 15 1937 and opened by Professor Henry Cohen (a member of the congregation and later Lord Cohen of Birkenhead). The basement area of the building was originally used as a youth centre and the synagogue had its own scout troop (the 22nd Wavertree). During the blitz in 1941 Greenbank Drive Synagogue was used as a reception centre for bombed out families in Liverpool and held a non-Jewish service at Christmas. It was also used as a social centre during the war by American Jewish GIs stationed at an air base in Burtonwood, Warrington. After the war they presented a plaque to the congregation (displayed in the entrance hall). In May 1959 a burglar started a fire that destroyed the Ark and Torah scrolls and part of the roof structure. The building was subsequently restored by the original firm of architects at a cost of £50,000 and re-consecrated in 1961. Due to increasing competition the youth centre closed at this time. A further fire occurred in two first floor offices behind the ladies' gallery in 1965 but damage was confined to the former areas. The building ceases active use on January 5 2008.

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The_Raw

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Nice report. Good to see it's still there but a shame to see it going downhill with the shitty graff etc. Still an amazing place
 

grindle

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thanks yes really enjoyed it seems like the scrotes are getting in alas graffing the place but no physical damage
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Impressive building, what a shame its left to rot like this. Looks like a nice explore though. Good job :cool:
 

chills

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Nice job getting in! Last time I headed there I got stopped by the guys in the caravan! Still on my list to be done next time I'm that way!
 

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