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Worsley Mesnes

Flats on Mesnes Avenue, now demolished.
Flats on Mesnes Avenue, now demolished.
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Flats, now demolished.
Flats, now demolished.
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View from the thirteenth floor of Dryden House, 1987.
View from the thirteenth floor of Dryden House, 1987.
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View towards Warrington road, Stephens Way and Pemberton, 1987.
View towards Warrington road, Stephens Way and Pemberton, 1987.
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Thackeray House, and to the left St Paul's church, and churchyard at Goose Green, 1987.
Thackeray House, and to the left St Paul's church, and churchyard at Goose Green, 1987.
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Entrance to the lifts, on the ground floor of Dryden House, 1989.
Entrance to the lifts, on the ground floor of Dryden House, 1989.
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A decision was made during the 1980s to demolish all the maisonettes...
A decision was made during the 1980s to demolish all the maisonettes...
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View from Farr close towards Boucher road, Masefield House is the high rise block in the background.
View from Farr close towards Boucher road, Masefield House is the high rise block in the background.
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New sloping roofs were built onto the shops, 1989.
New sloping roofs were built onto the shops, 1989.
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This is the same block of maisonettes, being demolished, which Paul Green has submitted a photo of, it was actually Blake close.
This is the same block of maisonettes, being demolished, which Paul Green has submitted a photo of, it was actually Blake close.
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The maisonettes In Thackeray place being demolished the old fashioned way
The maisonettes In Thackeray place being demolished the old fashioned way
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Another view of Thackeray place, during demolition.
Another view of Thackeray place, during demolition.
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The maisonettes on Masefield drive, awaiting demolition.
The maisonettes on Masefield drive, awaiting demolition.
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Masefield House, with Thackeray House in the background, 1990.
Masefield House, with Thackeray House in the background, 1990.
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Masefield House pictured here, was the last of the high rise blocks to be demolished.
Masefield House pictured here, was the last of the high rise blocks to be demolished.
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Demolition of Masefield House was delayed a couple of months, because of a tenant called Freddy...
Demolition of Masefield House was delayed a couple of months, because of a tenant called Freddy...
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Freddy eventually moved out after the demolition workers drove a crane...
Freddy eventually moved out after the demolition workers drove a crane...
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Before demolition began, the building was gutted of all fittings, windows etc.
Before demolition began, the building was gutted of all fittings, windows etc.
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Roof removed.
Roof removed.
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Telephoto lens shot of top floor of block.
Telephoto lens shot of top floor of block.
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Top Floor, almost gone.
Top Floor, almost gone.
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Telephoto lens shot of one of the machines at work on one of the top floors.
Telephoto lens shot of one of the machines at work on one of the top floors.
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The excuse the council gave for demolishing the flats was that asbestos...
The excuse the council gave for demolishing the flats was that asbestos...
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Worsley Mesnes was given the nickname of "Beirut" at the time, because it looked like it had been bombed.
Worsley Mesnes was given the nickname of "Beirut" at the time, because it looked like it had been bombed.
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Telephoto lens shot of Panel being knocked off building.
Telephoto lens shot of Panel being knocked off building.
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Telephoto lens shot of Debris falling from building.
Telephoto lens shot of Debris falling from building.
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Nine floors remaining.
Nine floors remaining.
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Seven floors remaining.
Seven floors remaining.
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Five floors to go.
Five floors to go.
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Water was continually sprayed on the site to keep the dust down.
Water was continually sprayed on the site to keep the dust down.
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