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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 6th March, 2019)

Sandalwood Drive

Sandalwood Drive
Beech Hill, soon to be knocked down.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Julie on 6th March 2019 at 06:03

What a disgrace all the homeless people all over the country what stops them repairing them if needed and put people of the streets into them, its shameful and an insult to the poor people who are walking the streets.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th March 2019 at 07:46

These houses dont look that OLD...Julie is right, its a disgraceful situation when there are so many needing to be housed...and why are they being demolished ??

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th March 2019 at 08:11

Looking at the fount of all knowledge...Google, I read the houses are being demolished because the cul de sac was riddled with crime & anti social MMC has let the morons win...& where have these idiots been moved to ? Wherever it may be it wont stop them behaving badly, they will just ruin somewhere else. It makes me so cross !

Comment by: Veronica on 6th March 2019 at 09:35

There was I thinking there must be some underground disturbance making these buildings dangerous! Instead it's the disturbed humans causing havoc. It must be cheaper to demolish than put the lot of them In Prison. Scandalous,they must be laughing their socks off! They will be found some other housing.... Etc,etc, etc,

Comment by: MikeW on 6th March 2019 at 10:27

Working as I do in the construction industry I am more inclined to think that the cost of bringing these properties up to an acceptable standard in keeping with today's building standards and requirements will cost more than demolishing them and starting again. However if people wish to take the cynical approach and comment accordingly to fight ahead.

Comment by: Mick on 6th March 2019 at 11:33

A bit more of Sandalwood Drive

Comment by: Poet on 6th March 2019 at 12:46


Some may deem it arrant folly,
That housing stock should be demolished,
While others think it quite absurd,
They should ever try to polish turds,
And appear each night on your TV screen ,
Menacing society gross and obscene,
From left and from right with equal shame,
Our little MP's all shouting blame.

Comment by: TommyT on 6th March 2019 at 12:48

Typical isn't it. Let's not address the problem and punish the people who are causing trouble but we'll skirt around it by knocking the houses down.
That how to get rid of the problem... yeah right.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th March 2019 at 13:58

At the same time - no matter how drastic this solution seems to be - give a thought for the decent neighbours. It must have been horrendous for them in such close proximity. I hope it does become peaceful for them.... I cannot imagine putting up with what some poor folk have to endure.

Comment by: DerekB on 6th March 2019 at 14:07

I lived just around the corner in Blueball Avenue when these houses were built in the early to mid 1960s.

Comment by: DTease on 6th March 2019 at 14:22

I remember driving through Salford in the seventies past rows and rows of boarded up, almost new blocks of flats. The Council, in their wisdom, had pulled down the old housing around the Docks and moved the people into these flats. Unfortunately, no one had bothered to ask the people affected want they wanted and as a result, they had done what they had to do to get away from the area.

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