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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2625 on: 06 October, 2021, 12:08:30 pm »
It looks as if someone was using it as overflow storage for a secondhand bookshop. Toxteth, the Hay-on-Wye of Merseyside. But what I don't understand is where did they keep their bikes? Is there a shed? There must be a shed! Looks prime "gentrification" territory too.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2626 on: 06 October, 2021, 12:17:24 pm »
Hartington St is prime student territory, so that will probably be turned into a HMO rather than a private dwelling  :(   


I used to go out with a woman who lived on Hartington. Lovely view of the adjacent cemetery from her flat…
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2627 on: 06 October, 2021, 12:20:16 pm »
That’s a LOT of house for £125k, you’d pay more than that for a cramped building plot around here.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2628 on: 06 October, 2021, 12:48:51 pm »
Ha! Just searched "property for £125k" in bs6, for the lols and lulz, it interpreted this £1.25m.

Students, in any case, are the outrunners of gentrification. They come in to study and within a month they're down at the cereal cafe paying £6.50 for mashed avocado on sourdough toast.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2629 on: 06 October, 2021, 12:58:05 pm »
That area off Smithdown Road has always been very student heavy, but the increasing number of them, and stories of increasing poor behaviour are causing lots of unhappiness. 


https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/residents-wits-end-student-parties-21719911
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2630 on: 06 October, 2021, 01:02:43 pm »
Ha! Just searched "property for £125k" in bs6, for the lols and lulz, it interpreted this £1.25m.

Students, in any case, are the outrunners of gentrification. They come in to study and within a month they're down at the cereal cafe paying £6.50 for mashed avocado on sourdough toast.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2631 on: 06 October, 2021, 03:11:58 pm »
I thought _I_ had a problem with an untidy home & too many books.....    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/113955122#

That's quite some hoarder house...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2632 on: 06 October, 2021, 04:40:37 pm »
I thought _I_ had a problem with an untidy home & too many books.....    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/113955122#

I just sent this to #2 son in Cardiff.  Viewing on his house start later this week.

Re the toxteth house. I can only imagine that someone has died. With no close relatives.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2633 on: 06 October, 2021, 05:56:44 pm »
I thought _I_ had a problem with an untidy home & too many books.....    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/113955122#

I just sent this to #2 son in Cardiff.  Viewing on his house start later this week.

Re the toxteth house. I can only imagine that someone has died. With no close relatives.

Dying with that many books means they won, thobut.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2634 on: 06 October, 2021, 06:26:30 pm »
Need the boys round from Fahrenheit 451 ...

More seriously, where do you get rid of books these days?  Charity shops seem to have stopped taking them.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2635 on: 06 October, 2021, 07:18:57 pm »
The story that caught my eye this week was about passengers mutineering  on a train which they forced to reverse back to Swindon after it didn't stop there. You would think they'd be pleased  :D
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2636 on: 06 October, 2021, 08:54:29 pm »
The story that caught my eye this week was about passengers mutineering  on a train which they forced to reverse back to Swindon after it didn't stop there. You would think they'd be pleased  :D
I can’t see how a train would be reversed without a lot of hooha, so I think it’s probably a made up story.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2637 on: 06 October, 2021, 09:05:16 pm »
I thought _I_ had a problem with an untidy home & too many books.....    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/113955122#

"Three Story Detached House". I reckon there are more than three stories in there! ;D

(Crazy cheap though! :o)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2638 on: 06 October, 2021, 09:19:10 pm »
The story that caught my eye this week was about passengers mutineering  on a train which they forced to reverse back to Swindon after it didn't stop there. You would think they'd be pleased  :D
I can’t see how a train would be reversed without a lot of hooha, so I think it’s probably a made up story.
It is true. Several passengers pulled the communication cord, stopping the train. In fact, because several of them pulled it, the driver had to keep resetting it before he could go anywhere (in any direction). It happened because of stops being added then taken away, basically.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2639 on: 06 October, 2021, 09:30:42 pm »
It is crazy cheap, but that’s an auction, if it goes for less than a quarter mill I’ll be amazed.  Comparable size properties around there are expensive.  It’s a bit rough towards the studenty bit and close to the Tocky badlands, but also close to Sefton Park & handy for town & the bars & restaurants on Allerton Rd. 


I think Liverpool was recently named as the “best bang for you buck” if you were a BTL landlord.  There are 3 bedroom flats were I live, that would cost approx £100k to buy being rented out for £380 per room.  I’m quite tempted to buy one & supplement my pension.





https://www.rightmove.co.uk/sold-prices/photos/property-66130700.html?photoIndex=0


https://www.rightmove.co.uk/sold-prices/photos/property-82454971.html?photoIndex=0
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2640 on: 06 October, 2021, 10:27:30 pm »
Need the boys round from Fahrenheit 451 ...

More seriously, where do you get rid of books these days?  Charity shops seem to have stopped taking them.
Get rid of books? I don't understand!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2641 on: 08 October, 2021, 02:29:53 pm »
Everyone involved has exercised great resistance to temptation in the reporting of this:
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2021/10/08/stolen-cars-found-chopped-up-in-hgv-driven-by-disqualified-driver-with-one-leg/

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2642 on: 08 October, 2021, 05:06:26 pm »
I fear he won’t have a leg to stand on.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2643 on: 08 October, 2021, 06:11:05 pm »
Was he breathalysed and found to be over the limit?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2644 on: 18 October, 2021, 08:09:17 pm »
Did the Great White Queen Over The Sea smoke weed when she was younger?
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/huge-cannabis-like-plants-spotted-6076407
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2645 on: 18 October, 2021, 11:01:48 pm »
Police admitted to being absolutely stumped.
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2646 on: 18 October, 2021, 11:03:43 pm »
Strokes chin. Chopped up Rancid Rovers are worth more than whole ones!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2647 on: 22 October, 2021, 09:20:28 pm »

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2648 on: 22 October, 2021, 10:50:27 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-59003006
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2649 on: 23 October, 2021, 10:03:37 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-59003006
Fisherman's Friend

Certainly Fleetwood's Friend.
Most times (this year was the only exception because the tides were favourable for the Knott End ferry) the Manchester-Blackpool FNRttC has gone past the Fisherman's Friends factory.
It always smells like, well, a Fisherman's Friend.

My grandfather came from Fleetwood and was always eating the lozenges as an antidote to 70+ years of smoking. I was surprised when I first found out they are sold outside Lancashire.