Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 173154 times)

ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2200 on: July 08, 2020, 08:12:41 pm »
What we also tend to forget  is that those old buildings we see around us now are the ones that were built well enough to survive. There was plenty of shoddy building in the past, Georgian and Victorian speculative builders threw loads of stuff up that was really rubbish often not even bothering with foundations. The term "jerry built" was an early Victorian one to describe such housing. It took the 1875 public heath act which imposed regulation on standards of house building to start to sort it out.

True enough, the shit stuff has fallen down.

That said, I think the 1945 pre-fabs in Catford (Excalibur Estate) only recently met their demise.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2201 on: July 09, 2020, 09:20:32 am »
My sister lived in a 'test' post war house for a number of years.  Each of the houses in her road had a slightly different design but the common factor was concrete build with a flat roof.

Apart from the flat roof (which is never a good idea in a country with so much rain) the houses, which had been very much 'thrown together' as prototypes, are still going strong.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2202 on: July 11, 2020, 08:10:45 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/11/liverpool-gangs-dominate-gun-and-drugs-trade-outside-london


My home city in the news again.  I though we wanted swashbuckling entrepreneurial businessmen in our new post Brexshit 2nd Elizabethan  age ? 


ISTR reading something that said the drugs business in the SE & London was now mainly controlled by Albanians,  but that they didn't venture oop north....
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2203 on: July 15, 2020, 12:08:59 am »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2204 on: July 27, 2020, 12:32:26 pm »
Oh I say!  Nice gaff!     https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/51322369


It's not quite what I'd usually think of as a terrace though......
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2205 on: July 27, 2020, 01:15:27 pm »
Oh I say!  Nice gaff!     https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/51322369


It's not quite what I'd usually think of as a terrace though......

I like the stairs and the big kitchen... Bit big for just me tho... Also in the wrong country... But year, interesting gaff!

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2206 on: July 27, 2020, 01:31:12 pm »
Handy for NCN810 as well.  https://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/route-810/   


I'd check sea level rise predictions before putting a deposit down though....
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