Low Hill awaiting redevelopment

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 15th August 2011 by Liam Physick

This aerial view shows Low Hill between demolition and redevelopment, in May 1970. It also depicts Boaler Street, Phythian Street and Everton Brow

Low Hill awaiting redevelopment

Tagged under: demolition, regeneration plans, boaler street, everton brow, phythian street, low hill

Categorised under: Change & Communities

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By Brian on 26th October 2012

I remember Phythian St very well.  No 81 was my mother’s childhood home & was then taken by my Auntie Margaret & Uncle Robert.  My cousins Jean & Alun grew up there.  There was nothing wrong with the houses, just lousy landlords.  Even in about 1969 there was just one cold tap in the house & a dry toilet at the bottom of the yard.  Improving these otherwise substantial houses would have been easy.  Instead there was a disgraceful example of social engineering.  The whole community was deliberately broken up & dissipated far & wide around the greater Liverpool area.  Nobody was allowed to be anywhere near their former neighbours. My Aunt was very arthritic & was dumped in a 1st floor maisonette in Halewood.  She was isolated & hated it.  The walls became damp & mould grew.  Phythian St was a much nicer home & could have been updated.  Shame on those 1960s planners.  All cities now suffer from the legacy of such follies.

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