125 by 125 is back after the mid-season hiatus with more miscellany from the history of Edge Hill. Today’s post came in just too late to be included in the main 125 and is from Liverpool-tech-geek-entrepreneur Adrian McEwen. Last week Adrian blogged about the changes happening right now in the Edge Hill district of Liverpool. I recommend reading the post in full:
Since before I moved to Liverpool, huge areas have been boarded up or ‘tinned’ – part of the New Heartlands initiative to regenerate the areas. I’m not sure how long that’s been the case but even so, that’s almost two years and it’s only in the past couple of months that the bulldozers have moved in and flattened the houses. I don’t know how much longer it will take them to build the new estates, but there are houses nearing completion on another building site in Edge Hill and they must’ve been at least a year in the building.
Fascinating watching and listening to the videos from 1971 and comparing that to the idealised images from the Hovis advert filmed nearby.
While he was down there researching the post, Adrian took some photos of the former Edge Hill College site:
Thanks again to Adrian for sending me the link.