beetroot wrote:I only found out last week about the bombed block. I live in the smaller of the remaining three, opposite the little row of shops (now cafes and a health bar of all things!). Do you know exactly where it was, David. I've looked at those old poverty maps and it looks like it was really close to the school, on the space that is now the school's garden.
In the 50's there was a fire in one of the big blocks and a lot of people died. They removed the top two floors that were in the pitched roof (is there a proper name for that). They also added fire escapes, and doors all over the buildings. These have now gone but despite very good brick matching you can just make out the old doorways.
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