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INDIA BUILDING - Discover the historic background on India Buildings Liverpool. From its listed status to being the headquarters for the Blue Funnel Line, this Grade II building also contains an internal shopping arcade and the entrance to an underground station.

 

India Buildings was built between 1924 and 1932. The competition for its design was won in 1923 by Arnold Thornely and Herbert J. Rowse, the assessor being Giles Gilbert Scott. It was built as a speculative venture by the shipping firm of Richard Durning Holt and Alfred Holt and Company (the Blue Funnel Line) partly for its own use, and partly for letting offices to other businesses.

 

In August 2017 it was announced that British multinational financial services company, Legal & General had bought India Buildings. HMRC will lease ten floors of the building.

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ST LUKE'S BOMBED OUT CHURCH - Discover the history of the much loved building St Luke's Church that has stood in Liverpool as a burnt out shell as a memorial for the War.  We bring you detailed pictures of the interior, and rare black and white unseen pictures!

 

The site for the church was given by Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby in 1791 on condition that the land should never be used for any other purpose than that of a church.

 

On 6 May 1941, during the Liverpool Blitz, the church was hit by an incendiary device that caused a large fire, leaving only the burnt-out shell of the former church.

 

The church was designated as a Grade II* listed building on 28 June 1952.

B.E.V.E.L. -  The hard-fought campaign to save the grand Victorian houses on Edge Lane, and the community that existed there, in the roads adjoining Edge Lane and Edge Hill. Elizabeth Pascoe who famously fought to the bitter end to remain in her Liverpool home in the face of Edge Lane's redevelopment has said she will never get over her eviction.

 

Elizabeth Pascoe was forced to leave her home in Adderley Street to make way for the widening Edge Lane. It has involved pulling down more than 370 Victorian houses for a boulevard-style highway, new houses, a community hub and health centre.

 

Read about the full plight of Edge Lane - how our grand entrance to Liverpool City Centre, once lined with Victorian housing, is now a barren patch of land.

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