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#559130 - 9th Aug 2011 10:11pm The lone house on Illchester Road
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After they pulled down a lot of the River Streets there is one house that still stands occupied.

Does anyone know the story behind that? How come all the other houses are gone and this one is allowed to stay?

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#559133 - 9th Aug 2011 10:13pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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His name is Charlie Wright. He once owned the Rivers Street Community Centre (or still does) and he won't move because he believes the developers have destroyed the community.

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#559145 - 9th Aug 2011 10:23pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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Thanks for that Paul. How come he wasn't forced to move? I thought compulsory purchase meant you have to go if they say?

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#559149 - 9th Aug 2011 10:26pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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They can't force compulsory purchase unless they have definite plans as to what is replacing it, which in this case, they didn't.

And there have been a few battles over it but Charlie won every time (apart from his sloping flag which he had to take down and now he has flags at front and back correctly aligned)
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#559151 - 9th Aug 2011 10:30pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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meet Charlie a few times top bloke!
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#559157 - 9th Aug 2011 10:36pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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I bet he is. I always smile when I head up Beaufort Road and see his house. Thanks for the info.

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#559175 - 9th Aug 2011 10:51pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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Good on him
I cant believe he's held out this long.
Which street was the one filmed in the eighties documentary.
Something like only three people in the street had jobs.
It was around there somwhere.

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#559226 - 9th Aug 2011 11:12pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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Yep Charlie he used to be some sort of union rep so he knows his rights lol
My friend knocked at his house to see if he wanted to change his gas and electric supplier

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#559397 - 10th Aug 2011 8:16am Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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I thought they were going to use that area for the super police station that the Liebour goverment had planned, supposidly to save money but mainly to house you until you payed up for not having your id card with you.

Thankfully it never came off, but never can be a short or very long time.

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#559405 - 10th Aug 2011 8:50am Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: rockster]
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I think it was Tees Street that was filmed in the Eighties documentary

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#559928 - 10th Aug 2011 8:31pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: donno]
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Charlie is a top bloke. I made a short documentary film about housing 'regeneration' on Merseyside and Charlie kindly agreed to tell his story. You can see it on Vimeo - An Englishman's Home

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#559935 - 10th Aug 2011 8:36pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: johnnyp]
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Originally Posted By: johnnyp
Charlie is a top bloke. I made a short documentary film about housing 'regeneration' on Merseyside and Charlie kindly agreed to tell his story. You can see it on Vimeo - An Englishman's Home
Thankyou and welcome sir happy
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#559936 - 10th Aug 2011 8:37pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: rockster]
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Originally Posted By: rockster
Good on him
I cant believe he's held out this long.
Which street was the one filmed in the eighties documentary.
Something like only three people in the street had jobs.
It was around there somwhere.
Tees Street smile
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#559950 - 10th Aug 2011 8:49pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: johnnyp]
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Thanks johnnyp, I just watched what a brill documentary and yes Charlie is a top bloke....I was thinking of the world in action documentaries my mistake..

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#560035 - 10th Aug 2011 10:28pm Re: The lone house on Illchester Road [Re: Bluesman]
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Registered: 29th Mar 2011
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Excellent documentary. Thank you for sharing that Johnnyp
Top quality film

Cheers

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