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Re: The Ford Estate [Re: derekdwc] #280213
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There are good and bad wherever you live, like every estate before it, got a bad name, the Leasowe, Overchurch, Woodchurch and so on. Usually by people who had never been there. Its normally the few spoil it for the masses.


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Flats on the Ford 1973

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Bertie - where abouts on Ford were they? My house was built on land that used to have flats on.

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Where the Beechwood Social clubs side entrance is look at the
green fields opposite
There used to be 4 blocks called Ford Towers
I remember once going up the stairs between 10th and 12th floors
and feeling the building sway very funny feeling

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Right by Fairoak close,Lived there 20 years ago.

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lived in the first block 9th floor very good view!


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I think the Ford was relatively tame compared to some housing estates around the country - we heard quite a few horror stories about Beaumont Leys and Braunstone in Leicester. They'd send people there from other parts of the country if they were troublemakers. So in effect, putting into practice what Frank Field said - put them all together. Although he would like them to live in containers under the M53. How about we send a few to live in Priory Mews with you, Frank?



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Hostels on the ford estate, 1973, Sorry no idea of the addresses

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lived there between 1972 -80
Was ok and because you grew up there and were part of the community you knew everyone (also the few bad lads)so never had any real issues with the estate , only as it hit the 80's it did become a sort of no go area for a bit as drugs and weapons moved in and i remember reading somewhere about shotguns going off around the "towers" and not long after that ther was a big investment and cleanup ,the towers came down a lot of the maisonetts were demolished new roads added and even some of the houses were removed .

I still recognize the tell tail signs of what used to be and my old house is still standing on what was fairleaf way

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2nd pic was called Esher house on 5th ave

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More pics Ford Est 1973, Described in book as very modern housing project.

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Ford est 2

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I'm off First Ave and there were flats knocked down here as well.
Great pics!

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I used to live ontop of the shops when i was 6 years old above the sweet shop and used to pinch sweets and crisps from the kwiksave raftl oh the shame


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