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#644494 - 30th Dec 2011 9:02pm what's this building???
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http://g.co/maps/rh8kp <- google maps link

on the corner of seaview road and maddock road in wallasey/egremont area

anyone know what it used to be? looks like it was either a school or a nursing home. part of me thinks maybe it was also an asylum or something of that nature, was maybe gonna consider some urb-ex on it but with the nature of some of the people who live in said area i don't know if it'd be wise as it may possibly be used as some sort of crack-den or something.

anyone got any ideas???

thanks

- Jack


Edited by jawide (30th Dec 2011 9:04pm)

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#644534 - 30th Dec 2011 9:55pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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I think it was used by the Mariners on the other side,last I heard the police were using it for training (someone told me police dogs but that was a few years ago).

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#644536 - 30th Dec 2011 9:58pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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#644541 - 30th Dec 2011 10:04pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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Waste of a beautiful building,hope something happens sooner rather than later.

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#644543 - 30th Dec 2011 10:07pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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thanks to both of you!

yeh doubt i'll go investigating if it's got asbestos in it.

but was nice to see photos of the inside in that link, would love to have a look inside myself but as i say, too risky frown

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#644546 - 30th Dec 2011 10:08pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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Take a look on this website, liberator 31, this should tell you everything. The police did use it to train police sniffer dogs some years ago. On facebook look at Wallasey Memories, this has loads of info aswell.

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#644640 - 30th Dec 2011 11:53pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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It was the Mariners Home. For retired seafarers. There is also if you walk towards the Mersey on the left hand side of the road a small estate that was also home for Mariners who were higher ranking. Check out the various houses and bungalows. It has a high boundary wall and if you walk along the prom check out the new building with the sea view. The library will have the answer.

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#644644 - 31st Dec 2011 12:05am Re: what's this building??? [Re: Angharad111]
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Originally Posted By: Angharad111
It was the Mariners Home. For retired seafarers. There is also if you walk towards the Mersey on the left hand side of the road a small estate that was also home for Mariners who were higher ranking. Check out the various houses and bungalows. It has a high boundary wall and if you walk along the prom check out the new building with the sea view. The library will have the answer.
It was "Andrew Gibson Home for Seamen's Widows", which is across the road from the Mariners.
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#644645 - 31st Dec 2011 12:06am Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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Should it be Seabank Road rather than Seaview Road?
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#644755 - 31st Dec 2011 2:56am Re: what's this building??? [Re: j_demo]
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In my series 'Roads of Wallasey' I have included some details on 'Andrew Gibson Memorial Home for Seaman's Widows'

http://www.liberator31.co.uk/wallasey/Seabank_Road/index.html

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#645176 - 1st Jan 2012 4:36pm Re: what's this building??? [Re: granny]
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yeh my bad!

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