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Old 11-30-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I think its been going on a lot longer than 30 years. Like they say 'we won the war, the germans won the peace'

50s and 60s had post war malaise, de-industrialisation and debt (IMF Called in) problems started in the 70s and just carried on during the 80s, indeed the population of Liverpool started falling long before the 'baby boomer' generation...

File:Liverpool population history.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As I said before, with a population decline that big and steep, where's the vacant houses? Abandoned buildings?

 
Old 11-30-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: England.
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Hi. I am from a small town in Kentucky and I have fallen in love with an Englishman from Leeds. He is planning on moving us to Liverpool after the wedding, and all that ya'll have said has, quite frankly, frightened me a little. Is it really so bad in Liverpool? Should I be trying to convince him to stay in the US?
No matter which area you end up in, you are going to find the move from small town Kentucky to Liverpool one hell of a culture shock.

I hope your boyfriend knows what he is doing. Does he have work lined up in the area?
 
Old 11-30-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: England.
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As I said before, with a population decline that big and steep, where's the vacant houses? Abandoned buildings?
Blighted areas in Birmingham.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=anfi...,39.4,,0,-1.27
 
Old 12-01-2011, 12:07 AM
 
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As I said before, with a population decline that big and steep, where's the vacant houses? Abandoned buildings?
There should be plenty of those in Liverpool, there are in loads of northern towns, boarded up houses, abandoned buildings. You might have been to regenerated or central areas, but loads of northen towns like Manc and L'pool have the aforementioned.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 05:42 AM
 
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As I said before, with a population decline that big and steep, where's the vacant houses? Abandoned buildings?
Most were probably demolished in the 50s and 60s and replaced with tower blocks and sports fields.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Are you saying London has no tower blocks or sports fields? Need I mention the Ayelsbury estate, the largest in Europe? What about Tower Hamlets, the most deprived ward in the country? No, of course not, because deprivation is only limited to northern cities.

Yes northern cities have large swathes of deprivation even in regenerated cities such as Manchester and here in Leeds, but so what? It's the same in every city on earth, even lovely little Oxford has its fair share of housing estates.

It's simple: No amount of money will eliminate deprivation and poverty, it will always exist.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Are you saying London has no tower blocks? No, of course not, because deprivation is only limited to northern cities.
Agreed, all the cities are better down here and the only thing the north does better is countryside...*waits for you to go mental and flood the thread with pictures of housing estates in Tower Hamlets and nice pictures of York*
 
Old 12-01-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'm not that crazy am I?
 
Old 12-04-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Hello,

I'd have to say I disagree with you op. I found Liverpool to be a good city. As a matter of fact I'm moving there next year . Visited my boyfriend there and have been wanting to go back ever since I got back to Canada.

It may be an old city but I found it very charming. Found the old buildings in the city very cool- I've always liked the look of old houses. The only thing that I'll really have to get used to there is some of the accents . Fell in love with my boyfriend who lives in that city so can definitely picture spending my whole life there in Liverpool.
 
Old 12-05-2011, 12:58 AM
 
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This thread title just made me .

Scousers laaaa.
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