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Issue:- SATURDAY 30 May 2015

Public asked to search for Liverpool's most endangered buildings

THE Victorian Society is asking Liverpool and Merseyside to nominate buildings for its Top 10 Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. Appearing in the Victorian Society's Top 10 list draws attention to a building's plight and can help save it. Nominations close on Monday, 1 July 2015.

Individuals, organisations and campaign groups are invited to name the buildings and structures that are most at risk in their local area; whether from demolition, neglect or inappropriate redevelopment. Buildings must have been built between 1837 and 1914.

The last Merseyside building to have featured in the Society's Top 10, was Langton Dock Pumphouse, Bootle in Bootle (2012).

Christopher Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society, said:- "All over the country fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture face neglect, demolition or unsympethic re-development. We want the public to be our eyes and ears and nominate the Victorian and Edwardian buildings we are most at risk of losing. Whether it's a school building, an empty pub, a redundant chapel or a neglected but impressive feat of engineering, make sure you tell us about it so we can try to save them."

To nominate a building contact the Victorian Society via:- email, tweet
Twitter, Facebook or via sending a letter by post to:- 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT, with brief details of the building(s) on or before Monday, 1 July 2015.

All the buildings nominated will be considered by the Society's architecture and conservation experts before the 2015 list of the Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings in England and Wales is announced.

There has been good news for some of 2014's Top 10:- Emergency repair work has started at the Navigation Colliery in Crumlin funded by a £250,000 grant from the Welsh Government. Repair work is also expected to start on the Hammerhead Crane in Cowes following the release of funding from Historic England to appoint a specialist firm.

Since appearing in last year's Top 10, a 'Save the Cardiff Coal Exchange' group has been set up to help secure funding for restoration with use as a hub for media businesses mooted. The Exchange is also due to be used as the set of a new film 'The Crow'. It is thought the fee will be put towards emergency restoration works

Finally, the Society secured a meeting with Sheffield Council to discuss the future of the City's Crimean war memorial which has been absent from the City for over a decade. Although the Council has so far failed to commit to re-erecting the monument plans for a £480m retail development in Sheffield Town Centre could perhaps provide an answer to finding both a location and funding.

College Student Wins Top University Scholarship Prize

KNOWSLEY Community College student Mark Connolly is celebrating after winning the Elmes Memorial Prize. Mark, who studies Arts and Design at the College, won the prize after applying for a place at the University of Liverpool. It follows his dedication and success in studying at KCC. Hoping to be accepted for a place on a degree course in the School of Architecture, Mark submitted his portfolio. He was delighted to hear back from the University informing him that not only had he been accepted for a place, he had also been entered for the Elmes Memorial Trust Fund's 'Elmes Prize', which exists to encourage the study of architecture and fine arts. Mark will receive a plaque and an award of £1,000 as part of his prize. He said:- "This is such a huge achievement for me both personally and academically, I feel I am on track and making the right kind of progress for a career in architecture based on this award." He went on to praise his tutors, saying:- "I would like to thank my tutors at Knowsley Community College who have helped and stuck by me throughout my time on the Art and Design foundation year." Mark joins a range of alumni who have progressed from KCC to great things. His achievement comes as the College's Pride of Knowsley campaign celebrates the achievements of outstanding students and alumni in all aspects including academia, volunteering, sport and business.  Did you know? Knowsley Community College is a Further Education College set in the borough of Knowsley. The College, made up of two campuses, hosts over 4,000 students, and with over 250 courses on offer to both young adults and mature students, it is a thriving place for education and employment in the community.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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