The Welsh Streets of Liverpool - Nina Edge and Dr Gareth Carr Introduced by Professor Neil Jackson

5:30pm - 7:30pm / Thursday 16th November 2017 / Venue: Budden Lecture Theatre Architecture
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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  • Admission: Free
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Thursday 16th November, 5.30 pm

Introduced by Professor Neil Jackson
The Welsh Streets of Liverpool - Nina Edge and Dr Gareth Carr

TALK with Q &A

‘’The Welsh Streets Home Group was formed in 2004 by some 20 neighbours who discovered their homes were included in what would be the biggest land clearances since the 1960’s. Their combined efforts brought together over 200 residents from across the proposed clearance site, all unwilling to see their homes and community destroyed. The Welsh Streets Home Group connected with other local groups opposed to demolition and to the national campaign co-ordinated by Homes Under Threat (WSL HUT) ‘’

Resident and artist Nina Edge has been a leader of the 14 year campaign to save the Welsh streets from demolition.
Dr Gareth Carr of Glyndwr University and Former PHD student of UoL was an important witness at the public enquiry and whose evidence disproved the developers' claims.
‘Gareth’s presentation will place the ‘Welsh Streets’ within the wider developmental context of 19th century housing in Liverpool, and will emphasise the importance of their protection in respect of the cultural and historical significance that the remaining houses represent.’