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Worsley Mesnes   Views: 1181
Worsley Mesnes flats   Comments: 15
Photo: fred foster   Item #: 30249  
Worsley Mesnes flats

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  Here is the last of the flats being demolished. It had to be taken down piece by piece because of the asbestos content. It must be over 20 years ago  

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Comments by tuddy, 1st March 2018  
What were the names of the three tower blocks in Worsley Mesnes?

Comments by steve, 2nd March 2018  
Dryden house,Thackeray house, Masefield house.

Comments by Little Old Me, 2nd March 2018  
Dryden House, Thackeray House and Masefield House. They were built in the mid 1960s and demolished storey by storey in 1991.

Comments by David Hurst, 2nd March 2018  
The blocks were Masefield, Dryden and Thackery Houses.

Comments by Veronica, 2nd March 2018  
I think one was Thackery House as my brother and wife lived in that one for 12 months until their new house was built. I remember visiting in 1970 and thinking how nice it was inside.

Comments by Poet, 2nd March 2018  
Today's quiz is which is the odd one out?

Comments by John D, 2nd March 2018  
Dryden and Masefield were both named John. Thackeray was a William.

Comments by Poet, 2nd March 2018  
I had foolishly overlooked their Christian names John D so of course you're right but it wasn't the answer l had in mind. Regards

Comments by John D, 2nd March 2018  
OK Poet, I'll try again. Thackeray was never the Poet Laureate. The other two were.

Comments by tuddy, 2nd March 2018  
Why were they demolished after only twenty odd years, but the flats in Scholes were built at the same time and are still standing?

Comments by Poet, 2nd March 2018  
That was what the answer I had in mind John. My apologies for setting the worst pub quiz question ever.

Comments by John D, 2nd March 2018  
No apology necessary Poet. We can now Makepeace. That's probably the worst pun you've ever heard.

Comments by Veronica, 3rd March 2018  
John D I hope that's 'Donne' and dusted with the Dead Poet's Society!

Comments by GW., 4th March 2018  
I had a mate that lived on the 2nd floor but that's another storey.

Comments by Mr X, 12th April 2018  
The Worsley Mesnes flats were demolished in 1991, but could not be blown up as there were houses nearby. Dryden House was the first to go, then Thackeray House, while work was delayed on the third, Masefield House because of stubborn tennant Fred Bourne who refused to leave.

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