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I hope it's not too late.

IT seems almost criminal that any of Liverpool's heritage can be left to rot - but the state of Toxteth Park Cemetery Chapel truly takes the biscuit.

After nearly six months of working on the ECHO's Stop the Rot campaign, I'm no stranger to abandoned buildings.

But this week, when faced with the chapel, I was left thinking it was already too late to 'Stop the Rot.' At nearly 160 years old - many of those spent left to decay - the building is truly showing its age.

It has a broken stained glass window, walls that are bowing and a roof with more holes in than a slice of emmental.

In addition to its uninviting exterior, a group of pigeons have made themselves right at home inside the chapel, meaning you cannot even see the floor through the inches of pigeon droppings, broken up by the odd empty bottle of discount vodka.

However, the hope remains that the Friends of Toxteth Park Cemetery may save the building - I just hope it's not too late, and one day in the future we'll be writing a more positive story about how Toxteth Park Cemetery Chapel was saved.


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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 21, 2016
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