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Bombed out church to be restored sooner than first expected

Feature Image Credit: “The bombed out St Luke’s Church – geograph.org.uk – 1206139” by Eric Jones. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons

 

Reports say that restoration work being carried out on the Bombed Out Church are likely to be finished two years ahead of schedule.

St. Luke’s Church got its nickname following damage in an air raid in 1941, leaving it roofless and it has remained that way ever since.

The restoration work currently being carried out on the Grade II listed church began after a survey suggested that the church was unsafe following further damage caused by storms last year.

Liverpool City Council are said to have approved plans to be completed by November, subject to a funding grant. Historic England are hopefully going to grant the council £350,000, although final approval is still being waited on.

The first phase is expected to repair the church’s crumbling stonework.

The potential early finish to work at St Luke’s will also be beneficial to the companies who frequently run events in the church as it is a popular venue for drama and music events.

 

 

Cecily Sheppard

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