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In A Little Over 2 Years, This British Woman Increased This Old Semi’s Value By £110,000, And Turned Into Her Dream Home

Lyndsey Gynane is a 42-year-old British mother from Halewood, Liverpool, who recently stunned everyone by turning an old semi-detached house into her dream home. The woman spent two years on the project and has gained over 161k followers documenting the process from start to finish.

Lyndsey and her husband bought the house back in 2018 as a fixer-upper and instantly realized its hidden potential. In an interview with Liverpool Echo, she said that they have never renovated before but knew they could turn it into something more than just an ordinary three-bed semi. “People look at it on Instagram and think it’s a half-a-million-pound house, but it’s not, it’s just a three-bed semi in Liverpool,” said Lyndsey. “It just shows what you can do when you put your mind to it.” And while the couple hired people to do the major renovations, she did most of the renovations herself, including all of the interior.

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British woman Lyndsey Gynane from Liverpool recently transformed this old semi into her dream home

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The exterior looked pretty generic but the woman gave it a luxurious makeover

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And did the same thing to the backyard!

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The separating wall in the bathroom was knocked down to make the room bigger

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The shed in the garden was also given a makeover

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The old doors were replaced with new ones and the tiles were painted a beautiful shade of blue

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As you can see, the backyard looks almost unrecognizable

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The old fireplace was replaced with an electric one

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The kitchen was combined with the living room, making the space much more open

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Lyndsey also decorated the home with plenty of plants

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The beat-up old stairs were covered with carpet and the old fashioned railing was replaced with a modern-looking glass one

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See more before and after pics below!

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The couple truly ended up transforming this generic-looking house into an warm and luxurious home

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7 Photos Showing England Now And 125 Years Ago

You can’t deny that time changes everything – from people to places. Only sometimes the changes are so subtle, you can hardly spot them as they’re happening.

To highlight these changes, British company On Stride has created a series of comparison images between modern day and Victorian time England. Needless to say, not everything stood the test of time but you can still recognize some of the surviving monuments from the good old days.

Check out the side-by-side pictures of London, Liverpool, Manchester, and other cities 125 years ago and now in the gallery below!

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Bristol – St. Augustine Parade

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Saint Stephen’s church remains a constant on Bristol’s skyline – in fact, it’s been there since the year 1470! For several centuries the church tower was a landmark that seafarers could use to guide themselves to Bristol Harbour. Today, it’s tucked behind taller developments such as Colston Tower (to the left of the modern image). But the most significant detail to have changed from photo to photo has been there even longer: the River Frome has disappeared from sight since this part of it was covered over in 1938, one of the latest developments in a long history of diverting and culverting the river to boost trade around the harbour.

Liverpool – St. George’s Hall

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The area between Lime Street railway station and St George’s Hall opposite (on the left of the picture) is a rare example of a barely-changed landscape in this part of the city. The area of Lime Street around the corner from the gothic buildings has been radically transformed in the last few years, while if you were to turn 180 degrees and walk into the shopping district, you’d find it barely recognizable compared to a decade ago – before the redevelopment of ‘Liverpool One’. Talking of 180-degree turns, the Neoclassical pomp of St George’s remains exactly where it stood when it opened in 1854 despite a persistent urban myth that it was accidentally built back-to-front.

London – Victoria Embankment

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There’s a surprisingly ancient piece of history in these photos: the obelisk in centre-frame is the 3,500-year old ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ offered by Egypt to Britain as a gift in the 19th century AD. It remains sadly overlooked in 2019 as officials resist pressure to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the gesture. Waterloo Bridge beyond is a far newer landmark but with a more eventful history: the version in the Victorian photo was demolished in the 1930s, and rebuilt by a team of women during the Blitz (it took a while for their story to emerge due to statements like then-Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison’s: “the men that built Waterloo Bridge are fortunate men.”) It was the only Thames River bridge to incur damage from German bombs. More recently, it was the site of the major global warming protests of Extinction Rebellion.

Manchester – Victoria Street

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The cobblestones of Victoria Street may have long since vanished to make way for the motor car, but the controversial statue of Oliver Cromwell that disappears from one photo to the next could be making a comeback. The statue was a gift to the city from Elizabeth Heywood, wife of 19th-century mayor Abel Heywood, in honour of her late husband Thomas Goadsby, the city’s previous mayor. But it was Cromwell’s political divisiveness as much as the serial mayor-marrying of Elizabeth Heywood that resulted in it being put on the street instead of its original destination inside Manchester Town Hall. Cromwell was relocated to Wythenshawe Hall in the 1980s, but seems set to return to city life when the area around the 15th-century gothic cathedral (right) is redeveloped and rebranded as the ‘Medieval Quarter’ in the near future.

Newcastle – Black Gate and Castle

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The ‘Black Gate’ drawbridge post built in 1250, and Henry II’s 842-year-old castle (built on the site of the fortress that gave Newcastle its name) are listed buildings, so they haven’t changed much between Victorian times and now. The most significant change is the building that’s popped up between them in the photo – and this one’s now listed, too. Built in the classical style as the Northumberland County Hall in 1910 and expanded upwards and outwards in 1933, it is now a hotel. The bridge has become a railway viaduct for the East Coast mainline to Scotland.

Scarborough – the Spa at South Bay

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The city of Scarborough can trace its fortunes to the 17th-century discovery of a mineral spring with purportedly medicinal properties. Word spread and the spa became a fashionable tourist destination, and over the next two centuries a sequence of structures of varying impressiveness (beginning with a simple wooden terrace) overlooked the waters. With the arrival of a rail connection, the spa complex (left) was built, and then restored and expanded after a fire in the 1880s. The key difference between the pictures is the enclosure of the Sun Court in the later image. Although the Grand Hall seats 2,000, the Sun Court is an altogether more wholesome place to catch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, who have performed there since 1912.

Worthing – Marine Parade

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The pier at Worthing was first opened in 1862, with the South Pavilion in the background of the original photo added in 1889. The pavilion survived a gale that washed away much of the pier in 1914, but disappeared behind the bigger and more modern Pier Pavilion built at the shore end in 1926, which dominates today’s photo. In the 1930s, the South Pavilion perished in a fire and passers-by hurried to dismantle the pier to stop the flames spreading to the new pavilion. The South Pavilion was subsequently rebuilt in the Streamline Moderne style – kind of art deco-meets-nautical. It later became a nightclub, before returning to use as a café and entertainment venue, while the pavilion in the modern picture is mostly in use as a theatre.170 shares

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29 Statues Taken Down For Glorifying What’s Wrong With Out Society

The recent ruthless killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed have prompted many people to reevaluate many statues and monuments dedicated to the so-called ‘heroes’ whose human rights violations often go undermined. Tired of this glorification of oppressors, protesters and city governments all over the world have started taking down monuments dedicated to historical figures like Christopher Columbus and Edward Colston. However, this isn’t the first time these types of sculptures are taken down – read about some of the most notable ones that were taken down for glorifying what’s wrong with our society in the gallery below!

#1

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Bust of Bill Cosby (American comedian) in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, taken down in July, 2015 due to accusations of sexual assault.

#2

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Commemorative brick dedicated to Gary Glitter (English glam rock singer) removed from the Wall of Fame at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was taken down in November, 2008 due to Glitter’s possession of child pornography, child sexual abuse, and attempted rape of minors.

#3

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Statue of Joe Paterno (American football player) in Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania, taken down on July 22, 2012 due to his child sex abuse scandals.

#4

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A Confederate memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, taken down on June 9, 2020 as part of the mayor’s plan to remove all confederate monuments, memorials, and markers during the George Floyd protests.

#5

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Statue of Edward Colston (English merchant) in Bristol, UK, taken down on 7 June, 2020 for his involvement in slave trade.

#6

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“One Riot, One Ranger” statue In Dallas, Texas, removed on June 4, 2020 for its reference to a riot by a white lynch mob and for the statue’s model being used in helping prevent black students from enrolling in public schools.

#7

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Statue of Leopold II Of Belgium (King of the Belgians) in Ekeren, Belgium, taken down in June, 2020 for colonialist exploitation and other atrocities.

#8

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Statue of Christopher Columbus (Italian navigator and admiral) in Richmond, Virginia, taken down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by protestors on June 9, 2020 in solidarity with Native Americans.

#9

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Statue of Frank Rizzo (American police officer and politician) in Center City Philadelphia, taken down on June 2, 2020 for his strong opposition against desegregation.

#10

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Statue of Saddam Hussein (President of Iraq) in Baghdad, Iraq, taken down on April 9, 2003 during the invasion of Iraq by the US forces.

#11

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Statue of J.F.C. Hamilton (British Naval Officer and namesake of Hamilton City) in Hamilton, New Zealand, taken down on June 12, 2020 by the request of the Maori Tribal Confederation Waikato Tainui.

#12

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Monument to Robert E. Lee (Confederate General) in New Orleans, Louisiana, taken down on May 19, 2017 as part of a removal of four monuments associated with the Confederacy.

#13

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Statue of Edward Ward Carmack (newspaperman and political figure) in Tennessee Capitol, taken down in June, 2020 for his views against African Americans and encouraged retaliation against the support of the Civil Rights Movement.

#14

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Statue of Cecil John Rhodes (British mining magnate and politician) in Cape Town, South Africa, taken down on 9 April, 2015 as part of a protest to decolonialize education in South Africa.

#15

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Statue of Orville L. Hubbard (Mayor of Dearborn) in Dearborn, Michigan, taken down on September 29, 2015 due to his strong views and policies supporting racial segregation.

#16

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Statue of Robert Milligan (Scottish merchant) in the Museum of London Docklands, taken down on June 9, 2020 for him being a slave owner.

#17

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Dunham Massey Hall Sundial, taken down in June, 2020 as a degrading depiction of slavery during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.

#18

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Statue of Jerry Richardson (Former NFL Owner) in Charlotte, North Carolina, taken down to prevent possible vandalism due to allegations of sexual harassment and racist remarks to his former employees.

#19

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Bust of John Mcdonogh in New Orleans, Louisiana, taken down on June 13, 2020 for being a slave owner.

#20

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Statue of Jefferson Davis in Frankfort, Kentucky, moved on June 13, 2020 by a vote of the Historic Properties Advisory Commission to the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site due to him being a slave owner.

#21

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Statue of Kate Smith (American singer) at the Xfinity Live! Philadelphia Arena, taken down on April 21, 2019 due to controversy surrounding her 1931 recordings of “That’s Why Darkies Were Born” and “Pickaninny Heaven”.

#22

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Statue of Michael Jackson (American singer) in London, though officially not stated, it is speculated that it was removed in September, 2013 due to sexual allegations against Jackson.

#23

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Statue of Williams Carter Wickham in Richmond, Virginia, taken down on June 6, 2020 due to him being a slave owner.

#24

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Statue of Charles Linn (Captain in the Confederate Navy) in Birmingham, Alabaman, toppled on May 31, 2020 by protestors who unsuccessfully attempted to remove the nearby Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

#25

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Slave Auction Block in Fredericksburg, Virginia, taken down on June 5, 2020 as a symbol of racial oppression.

#26

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Statue of Appomattox in Alexandria, Virginia, removed on June 2, 2020, was planned for removal after long discussions by the owner, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

#27

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Monument to Robert E. Lee (Confederate General) in New Orleans, Louisiana, taken down on May 19, 2017 as part of a removal of four monuments associated with the Confederacy.

#28

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Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, removed in June, 2020, said to be taken down to ease continuing unrest originating from the George Floyd protests.

#29

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Jefferson Davis Memorial in Richmond, Virginia, taken down on June 10, 2020 by protesters for depicting Jefferson Davis, a slave owner.265 shares

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