A comment made to me many years ago observed that there was a money lender in gods temple made me laugh (mortgage broker on the left). This had been a Victorian stone built traditional church and it was redeveloped by the church about 20 years ago. The money lender was there for many years but in recent years has changed.
Photo taken using a £20 Dummy's guide on digital photography with Jenoptic point and shoot camera kit in about 2010?
In discussion on FacebookThe conversion was carried out led by the then Rev John Banner. He exposed himself to much ridicule in the local newspaper in order to promote a number of things; Fly a balloon to save his church I recall for one.
I am told he was an exorcist for the CofE and it was said he had some rather stone-age views on women.
I was reminded that a letter in the Courier not long after Banner took over likening the dereliction of the site to God's plan for Liverpool in getting them rid of Banner and inflicting him on Tunbridge Wells.
The group that tried to save the Opera House was chaired by the Rev. They were very well advised but the planning decision was fudged. In any case the outcome a Weatherspoons seems to be more appreciated than trying for a big lottery grant to put the building back to its original use.