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The Phillpotts house.

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ZZzzz Report 7 Apr 2013 22:38

I hope a memorial garden to the 6 children is put there in its place.
I really cannot think of anything better, am I being morbid or do others agree?


Lyndi Report 7 Apr 2013 22:45

I think something that will serve the community, maybe a youth centre or a play area, somewhere for young people that will have happy feel to it :-D


JustJohn Report 7 Apr 2013 22:47

I hope the other children (13 of them!!) will be ok. Perhaps they could be consulted as to the best memorial for their siblings.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 7 Apr 2013 22:49

The council have already said it is going to be a Memorial Garden for the children lost
in the fire.


Kay???? Report 7 Apr 2013 23:14

It will make a lovely peaceful area for all young and old when both houses are removed.
local people can use it for their lasting tributes without imposing on the resting places of the children.


Jean Report 7 Apr 2013 23:27

ZZzzz, don't think you are being morbid. A Memorial Garden for the children, sounds good to me.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 7 Apr 2013 23:53

Maybe it could be used for the purpose it was intended and that is for a family home, now before anyone jumps up and down on my head, there are many many council properties up and down the country were there has been house fires resulting in deaths and they wasnt demolished and made in to memorial gardens, there are 2 near where I live 1 a child died in a fire and the other a women died in it as a result of arson both still used as homes.


Sharron Report 8 Apr 2013 00:04

I believe there is already a memorial playground nearby with six pieces of play equipment,each bearing the name of one of the children and children do need a home.


JustJohn Report 8 Apr 2013 00:05

Fred West's house was never lived in again. Doubt Philpott was quite in same category, but not sure anyone would want to live in a house where 6 children were slaughtered by their own parents.

Hoping that slaughter is right word as they were convicted of manslaughter. If too strong, will tone it down.


Jean Report 8 Apr 2013 01:24

Who in their right mind would want to live in that house? The house next door to it will also be demolished.


Penny Report 8 Apr 2013 06:37

Which children would want to play on a grassed area that their friends died on?
I wouldn't.

Memorial play equipment in a nearby park maybe, not in the spot where they died.
demolish the burned out shell, put something else (other houses) in its place, A memorial garden sat between two houses would be odd, and a constant reminder for the local children, not something i'd want my child to keep remembering by marking the spot.


Guinevere Report 8 Apr 2013 06:59

I think the main reason the West house was demolished was because of the ghoulish "tourists" who came to see it. Perhaps they are afraid the same will happen to this house.

Demolishing it seems to be the best solution. And maybe rebuild more houses.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 8 Apr 2013 07:06

I wouldn't want to live in or next door to that house.

There has been nothing decided about the space to come but I quote

"The plan will be to consult the local community on what should replace the buildings.

An online petition has already been launched urging the local authority to install a memorial garden."

It will be a while before the final decision is made but seems the locals favour the idea of a memorial garden. It doesn't mean a play area, just somewhere people can sit or walk and remember the children.



Julia Report 8 Apr 2013 08:46

Morning Everyone.
This is what has been broadcast on Radio Derby, the radio station for the county, along with Derby City Council, owners of the house.
Though Derby City Council are the legal owners of the property, the Philpots are the legal tenants, and as such, must legally relinquish the said tenancy,to the coincil, before any decisions are made.
Similarly, this action was completed with the tenants of the adjoining property, an elderly couple who agree to go into a home, but in the interim, have died.
The whole property now stands empty.
It has been decided by the council that they will listen to the people of the local area, to see what they would like to be put there.
The elder children of the Philpot family did not live in this house, but with their respective families, so it has never been their 'family home', and as such, they do not have to be officially considered, only out of courtesey.

On Saturday at the Derby County football match, a minutes silence was held, before kick-off, and it was in complete silence, as everyone showed their respect for the children.

Last night, Chinese Laterns were let off, in the children's memory, in the area where they had lived.

I hear on the radio this morning, and apparently on the front page of the Sun, that Mr. Philpot is earning money from a paid job for ther first time in years. He is earning £14 per week in prison.

Julia in Derbyshire


RolloTheRed Report 8 Apr 2013 08:53

The council has said that it will take full account of the wishes of local people. Their preference is for new residential housing. Obviously the adjacent property would also be replaced.

Many moons ago I bought a house in north London which had been the scene of a ghoulish murder. I lived in it myself for a while before letting it and then selling it off. I never lost a wink's sleep. Neither did I lose money on the sale compared to other properties in the area.

Bricks and mortar tell no tales.


AnninGlos Report 8 Apr 2013 08:59

Not sure on this one but I tend to agree with Hayley, there must be many families who would live there if new houses were built, there is such a shortage of housing. And I wouldn't see that as disrespectful to the memories of the children if their legacy was two happy family homes. and a play area in a different area as a memorial is good. However, I don't have to live in that area so it should really be the neighbours of those houses.

Fred West's house was entirely different. It attracted ghouls who wanted to see where they carried out their macabre killings.


Julia Report 8 Apr 2013 09:02

Rollo, by your first paragraph, I can tell that you have not read my post. Nowhere have the local residents opined that they would like further housing built on this spot, but a fitting memorial to the six children.

Julia in Derbyshire


RolloTheRed Report 8 Apr 2013 09:08

I did read your post. A memorial is not what everybody wants at all.


Kay???? Report 8 Apr 2013 09:08

Wont local people still refer to any new property built,as *where 6 children died,or where the Philpotts lived*,,,,,I'm not sure as a tennant I would want that as a constant reminder or people leaving tributes at my gate,,,,,,as this may well happen,

Sick Mick will be courting all the news that still going on about him,the sooner its all dealt with the sooner his name will drop off the media radar.


Julia Report 8 Apr 2013 09:12

You live here do you Rollo. You read the local press and listen to the local radio, for Derbyshire, do you. Thought not.

Julia in Derbyshire