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  1. The Ark (Greenbank Synagogue) Liverpool. Hit this with Lavino,, Woopsahoopaa and a few others from other forums in Sep 15. I know its late but why not hey? After a fail down at Cains we headed here and with a snap, crackle and pop, we were in! History: Built in 1936, the historic building has played a part in some of the city�s most important events over the last 79 years, including acting as a refuge for homeless families during the Blitz. However, after the congregation dwindled to less than 40, there was only one service held per week and it was eventually shut down in 2007. Also known as The Ark, the Synagogue�s demise was partly due to the falling Jewish population in the city which over the last century went from 11,000 to just 3,000. Despite being closed, it was given Grade II* listed status to ensure its survival. In 2010, it was put on the �at risk� register by Historic England. In more recent years, the mammoth building has benefited from �70,000 worth of rescue funding, �51,000 from English Heritage and the rest from Liverpool City Council. The money, which was spent mainly on repairing the roof, made the building weather-proof, which is vital in ensuring it finds a suitable occupier. After the congregation left the synagogue, in 2008 there were plans drawn up to turn it into flats but ultimately they did not come to fruition. Thanks for looking folks