Denny homes became an unwanted eyesore

LANDMARKS help us quickly identify a town or city.

Edinburgh has its castle, Sydney its opera house and Falkirk its steeple.

Think of Denny andmost of us will immediately envisage the crumbling flat that dominate the centre of the town.

The Church Walk blocks have become a shorthand term for urban regeneration that has stalled, provoking ordinary folk to take to the streets to demand action be taken.

But not so long ago these flats were viewed as a beacon pointing the way to a better world.

Church Walk was the result of a five-year plan drafted by the old Denny Town Council in 1965.

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