Frank Hornby Trust

Trust Chairman Les French always goes the extra mile to try to promote the Maghull based Trust and its works but his latest idea is BIG indeed.

Remember that TV series of a couple of years ago when that chap from Top Gear presented a number of programmes all about famous kids toys? Well one of those programmes was about Meccano and an eccentric bid to use it as the building material to create a bridge over the Leeds Liverpool Canal on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Now, who but Les would be doing all he can to get his hands on that very Meccano bridge for display in the Frank Hornby Heritage Centre within Maghull’s Meadows Leisure Centre? Yes, that’s exactly what he is doing!

Let’s hope he is successful because Les always puts Maghull first.

The Old Forge

Local history is fascinating and just down the road from our house is Maghull’s newest historical plaque. It commemorates the ‘Old Forge’ that was Maghull’s blacksmith for many years.

It is now the lovely home of the Olsen family but prior to them recently renovating the property it had been a place where time had literally stood still. You see the blacksmith business closed many years ago but the property remained as it was the day the business ceased. Only 3 or 4 years ago you could walk right up to the window and be treated to a previous time some of some 40 years ago.

Pictured is Mayor of Maghull Geoff Howe with Mayoress Jenny and the Olsen family on the day the new plaque was unveiled.