Lunt – They’re still fly-tipping despite gated lanes

I must admit that I thought that the fly-tipping would stop when Sefton Council gated the back lanes behind Lunt Village but sadly I was wrong.

This was the scene on Longdale Lane 6th May:-

And this is what the gates look like:-

Pedestrians can step over them and cyclists can lift their bikes over them, but how on earth are fly-tippers getting their vans and lorries around the back of Lunt?

Maghull – Latest Frank Hornby Trust developments

Things continue to progress with regard to the move of the Frank Hornby Heritage Centre displays within Maghull’s Meadows Leisure Centre and it won’t be long before you visit them whenever the library is open. Here are the latest photos:-

More news about a re-opening date for the Frank Hornby Heritage Centre when I have it.

The Frank Hornby Trust is a Maghull based voluntary organisation which seeks to celebrate the life and works of Maghull’s most famous resident – Toy Maker Frank Hornby – Known the world over for Meccano, Dinky Toys and Hornby Railways

Maghull – Comrades poke Corbyn in the eye with EU Flag?

Labour in Sefton Borough are keeping their heads down as their great party leader nationally seemingly argues more forcibly each day for a Brexit agenda that will inevitably lead to job losses, no extra NHS funding, the poor being made poorer and a crisis economy.

Yet maybe, just maybe they can see that Comrade Corbyn is leading them down a very sorry path because in full public view, if you look closely, Labour-run Maghull Town Council is still flying the EU flag on Maghull Town Hall!

A small act of defiance maybe and one that they would not like their Momentum masters to know about (so please don’t tell them) but is there just a chink of light following 4 Merseyside Labour MP’s breaking ranks to defy Corbyn recently?

Southport – An open top bus tour

Well it was an open top bus tour and it was on a vintage Southport Corporation bus, but the tour was actually around St. Helens rather than Sunny Southport.

A visit to an open day at the North West Museum of Road Transport (see previous posting) in St. Helens on 6th May brought about my open top bus tour. It was great that they had got out a vintage Southport Corporation bus to do honours, not least because the sun was cracking the flags in St. Helens just as it was in Sunny Southport that day.

The colour scheme of the former Southport Corporation (red and cream) was just made to make their buses stand out. So sad that our local seaside Town has lost all its colourful buses.

Liverpool Central High Level Station Remembered

Fronting onto Bold Street – the last part of the original Liverpool Central overground station still standing.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xUhxQ37Tqk

Photos of the former station are on You Tube – see link above.

Note – There’s a small issue on the video that requires explanation. Liverpool’s Exchange Station was not directly closed as part of the Beeching cuts, it went as part of the building of the Loop and Link underground section of the Merseyrail system, being replaced by Moorfields underground station near by. It did, however, lose it’s direct services to Scotland and the north which were transferred to Lime Street Station as a consequence of the Beeching cuts.

Maghull – Latest photos of Maghull North Station

Two photos taken today of the present state of works on Maghull’s brand new railway station which is due to open on Monday 18th June.

It was clearly never going to be ready for the original optimistic opening date in May but things seem to progressing well.

The lead photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/