I came across this youtube video of old photographs of Bootle & Litherland recently and thought it was worth sharing:-
I spent my whole working life in Bootle so got to know parts of it well indeed. Here are a few of my own more recent photos of the area:-
Bootle’s North Park
Bootle Village Gateway
Bootle Golf Course at dawn
Balliol Road buildings
Liverpool – Southport Merseyrail line in the snow just north of Bootle New Strand Station
St Monica’s Bootle
Wallart in former railway tunnell
Leeds Liverpool Canal in Bootle
Johnsons the Cleaners factory
Literally a few yards outside of Lydiate, at the bottom of Bells Lane where the road takes a sharp right hand turn and becomes Altcar Lane in Great Altcar Civil Parish stands this house. The datestone goes back to 1596 and looks like this:-
The building has always interested me because of the date stone, so I’ve tried to find out a bit about it. Here are a couple of links that offer more information:-
You’ll need to scroll through a couple of pages of the 2nd link to find the relevant part.
A bit of history right on Lydiate’s doorstep and I’m guessing that as the name mentioned is Gore that there’s likely to be a family link to the Gore’s Charity which is for the benefit of Lydiate and still gives out grants even to this day. If I have made a wrong connection here please let me know and I will correct things.
Click on the lead photo (which is also on my Flickr Page at www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/) to enlarge it.
I GREW UP IN MAGHULL (so did I – lived in Maghull from 1968 to 2011)
The editor of this new site asked me to put a link from my web site to theirs and I am happy to have done that.
Local history is fascinating so take a look if you have ever lived in Maghull and consider yourself a Maghullian.
And don’t forget there are a couple of other Maghull and Lydiate based sites that I am aware of which may be of interest:-