Lydiate – It’s called ‘Yarn Bombing’ so I’m told

Yarn Bombing – ‘the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crotcheted material, as a form of street art’

If you live in Lydiate you may have noticed this:-

As seen on Southport Road, Lydiate

I spotted this on a recently refurbished (by Lydiate in Flower Volunteers) street bench next to a bus shelter. Across the road in the beautifully maintained gardens adjacent to the Nedens Lane junction a tree has also aquired a colourful addition made the same way.

I mentioned this to my daughter and it was she that told me it is called yarn bombing. Well I quite like it, although I have no idea who is doing it.

1829 Liverpool & Manchester Railway map

This ‘1829’ map (see below) is interesting as clearly many of our present railway lines are missing from it, although the map must have been drawn later as the Liverpool through Kirkby line (Liverpool & Bury Railway) is also depicted (as are other lines) and that did not open until 1845.

Look how Lydiate is spelt (you’ll need to zoom in on the photo) – LIDIATE

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Note. Map photographed in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester

Lydiate – Opposition to Fracking – Meeting 7pm 5th September at Lydiate Village Center

This coming Thursday the 5th September the Moss Alliance are holding a meeting at Lydiate Village Center on Lambshear Lane at 7pm to press the case for halting the proposed fracking process at Great Altcar on land between Formby and Lydiate.

Please click on the graphics above to enlarge them

A history of Sefton Borough’s Communities

Whilst searching for the of the term origin of ‘Yort’ a while back (see my posting of 23 07 19 ‘Formby – What is a Yort?’) I happened upon this fascinating document by the Museum of Liverpool & English Heritage on the internet:-

Sefton Historic Settlement Study – Merseyside Historic Characterisation Project from 2011

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/archaeology/historic-characterisation-project/Sefton-Part-6.pdf

Here’s the introduction to the 84 page document:-

Introduction to Historic Settlement Study

The aim of the historic settlement study was to produce a consistent pro-forma template of information on settlements identified across all the historical townships in all 5 districts of Merseyside as based on the relevant paper First Edition Ordnance Survey 6” to 1 mile maps for Lancashire (published 1848 -1851) and Cheshire (1881 – 1882) . The purpose was to help provide background information for the data capture of character area polygons and also bring together some information on known or highlight other historic settlements, many of which have been lost or disguised by urban development. It was also thought that information would be useful for alerting to areas of possible archaeological interest to support the development management advice given by Merseyside Archaeological Advisory Service to the five districts. Historic urban settlement character is one of the key priority areas for research within Merseyside and one for which there is currently least documented archaeological evidence.

What a useful historic database this is for those wanting to know more about the origins of their own Sefton community. Go on find where you lived and get to know more about it………

Lydiate – Canalside trees gain preservation order

Trees which separate the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath from the new housing development site off Maghull’s Turnbridge Road have had a preservation placed on them by Sefton Council and residents living close to the trees have had a letter from the council today. The large trees in the background of this shot are some of those affected by the order:-

The order takes takes effect on a provisional basis from 20th August and will continue in force on this basis for a further 6 months or until the Order is confirmed by the Council, whichever first occurs. In effect the provisional period is to allow residents affected by the Order to make representations and the 18th September is the date by which such representations need to be made.

Independent, Lib Dem and Labour councillors have all been involved in this matter and the action taken by Sefton Council seems to be the best all round solution. The Order means that anyone wishing to do any work to the trees has to have the consent of Sefton Council.

Lydiate – Coppull Road Tree

News reaches me that Sefton Council is likely to remove a street tree in Coppull Road due to it leaning over and obstructing the pavement.

Now as a life-long tree-hugger this worries me but having looked at the tree I have to admit that something needs doing and removal looks to be the only safe way forward – with a replacement tree being provided too of course.