Maghull – It’s historic plaques – One went absent without leave.

Some time ago I raised the odd disappearance of the historic plaque on Liverpool Road North outside the Old Forge. It had been erected by Maghull Town Council and the Olsen family who live there, in celebration of Maghull’s last blacksmith business.

I’ve heard no more since then from the Town Council who were looking into the disappearance so I have sent them a quick reminder today.

This is the missing Maghull Town Council plaque as it once was before it was mysteriously removed.

This is the missing Maghull Town Council plaque as it once was before it was mysteriously removed.

Whilst on the subject of historic plaques in Maghull I suspect there is a bit of confusion from a thread I have seen on a Maghull Facebook Group page. There is only one plaque that was erected by English Heritage, that’s the one on Frank Hornby’s first house in Station Road.

This is the English Heritage Blue Plaque and as you can see it looks quite different to the Town Council type.

This is the English Heritage Blue Plaque and as you can see it looks quite different to the Town Council type.

All the other ‘blue’ plaques in the Town, of which there are quite a few, were erected by Maghull Town Council as part of its own historic plaque programme. The Maghull plaques can easily be identified by Town’s ‘M’ logo.

Post script:- It, the cast aluminum plaque, has just been replaced by a vinyl one as it would seem that those who nicked it may well have do so for its scrap value.