A blast from the past – Beattie and Bamber or the two Mayors!

Looking through some old photos the other day I came across this one:-

Cllrs. Andrew Beattie & David Bamber

Cllrs. Andrew Beattie & David Bamber

Both these chaps served as Mayor of Maghull and indeed both were also Borough Councillors for the Town. David moved to Southport and went on to be elected as a councillor there after serving in Maghull. Sadly, Andrew was taken ill and died suddenly in early 1999 at the age of just 41.

As to when this photo was taken I think it was 1992 but the signs on the shops behind them, in Maghull Square, give an insight into the time period as do a couple of the vehicles. Smith’s the audio/TV shop has been gone many years indeed (as has Threshers) and Sayers is now the Pound Bakery.

I wonder what they were discussing?

Roy’s Roundabout in Bloom

Roy’s Roundabout is at the junction of Westway and Green Lane in Maghull and in recent days it has been looking wonderful with all the trees in blossom.


Click to enlarge the photo which is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

I have mentioned this roundabout once before on this blog site – on 27th November 2010 – and the Roy it was ‘nick named’ after responded to that posting. This is what he said:-

Yes I campaigned for the trees and the daffodils. When they come up in Spring they are a great display, but the money came from the Mayor’s Charity fund who’s theme of the year was ‘plant more trees’. The Mayor for that year was Cllr Maureen Fearn.

From memory it was David Bamber [a former Mayor of Maghull] who coined the phrase ‘Roy’s Roundabout’ in his weekly mayoral column for one of the local newspapers .