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This was the scene on Brickwall Lane, Sefton Village last week as curb stones associated with the junction of the new Switch Island to Thornton Link Road (to be called Brooms Cross Road) were being laid in.
Returning again to my World War One theme for 2014 here is a link to the Flickr site of Thomas Kelly who has taken a really nice shot of the Sefton Village War Memorial:-
This is a good time of year to stroll around this woodland area which was created around 10 years ago. It is now very well established and a favorite of dog walkers. You will usually meet a local and have a chat about things. A good place to wind down. The carved stone owl is hidden within the trees. Check out the link below:-
The photos above (and more) are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
Going back to the early planning stages of this Link Road, which is presently being built, I made a plea for the historic Brickwall Lane wall to be sensitively taken down and properly rebuilt.
A small matter you may say but that wall is a part of the heritage of historic Sefton Village and its a wall I have had to badger Sefton Council to maintain in the past.
But my pleas, which I worried had not been heard, have been acted upon and the wall is being rebuilt at an angle where the new road will have a junction with Brickwall Lane. As you can guess the Lane was named after the rather unique wall with its triangular stone cappings. This is a rebuilt part of the wall and its looking great:-
This next shot shows how the wall is being angled to form a feature on the southern side of the junction that is yet to be constructed:-
It seems a long time ago that, in my then capacity as Leader of Sefton Council, I met the Roads Minister Mike Penning (at Switch Island) after he had announced that the Coalition was going to put up the Government’s share of the money to build the road following years of the previous Labour Government not stumping up the cash. In fact it was less than 4 years ago. Here’s a photo taken at the time:-
I could not resist taking this picture as the sun set over Sefton (St. Helen’s) Church last night.
The colours of a Turner painting come to mind. Then again sunsets always bring Turner’s paintings to mind for me.
The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
Just to celebrate the historic joys on our doorstep and the village which Sefton Borough was named after when it was set up in 1974.
These photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-