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    Quote Originally Posted by julieoapw View Post
    Adolf?

    I couldn't believe it when I read of him having supposedly written it and had it printed in Sonntag-Morgenpost on 14 May 1933. Ghost written propoganda to portray a loving, caring man maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grekko View Post

    I couldn't believe it when I read of him having supposedly written it and had it printed in Sonntag-Morgenpost on 14 May 1933. Ghost written propoganda to portray a loving, caring man maybe?
    Really? Der Fuhrer lived in Liverpool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-Man View Post
    Really? Der Fuhrer lived in Liverpool?
    So his sister-in-law Bridget Hitler, married to Alois Hitler, claimed:
    William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool, the son of Alois Hitler Jr., and his Irish-born wife Bridget Dowling. They had met in Dublin when Alois was living there in 1909 and got married in Marylebone, they then moved back north, to Liverpool where William was born in 1911. Hitler's nephew is recalled by elderly former neighbours, and in Liverpool folklore variously as "Billy" or "Paddy" Hitler. The family lived in a flat at 102 Upper Stanhope Street, which was destroyed in the last German air raid of the Liverpool Blitz on January 10, 1942. It remained a bomb site for many years, but has now been rebuilt and landscaped. Dowling wrote a manuscript called My Brother-in-Law Adolf, in which she says Adolf Hitler had moved to Liverpool with her and Alois from November 1912 to April 1913, in order to dodge conscription .

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    The claim is,to say the least, distinctly dubious Spiderman. Historians have found no evidence of it. The only "evidence" is Bridget's book. This is the 2nd book she wrote on the subject: in the 1st she made no mention of Adolf's visit. Possibly money was tighter when she wrote the 2nd? Although places like the Adelphi will tell you Hitler worked in their kitchen, they never provide any proof whatsoever. It's a local legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieoapw View Post
    The claim is,to say the least, distinctly dubious Spiderman. Historians have found no evidence of it. The only "evidence" is Bridget's book. This is the 2nd book she wrote on the subject: in the 1st she made no mention of Adolf's visit. Possibly money was tighter when she wrote the 2nd? Although places like the Adelphi will tell you Hitler worked in their kitchen, they never provide any proof whatsoever. It's a local legend.
    Thanks Grekko and Julie. But his brother did live in Liverpool? That is amazing. I suppose they could have renamed it the Adolphi if he worked there
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    The Adolphi - I like it!

    Yes, it is a matter of historic record that his half-brother Alois, lived in Upper Stanhope St. They shared the same father. Alois was by his 2nd wife and Adolf by his 3rd wife.
    You might care to read more here:
    http://www.btinternet.com/~m.royden/...nliverpool.htm

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    Evidently, the only bit of Adolph that ever visited Liverpool were the bombs the Luftwaffe dropped.
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    and those Luftwaffe bombs bombed Alois' former house to smithereens! Yet left the synagogue at the end of the road untouched!

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    Ha ha! So the Jews had the last laugh
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    Another famous resident worth adding is Margaret Simey who lived in Blackburn Terrace for years and was famous for her run ins with Mrs Thatcher and for being outspoken against the establishment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Simey

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    John Brodie, city engineer in the early 1900s has a Blue Plaque erected to him in Ullet Road.

    Aside from having invented the goal net in football, he made major contributions to improving roads in the area, including the provision of ring roads and the East Lancs road and the design of Liverpool's electric tram scheme.

    BTW, I notice that the borders of Toxteth have been allowed to stray even wider than usual in this Thread, as well as a certain vagueness in how we define where someone is 'from'. Aside from qualification by birth, how long does someone have to have lived there to be counted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-Man View Post
    Thanks Grekko and Julie. But his brother did live in Liverpool? That is amazing. I suppose they could have renamed it the Adolphi if he worked there
    Very good Spidey. Good posts all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Very good Spidey. Good posts all.
    Thanks Zap
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    You've omitted an 'e'. - Such modesty!

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    They've pulled my old house down , so no Blue Plaque

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    Heavyweight boxer Billy Aird was from Edge Hill and later went to live in Toxteth. He fought for the European and British heavyweight championships. Terry Kavanagh

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    Helen Forrest ? living in Canada, Lived in Roseberry St (Princes Park side of Toxteth) author of many Liverpool related books 'Penny Across the Mersey'


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    I wouldn't give Satan a snowball's chance in hell against a woman's ego, man. He'd rule the Earth for a day. A week later we'd see Satan out cuttin' the lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoobarb View Post
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    I think he belongs in an "infamous" thread

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    Helen Forrester , also Linda Grant author she lived round Princes Park.I know they all moved elsewhere but Adrian Henri lived in Mount St, Roger McGough lived in Huskisson St as did Quentin Hughes ( author of Seaport) Sam Walsh painter lived in Huskisson St
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom"O" View Post
    Helen Forrest ? living in Canada, Lived in Roseberry St (Princes Park side of Toxteth) author of many Liverpool related books 'Penny Across the Mersey'

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    Not so famous maybe but I just came across this genealogical site--

    Nicholas George Paspati (1815-1895), Liverpool Merchant, born Chios, Greece, died on 23 September 1895 at Hellas House, 3 Devonshire Road, Princes Park, Liverpool, England, buried in Smithdown Lane (Toxteth Park?) Cemetery.

    ---------- Post added at 06:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:44 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Doris Mousdale View Post
    Helen Forrester , also Linda Grant author she lived round Princes Park.I know they all moved elsewhere but Adrian Henri lived in Mount St, Roger McGough lived in Huskisson St as did Quentin Hughes ( author of Seaport) Sam Walsh painter lived in Huskisson St
    As noted on another thread, Helen Forrester passed away on November 29.
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    Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander) from Corrie. My cousin lived in the house that Jean Alexander was born in.

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    Cousin Murial, Jo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris Mousdale View Post
    Helen Forrester , also Linda Grant author she lived round Princes Park.I know they all moved elsewhere but Adrian Henri lived in Mount St, Roger McGough lived in Huskisson St as did Quentin Hughes ( author of Seaport) Sam Walsh painter lived in Huskisson St
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    Helen Forrester was the pen name of June Bhatia (née Huband) (6 June 1919 – 24 November 2011) died in Canada

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