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    The earliest reference to Childwall is to be found in the Doomsday Book, which was compiled by William I in 1086 .

    Childwall Abbey

    This building is very old and probably sits on the site of an even older pub. It used to contain a collection of autographs including Queen Victoria, King of Hanover and The Duke of Wellington. It has been a tradition over the years for newly wed couples to inscribe their names in the windows of Childwall Abbey.

    It is also said to be haunted with many strories of ghost sitings. The old photograph below was taken and later was found to contain a figure in the (middle) window that was said to have been a ghost.






















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    hello guys i used to work at the childwall abbey amongst other members of my family

    theres a few other bits to include which are bit strange to say the least by the window where the newley weds inscribe there new marriage there is a seat which is suppose to make women fall pregnant the fertility chair they call it.

    also a few years back used to be a lad who worked in the kitchen think his name was dave he had learning difficulties. he used to sit and look out of the back window for hours on end staring at what is (i believe) the oldest bowling green in the city .one day when asked what he was looking at he went on to describe how he could see several people in victorian type dress playing bowls. I dont think he had it in him to make something like this up.

    theres my tuppence worth on that anyway


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    p.s my sister was the assistant manager there for a while and had the run of the lodgings upstairs so i was lucky enough to have had a good look around the building including the old part which now unfortunatley has been converted to make way for guest rooms
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    hello guys i used to work at the childwall abbey amongst other members of my family

    theres a few other bits to include which are bit strange to say the least by the window where the newley weds inscribe there new marriage there is a seat which is suppose to make women fall pregnant the fertility chair they call it.

    also a few years back used to be a lad who worked in the kitchen think his name was dave he had learning difficulties. he used to sit and look out of the back window for hours on end staring at what is (i believe) the oldest bowling green in the city .one day when asked what he was looking at he went on to describe how he could see several people in victorian type dress playing bowls. I dont think he had it in him to make something like this up.

    theres my tuppence worth on that anyway


    regards bazz

    p.s my sister was the assistant manager there for a while and had the run of the lodgings upstairs so i was lucky enough to have had a good look around the building including the old part which now unfortunatley has been converted to make way for guest rooms
    That's the oldest picture I've got of a family member on the Bowling Green - 1954!
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    Where can I get to the Abbey and All Saints from the Fiveways route?
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    Where can I get to the Abbey and All Saints from the Fiveways route?
    Go up Childwall Priory Road - (barclays on your left, pub on your right) - up the hill till you get parallel with the shops. There is a large 'bear left' junction (With no bears) which is opposite Abbey Cycles. THis is Childwall Abbey Road. Now you have plenty of choices. That road leads down to the Abbey (use ya brakes Max) - but access to the woods can be done by either the black gates behind the castle type house (the gate lodge) or further down there's a gate in the wall (not the iron one).

    Have fun!

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