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    Default Walton District

    Did u ever get confused when u were a kid? I did, I used to think they were the same place:

    Walton v Woolton

    WALTON is going up against the likes of Woolton to prove it is the prettiest place in Liverpool.

    Organisers hope the area’s floral displays could win it a coveted “in bloom” accolade in 2007.

    Walton is joining the battle to be crowned North West In Bloom for the first time in its long history.

    It is being backed by Liverpool council, and floral experts are hoping to transform the area with shrubbery, plants and flowers.

    It is hoped the city’s latest entry will help Liverpool win the right to host the awards in Capital of Culture year.

    Ron Molyneux, 76, a member of the Walton Development Trust Steering Group, said: “This is exactly what it needs – it will be like it was when I was a kid.

    “We shouldn’t allow the 1% of idiots to ruin things for the 99% of people who live here.

    “I want to get shops, pubs, local schools and churches all pulling together with the council to transform Walton into a bright and beautiful area.

    “We should grab this chance for Walton to look good again, it’s a wonderful opportunity. People have been working very hard behind the scenes, so let us all give them the backing they deserve.”

    The steering group has worked with councillors and groups including the Friends of Walton Churchyard, Friends of Walton Park, Walton Youth Project and Rice Lane Community Association to drive forward Walton in Bloom.

    Young members of the In Bloom group will plant floral displays in pots and containers in Walton Village.

    They also hope to plant window boxes, hanging baskets and pots along County Road and Rice Lane.

    Cllr Marilyn Fielding, Liverpool’s executive member for housing and neighbourhoods, said: “Walton may be in competition with areas like Woolton Village, but it’s the city that will be the real winner.”

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    Walton's a ghetto and Woolton's a Village, I knew the difference.

    My brother mixes up the words though.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Walton's a ghetto and Woolton's a Village, I knew the difference.
    Would those delightful tower blocks in Woolton be your definition of village architecture then Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Walton's a ghetto and Woolton's a Village, I knew the difference.
    It depends what you mean by ghetto, Max.

    It could be said that Woolton is a ghetto for the rich.

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    There is of course a district called Walton Village based around St Mary's Church.

    Interestingly the church is a Celtic Church foundation dating back to the 6th C . Hence the Anglo Saxons named the village Walton ie foreigner town ie Welsh Town. The church still possess its typical Welsh "Llan" type churchyard. This is a large circular enclosure which came to mean a church in Welsh.

    I have a particular interest in this churchyard as there are family ancestors buried there from the 1750s onwards. Of course it was Liverpool's parish church for nearly 500 years until about 1698.

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    I remember a while ago someone posting about scousers, true scousers can only be born in Walton.
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