I hate to bump and double post but the aforementioned Flickr update is now up and ready for you great guys to look at. A few questionmarks over some of the pubs shown there; more notably The Stuart.
PS: Phill, the attachment was very interesting but the Walton Park I was talking about was Walton Park off Rice Lane. I should have been more clearer as to which Walton Park I requested some info on. In which case I do apologise for any confusion.
Last edited by PhilipG; 07-01-2007 at 11:14 AM.
I think the next update will be on my side of the water; little can go wrong there one hopes!
Many thanks to everyone for sharing their local knowledge; this forum has been listed in the Bibliography for the Walton page.
All the best
Oh well; its done and discussed with now. Time to move on.
No hard feelings everyone!
Youngsters brandish guns in vile gang internet video
Oct 24 2007 by Caroline Innes, Liverpool Daily Post
TWO months after 11-year-old Rhys Jones was tragically shot dead, youngsters from Liverpool are still glorifying gang violence and gun crime in shocking videos posted on internet websites.
The latest, posted on YouTube this week, shows members of Walton’s City Road gang showing off their arsenal of weapons – including different guns, knives, samurai swords, knuckle dusters and pit bull terriers – to a rap music background track.
After discovering the video, the Daily Post alerted Merseyside police. After reviewing the footage, they have now vowed to identify the individuals featured in the film and bring them to justice. more
But only after they've sorted out the paperwork mountain they've got.
Was round by the Black Bull yesterday...
Longmoor Lane, Warbreck Moor
When did the Aintree Institute go??? I was somewhat shocked to see that it was no longer with us!
Just incase some of you are wondering where this was taken, The Black Bull pub is just off to the left, and Tesco Metro is just behind me.
It happened in June (I know because I mentioned it on another thread). Very quickly - just over a weekend and without anyone seeming to have advance notice.
Have to say that it had been allowed to become a complete eyesore.
Thanks for that Geoff!!
Cant remember the last time I was round this way, Used to be often when going to and from Tynedale, but as I have come home pernamently, my acquaintance with this great part of the city has some what dropped!
Whats going to happen to the site?? For some reason, I don't see flats as something that would be built here, maybe a commercial unit???
Haven't heard of any plans for it Wallasey but I'll report back if I do.
Spent the first couple of years of my life living with one Gran (and my parents) in Makin St off County Rd. Then with the other Gran in Phythian St, Kensington. Then a prefab in Speke before a house in Allerton.
Served an apprenticeship at Dunlops in Rice Lane.
So - lots of associations with Walton.
Just recently heard about Liverpool being awarded City of Culture status and got nostalgic about the place, having left in 1977, so am trailing around t'Internet looking for photos (old and new) of the place I grew up in and its surroundings, namely Northcote Road, Walton. Does anyone have any quick links to sites with photos of that area (excluding this one, which I'm already exploring)?
A recent look at the area on Google Earth suggests that Northcote Infants/Junior School has gone - which saddens me deeply, it was a lovely building back in the day - as has the old railway tunnel near Beaconsfiled Road.
The Weekend of the 13th and 14th September, the Tower of St Mary's will be open. I saw a promo for this whilst zooming past on the 68 today, could anyone clarify this?
That sounds like the Heritage Weekend where everything is open on just two days.
So many places, so little time.
There will be a booklet in libraries, and other places.
Thanks for the reminder Wallasey.
The heritage open day website was returning errors was returning errors this morning so in case it's a bit wobbly I'll quote the whole entry rather than just the link:
Parish Church of St Mary
Walton-on-the-Hill , County Road , Walton , Liverpool , Merseyside , L4 5PW
The Parish of St Mary, Walton is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but there is evidence of a church here even further back than that. The shaft of the Saxon Cross, discovered after the church was blitzed, was re-erected in the church in 2000. The records of the church go back to 1586 and are usually kept at the Public Records Office in the city centre (William Brown Street). Samples of the records are loaned back to the church and are on display for Heritage Open Days. There will be an exhibition containing many photographs. The old grammar school next to the church dates back to the early 1600?s and is also open and is also displaying records of historical significance. The tower is open for people to enjoy the panoramic view. On Sunday 14th September, the Rector of the church will be giving a talk about John Holt who was the school master of the Old Grammar School and who opened the girls? academy in Walton Village.
Saturday 13th September: 1030-1600
Sunday 14th September: 1130-1500
Hey all...I used to go to a good little indie record shop on Walton or County Rds every so often called Quantum,but recently when passing through I couldn't find it. Where did they move to? There was another second-hand only record shop on Carisbrooke Rd too,which has also vanished. Has that moved or just closed down,as there is one on the main road nearby. Is that related?
I was at the top of Spellow Lane by Walton Lane (EFC Store/Stadium) and saw that the old school/church is in the process of demolition.
Anyone know what the story is behind this??? No pictures sadly, I was on the 68!
I have a real interest in Walton. I spent my childhood school hols at my aunties on Walton Lane, my mum was born in Fountains Road, off Walton Road, my dad was born in Lind St, off County Road, my brother lived at one time in Freeland Street off Walton Road, my daughter lives next to Walton Hospital, I work on Queens Drive, by the flyover (Breeze Hill) And looking back on my family tree, generations of my family where all married in St Marys (Walton Church) and the majority lived in Walton and Kirkdale all their lives.
Goodnight Pa,Night Jon Boy,Goodnight Ma Night John Boy ,ect, ectmy dad's side of the family are Waltonians
Some of these streets mentioned - Lind, Ismay, Emery where the streets laid out by the Welsh building firm Owen and William Elias.... The initial letter of the roads off County Road spelling the firms name.
Thats amazin info that ged, was told that by a supply teacher in formosa drive primary school in the 70s, we thought she was off her barnet,haha.Also like your info about scottie road, especially the theatre on the junction of stanley and scottie road,btw, ive got a photie of me at the cavern on the drums almost identical to yours....rock on pal!
Cheers barizla, you too
Old Walton grammar school,buit 1613 closed in1871,there was a school on this site in 1548. It is used by St Marys now.
Arnot school and nursery
Old dwellings in Walton Village built 1905
Very nice photos GD.
I like those old houses.