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    Quote Originally Posted by customhouse View Post
    Talking about Walton. Is the Herbal Shop still there. AS youngsters we always went there for a Pint of Sars. And a packet of Woodies.
    They also sold Vimto as well as a load of other soft drinks straight from the porcelain barrels on the shelf behind the counter, The shop was in at the front of St Marys as I remember. There was another Milk Bar further down the road almost opposite the Hospital (Used to work there,the hospital), but it didn't have the character of the Herbal. I must agree with Walton not being what it was though. My wife and I were back in Liverpool in 2003 for the first time in twenty five years. We went to where I used to live (Sonning Rd off Richard Kelly Drive) and it looked like a slum. Houses looking decrepit and uncared for, some with windows boarded up,and worst of all. Not a tree to be seen. When we left it was a lovely road, the trees in summer would almost touch one another over the road making a tunnel, and the people that lived there took pride in the presentation of their homes....WHAT THE F*** HAPPENED???
    Sorry lad! the Herbal Shop went when the Queens Drive Flyover was built! The Town Hall also went too!

    Phil: Thanks for the link, wont be working on it tonight ( )as I am going out but will start working on Walton tomorrow.
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    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.

    Enjoy!

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallasey View Post
    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.

    Enjoy!

    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.
    You still haven't been clear enough.
    I've just looked at your photos (very nice indeed), but can see that you know Walton Park is another rather up-class Victorian housing estate.
    We all thought you were referring to a public park with flowers and greenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    You still haven't been clear enough.
    I've just looked at your photos (very nice indeed), but can see that you know Walton Park is another rather up-class Victorian housing estate.
    We all thought you were referring to a public park with flowers and greenery.
    Oh dear! Yes, I was talking about a small Victorian housing development off Rice Lane. Had I been referring to the park with trees and grass, I would have said "Walton Hall Park" as that is it's official name.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallasey View Post
    Oh dear! Yes, I was talking about a small Victorian housing development off Rice Lane. Had I been referring to the park with trees and grass, I would have said "Walton Hall Park" as that is it's official name.

    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

    Russ

    We know "Walton Hall Park" is its official name, but we were too polite to pick you up on what was thought to be a mistake.

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    Oh well; its done and discussed with now. Time to move on.

    No hard feelings everyone!

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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    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???
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    Haven't heard of any plans for it Wallasey but I'll report back if I do.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffrey View Post
    Haven't heard of any plans for it Wallasey but I'll report back if I do.
    Thanks Geoff! Info would be appreciated if and when!

    Sadly, being on the Wirral, I am not privy to such developments going on over the water; hence my surprise at seeing a derelict tract of land!
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    Default Any Links to Photos of Walton/Walton Hall Park/Walton Village?

    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.

    Many thanks.

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    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?
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    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.

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    Thanks for the reminder Wallasey.

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    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

    Description:

    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.


    Opening Times:

    Saturday 13th September: 1030-1600
    Sunday 14th September: 1130-1500


    Pre-Booking Required:

    No


    http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/d...ry/HOD008949E/

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    Default Quantum Records?

    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?

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    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!


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindac8941 View Post
    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.
    my dad's side of the family are Waltonians .. Pugin st & Bousfield st off Walton rd, Barlow Lane, Ismay st, Emery st.
    My dad worked for years in Walton hospital.

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    my dad's side of the family are Waltonians
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    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.
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    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!

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    Cheers barizla, you too
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    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
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    Very nice photos GD.

    I like those old houses.

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