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    Now added

    Holy Cross Bombing http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...s-shelter.html

    Bentinck Street Bombing http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...k-shelter.html

    Blackstock Gardens Bombing http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...k-shelter.html

    Adlington Street Bombing http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...k-shelter.html


    ADVERTISING





    Bombing Time lines

    1940 http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...ings-1940.html

    1941 http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...ings-1941.html

    1942 http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...ings-1942.html


    If you can add anything let me know.

    Remember there is a lot more on the site http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/index.html

    Also remember we are always after your family stories. Anyone who lived, died, fought, worked who has a connection to Merseyside can be added.


    We are also looking for bombing stories. Do you know anywhere that was hit? I can look it up.

    We need stories of bombing from over the water. Its not a place I know much about. Tell me if you know anything.

    Most of all...Lets Remember Them.
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    OMG, Holy Cross, that's the school my mum went to and told me about.
    Brilliant work Spike, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    OMG, Holy Cross, that's the school my mum went to and told me about.
    Brilliant work Spike, well done.
    John Scroll through the names on the Holy Cross site.

    One there will interest you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    OMG, Holy Cross, that's the school my mum went to and told me about.
    Brilliant work Spike, well done.

    My 1st school that John...the original Holy Cross tin school...
    some unusal memories of down cellar like Dickensian classrooms..
    and the smell of dank damp wood... happy memories though.
    remember the giant dinnner hall as well.. now that was massive.
    horrible memories of cheese pie school dinners...Eeeeeeee yak..
    my Mam and her brothers and sisters went there years before me..
    got some great pics of my uncle Billy in the Holy Cross footy team, around 1950..I think !

    I was married in Holy Cross Church... got plenty of wedding day pics in the back of the church signing the marriage certificates etc...


    My Mam had her 70th in Holy Cross club...got some great pics in there as well...
    and, my mate Christine from Holy Cross contacted me last week telling me she had a disc full of pics for me
    of the area and old school and church pics.....
    cant wait to see them...
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    You've done a lot of hard work there Spike and it shows
    Really good site and well put together.

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    Well done Spike, the wartime website is now building up into a real source of information for those looking for loved ones.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Spike, no doubt future generations will reference your site for Info on their great grandparents, it is and you are, a credit to Liverpool
    Started the Old Swan Website:

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    More being uploaded.

    Talk to your rellies, get your stories on there.

    The site is only as good as the info I am sent.
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    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...ex-street.html

    Index Street off County Road.

    42 died in bombing. Page now added.

    Im looking for info or pics to go on the page. Pics from before/after the bombing. A pic as it is today.
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    This is one brilliant site. I've let a lot of people know about it. I work in a school and our kids (9/10yos) are doing WW2 next term and will be looking at the site to make them realise war affects us all, and continues to do so long after the war is over.

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    "On the worst night of the Blitz, 3 May 1941, the S.S. Malakand, a steamer loaded with over 1000 tons of shells and bombs, was destroyed in Huskisson No 2 dock. It is thought a deflated barrage balloon fell onto the deck and burst into flames. As it burnt, German bombs set fire to neighbouring sheds and soon the Malakand itself was on fire. Despite all attempts to put out the fire, eventually she had to be abandoned. The resulting explosion completely destroyed the dock. Parts of the ship were thrown up to two and a half miles away. Miraculously, considering the size of the blast, only four people were killed"

    I was a young boy when a large hull plate of the Malakand was blown over a mile and sliced a house in Silvester street in two.
    At the bottom of the street the pub "The North Pole" was destroyed and on the site they built an E.W.S (emergency water supply)tank

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    Do you fancy telling me some of your stories?

    I can send my email.

    I would love to use them on the website.
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    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...er-bootle.html

    New page added for the victims of the Co-op Shelter bombing on Stanley Road in Bootle.
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    Great work Spike,

    Mart
    Started the Old Swan Website:

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    Cheers Mart.

    Those Bootle folk make sure these stories are remembered.
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    Yet another brilliant addition to the site, well done Spike. Any more news on the actual location of the Bombed Broadgreen shelter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    Yet another brilliant addition to the site, well done Spike. Any more news on the actual location of the Bombed Broadgreen shelter?
    Maybe just maybe? Mart has found a very good map from that time. Plus I have a new best friend called Norman who lived in the area during WW2. He is very helpful. We believe we may just have the spot.

    Will get back to you on this one.
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    The dedication and love put into this site is commendable Spike , it's a good job we have you to care enough to preserve this important history .
    You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...er-bootle.html

    New page added for the victims of the Co-op Shelter bombing on Stanley Road in Bootle.
    Before I read anymore of these I gotta get my "hard boots" on. So sad some of these stories.
    Well done Spike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Maybe just maybe? Mart has found a very good map from that time. Plus I have a new best friend called Norman who lived in the area during WW2. He is very helpful. We believe we may just have the spot.

    Will get back to you on this one.
    That would be interesting,after all these years!

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    This is the map mentioned above.

    Mart
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    Ah, so that's on the other side of Edge Lane to the 'Green' flats estate then.
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    Look at the Triangle circled on the Map Ged. Thats where we believe it is.



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    Follow the flats on the left. See the big tree at the end. Thats where I believe it was. The triangle on the map. You can see an entrance on the Queens Drive side. Of course in 1942 the shelter was gone, but nothing would have been built on it at that time.

    We have been talking to two people who where kids back then who locate it near enough here.

    ---------- Post added at 12:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:41 PM ----------

    Also notice the bend in the road of Edge Lane Drive has not changed much from then to now.
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    I lost me bearings there Spike, so, got it now, yes it's where the Green is now then - got it, cheers.
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    Just realised you can not see the flats on the pic I posted,....Duh.
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    The map threw me as the layout back then was obviously different but I know where you mean, the Gardeners Arms end of Broadgreen Road.
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    You got it Ged.

    I need to go along but the traffic is mental. Early sunday morning me thinks.
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    Emailed you the maps Spike, you may have a job standing and getting a pic !
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    Cheers Mart just seen them.

    I will get them there pics Ha Ha

    ---------- Post added at 02:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:54 PM ----------

    The pic I posted with the big tree on the left. I think that is part of it. Why was that land not built on. It seems to go from the flats across to the flyover.

    How do I dig up the flyover?
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