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    Chris,
    I often listen to Merseybeats stuff loud in the car its amazing how theraputic it is and how it can bring back memories. Mine are of Saturday night in clubs like the Iron door and Blue Angel listening and dancing to bands finishing up at the Pier Head for last bus home but also having the "emergency" taxi fare just in case.The innocence of youth and strict parents.
    I know Booker Avenue well and often walked through from the park at one time we looked at a place called Vedala Towers but chose Greenhill Ave as it was closer to Quarry Bank Synagogue is still going strong and it is a lovely part of Liverpool.When I do visit I always have a drive around Calderstones and through Woolton village and back through Allerton to Penny Lane. Hope your trip home was restorative and its effect will come through your new writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi Chris,
    An aquaintance of mine has just passed on,and also wished for their ashes to be scattered on the Mersey,though some relatives were a little dubious,until I told them of your recent visit! They now look to be going ahead with his wish. R.I.P. Ian
    Good to know the relatives will follow through with your acquaintance's wish to scatter his ashes on the Mersey. The scattering of my Mum's ashes was very tastefully handled by Mersey Ferries and I would encourage them to go ahead and contact Mersey Ferries to arrange a similar ceremony.

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    Chris,
    I often listen to Merseybeats stuff loud in the car its amazing how theraputic it is and how it can bring back memories. Mine are of Saturday night in clubs like the Iron door and Blue Angel listening and dancing to bands finishing up at the Pier Head for last bus home but also having the "emergency" taxi fare just in case.The innocence of youth and strict parents.
    I know Booker Avenue well and often walked through from the park at one time we looked at a place called Vedala Towers but chose Greenhill Ave as it was closer to Quarry Bank Synagogue is still going strong and it is a lovely part of Liverpool.When I do visit I always have a drive around Calderstones and through Woolton village and back through Allerton to Penny Lane. Hope your trip home was restorative and its effect will come through your new writing.
    regards
    Doris
    Hi Doris

    We drove out of Liverpool through the southern suburbs where I grew up, passed down Park Road and past the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, drove through Aigburth Vale where I worked for Martin's Bank in 1968, past St. Anne's Church where my parents married February 22, 1944, and the house at 76 Aigburth Hall Avenue where I lived for a number of years on and off (it was my grandparents' house). One reason we went that way is that Donna had a plan to mail some of our dirty clothes back to ourselves and I remembered the Post Office on Booker Avenue. It was still there and the clerk was very helpful in helping us to send off the packages. As you can see, the drive evoked many memories... drove from thence up Booker past Robin Hood's Stone and Billy Matchett's former house at 165 Booker Avenue, then along Mather toward Speke and the south. I went to Verdala Towers once I think in my youth as my grandparents had a friend whose mother lived there.

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    A thousand pictures:
    what you meant to me --
    a sunset, a rainbow,
    a single red rose drifting on the river.

    Everything
    reminds of you: sweet, bitter.

    In the Mersey waters,
    we scattered your ashes;
    you remain with us forever.
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    Hi Chris

    Sorry I could not get up there.

    Im glad it all went to plan. It must have been emotional but you will get a good feeling that you put your mum where she wanted to be.

    Take care mate.

    Tony
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    Thanks, Tony. Yes a very satisfying occasion. Also I think it made it easier that my Mum died a year ago, August 24, 2010, a month short of her 90th birthday. The passage of time made the scattering of the ashes easier to handle than if it had been done soon after her passing. Once again, Tony, many thanks for your help in making this happen and for your interest and support generally.

    All the best

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