A Farmerís Path
Late in the evening on June 2, 1835 Croxteth farmer Thomas Ambrose gathered together his money and hurried out to pay the rent. He made his income from land situated in Stand Park and as such was a tenant of the Earl of Sefton. On reaching the grand estate farmer Ambrose paid in full but now the summer sun had well and truly set and the path home would prove to be a decidedly dangerous exploit. It was a journey through which Thomas not only lost his way but also his life. His soaking body was later found floating in a pit at the roadside in which the man had inadvertently wandered into in the blind darkness. A verdict of accidental death was returned.