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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Liverpool Entertainers Robb Wilton

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Robb Wilton whose real name was Robert Smith was born on 28 August 1881 at 34 Tillotson Street, Liverpool, just off Mount Vernon. He was the son of Joseph Smith, a compositor, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Poland, an actress. Despite an education that was intended to prepare him for the engineering trade, he made his stage début at the Theatre Royal, Garston in 1899. He played the villain for over three years but, during scene-changes he would occupy the audience with his amusing Pie-face characterisation.
  2. A Liverpool Christmas Greeting, 1962

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    A Liverpool Christmas Greeting, 1962

    Here's a greeting from the old Pier Head in the Port of Liverpool
    And may your ship come home to you, full laden on this Yule.
    Perhaps you've turkey, perhaps scouse, perhaps just Xmas pud.
    Please, as you eat, and sup, believe--I wish you all things good.
    You can be sure this will endure, it's better far than quids.
    Come as an appetizer or to scarper from the kids
    Hiking round this city great.