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Woolton Village

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Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

Just across Menlove Avenue is Woolton Village which is on the surface a pretty suburb of Liverpool which to a large extent retains the vestiges of village life in the face of an ever-encroaching and all-encompassing "improved way of life" which means in effect more traffic and more housing estates, just two factors which have sounded the death knell of suburbia all over England.

Woolton Street from High Street towards
the Coffee House pub in Woolton Village.

The history of Woolton dates from the Iron Age and is named after a Seventh century farmer called Wulfa. His homestead was his "tun" and Wulfra's tun translates quite easily into Woolton. Quarry Street is the site of a vast excavation of sandstone used for the Anglican Cathedral and across the road are the cottages of the workers built of the same stone.

The beauty of the village is mainly due to the use of local stone for its houses great and small ranging from the Archbishops House to Quarry St itself.
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