Where are they kept these days? Any upto date pics available?
I believe the Calder Stones are being kept in storage. But it occurs to me that with 2008 coming up they ought to be on display as the most important prehistoric artifact from the early history of the Liverpool area.
See the following sites for more on the Calder Stones:
For protection they should be in one of the local museums instead of the last idea when they were on public display in the greenhouse in Harthill. As you probably know, the greenhouse was vandalized and they had to be removed from that location.
Their present situation reminds me of when I saw them in the early Sixties when they were in a Liverpool Corporation yard off Garston Old Road under a green tarpaulin along with an old stagecoach!
The ''Robin Hood' stone is thought to be one of the Calder Stones. It is on Booker Avenue near the junction with Archerfield Road. The inscription says it was found some distance away when the houss were being built in the area.
here. The 1920's photograph showing the "cup" markings on the bottom of the stone, when the stone was dug up from the ground, might serve to substantiate the idea that the stone was one of the Calder Stones that had been hauled away for use by a farmer as a rubbing stone for his cattle.
There was something in the 80s that happened to those greenhouses - they got closed down and left in a state of neglect for a long time. There was an outcry at the time because some rare orchids were cultivated there. The Calderstones were still left inside though I think.
If that is in the location I am describing, on the left hand side of Garston Old Road just above St. Mary's Road, it has to be the yard I remember. I don't remember that specific building but I am assuming that I walked in through the gates and found the Calder Stones on the ground under the green tarp that I mentioned. I also remember that on Garston Old Road there was a depot for Home James Coaches and I believe their yard was also on the left hand side near the shops as you go up toward Darby Road.