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Caldy maps

Historic maps of Caldy and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Caldy maps

Caldy area books

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Memories of Caldy

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Merseyside memories

World War II

St Bridget's Church c1955, West Kirby
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I was born in West Kirby and lived at 5 Dunraven Rd. I remember being a young choir boy at St Bridget's. My father, great grandmother, grand mother, Aunt and Uncle are all buried in St. Bridget's. Inside the Church is (was) a plaque on the wall dedicated to the soldiers from West Kirby that lost their lives in World War I. My grand father William J. Andrews is on that plaque.

Tracing Family Tree

St Bridget's Church c1955, West Kirby
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Hi, I'm am trying to trace Judith Jones or James, she married Samuel Reed then they moved to Heath Farm, Childerthornton. I believe she came from Storeton, but there is nothing registered on this site for Storeton, if anyone can help, I would love to hear from you

The Lake

Marine Lake c1960, West Kirby
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I have lots of memories of the Marine Lake, fishing as a teenager on a Saturday or Sunday morning. There were many good fish in the lake but you had to watch the yachts did not run off with your line.

Lived Here

Grange Road 1958, West Kirby
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I lived just around the corner in Westbourne Ave.

I Remember You

St Bridget's Church c1955, West Kirby
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I used to live opposite you at No1 North Road. I am Mary Dodgson. I spent all the summers of the late forties leading the donkeys and ponies up and down the beach or with Rose Cummings and her son, Les Smith, who had the horse and trap and used to take parties to Hilbre and back. Les is still alive and lives in the same house as always, and I live just around the corner from him, not far from North Road. I agree it was a very happy place to grow up.

My Young Days

I loved living in West Kirby, there was so much to do and the summer holidays seemed to last for ever. I was born and bred there, I lived In Tynwald Road and enjoyed the times myself my sisters and friends spent on the beach and Aston Park, I think I had my first kiss well peck on the cheek at the park. Those were the innocent days and we could venture out, we used to take sandwiches and bottled water and walk to Hilbrie Island for the day. Shame it's not that little village any more but a small town, nowere as pretty as it used to be...Hope some one knows me and gets in touch ...Thanks ....Mavis..

National Service And Finding my Wife!

On 3rd of June 1953 I arrived at West Kirby by steam train with a good many other RAF recruits who had been brought to the town to do their recruit training at the camp with the same name but which was located outside the town to the North East of the town.

My home for the following six weeks was Hut D31 Churchill Squadron. By and large for me it was relatively a good experience, I was an athlete and quickly roped into the camp team and Physical Training Squad being trained for a Special Display at the Royal Liverpool Show held in a large park at Wavertree, so I escaped some of the square bashing.

On a weekend I would walk into the town and spent hours exploring the surrounding open spaces, My favourite spot was Grange Hill from where I saw my first Sun set which never happened in my home town as we could not see the skyline.

I attended Westbourne Road... Read more

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