Displaying the first of 3 old photos of Caldy. View all Caldy photos
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
World War II
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
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
I Remember You
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..
Thurstaston in The 50's.
In the 1950's I lived in Dawpool Cottages, was in the choir at St Bartholomew's and went to Dawpool C of E primary and then Caldy Grammar. Life was long summers of the beach or the common and playing out till dark. The church lych gates were the wickets for cricket before and after choir practice. The quarterly fee and extra money for singing at weddings were one of the few incomes I remember. My grandfather was foreman gardener at 'Thors Hill' then owned by Mr Morrel and I spent many holidays following my grandfather, Ernest Francis, and being in awe of the wealth and luxury of the house and grounds. Winters were long and snowy with the daily trudge up and over Thurstaston common to the school. Then like another persons comments, we used to sledge on Suttons Hill until cold, dark and pain forced us to quit. Around Christmas, carol singing around the large houses of Caldy was a must, but to an 8 or 9 year old... Read more