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Memories of Croxteth
Back in Time
1966 to 1970 at Croxteth Comp; it was a Boys then.
Remembering Kynance Road Croxteth
I remember living at No.7 Kynance Road from the age of 4 or 5 and my siblings (4 sisters and 2 brothers) we used to play children's games skipping. Then I remember going to Croxteth Junior School then Senior School.
New Hall Baths
I remember before leaving Fazakerley Comprehensive School I was learning to swim and the teachers took us to New Hall baths, I remember one day I had my swimming lesson and had to return to school in a wet swimming costume as someone had decided to look in my bag and nick my undergarment. I was easily embarrassed them and sat with a red face for the rest of the school day. I loved going the swimming baths and now it's closed down I miss it as I uld escape to the warmth of the pool away from everyday life. I even went once and found a cockroach swimming towards me.
I remember the summer club run by mothers at Formosa Drive School. We used to meet up on the school field with lunch and spend the afternoon chatting with friends and playing rounders. I remember being in Miss Jackson's class sucking polos we use to pass around and drinking warm milk.
Growing up 'on The Green'
I was born and raised at 3 Carr Lane in April 1940, and went to St 'Tessies'. Never enough hours in the day, playing football, cricket or kick the can and British bulldog or headers in our side garden. The focal point was the triangle of grass in front of our house forever known as 'the green', which was the scene of some great sporting moments and central staging point for VE and VJ celebrations and annual Bonfire Night gatherings. Do any old faces remember those days? The Ryans, Tippings, Huggards, Keegans, Borrows, Dixons, Moss', Walls all joined our mob in endless activities and the odd bit of scallywagging.
Ellergreen And St Tessies
I went to Ellergreen in the mid 1950's, and well remember chucking stones and snow-ball fights with the kids of St Tessies, who used to call us 'College Puddings'. I remember there was a great chippie on the corner of Carr Lane, where we all used to go at lunchtime and stuff the chips into half a 'Vienna' loaf. DEE-licious...!!! Much better than the school nosh. I often got the cane for it - but those chips were worth it...!!!
Wellsbourne School, Abbotsford Road Secondary Modern And Old Swan Technical College
I went to Wellsbourne Road School when I was just four years old on a part time basis when my mam was working shifts in an arms factory (I was born in October 1936). I remember lining up for free school dinners separately from the other boys, but I thought no more about it. Then I went to Abbottsford Road Secondary Modern where the girls were separated from the boys with a high mesh wire fence. The headmaster was a Mr Howell. I then went on to Old Swan Technical College but then worked as an apprentice at Napiers English Electric on the East Lancs Road. All this time I was taking music lessons and taking exams at Cranes music store in Liverpool. I eventually made my way to London after joining the Argyle Theatre in Birkenhead as a young actor/piano player. This lead to engagements on radio and TV with Eric Robinson of 'Music for You' fame. I then went on to compose music for film theme music for... Read more