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

Norris Green photos

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Liverpool| Walton| Croxteth| Sefton| Wallasey| New Brighton| Crosby| Blundellsands| Birkenhead| Lydiate| Oxton| Bidston

Norris Green area books

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Memories of Norris Green

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1975 Till 1995

I grew up in Noggsy during the 70s 80s - Glassonby Cres, Rushmere Rd, Lewisham. All the places we could of been, Norris Green was the best. St Tessys School vs Welly Broard Sq vs every one else. We overcame addiction crocky too. Was a shame they all sniffed glue. Played in the street, played in the park even when it went dark. Went to West Derby on the bounce. Jimmy and Fozzer tried to pounce. Now am in the wooly land things have slowed down ill never miss my Norris Green crown.

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

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...!!!

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.

Merseyside memories

May 29th 1959 Voyage to Montreal

The 'Empress of England' Leaving Liverpool c1958, Liverpool
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Our family emigrated to Canada on the Empress of England in 1959. We left Liverpool on May 29th and arrived in Montreal June 6th or 7th. I was a month short of my 12th birthday and I remember thinking on the first day onboard how smooth it was. That impression lasted until we reached the western side of Ireland after which I was seasick for 6 days. Our cabin was forward and we could feel the bow of the ship slamming back down into the ocean as it rode the heavy seas. The trip up the St. Lawrence was such a welcome change. I remember seeing icebergs while at sea. I think I still have some items from the ship, a pocket knife with the ships's image on it, some drink stir sticks and possibly a pennant. I also have our trunks used to transport our possessions. One of them has the Canadian Pacific identification stickers on it with our names, voyage date, destination and room number: A-31. I... Read more

Growing up in Kirkdale

I was one year old when we moved to Kirkdale, that was 1956, we moved to 82 Brasenose Road from Huyton with Roby so all my childhood memories were about growing up in Kirkdale. We had nothing but we were happy. There was six of us, we all slept in one bed, top and tail, but everyone in our road was the same. We never had a bathroom, just an outside toilet that looked like a shrine becuase we had that many candles in there. Every Saturday night all the mams and dads went out and would come home either fighting or singing. There was one feller who was about 60 and dead skinny and every Saturday night he would come home from the alehouse singing, and everyone called him 'the singing skull'. The feller over the road was the bell puller in St Paul's Church every Sunday, he was called 'Shacky Bob', haha. Every lamp in our road was bent because we were always swinging on them haha.... Read more

Bodley Street.

I grew up in Bodley Street (L4) from 1960-1970. There was a Welsh church at the top of the street and on the walls of said church we played '2 balls'! I would love to have the name of the church, should anyone remember it. My nan and grandad, Albert and Elizabeth Coy, shared the wall and every Sunday were blessed with the sounds of the Welsh congregation singing their hearts out. So we annoyed them by playing with the balls! The street seemed so big when I was a child, the church and my nan's house no longer stands, so walking down it now it's much smaller. In the hot summer of 1967, it took forever to walk up! If there are any old residences reading this, I would love to hear from you. After living in Maghull for nearly 40 years I'm now back in Walton. Stanley Park is now once again my walk on Sundays!

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