Orrell Park maps
Historic maps of Orrell Park and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Orrell Park maps
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Orrell Park area books
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Memories of Orrell Park
The Way it Was
I remember as a little girl running to the Sweet and Tobacconist shop on the corner of Westfield Road, where we lived, for 5 Woodbines for my mum. The shop was owned by Tom Lewis. Obviously it wasn't a problem selling cigarettes to little girls then. As rationing was still on I would also be sent next door to Wormwells, the grocers for 2oz of sugar, which was sold in a cornet of blue paper, which my mum called a "screw of sugar".
On the block between Westfield and Mossfield Roads there were 9 shops: Dry Cleaners; Simmonds' Tobacconist/Newsagent; Mayfair Hairdressers; George Dangerfield Butchers; Greengrocers; I have a blank in my memory for the next shop, then a Bike Shop (where my "Pink Witch" bike was bought); Wormwell's Grocers; and Tom Lewis' Sweet and Tobacconist. Can anyone remember what that other shop sold?
My nanny & granddad lived in Orrell Park, Westfield Road. I remember very well growing up because I lived in Aintree at that time, visiting them with mum & dad. We would get the number 60 bus up to the corner of their road. On an occasional Saturday evening I would stay with nan & grandad while mum & dad would go to the Carlton Cinerma to watch a film. Many a happy time was spent in Orrell Park. The good old days!
My Bootle 1971 - 76
I was born and brought up on Monfa Road, number 27 next to the junction of Aughton Road. Great memories of Bootle at that time. Mrs Gallagher's shop at the bottom of Aughton next to Orrell Primary School was a treat, lovely little woman she was. Mrs Roberts and Mrs Meeson, the two infants class teachers. Cousins the bakers, where my grandad used to get my cottage pies from for my lunch, from school.Bradys the newsagent, where you bought grandads woodys from. St John and St James Church, the little dairy shop and launderette(the baggy) a little further on past Willard Street. Remember John the Modelcraft at the top on Harris Drive? That was the treasuretrove of all toy shops, any kind of model tank areoplane or boxes of soldiers could be bought. It was a special place the Klondyke area, looking at it now and all you see is demolition, never to be the same again. RIP the Bootle I knew and loved.
I moved from Liverpool twenty six years ago. I lived in Aughton Road, number seven, and went to Orrell Primary School. I remember all the shops at the end of Aughton Rd; Bradys sweet shop, Cousins, Gallaghers sweet shop, fruit and veg shop which was once owned by my Uncle Brian. I can also remember the men's barbers shop that was there - very fond memories for me as a kid.
Married Here 2nd Time ...
Mom & dad married here in 60's ... my wife and I remarried :-) here ... victor was receovering from being mugged .. our cars were broken into during the service .. the church stood during the bombing, it also remaind standing after my wifes request to play country music during our service LOL :-) pics here at http://picasaweb.google.com/gisteacher/Church
My Mum And Dad Married Here In1954
my mum an dad married here in 1954.my mum's name was irene whittaker,she married my dad a Scots man,John Wallace.
they moved to Glasgow sometime in the 50's.mum has just passed away in july and we brought her home she is beside her dear mam &dad in anfield cemetry. still come up and downto liverpool and see our family. they stayed in walton for a while that is where some of m famiy are.i love the place coming down in march,me aand one of my sisters...linda.
WAS BAPTISED AND MARIIED IN WALTON CHURCH
I WAS BORN IN Walton hospital end of 1946, and was Baptized in Walton Church, we lived in Margaret Road, went to Arnot street school, and then in November of 1969 we were married in this beautiful church, had our reception at the Black Bull next door, have lived in Canada since 1975, but always go to have a look at Walton church and my old house - not much has changed in all those years.