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
Memories of Orrell Park
The name of the greengrocers next to Dangerfield's butchers was called Tufts. I also remember Lewis's chip shop, Eddies sweets and tobacconists, the post office with Alec the post master, the Co-op dairy with it's horse drawn milk floats. The Co-op store, Coopers store, Cahill's, Crone's the bakers - went to school with son Roger, Royal's the pharmacy, Hurst's the fishmongers, Browns the wool shop, Grey's chip shop, Samples the bread shop, Rowland's the decorators, Dewhirst's the butchers, the Carlton cinema on a Saturday afternoon. Roberts wine stores, the conservative cub, the Orrell Park Ballroom and all of the famous and not so famous artists and bands that played there. The bowling green at the Warbreck pub and all of the pensioners in their flat caps, Roberts the builders, Irwin's the grocers, the maypole, cravens the newsagents, Nugent's newsagents. the model shop, going to the outdoor at the Alexander pub and "the Cuckoo" for me mum to fill up my dad's stone jar with 2 pints of mild or... Read more
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.
Oriel Road Good Days
oriel road fantastic place to grow up in fantastic neighbours the clarkes lathams the woodseys the flynns there were hard people but with a heart of gold they were the days when you could rely on your neighbours leave your front door open everyone was welcome no one had nothing back then but what you did have you shared i often go back down to oriel road now my house has been pulled down now but the road has its own atmosphere to this day if i could turn back time would do so in an instant miss those days terribly i am not ashamed to say it but when i do go oriel road i often shed a tear GOOD DAYS REMEMBERED
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