I too lived in Lycett Road - from 1943 to 1959, when I got married and left for New Zealand. Grower Jones was Bob Jones, who lived at either No.1 or No.3 Lycett. He had a couple of daughters, one, Jacqueline was about my age, the other one somewhat older. Billy Hannah didn't mention Hockings, the newsagent on the ...Read full memory
The Royal order of Buffalos..... Next door but one to the nurses home (as was), now a nursing home. I was born in Highfield hospital, Mill Lane, lived in Wallasey until I was 62 and now live in the north of Scotland. When I was a child we would go to Central Park, opposite The Buffs, and when I had my first child I lived in a ...Read full memory
I remember my happy days in Wallasey, being born in 1942 in Neston as Wallasey was struggling with bombing, then moving to Clifford Road, and having great times with friends. Stuart Youds, Brian Avery, Alexander Park and Keith Norbury playing football and cricket in Central Park, in addition to great times in the Scouts at ...Read full memory
Me and my friend Marilyn, went to Primary school together in London. Her dad was the manager of our local swimming baths. I was devastated when he was offered promotion, it was at a pool in Wallasey, called Guinea Gap Baths. This was just the start of many happy holidays we spent in Wallasey, our parents were great friends ...Read full memory
I remember Wallasey Village before the arrival of St Mary's College. Strong's Dairy, where my mother used to buy me a carton of fresh cream. Hoylands Butchers. Peggy Rogers and all her chickens. My grandads grocers shop - YORKS STORES. And all those glace cherries I used to eat. I remember Big Yard before it mysteriously ...Read full memory
I grew up in Seacombe in Wallasey, when your neighbours were like your family, you played out in the street till your legs fell off, top and whip, hoolahoop, kick the can, shammy knockanose, twist. We would save bonfire wood and hide it for Guy Fawkes Night. What memories, you got a swipe if you were ...Read full memory
1968' the year we were married, I got a job working for Quayles chemist opposite the pig farm, now St Mary's College. The smell from the pig farm was awful. I remember having to sweep outside the shop every morning, holding my nose from the smell! Next door was Joynson's market gardener and every Saturday they used to ...Read full memory
I used to play with my best friend at the time who lived in the Children's Home in Curlew Way, Moreton. We had many a happy time at the home; her name was Sandra Satterthwaite and she was also with her sister Carol, and her older half sister Diane Walker. Sandra introduced me to Elvis, she was alway's ...Read full memory
My memory is not so much as my own, but about what my grandfather told me. He says there was no such thing as swimming baths when he was young. Their swimming baths was the docks, if the 'cocky watchman' wasn't keeping an eye out for them. The memory I have is short and one I feel proud of. When Guinea Gap was being built ...Read full memory
My friends, the 'Bartups', lived at No.1 Lycett Road. John, the father was an accountant who worked for ICI. His wife Isabella (Bella) was a Scots lady from Kirkcudbright, I believe. Two children John and Jean. John went to the Wallasey Grammar School and I think that Jean went to the Girls High School. After Father John ...Read full memory
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