Bodley Street And Stanley Park - a Memory of Liverpool.

My memories of Bodley Street and Stanley Park date from the early 1950's. There were loads of children who lived in the street - The Grimmonds, Gregory's and Wilson's to name but a few. We all played in the street, the girls with skipping ropes and two balls on the wall of the Welsh Chapel that was at the top of the street. For the boys it was football, my brother, John, joining the football lads, Jimmy Wilson in particular. Our mums would come out occasionally to see what all the racket was! It always seemed sunny in my memory. School was Major Lester County Primary just a short walk away. Boy, did we have fun in the playground but many scraped knees. Stanley Park, just around the corner was a great place to go. I would meet my Dad as he got off the bus from work and drag him to the park. He had to keep the parkie talking while I went on the swings, roundabouts and slide. My poor Dad, just wanted to get home for his tea. The open air bandstand was great too. Concerts sometimes and lovely walks in the other areas of the park. I was always fascinated by the flower clock. There was a small hut hidden by trees which housed the workings of the clock and I remember always wanting to wait until it chimed the hour. Loads of areas to play in Stanley Park and of course, not forgetting the palm house which was fascinating to walk around. It would be nice if anyone remembers the same things that I do and I would love to hear from any of the families I used to know in Bodley Street.


A memory shared by Jean Ridley on Oct 1st, 2012.
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Thu Aug 13th 2015, at 7:29 pm
ste_walsh commented:
Jim Wilson was my uncle he lived in no 14 Bodley St, he now lives in New Zealand .
We lived in no 16 .
Thu Aug 13th 2015, at 7:26 pm
ste_walsh commented:
Tue May 26th 2015, at 12:25 pm
scousemouse55 commented:
I lived in Bodley Street at number 13 and well remember the welsh church my memories are more from the 60's as was born in 1955 it was so good being close to Stanley Park and we all loved the floral clock

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