Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895

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Caption for Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895: The cast iron rustic bridge, built in 1870, has always been a much-photographed spot. Sefton Park has always had much to delight its visitors, and when the Palm House opened in 1896 thousands came to see it, along with the other glories of the Park. There is the Peter Pan statue, a pirate ship on the lake, and 'Children's Corner', with elves hidden amongst the flowers, which has charmed thousands of young Merseysiders over the last century or so. The Palm House is undergoing a complete restoration, and Liverpool can be glad that this great Victorian treasure has been saved to give pleasure to future generations.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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I attended a presentation at St George's Hall as a youngster, where I received a beautiful certificate in recognition of an essay I had written. I have no idea what I wrote about but since the RSPCA awarded the certificate, then I assume it must have been about animals. As a very shy, not-at-all-confident (...Read full memory)

1956, I was brought up in Doon Street, Kirkdale, along with my 3 brothers and 5 sisters. We all went to St John's School, where we had Father Hopkins and Sister Mary Francis, we used to call them the dragons. If anyone is still around from that era I would love to hear from you. I read some (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

My parents got married here in 1922 and we, as a family, attended up to about 1946. It was an English speaking, Welsh, Presbyterian church then and I think finally ceased about 1950 due to lack of numbers. I have copies of the monthly journals for all 1921 which contain lists of members and (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Liverpool, Sefton Park 1895: The cast iron rustic bridge, built in 1870, has always been a much-photographed spot. Sefton Park has always had much to delight its visitors, and when the Palm House opened in 1896 thousands came to see it, along with the other glories of the Park. There is the Peter Pan statue, a pirate ship on the lake, and 'Children's Corner', with elves hidden amongst the flowers, which has charmed thousands of young Merseysiders over the last century or so. The Palm House is undergoing a complete restoration, and Liverpool can be glad that this great Victorian treasure has been saved to give pleasure to future generations.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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