Speke Liverpool

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1  - Cover of the Speke Messenger, the Parish Magazine of October 1961

2 - Memorial card of Delia Latham - 1866 to 1928

3 - A letter from Miss Watt’s estate written in 1921

4 - Important War Dates, with thanks to Ted Chapman

5 - A letter from King George, with thanks again to Ted Chapman

6 - The Confirmation Card of Edward Symonds donated by his son, the late Billy Symonds

7 - My Baptism card.  Although a lifelong attender of All Saints, the monthly Baptism services were held in the new Parish Church of St Aidan’s in 1960 and that’s why I was christened there.

8 - This is the Baptism card of Mavis Claire Campbell, signed by Rev Wade on 2nd February 1941.  Many thanks to her daughter, also called Mavis for sending this in.  All Saints was known at the time as Speke Church as it was the only one here.

9, 10 & 11 - Thanks to Brian Reynolds who obtained a copy of this Rose Queen Coronation magazine from 1953 off ebay!  

12, 13 & 14 - A Probationer’s Training card of a choir boy at All Saints Church, Mark Tappenden.

15 - The Baptism Card of Brian, son of Julie Whitehead who allowed me to copy this at the 2008 Exhibition.

16 to 19 - These are copies of two postcards from 1936 sent to Doris Johnson by her teacher at Speke School, Miss Bliss.  Thanks to Doris for allowing me to share them.

20 - Thanks to Brian Gittins for sending in his Baptism Card from 1942. It’s nice to see the different ones that were given over the years.

21 - Thanks to Rob Dobie for this copy of his Mum’s School Certificate commemorating the Coronation of King George VI.  Have a close look at the characters around the edge as they include figures and symbols from each part of Britain and other countries.

22 & 23- A newspaper article about the Mothaks plane crash.

24 - An article in the local newspaper, Speke Together in 1979 about a local apprentice, Paul Argent who is now a Liverpool Cultural champion for our city.

25 & 26 - Two pages from the Church magazine of 1946

27  A 1932 letter to Speke Hall from Sarah Swift who lived on Blacklock Hall Farm

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