COMMENTS: I have just returned from the UK and visited the church. My mother who
has signed in as Joan Haydon was married there in the early fifties. It was great
to walk around the church and enjoy the churchyard. I took some video and I don't
think Mum has stoped watching it. We also visited were I was born in Bray Rd and
also were My Grandparents lived in Greyhoundfarm Rd..great experience, as I was only
4 when we cam to Australia..
COMMENTS: Just checked your site after a long time and it is great, although I never
went to your church I have very fond memories of it, some of my family are buried
there (CARWARDINE) I have sent email to Norma,also I remember Tommy Horrocks and
a few other's as I went to St Christophers (1950} and All Hallows,if anyone remembers
me I would love to hear from them,Love to all,and PLEASE keep the memories coming,Love
COMMENTS: Hello Lynne ......Pictures of the Queens recent visit to Speke and Liverpool
are now up on our site. There are also some pics of Paul McCartney and his wife Heather
at the Walker Art Gallery.
COMMENTS: memories flooding back of our beautiful little church, the cottages opposite,
the old fire station nearby with the massive old tenders & of course, Stocky Road
school. The days when Speke was forever bathed in sunshine...or was it.
COMMENTS: First of all my apologies in my last entry in your guest book,I put that
i had been living in Speke from 1938-1060,instead of 1938-1960,my apologies. I have
never been back to england ,but a lot of my friends have and at present my eldest
son is visiting.I have a photo of the A.R.P.Wardens which i will forward to you by
mail,also a July 1952 issue of the liverpool echo,with wedding photos in it also
includes mine,I found this paper when i was going through my Mothers things after
she passed away.My Mother emigrated to Australia 30 years ago.Going through your
guest list there are few names I remember,there is somebody who lived at 46 Bray
Rd,I lived at no 66.Please contact me if you remember me.When i lived in Greyhound
farm road,I lived at 46.The old smithy you talk about,use to have Gourleys the grocers.Scotts
library and a butchers.and old Mrs Nursalls shop where we got the papers on a Sunday.Many
thanks for the wonderful memories
COMMENTS: Lived in Speke from1938-1060.married at ALL SAINTS CHURCH 1952,Rev wade
married us.Attended the old church hall as school,until new school was built.Lived
in Greyhound farm rd and the Bray road.The name of our family was ChesterMy married
name was Bloxham.my husband is now deceased and i am remarried and live in australia.I
will try and find some photos and send to you.My eldest daughter attended stockton
wood road school.My Mother gladys chester passed away in feb this year she was 91,and
a very well known person in Speke,as was my father.
COMMENTS: Just spent an hour or two looking round the site. It was excellent! Well
done. I thought I recognised quite a few names, although that isn't one of my better
skills (remembering I mean). If anybody out there knows me, it would be great to
hear from you. I attended Stocktonwood Primary til '58 (ish), then Speke Boys school
til '62 (ish). I have a younger brother Brian and we lived in Clough Rd and Wellbrook
Green. I was confirmed at All Saints in 1960 by the Bishop (I think), could've been
Archbishop. Was in Cubs in church hall. Later moved to St Aidens.
Left Speke in 1970 (?) - told you the memory was good - and moved to Australia. Been
here ever since.
COMMENTS: Lynne, I remember you for the church back in the late seventies. I was
a Choirboy then and an Alter boy. Back when Bruce Lang was the vicar. It's a great
shame you haven't mentioned him on this site because he had a great hand in rescueing
a lot of young souls from very bleak futures (me included). However it's very nice
to see the old place still going strong in C21. I bet they still have my cassock,
hanging in the vestery.
I think it would be an excellent idea to have a Stockton Wood reunion, as long as
I can bring along my size eleven black plimsole and us it on one or two teachers
that I'm sure deserve a wake or two!
As an old Spekeite I have to say I loved your site, especially the picturesque walk
through the old village
Lynne: An old Spekeite eh? Don't recognise your name from my records... and don't
you Liverpool players get paid an unearthly sum to kick a ball round a field? What
are you doing, surfing the web, signing my guestbook all the time .... Alan....?
COMMENTS: Forgot to mention Phil Jackson who was one of the senior scouts -we all
went around together!Last heard Phil was living somewhere in Yorkshire. And of course
Pete Blythe who sadly passed away some years ago.
COMMENTS: Well! this is a great site Lynne - congratulations. Brought back many memories
and names for us. Pam lived at 42 Bray Rd and John about the same distance on the
other side of Western Ave at 29 Tarbock. We were both at Stocktonwood Rd school at
different ends in those days( left in 1953). And active in Brownies, guides , sea
rangers, cubs , scouts and senior scouts - wher are our great pals of those days
- les Mulligan, Mike Rodgers, Doug Tinsley, George & Eileen Roberts, Neil Thomas,
Wendy Flood, Sandra Fearon, Joyce Worthington, Irene Brownrigg. Pam took Brownies
with Joan Edis (who passed away earler this year at the grand old age of 92/3)Remember
wide games in Damwoods and paper chases as far as Woolton. Also the youth club -
Geoff ward ran it for a while - pam Wall, Pamela rose, John Nicholson were a few
who went there. Scout and Guide dances in the rickety old Guide Hall using Johns
portable record palyer (1959). We married in 1964 and lived in Aigburth Vale, Dunstable
and Kelsall before emigrating to New zealand with our 6 children in 1975. Johns mum
now lives in Appledore Rd (she talks of you Lynne). Pams parents live at Barnton,
as does her twin Pauline.Lynne, cant access the pics on scouts etc? Some day will
send you many of photos we took of guide and scout activities in mid 50s to 1963
COMMENTS: Apologies! Whilst in the middle of updating the whole site, my PC died
and has to go into hospital. I'm sorry most of the links don't work at the moment,
but the Accident and Emergency staff have promised to do their best so I will get
the site sorted as soon as I can. (Obviously I have no email access either at the
COMMENTS: I am glad your guest book is doing so well.I will get in touch with robert
cartledge.Well another memory for some of you is when I took some scouts to old warden
to camp there and your dad and harry norris went with me.They got to know the local
villagers and before you knew it we where getting fresh food delivered.I was not
sure if it was your dads silver tongue or harry,s jokes but it worked.I also met
my wife there and have now been married thirty one years.I had my daughter barbara
christened at the church.We where the first confirmation class to go to the cathredral
to be confirmed but i cannot recollect who went.We also had at one time a full choir
and got two and six per wedding.Happy days.
COMMENTS: I cannot believe how many contacts your Web site has given me considering
that I live so far away.
The last contacts, Joey Dillworh, Ken Pritchard & Eddie Holmes are actually friends
of my older brother Michael Murray, but it is fantastic to hear from any friends
of our family. My mum still lives in Fenton Close, she is 88 years old and she does
not believe that we can still be in contact with the Dillworths and the Holmes and
the Pritchards of this world. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to be
able to relive some of our best memories of our past.
I attended Stocktonwood Rd School from 1946 and transferred to the new school in
Central Ave and then to Stapleton Ave. (Boys only) The headmaster at this time was
Mr. Kneale. Met my wife, Marie at the Central Ave night school dance and we've been
married for 40 years. (Phew!) Lived in South Africa for seven years and been in Canada
26 years. I remember the Murray family in Fenton Close. I used to pal around with
Mike Murray, Eddie Holmes and Joey Dillworth. Would love to hear from them again.
Last time I was in Liverpool was 1994. Thanks for your great web site.
COMMENTS: My mum & dad were married in All Saints 38 years ago, i was christened
36 years ago and last year in february the my grandmother's funeral was held.Her
name is Blodwyn Ann Youds,it was a lovely service,thankyou.
Was told about this site by my brother Roy.Remember you from APPH days I retired
early 12 months ago after 47 yrs.
Find your guest book comments very interesting to read,will spend more time looking
through them. Some of the names I can recall...Colin Patterson,Alf Brownrigg and
one I have not heard of since I was at school Syd Abernethy..from Ramsgate Close
I also recall Sunday school, Church and youth club from the 50s and 60s.
COMMENTS: I spent most of my early years in Speke and have fond memories of All Saints
Church and Speke Hall and lived in Central Ave for many years. It's great to see
so much info on the web, brings back lots of happy memories.
COMMENTS: just surfed in really enjoyed your site I put my site up at the end of
Oct 2001. if you take a look you will see I have linked to your page as one of my
links to liverpool hope you don't mind. Also also added one of you links (directly
not thru your link) to my Legion page. keep up the good work
PS: Born & raised in the Dingle "Drysdale St & Park Rd"
Lynne: Great site Jim. Loads of Liverpool connections, especially for ex pats!
Friday 04/12/2002 10:46:33am
NAME: LESLIE LUNT
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
LOCATION: Totnes, Devon
COMMENTS: I LIVED IN GOLDFINCH FARM ROAD FROM 1939 TO 1959. THIS IS AN AMAZING WEB-SITE
WITH MANY NAMES SO FAMILAIR TO ANY 'OLD-SPEKEITE'!!
I WONDER IF ANY CAN TELL ME IF THEY ARE IN TOUCH WITH CARL MANEY WHO USED TO LIVE
IN ALL SAINTS ROAD...LAST TIME WE MET HE WAS WORKING IN ANDRE BERNARDS...ANYONE ELSE
WHO REMEMBERS ME OR MY BROTHERS ALAN & BRYAN PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH.
COMMENTS: Having spent time last night looking at the site properly and reading all
the guest book entries, I thought I'd come back and fill in some details about me.
I lived in Speke (Hale Rd) with my mother, Gloria (who ran the dance classes at All
Saints Church Hall) and my grandparents, Jimmy & Mercy Smith. Jimmy died in 1973,
and Mercy in 1974, and we then moved to Runcorn.
I went to Stocktonwood school, and also attended the Sunday school (with Mrs Hill?)
and Girl Guides (With Mrs Haslam) at All Saints.
I still come back to Speke each week, as I have followed in my mother's footsteps
and still dance - now teaching Line Dancing at the Metal Box club, although I gave
up the tap & ballet about 2 years ago.
It has been lovely to look around this site, and nice to read about people that I
It would be lovely to hear from anyone who remembers me or my family.
COMMENTS: Found the site via friends re-united. I lived in Speke until I 1969 when
I married Sue (Dinwoodie) we both belong to the church in Speke and have many happy
memories. Too many to list here.
Amongst all my happy memories are the times spent with a very dear friend Ian Faulkner
and I was deeply saddened to learn, last year, of his death. Ian and I were very
good friends and had many happy times together both as church members as well as
at the youth club. We were both Alter Boys at St.Aidans together with David Paul.
but as it also often happens we just lost touch with each other. I was sorry that
I learnt of his death so late but will always remember him.
I was not able to see all of the pictures on the site, it appears that you may have
some broken links, I will try again later in the week
my parents were married at All saints in 1946. I was also christened therein 1948.I
attended Alderwood Ave Primary and then went to Stapleton Ave secondary modern. we
moved to Australia in 1960 from Little Heath Rd Speke. It would be good to hear from
COMMENTS: What a great walk down memory lane I've just had! I grew up in Speke, Appledore
Rd(old prefabs) then Lovel Way.Christened "48, confirmed "61 and married '71 at All
Saints. Was also a Brownie and Guide. Took my daughter over in '76 and had her christened
in All Saints. The church has some great memories for me.
Went to Stocktonwood Rd school.Sad to hear it's being knocked down but I suppose
As for all the other places in Speke that are mentioned,Oglet Shore, the caravan
at the end of Western Ave, the gypsies, they really brought back memories. It was
great to see them mentioned.
COMMENTS: All Saints Church formed a major part of my life between the age of 5 and
15, Sunday School, Cubs, Scouts, Church Choir, Confirmation Classes. Mr Spears, Mr
Dewsbury, Mr Parkinson. I have very fond memories of the Church and friends I met
COMMENTS: Where are all the lads from Stapelton Avenue all boys school from 1960-1967.
Still stuck in Speke. Brother Ronnie still working in Fords (Jaguar now). Email address
only temporary so be quick.
COMMENTS: well here i am again.The skirt was so short we could not make a handbag
out of it but viv did have a lovely set of pins.Those brothers of yours started a
group with ronnie titchen & a.nother.For disco,s in the scout hut.We had to brick
up the windows.I am living in lincoln with magaret my wife who the lads will know.jeff
is in newton aycliffe near durham Jimmy norris & ritchie haig.I will be seeing them
soon so i will pass this information on.Does anyone remember the band i have a picture
somewhere.i will tell you next time how joe guy scared the life out of some drinkers
from the fox.Hope to hear from any of my friends or scouts or people who went on
that short walk from chester.t.t.f.n.
Lynne: Jimmy - I've tried - honest! And I thought I'd got the school ones working
until I checked the site out the nest day, and - poof! - they'd disappeared again.....
(Got a couple more to add now, so I'll try again!)
COMMENTS: Great website, many found memories flowed back. I was a choir boy during
the 70's when Mr Leng was the vicar. Went to school at stockton wood and hillfoot
comp. Have since been reaquanted with mark tappenden. I often visit speke as mum
still lives in ramsbrook close. Love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Born in Speke but left when i was only 18 months old, Think my Dad had something
to do with the church, can't remeber what....Family lived here for 3 - 4 years. Have
a very special family friend who lives in Speke and whom I am going to see very shortly.
COMMENTS: ask viv she can still paddle a canoe.Can barry still play a guitar.I remember
some person playing leapfrog on my back when we went on a short walk from chester
to the church.I hope everyone is well & remember me to them.The stories i could tell
of those days
Lynne: Yozzer! Nice surprise! Everyone is very well and doing okay. Viv is in Aberdeen
now, but she never got over the blisters from that walk! I still see 'the boys' and
they're both well! Please, pleeeeze put all your memories in the guestbook - loads
of people revisit to look for old friends! Hope all is well with you. Have you got
an email address I can write to you at?
COMMENTS: HELLO ALL GREAT LOOKING AT THIS WEB SITE I LIVED IN GOLDFINCH FARM RD WENT
TO STOCKO SCHOOL AND STAPELTON IN THE 50s AND 60s ANYONE REMEMBER DAISEYS YOUTH CLUB
IN STOCKO A MR ROBINSON TOOK IT OVER IN 1964 WE HAD A GREAT TABLE TENNIS TEAM GEOFF
PYE GRAHAM CONSTANTINE IAN PAULSON MALLY MCGUFFIE AND MYSELF WE WON THE JUNIOR AND
SENIOR LIVERPOOL YOUTH CLUB TITLES.