COMMENTS: Sorry to hear of the death of Bill Smaje. He was a good friend of my Mum,
"Nellie" Reynolds, who lived in Speke for nearly 60 years. I visited Bill a few times
at his home and we always had good chats. He did a very good sketch of the Old Smithy.
COMMENTS: Deeply saddend to hear of the death of Bill Smaje.I have never had the
pleasure to see the man but have had sent many emails to and from him over the last
few years he will be sadly missed God bless you Bill
COMMENTS: just to wish you all,lynne,carol,and everyone in the guestbook,a,very merry
Sunday 11/27/2005 12:51:38am
NAME: wendy blair
REFERRED BY: Just Surfed In
LOCATION: Ontario, Canada
COMMENTS: What a wonderful site you have created!! I am researching my family history
in Lancashire and wish there were more sites like this one. You are to be commended
for all the work you have put into this site which will help many others looking
for their roots.
COMMENTS: Smashing web site.Fond memories of the church and growing up in Speke.My
grandparents are buried in the churchyard.My parents,my sister and myself were all
married in All Saints.I was born in 1954 at 96 Linner Road and also lived at 25 Harland
Green.Went to Stocktonwood,Millwood and Speke Comp.Best memories were the masses
of bluebells in the Mill Woods and walking to Hale Lighthouse.
COMMENTS: Will be visiting Speke Hall on 19-10-05 or 20-10-05 and would also to visit
at All Saints Church as I was christened there 61 years ago. Will the church be open
or is there somewhere I can collect the key? Don't know which day, depends on the
weather.Sorry for leaving it till the last minute. Hope you can reply in time. If
not, I'll try the door on the off-chance. Kath Barkley
Let me introduce myself to you. I am an Asian Missioner in the diocese of Lichfield.
Dr Munir Barkat, who is a member of our newly plannted Asian Congregaion is seeking
a place only for stay for one night on 6 October. He will be arriving at 6 pm and
will leave at 7 am next morning. He is going to have an interview on 7 October morning
in Estuary Banks, Speke Liverpool L24 8RB.
Could I ask if you would help him in this regards. He is responsible for all his
meals. I shall be grateful to you.
I look forward to hearing you as soon as possible.
COMMENTS: Hi. I am not sure if you still remember me but 13 years ago, together with
Hamilton, Isabel and Martin we lived there along Eastham Avenue. We are known as
the root groups and we helped in All Saints and the Church of Saint Aidans.
I felt so glad when I chanced upon your website. It brings back old memories of my
life there. I have no contact with the rest of the Root groups or people there. But
I will never forget you all. I am now a lawyer and I am working for the government
of the Republic of the Philippines and I hope that someday I will have a chance visit
Speke so that I can see all the lovely people there.
I will appreciate to renew communication with your parish ones more. Thank you for
COMMENTS: Please could you contact me as I have a question about banns being read
for my wedding in Somerset and I know that they have to be read in my own parish
as well. I am currently living in Speke. Thanks for your help.
COMMENTS: i noticed you signed dean weirs guestbook and enquired about moneypennys
lock. I live quite close and think you could get a lot of the history of the lock
by contacting stephen moneypenny at Portadown, co. Armagh, N. Ireland who was related
to the former lockkeeper.
Lynne - Billy, that's brilliant! Thank you so much - I'll be in touch later.
COMMENTS: Lynne - just looking at "All The Saints" and there is one at Childwall
- it's very old and mentioned in the Domesday Book. A former school colleague of
mine at Liverpool Institute (Eric Bramhall)was the Vicar there until he retired last
COMMENTS: Hello again Lynne,so glad to have found your site again.I do enjoy reading
of so many peoples experiences in our "little hamlet"
I particularly loved carol forsyth,s memories,I remember her working in the co~op.
She was lovely.I wonder if she remembers the scruffy boy who was always on messages
for his mother.I.still remember the divi number 10538
Does anyone remember the vast fields of daffodils along hale rd in the spring,the
trek to luddons shop in hale on sundays was always made more pleasant at the sight
I would like to know more about the critchley family who were prominent landowners
or farmers in the area? perhaps one of the family could contact me. Is mrs Rives
all for now, bye
Wednesday 05/04/2005 10:32:00pm
NAME: Tony Dilworth
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
LOCATION: Ainsdale Merseyside
COMMENTS: Just a quick hello !! to let you Know that the email address as changed
a little...... please use the following address, to contact my dad Joe Dilworth.
COMMENTS: Hy Lynne , what a great surprise to see your website , all the memories
come flooding back !
I lived at 10 Fenton Close from 1945 to around 1957 and then went to 94 All Saints
Road until 1964 . I was confirmed in All saints church when I was about 12years old
. I have a sisier Val, who now lives in Australia and gave me your website . I have
a brother Rod who would remember Joey Dilworth , Michael Murray and Edie Holmes .
he lives in Australia now . I have a younger brother as well, Ian who now lives in
My dad worked at Dunlops and Dista all his working life and is now almost 98 years
of age .
I often think of our childhood in Speke and it was a brilliant place to live . We
had the biggest bonfires in Fenton Close on Bonfire night and think we " borrowed
" a lot of the firewood from Fenton green . We seemed to have seasons for different
games , either top and whip , skipping with a very large rope from the docks ! Marbles
or ollies as we called them and Yes ! I think the sun shone every day in the summer
I worked in the Co op on Western Avenue when I left school and Berties as well ,
plus the airport . Also a shop at the " new shops" called Irwins , which got taken
over by a new firm called Tesco . When we heard it was to be a self service , we
all said it would never work !
Its very sad to hear the shops have gone in western Avenue , Jack allens and the
chippie . Does anyone remember Stevies on Hale Road , always handy for sweets before
we went to the woods .
COMMENTS: Enjoyed looking at your website, brought back loads of memories. My nan
and grandad lived over the road Charles and Elsie Windsor, also my mum and her brother
and sisters, Margaret Rose, Ann, Cynthia and Charles. My mum is seventy this month.
Anyone remember them e-mail me.
COMMENTS: Still a 'GREAT' Site, Lynn, love to look in every now and again,lots of
the comments from various people bring back some very fond memories of Speke and
the surrounding area's. "Best Wishes to all"
COMMENTS: Hi Lynne, just want to thankyou for a great site, while using this site
I came across the war graves commission site and found some really interesting info
about my grandfather. thanks again.
COMMENTS: I went to Stocko in 1969. Then to Stapo and then on to the comp on central
avenue where I lived. Would love to here from anybody who was in any of my classes.
I remember few names. Marie Lucas, Julie Gowland, Caroline, Debbie Whitehead, Karen,
Julie and Gina Benn(twins) Pippa, Dawn, As for the boys erm Rooney, sorry thats it....
COMMENTS: Stephen I lived next door to you on at 46 central avenue! you were great
friends with my brother rob! but obviously wouldn't have mixed with me much. Be great
to hear of old memories of both of our families. I live in NOrth Yorkshire now. JUst
found this brill sight and you are first name I recognised!
Great site. I was born in Woodend Ave, lived in Harefield rd. Went to stocktonwood
and central ave school.Does anyone remember wiggies orchard, it belonged to my grandparents,
many of the kids used to raid it. Does anyone remember the youth club in the huts
on the playground of Stocktonwood, the woman who ran it was called Daisy. Its amazing
reading some of the articles they bring back many forgotten memories.
I married avril crewe in all saints in 1962 I think your mum was friendly whith her
mum,they were both involved in the church. I lived in linner, avril lived in wellbrook
green ( been divorced many years now} Wonderful site, call you soon, tony
COMMENTS: remember the names of some,but not the faces;really is a great site,very
informative,so much so,that you have to go through a couple of times! used to live
in ramsbrooke close and blacklock hall road,stocko+speke comp schools attended1964-1975.
COMMENTS: Morning Lynne, am just making you and all out there aware of my new address.
Anyone who remembers the Barkers from School Way,Sam,Ann Margaret,June,Pat and Bill
feel free to get in touch, it would be nice to hear from you.
COMMENTS: Hi! Lynne. I was wondering if anyone remembers me.
I lived at 84 All Saints Rd from 1944 to 1968. I went to Stocko and Stappo. I worked
at the Airport Garage, the Busses and Dunlops. I married Joyce Appleton from Lovel
Rd at All Saints in 1964. We came to the I o M in 68.
I wonder if anyone knows Malcolm Jones he lived at I think 112 All Saints Rd
COMMENTS: Great website; nice to look back and discover some names, or families,
that I remember. I lived at 47 Greyhound Farm Road from 1942 to 1951 when we went
to live in a place called Halewood ( a sleepy village then). I went to Stockton Wood
Road School, the teachers I remember being Kneale, Singleton, Perkins, Cresswell
(all very handy with corporal punishment). I also remember all of us playing in the
woods next to All Saints Church and being chased by The Vicar, Rev. Wade on his motorised
cycle. Truly, the happiest days of my life. My friends were Kenny Pemberton, Kenny
Parr, Arthur Henwood, Brian Threlfall and Alfie Riley. Where are they now???
COMMENTS: hi Lynne,great site loads of great memories.i lived at 16 stocktonwood
rd from 51-56/7 went to stocktonwood school and all saints sunday school remember
dog used to lay under the organ and you were allowed to fuss him if you had been
good.my sister jenny passed away last year my older brother lawrie lives in liverpool.i
remember alan callaghan, malcolm chester but can't remember any girls names.our doctor
was dr callaghan,i remember the crescent,library, the cottages,being in the school
annexe going to speke hall when there was cows in the grounds,oglet shore,we moved
to 32 east damwood rd where i went to millwood rd,st ambrose,all hallows.i married
ray powney from burnage close at st aidans in 1968 i'm now a mum to 3 and gran to
4. anyone who remembers me please get in touch.keep up the good work best wishes
COMMENTS: hi Ann Hughes is looking for Jacquline Evans who used to live in burnage
close in speke,moved to australia, went to central avenue girls left in 1964. if
anyone knows of her please get in touch,my email is email@example.com
COMMENTS: I am searching for my ancestors starting with James W Norris, born Aug
27, 1869, his father Thomas Norris & his wife Jane Hubbard. Thansk for letting me
look at what could have been in my family history. Linda Vishnesky
COMMENTS: Further to my previous entry, I'd just like to ask anyone who remembers
me to get in touch. I lived at 1 Speke Town Lane (next to the Crescent) from 1949
until 1970. I attended Stockton Wood Road School from l954 until l960 when I moved
on to St. Hilda's High School for Girls. Anyone who remembers a diddy person (4ft
11in) with black curly hair running up Woodend Lane every morning for the 80 bus
in a purple school uniform please get in touch.
COMMENTS: I would love for Sheila Emanu nee MacDonald to get in touch with me. She
submitted 2 photos of Stockton Wood Girls Junior School. I am on the photo from l957
(fourth from left on front row) and I think can put a name to quite a few of the
other faces. I'd love to hear from Sheila or anyone else on that photo. I actually
still have my copy of this photo although it is rather battered and dog-eared now.
Thought I would email you again, it's been a long time. Do you know what as happend
to Tom Ryder's Speke web site? he said he was getting it back up and running early
this year but still nothing. Have tried emailing him but no reply.
Do you know when the Stocktonwood Road School reunion is?
If any one remembers me from 84 Linner Rd or School please email me.
loved your site, so many names bring back old memories I used to live at 99 Goldfinch
Farm Road, went to Stockton Wood Road then Central Ave.
was in Guides at All Saints and in the choir at St Aidens when the Vicor was Mr Spears.
I would love to find Brenda Morris she Married Dave Quick and had Son Kevin and Daughter
Jane to whom I am God Mother. If anyone out there remembers me or knows where Brenda
is please get in touch.
Saturday 06/12/2004 11:27:19am
NAME: Valerie Whitehouse
REFERRED BY: Friend
LOCATION: Rowley Regis W.Midlands
COMMENTS: I lived in Speke and used All Saints, although I was in the choir at St
COMMENTS: What a great site. Just spent an Hour and a half looking through it. Mum
& Dad were married in All Saints in 1951. I Lived in Speke for a short while in 68/69.
Used to attend the Youth Club, first at All Saints, then the amalgamated one at St
Aidens, in the days of Trevor Mains, Nicholas Paterson and Michael Whatmore. (Trev
the Rev, Nick the Vic and Michael the Deciple). with Alan Foster, Arthur Moore, Dave
Jones, Ian Pimlett, Steve Berridge, Margie Weston, Susan Parry, Lesley Dunbavin,
Collette Isaacs and heaps more that this old brain cant recall. It would be nice
to get in touch with them again. I know Arthur lives in Birkenhead now. Us Walkers
used to live at 70 Linner Road from about 1939 or so till my Father Charlie Walker
finally emigrated to Australia in 88. My best regards to everyone in Speke.
COMMENTS: Hi Lynn, not visited for some time. Read all 56 pagaes. Very impressive
to see how far people have travelled. Good to see some signs of progrewss such as
new schools; hope they're not being built by Jarvis or anyone else under the PFI
scheme. Very warm feeling and many memories have come alive. Still feel sad about
loss of Crescent Library; many happy years there developing a love of books. Also
remember Sea Cadets of which I was a member in erly & mid 6)'s. Called TS Conway
and I think unit 467. Remember a Captain Nookie (?) who did a lot of refurbishment
work there. Also remember being scared out of my wits one day playing in woods near
All Saints. Looked over the wall and saw a bloodstained comb. Ran like the proverbial
clapers. Speke Hall was also a spooky place to visit on an autumn or winter afternoon.
Believe I saw a ghost in a window when visiting with family. Only realised this when
I discovered we were the ony visitors inside. Could have been a trick of the light.
What has happpened to the park. Does the new school mean the loss of a park. Good
to see Dungeon Lane being refurbished. Cottage Shop was not the ony place open on
sunday. There was a garage up near Dungeon Lane, near Bridge Lane(?) which was ok
for people up that end of the estate
Don't think Michael Coleman lived in Wellbrook Green, perhaps Wellbrook Close. I
can still name all the families and children in Wellbrook Green while we lived there
from 53-64. Does anyone remember the variety of mobile shops such as Mr. Leckies,
Bill Websters, the butchers and Mr. Kaye, the sweetman. Caravan at Western Ave. was
known as Butlers Pantry and I've had many a cup of tea and cigarrette on a cold winters
night. Remember names from Western Ave such as Robin Fricka, Carl Stedman, Rhoda
Crocket, Colin Adams Also names such as Billy Coventry, Margaaret Kent, Bas Long,
Scarey to think of all the chemical wastes we played on at Oglet Shore (The Onk)
There was also another way down to the river at the back of Speke Hall which now
seems to be blocked off when I visited the place a year of so ago.
By the way Lynn, met up with Vivian at my sisters wedding some time ago and she reminded
me of stories of my childhood which I had forgetten such as walking to Garston Market
with her and your aunt to buy cracked eggs and Lancashire Cheese.
Anyway, I think that's enough for now. Really excellent to see way you have developed
the site. Many thanks
It would be good to have a re-union. If people coudnt make it we could still post
a photo on the website. Thanks Lynne for taking the time out to put the site up.
I used to live in the prefabs in clough road. Anyone out there wanna say hello? email