COMMENTS: Returned to All Saints on 19 Nov to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary
-sadly without my wife Pat- nee Todd of 33 Damwood Rd - who died in 1980.The church
and grounds are so well looked after it is a great credit to the Parish Team. An
enjoyable couple of hours amongst some very nice people.
I would like to attend the Sunday Service again and next time I'm up for 'the match'
will stay over and chat about old times. Nothing better than a bout of nostalgia.
What a lovely site - very welcoming and full of info on Speke. I'm researching my
family history, and have Liedbetter, Leadbetter,Fogg, Rice and Goodall ancestors
who all originated in Speke, with some baptisms recorded at St Mary's RC Church,
Woolton. Do you have any pre-1800 BMD records for All Saints Church, and if not,
can you point me in the right direction?
COMMENTS: HI TO EVERY ONE I attended Stocktonwood Road School and Speke Secondry
mod, Deputy Head Boy. and ALL Saints church cubs and scouts.
Fantastic Church attended many times when I was a boy .What happened to the church
bells .The old church hall brings back many memeries to me and the cubs, the arkala
cant remember her name now .what a place to be fantastic.Sorry for the bad typing
I have parkinsons Disease.
just thought I would check the site see if there are any names I remember. Thanks
to you and ALL at All saints for the kind condolences following Brenda's death. We
are not doing too badly. Anyone who views this message and remembers me is happy
to e-mail especially anyone from Greyhound Farm Road, Stockton Wood School (or should
that be 'Stocko'.
COMMENTS: What a lovely, interesting site. My Great Aunt is buried at All Saints
- How do I find out if there is a gravestone or where her plot is? I am hoping to
visit Liverpool early next year and would love to visit the church.
Firstly, your site is superb. An excellent tribute to the legacy and life of All
My Grandparents lived in Speke until they both passed away in the early 80s. They
belonged to All Saints for a number of years.
While looking through the photographs I spotted my Grandfather, Henry Littler, MBE
- what a tremendous surprise. For your web page reference, he appears on the "Photographs
3 - People from All Saints and other community groups" page, Photograph 5, standing
behind the Revd Derek Clawson. He has glasses and just appears from behind the Revd
Clawson's head (to the left, as you look at the photograph).
My Grandfather also appears on the same page, Photograph 6, right at the front on
the left-hand side wearing the light coloured raincoat, shirt and tie, and standing
with his hands clasped together.
My Father moved to N. Ireland in the 60s with the BBC and has stayed ever since.
We spent many very happy holidays in Speke with our Grandparents.
My Grandfather, Henry Littler, received an MBE in the late 60s.
COMMENTS: This is a very good & intresting web site. It just needs to made more up
to date. Am getting married in "All saints Church" next july its nice to know more
information on my church. Thank you
COMMENTS: I am francisco freston, live in a town (in argentine). I have fond my grandfather
in the census 1881 with his family, he was Frank Freston and had three years old
y and his mather is in cementery Speke (Anne Mary Freston A 25 dead im 1885) I want
have contact with this page. Thank you
Lynne: I have taken photographs for you and will email them shortly!
LOCATION: General Pinto. Provincia de buenos Aires
COMMENTS: Lamneto escribir en espaÃ±ol. Pero he encontrado en vestra pÃ¡gina a mis
antepasados en un cesno del aÃ±o 1881 en Speke. I am argentine. My grandfather (Frank
Freston born in speke in 1877, census the 1881. thanyou very much
COMMENTS: Lynne, re our recent exchange of emails, is it ok to go ahead with ordering
the headstones. Are there any restrictions I need to observe. Thanks .Wayne.
Sunday 07/30/2006 9:11:29am
NAME: J Beddows
REFERRED BY: Just Surfed In
COMMENTS: My family lived in Stocktonwood Road for many years, My grandmother Ethel
Hannah was the caretaker of the old school, my grandfather John Hannah worked at
Dunlop. My parents John and Pat were married at All Saints Church in 1960.
Have a look at my family site, great picture of my parents wedding at All Saints.
COMMENTS: what a great site, well done.lived in linner road from 1946 until i married
in 1963, i loved speke brilliant place to grow up, seen lots of familiar names although
i did go to st christophers and all hallows good job
COMMENTS: Hello to Everyone, especially Lynne, who has done the most amazing job!
I am emailing as a last chance lottery scenario, so here goes. If any of this info
rings a bell to anyone, please get in touch.
I had an aunt and uncle who lived in School Way, 145, until around 1990. They had
lived there throughout the 1970s and 1980s. They were Eileen and Alan Davy. They
had a son Lee and a Daughter Eileen. Lee was born in 1968 and would be just 38 now.
My aunts maiden name was Roberts and she was formerly from the Dingle area of Liverpool.
Her brother Cyril, "Ciggy" Roberts was my dad. Last heard she and her husband moved
to Cherry Sutton and Lee moved to Isle of Man.
My grandfather Robert "Bob" Roberts died on Sept 26 1973 and the funeral service
was at All Saints Church in Speke. Am trying to locate his burial plot, which is
at Allerton. Would the Church have any record of that?
Also trying to locate my grandmother Mary's gravesite in Allerton, but no luck yet
either. Dont know where her funeral service was held but she died much earlier than
my grandfather. Her maiden name was Thompson. My dads best friend was Bobby Fraser,
also from the Dingle area. He is also sadly deceased and has been for many years.
If anyone recognises any names i have mentioned, please get in touch. Also, if anyone
can help me locate my grandparents plot numbers, i would be extremely grateful. It
has taken me 5 years just to find out about my grandmothers maiden name.
Love and best wishes to Speke website users and all who surf on her. Take care
Jo Billingsley nee Roberts
Lynne: Hi Joanne, I'll be in touch soon with my email address and information on
who to contact about the records for Allerton Cemetery.
COMMENTS: What a great site, I've just located my grandmothers grave after years
of looking but how do the plot references relate to the actual grave yard. Is there
some kind of grid map? Thanks. Wayne.
Lynne: Hi Wayne, If you send me the plot number and your grandmother's name, I'll
take some photographs for you. I'll send you my email address soon.
I am searching for information about my ancestors starting mostly from Edward Holme
(also documented as Hulme and Holmes) who was a farmer in Speke and lived at Honey
Hall (also documented as Honey Hall Farm)and was born in 1814. I think this was near/on
Edward's Lane and a place called Holme Hollow. His brother John Holme also owned
land in Speke and Edward's son Anthony had White House farm on Garston Old Road.
Edward is one of the locals who presented the book to Miss Watt on her 21st birthday.
I was delighted to see his name in it when I visited Speke Hall last year. If anyone
knows of anything about my family or the farms please get in touch or if there is
any Holme/Holmes/Hulmes still living in the area I would be very pleased to hear
LYNNE: Hi Jayne, Hulme is definitely a well known old Speke name. Edward Holme is
on the 1881 census page at http://spekec.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/1881census.htm
He is also on the 1891 at Honey Hall Farm. I'll send you the details with anything
else I find!
Lynne: Update - I have managed to locate someone with photos of Honey Hall Farm and
he has contacted Jayne with the good news.
COMMENTS: Hi Lynne , It was great to find your new site and to see that someone had
remembered me . Im sure I do remember Tony coming in the Co op and had forgotten
all about any shopping being called " messages " Ive been away from Liverool too
I remember the fields of daffodils along Hale Road , what a sight they were ! There
was also a small lane off Hale road which had some small cottages and the most beautiful
gardens . A lady who lived in one of them would pick you a lovely bunch for a couple
of pennies . The last time I went to Liverpool , I found the lane but alas ! the
cottages and gardens had gone without a trace of them ever being there . So sad but
thank goodness for memories !
COMMENTS: A VERRY GOOD SITE, LOVED YOUR NEW DOG...A FELLA GOES UP TO A LAD ON WESTERN
AVE AND SAYS..IS THERE A B+Q IN SPEKE THE LAD SAYS..THERE IS AN S, A P, AN E, A K
AND ANOTHER E.....SEE YOU LYNNE, IAN.
I just viewed you list of grave names. Please would you be so kind as to alter my
mother's name in grave C23 to Nina Aline Williams. The Aline was her mother's name,
she was a Swiss National. My mother is buried with my brother Jack.
Thanks very much
Lynne: Hi Kathy, I've tried to email you but my message keeps bouncing back as your
address is not recognised.
I will change your Mum's entry today - sorry for the mistake.
COMMENTS: firstly i would like to say that i was very impressed with the website.
i used to live in speke in the 60's, i went to stockton wood school and i was also
in the choir at all saints when mr maines was the vicar,( if he is still in contact
with the church, i am the choir girl who asked for the old organ when he told the
choir boys to take it outside to chop it up! and we all pushed it back to my house
in speke church road in the snow!) i left speke with my parents in 1970 to live in
north wales . i have many fond memories of all saints church, unfortunately i do
not have any photos of me wearing my choir robes and i was wondering if anyone who
was married at the church from '67 to '69 has any pictures of the choir in their
COMMENTS: Have been on the site before and think it,s lovely, my dad is buried in
the grounds and it is nice to be able to come and visit and not worry if it has been
vandalised. My dads name is Thomas Mcmahon,on your records you do not have his first
name recorded on the list, i was wondering why ?.
COMMENTS: I think that you could be our last hope. We are trying to trace Jean Purvis
who was my wifes bridesmaid 50 years age. We know she maried in All Saints 1958/60
to a guy named Joe and went to the west country to live but we lost contact with
her. Can you help please. We have been living in Australia many years now and will
be back in Speke in the last week in March. My wifes parents are buried there and
her brother (E29) we were married there over 50 years ago. I hope you can help. Jean
had a brother Charlie and lived in Damwood Road. Kind regards Maurice Lamberth. Great
Great Site. Lots of phtos of people I Know. So good to see a picture of your mum
& dad again. Also, picture of me at the Scouts Own behind your dad taking the salute.
Lynn do e-mail me lots to rell you. All the Christian work I am doing now is built
on the foundation of my years at All saints.
COMMENTS: hi i was just wondering how do i send photos to you of my grandparents
wedding at all saints. There names were Lillian Dobie and Frank Gregson they were
married 1941. It would be good if anyone remembers them to get in touch. they lived
in Linner road and also my great nan Alice Dobie and Albert Dobie. Also my dad and
his parents lived in speke in clough road my dads name is Philip Metcalf and my other
grandparents name was Mary and Jimmy Metcalf