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FREE Issue 78 West Derby & Croxteth Park December 2012

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CHRISTMAS PAST by Stephen Guy, West Derby Society

The noisy green bus was a lifeline when ice and snow made travelling difficult and even visiting nearby

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passing Blackmoor Park School on the left (pictured). Earlier the gritters had been out - not the vehicles we have today but open wagons carrying men busily shovelling rock salt on to the roads. The 61 was a frequent service launched about 1939, linking Seaforth with south Liverpool, but a growing number of people had cars. Many of our neighbours in Lisleholme Crescent had

motors which were regulation black. One young man had a red sports car which earned him the name Killer. Another defied convention with his bottle-green saloon. In those days Christmas came quickly. There was no massive build-up in the shops from the autumn although one family in Deysbrook Lane put their tinselled tree in the window in October. Post war austerity put a brake on fes-

tivities. Money had to go a long way and luxury was having an orange in your Christmas stocking. Coal fires roared in sooty grates causing dreadful smogs on days when no breeze shifted its ghostly presence. Visits to Santa at Lewis’s or T J Hughes’s were highlights and lowtech toys such as Hoop-La and Snakes and Ladders the rewards. On Christmas Day Dad and I walked to St Mary’s in the Village while Mum did the turkey. Gran and Granddad came for tea – grandfather had a separate portion of

Christmas pudding without the brandy as he was teetotal. We would get the 61 to visit Auntie May and Uncle Eric in Taggart Avenue on Boxing Day – the bus stopped conveniently outside their door. Uncle Eric did hilarious impressions which put us in stitches. We would get the bus home clutching our presents, avoiding the open rear entrance where the chill air wafted into the over-heated interior. Our British-made Ekco television was rented from Stuart & Dorfman’s on Mount Pleasant. The tiny screen was

set in a highly-polished wooden cabinet. Christmas meant variety shows offering such popular acts as harmony singers The Stargazers, relaxed Liverpool crooner Michael Holliday, the rowdy Billy Cotton Bandshow and a talented young Australian called Rolf Harris. • Join the West Derby Society at its next meeting 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19 December at Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, Liverpool L12 7JG.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS CATHOLIC BLIND INSTITUTE Season’s Greetings From THE WRIGHTSURE INSURANCE GROUP Tel. No. 0151 494 0007 Supporting St. Vincent’s

MARK POWELL BARBERS Mill Lane West Derby Mark Powell, Nicky, Peter, Faye, Craig, Hollie & Emily would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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Established as a charity in Liverpool - registration number 1102657 the Catholic Blind Institute incorporates:

• St Vincent’ss School - A Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs Mission Statement: We work together in a safe and caring atmosphere, where a high standard of education and care are provided. • Christopher Grange Rehabilitation Centre. Mission Statement: Our aim is to enable people with a visual impairment to become as independent and self-confident as possible in their own home; by offering emotional support, skills training, dignity and respect resulting in improved quality of life. • Christopher Grange Care Centre Mission Statement: We aim to provide and continually develop an holistic environment for our residents that they may live with independence, confidence and dignity. The Institute aims to provide an environment in which our children, young people and adults are enabled to achieve a life of fulfilment, security and dignity, irrespective of disability, infirmity or age. Three distinct groups benefit

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from the charity, these are; • Children and young people from 4 -17 years of age, who have a visual impairment and possibly other disabilities benefit from specialist education and care provided at St Vincent’s School. Other children in this age range are supported in mainstream schools and through independent mobility training and shared placements • Those who lose their sight as adults benefit from a comprehensive range of services provided and the facilities available in our Visual Rehabilitation Centre • Older adults, with or without a vision impairment, benefit from access to our care home which includes a nursing unit and provision for those who need palliative care. St Vincent’s was visited by OFSTED in 2012 and found to be “outstanding”. Diocesan inspectors also found us to be ‘outstanding.’ For the children and adults and their families who benefit, the Catholic Blind Institute has helped them to an enormous extent, giving their future a reality due, purely and simply, to the dedication of the staff and carers who give so much, far and above their call of duty, in helping their

need. In order to secure the future, we need to positively seek funds in support of our charitable aims. The Charity is continually evolving its structures and services to ensure that they will better serve our beneficiaries and help restrain costs. Every individual deserves a chance. No-one really knows how far these people can progress but because of the work of the Catholic Blind Institute, there is a degree of hope and independence. Your financial help will be most important in allowing us to continue the work we do well into the future. We hope that you can see the value of our work and would really appreciate your help. You may have heard of our local lottery, the 50:50 Club whereby members contribute a small amount each month and can win substantial prizes as well as helping the work of the charity. We are very keen to involve the local community in our fundraising activities. If you think you can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our offices on the St Vincent’s School site. Contact details: 0151 230 5097 / 07785 728700 davidpoppitt@catholicblindinstitute.org tomhall@catholicblindinstitute.org

Derby Lane Motor Company, 71 Derby Lane, Old Swan Tel. No. 0151 284 2826 Wish all customers a Happy Christmas Supporting St. Vincent’s

RAY HARVEY Wishes Susan, Julie, Debbie and families a very Merry Christmas love Dad xxx

CENTURY SOFA’S would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year 23 Kempston Street, Liverpool L3 8NG Tel: 0151 207 4640 ABSOLUTE BATHROOMS Speke Hall Rd Hunts Cross Would like to wish all our customers past, present and future a very prosperous New Year

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JIM, ANGELA, JENNIFER AND ANDREW Wish friends and family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

DIANE MARSHALL would like to wish all her piano pupils and their families a very Happy Christmas Tel. No. 051 546 5422

Happy Christmas to all my customers and feline friends Thank you and best wishes from Diane at Milford Miews Cattery Tel. No. 0151 546 5422 www.milfordmiewscattery.co.uk

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Happy Christmas from CHRIS, CATHY, DAVID AND TOM GRIFFITHS GREASBY To family and friends in Liverpool Supporting St. Vincent’s

STOCKSMART West Derby Rd L6 Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year

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LOWLANDS The West Derby Community Centre In partnership with the community since 1957. Modern facilities in an elegant Grade II-listed Victorian mansion built in 1846, recently restored and renovated to the highest standards at a cost of £1.2 million. Many activities and facilities for all, including: sport and leisure, self-defence classes, music and dance, women’s interest, local history, children, day schools, therapy sessions ... and much more. Ideal for: weddings, christenings and anniversaries, reunions, graduations and proms, birthdays, family parties, away days, conferences and seminars.

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Christmas Market in West Derby Village Father Christmas invites you to a special Christmas Market in West Derby Village on Saturday December 1st. Come along for a fantastic festive day with lots of Christmas surprises! There is plenty going on for all of the family. Get keepsake photographs in Santa’s sleigh

with real life reindeers and elf handlers. Visit the Winter Wonderland Grotto and listen to heavenly carols performed by local choirs. The holiday season is a time for delicious food and drink so enjoy a great Farmers’ breakfast and partake in a glass of mulled wine. The Deputy Lord Mayor and Stephen Twigg MP will be doing the big

Christmas tree lights switch on alongside Santa and there will be a collection for Zoe’s Place Hospice throughout the day. The Farmers’ Market stalls will be selling their wonderful fresh produce and Christmas goods. It promises to be a day with lots of Christmas cheer, come and start the holidays off in style! Ho Ho Ho!

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WEST DERBY CHRISTMAS MARKET Saturday 1st December Sefton Arms Car Park, West Derby Village 9am - 2pm

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The Churches Together in West Derby pray that you have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Parish Churches of St Mary and St James, Roman Catholic Churches of St Paul and St Timothy, West Derby Methodist Church and West Derby Evangelical Church.

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AL-ANON Al-Anon Family Groups provide understanding, strength and hope to anyone whose life is, or has been deeply affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking. website: www.alanonuk.org.uk - helpline: 020 7403 0888 10am-

10pm. local contact: Dave 07806 603259 Linda 07563 638900.

CAR BOOT SALE/CHRISTMAS FAIR St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, West Derby To be held on Saturday 1st December 9am - 2pm Pitches for cars ÂŁ5. Grotto, Festive Stalls, Tombola. Raffles, and much more inside

CHRIST CHURCH Centre on Sedgemoor Road Coffee Morning Tuesdays 10am-12noon. Come along for a drink and simple snack - make new friends, or relax with old ones. Everybody welcome! Ring Helen on 474 1444 for information. KNIT AND NATTER Can you knit or just fancy a natter? We knit for babies born prematurely. Come and join our Knit & Natter group which meets every Wednesday morning 101130am. Just come along! Ring Barbara on 226 2992 for info CRAFTY COFFEE This group makes cards and is keen to explore and develop ideas and suggestions for other crafts! All ages welcome and all skill levels - come along and share your skills and ideas! Thursday mornings 10am-12noon. Ring Helen on 474 1444 for info

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DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP St Andrews Church Hall, L13 0AL. Normally last Tuesday and second Saturday of each month. A chance to have a chat, laugh and participate at your own pace with those

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HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENT AND CARER SUPPORT GROUP: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone to talk to - who knows what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there too.â&#x20AC;? We meet up - on the first Friday of every month to support each other. Next meeting is 1:30pm 4:30pm-ish at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Brinkâ&#x20AC;?, 15 - 21 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN. Further info please contact Mike McGovern on mikemcgovern54@aol.com; look online at www.headandneckcancer.co.uk; or speak to Sally or Lesley at the Aintree University Hospital Clinic on 0151 529 5256

INDOOR BOWLING Come and have fun at our indoor bowling at St Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Centre Princess Drive West Derby. Mondays at 2pm 3.30pm cost is ÂŁ1.50 includes a cuppa and cake. Contact Lorraine Brown on: 228 9063 for details. Lunch Club 1-2 Seniors

INDOOR BOWLS Held every Tuesday between 12.30 and 2pm. Have fun, meet new friends and have some gentle exercise. ÂŁ1.00 per session including refreshments. St Christopherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Hall, Lorenzo Drive. Tel: Barbara on 226 2992.

KNIT AND NATTER Can you knit or just fancy a natter? We knit for babies born prematurely. Wednesday morning, term time in Leamington Primary School at 10am. RingHelen 474 4444 for info.

Parties, Christenings, Bar Mitzvahs, Pet Photography, Evening Receptions, Studio Portraits, Key Rings ...

LADY BOWLERS NEEDED For Walton Hall Park. New players welcome - no experience needed. We are a friendly team; league games are Wednesday afternoon, April-Oct. Coaching Saturday morning (if you need it). Contact Beryl (0151) 721 5901 or Margaret (0151) 286 8375

LITTLE STEPS Group for pre-school children and their carers in Christ church Centre on Sedgemoor Road, Thursday in term time 13pm. No waiting list and no younger age limit. Just come along - or ring Sandra on 226 1774 for details.

LIVERPOOL CLUB FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE The Coffee Morning held for people with some hearing loss in the family resource room 2nd floor MSDP building Queens Drive L.Pool 13 has been amended to every third Tues in the month. - The next Coffee Morning will be Tues 17th April then every third Tues each month until further notice. - Communication is via normal speech. Apologies to all concerned. Mary - tel: 01515491928

LIVERPOOL WELSH CHORAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT RING OUT CHRISTMAS BELLS will take place on the 16th December, 7.30pm at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. To include the NORTHOP SILVER BAND and the MAGHULL PARISH HANDBELL RINGERS.

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MISS LIVERPOOL AND MR LIVERPOOL Sat 8th Dec & Sun 9th Dec at Clayton Square Shopping Centre, 11.00am - 4.00pm. Auditions for Miss Liverpool 17yrs24yrs & Mr Liverpool 17yrs-27yrs. For further details phone 07811 779760

PARKINSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S UK Join us Your Local Group of Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UK. Meets regularly at Elm Hall Church Hall, Elm Hall Drive, Liverpool 18. Second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm Tel: 733 1327. Change attitudes. Find a cure, Join us.

THE PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT AND INFORMATION GROUP Informal meetings are held on the last Wednesday in the month (except December) at Sunflowers Centre, 21 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 4JR. Separate meeting rooms available for partners and carers. For more details call 0151 726 8934

TUEBROOK: TUEBROOK THERAPY DAY Tuebrook Community Centre, Marlborough Road, L13 8AU. Saturday 8 December. 11 - 4.30. Holisitic Therapies, Readings and Retail. Admission ÂŁ1. Therapies ÂŁ10. Readings and Hopi Ear ÂŁ15 Refreshments available. 07713 398993

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Who had the Xmas No.1 “Lonely This Christmas” in 1974? (a) Mud (b) Cliff Richard (c) Slade?

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Whitney Houston topped the charts at Xmas 1992 with “I Will Always Love You”. Who wrote the song? (a) Bob Dylan (b) Dolly Parton (c) Stevie Wonder?

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Which Mariah Carey Xmas song reached No.2 in December 1994?

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LOSS OF FORM LEADS TO WORRYING TIMES AT THE CROFT By Mick Titherington Stoneycroft 2 Cheshire Lines 4 A serious loss in form has led to series of poor results and has seen the newly p r o m o t e d Stoneycroft plummet down the league and it has now become a real cause for concern for manager John Leary. This match billed as a six pointer saw bottom club Cheshire Lines come to Maiden Lane without a win under their belt so far in the league. They must have scarcely believed their luck when instead of encountering a fired up home side, anxious to break their own sequence of defeats, they met a timid out of sorts disjointed team showing an apparent inability to retain any effective form of possession. The visitors’ confidence was boosted when within the first few minutes of the game they were gifted a goal when a stray shot was deflected into the Stoneycroft net by a home defender. It started badly for the Croft and got steadily worse. Their fragile defence leaked more goals and the lack lustre

performance left the visitors euphoric as they cruised to their first win. The only bright spot for the Croft was another two goals from Mike Kearney. There is no doubt that all the Stoneycroft players will have to take a long hard look at themselves, regroup and find the fighting spirit of last season and come back with a bang in next Saturday’s fixture away at Ford Motors. Manager John Leary was philosophical when he said “I know we have the ability in the side to turn things round. For some inexplicable reason you go through periods like this were a number of players suffer loss of form and it hasn’t been helped by the amount of changes we have been forced to make. But the only way we can come through this is by coming together, working hard and showing commitment to a common cause. I hope to see a positive response in the next game and a from there a steady move up the table.

SOUTH REMAIN ON TITLE TRAIL by Jim Stanway

South Liverpool FC’s first big game of the season occurred at the end of October when South travelled to second-placed Mallaby. As both teams were unbeaten it was always likely to be a close-run thing and so it proved. South fell 2-0 down after 15 minutes but recovered by half-time with goals from Neil Best and Cameron Dalton and the 2-2 draw was a better result for South, bearing in mind their superior goal difference. A 6-1 win at Prescot Cables, with Alex Woodcock grabbing a hat-trick, and a 2-1 home win against Manor Athletic, with Woodcock getting both goals, have seen South establish a lead at the top as we near the

halfway point. A spectacular 6-0 win at Liverpool County FA (LCFA) Premier League Premier Division Roma, with both Cameron Dalton and Alex Woodcock each netting twice, in the LCFA Challenge Cup has seen the team drawn against Old Xaverians, our near neighbours and LCFA Premier Division leaders, in the quarter finals. South will have home advantage and Old Xavs will visit Jericho Lane in February. The reserves have made progress in both cup competitions that they have entered. A 3-2 win at Warrington and District League side Orford, with goals from Francis Evans, Mitchell McNally and Ross Kennedy, has seen the team make the quarter finals where they will play

either league rivals Gateacre or Rainhill Town in December. A 3-0 win over lowly Upton AA Reserves in the league cup, with two goals from Paul Wilson and one from Pat Kelly, has earned a quarter-final tie at home to Neston Nomads in December. The youth team have also put themselves into a good position in the West Cheshire League Youth Division courtesy of a superb 52 win at nearest rivals Bootle. Four goals from leading scorer Sharif Yusuf and one from midfielder Anthony Marlow turned the tables on Bootle who were leading 2-1 at half-time. Unfortunately, a very disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Formby Juniors saw the team eliminated from the LCFA Youth Cup.


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ALDER FC - VETS TAKE CENTRE STAGE by Peter Harrison A good run of form has seen the Alder FC Veterans team push up the league and they currently lie fifth, five points behind the leaders. The month has seen an impressive 3-2 victory against Aintree Villa in the cup, followed by a great 3-1 league victory against Remyca. Robbie Backhouse was on the score sheet, and Mark Carney scored two, his second a twenty five yard thunderbolt that gave the keeper no chance.

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The only disappointment in the month was a 1-0 defeat to Shakespeare after conceding an unfortunate own goal. The first team has had mixed fortunes with a 3-1 win in the cup against Rylands John Boardman netting - but were unlucky to lose 1-0 against league leaders Kingsley United. Despite goals from Paul O’Hare and Mike Hutton they bowed out of the Junior County Cup to St Helens opposition Sidac 3-2. The second team were also eliminated from The County Cup with regular marksman

draw with Old Xavs and a 1-1 draw with Holy Cross, with Scott Madina amongst the goals.

They now sit midtable and will be looking to push up the league. One final comment this month is to thank everyone who supported the recent charity night at the club, and to give our best wishes to Bonnie for his forthcoming operation.

Finally the third team gained a 1-1 draw against Leyfield, and followed this up with a fine 4-2 victory against Wood Street - Dean Wesh amongst the goals.

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