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Issue 91 West Derby & Croxteth Park February 2014

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by Stephen Guy, West Derby Society

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when he died in June 1917. Harry, a private in the South Wales Borderers died in April 1918. Both were aged 19. • Private Frank Edwards, King’s Liverpool Regiment, lived at 35 Deysbrook Lane. He died on the Somme in July 1916, aged 22. • Lieutenant Lewis Mogridge’s parents lived at 12 Crosby Green. He served in both the King’s and the RAF and died in April 1918, aged 31. • Rifleman Henry Reynolds, Gloucestershire Regiment, lived at 18 Russian Drive. He was 21 when he died in France in June 1916. • Private William Stagles, died aged 19 in October 1918, serving with the Cheshire Regiment. His parents lived at 30 Quarry Road. • Henry Wright, of Oak Lane, was a lance corporal in the King’s and died aged 27 in January 1918. Many of those commemorated on the memorial are buried in war cemeteries in France and Belgium. Others have no known grave. There are 170,000 war graves from both World Wars in 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards throughout the United Kingdom. For example, Yew Tree Cemetery contains 35 First World War graves and 65 from the Second World War.

• Join the West Derby Society at its next meeting 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19 February at Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, Liverpool L12 7JG.

Hundreds of people gathered forthe unveiling of the new war memorial in West Derby Village. The moving ceremony in June 1921 commemorated 123 servicemen who gave their lives in the First World War. Most in the crowd had lost loved ones or knew someone who had died in the conflict which ended just three years before.

Some walked, others came on bicycles or pushed babies in prams. Children perched on walls to get a better view. This, like all commemorations held around the memorial ever since, was a day to remember the fallen. It was echoed throughout the country and at countless memorials around the world, remembering the millions who died in the global fight for freedom. Among the youngest was the Hon Cecil Molyneux, a midshipman who

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died aged just 16 in the Battle of Jutland. The memorial stands at the entrance to the drive leading to his home, Croxteth Hall. He was buried at sea.

AMONG OTHERS REMEMBERED ON THE MEMORIAL ARE: • Brothers Harry and Thomas Stanfield of 2 Norris Green Road. Thomas was a private in the Lancashire Fusiliers

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What’s On Section - continued from page 14 MAKING MUSIC FOR FUN the Liverpool String Orchestra warmly welcomes new players to enjoy making music at the Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Rd., on Monday evenings beginning at 7.15. No auditions needed so just come along and play! Further information from 07979 411488 and www.liverpoolstringorchestra.co.uk

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Dundee to live-in at the Greens. They had three daughters of a similar age. Alice, the youngest, screamed loudly in the morning room. Jessie, who was tending the fire, saw the 10-yearold shuddering in a corner. “Don’t brush it off,” urged Jessie. “It’s a money spider. If it lands on you it means good fortune.” Alice squashed it. Despite this, the two became close friends and Alice would confide in the older girl.

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DEYSBROOK YOUNG AT HEART GROUP Meet every Friday 11.00 to 12.30 (except Bank Holidays) at the Deysbrook Village Centre, Deysbrook Way, Liverpool 12. There is a range of activities - creative as well as fun; occasional trips; enjoy a cuppa and a chat. All are welcome.

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FED UP? Why not tray Crown Green Bowling for the Gardeners Arms. All new members welcome, beginners (tuition can be arranged if requested) or experienced players. Ladies and gents teams. Though the Gardners Arms pub has been pulled down, oru bowling green is still going strong! To out more please ring 0151 228 7792.

HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENT AND CARER SUPPORT GROUP: “Someone to talk to who knows what it’s like because they’ve been there too.” We meet up on the first Friday of every month to support each other. Next meeting is 1:30pm - 4:30pmish at “The Brink”, 15 21 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN. Further info please contact Mike McGovern on mikemcgovern54@aol.com; look

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INDOOR BOWLING Come and have fun at our indoor bowling at St Luke’s Community Centre Princess Drive West Derby. Mondays at 2pm -3.30pm cost is £1.50 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. £1.00 per session including refreshments. St Christopher’s Community Hall, Lorenzo Drive. Tel: Barbara on 226 2992.

KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50’S: Huyton Gateway, 115 Rupert Rd, Huyton, L36 9TE. A great, friendly class for anyone aged 50+. A combination of gentle standing and chair-based exercises. A great way to keep fit, improve strength and balance and meet new people. Every Monday 10am-11am £3.00 per class.

LADIES NETBALL CLUB SEEKS NEW MEMBERS Sefton Independents have been running for 40 years and practice every Wednesday (7.15 to 8.30) at Holly Lodge Girls Sports Hall and play in the Liverpool League every Sunday. All new members welcome - just to be active and play netball or to

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LINE DANCE CLASS Every Wednesday, 12.15pm to 2.15pm; Fazakerley Methodist Church Hall (junction of Longmoor Lane and Lower Lane - next to Kiddiwinks Nursery. Improver Level £4.00 (sorry, not suitable for beginners) Phone Lynda or Ellen 0151 475 0081

LINE DANCING Huyton Gateway, 115 Rupert Rd, Huyton, L36 9TE. A great way to keep fit and have fun! Simple routines, perfect for beginners. Come along and give it a go! Every Wednesday 10am11am £3.00 per class.

LITTLE STEPS Group for preschool children and their carers in Christ Church Centre on Sedgemoor Road Thursdays in term time 1-3pm. - No waiting list and no younger age limit. - Just come along - or ring Sue on 226 1774 for details

LIVERPOOL FRENCH CLUB All ages and all levels of French for all nationalities (including French) who want to meet up for a natter. It’s very relaxed; membership is free, no charge for attending. All levels from beginners to advanced and native speakers are welcome. Meetings every Tuesday from 6 to 8pm and are now held at Costa Coffee in Liverpool One (opposite Debenhams). continued on page 6


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Foxwood L12 - £495,000 • 5 Bed Extended Detached • 4 Reception Rooms • 3 Bathrooms • Large Modern Kitchen

Huyton Lane L36 - £154,999 • 3 Bed Semi detached • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Fitted Kitchen • EPC 53 75

General Drive L12 - £339,950 • Detached • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Receptions • 3 en suites

Huyton Lane L36 - £152,500 • Conservatory • Double Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Fitted Kitchen • EPC 74 74

Woolton Road L15 - £249,950 • Detached • Extended • Fitted Kitchen • Central Heating • EPC 58 84

Leo Close Liverpool - £139,950 • Extended Semi Detached • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Extended Kitchen / Diner • EPC 71 85

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Dunbabin Road L15 - £204,950 • Semi Detached • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Morning Room

Campbell Drive L14 - £134,950 • Extended Semi Detached • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Conservatory • EPC 18 85

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Thingwall Avenue L14 - £189,950 • Semi Detatched • 3 Bedrooms • 2 reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen

Long Lane L15 - £134,950 • Detached Property • Extended • 3 Bedrooms • Double Glazing • EPC 52 80

mortgages EPC

Maple Crescent L36 - £184,000 • Extended Semi Detatched • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • En Suite • Epc 57 77

Albany Road L13 - £129,950 • Cottage • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Room • Yard

More properties urgently required Gregory Way L16 - £129,950 • Semi Detached • Extended • Conservatory • Double Glazing • EPC 46 63

Turriff Road L14 - £109,950 • Semi Detached • 3 Bedrooms • 1 Reception Room • Conservatory • EPC 70 91

Drum Close L14 - Reduced to £70,000 • Double Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Conservatory • No Chain • EPC 71 91

Kenyon Road L15 - £120,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Receptions • UPVC Double Glazing • Central Heating • EPC 53 73

Isabel Grove L13 - £89,950 • Upvc Double Glazing • Gas central heating • Fitted kitchen • Modern Bathroom suite

Regent Park L36 - £72,500 • Semi Detached • 3 bedrooms • 1 reception room • kitchen/diner • EPC 75 89

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Gemini Drive L14 - £84,950 • Semi Detached • 2 Bedrooms • Kitchen / Diner • UPVC Double Glazing •

Crossford Road L14 - £59,950 • Mid Town House • 2 Bedrooms • 1 Reception Room • No Chain • EPC 76 81

Edge Lane Drive L13 - £79,950 • Semi Detached • 3 Bedrooms • 1 Reception Room • Gardens • EPC 58 82

Dorset Road L36 - £49,950 • Ground Floor Apartment • 2 Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen • Parking Space • EPC 67 77

11 Scotia Road L13 - £119,950 • Mid Terrace • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Recently Refurbished • EPC 63 83

Hartington Road L12 - £79,950 • 3 Bedrooms • Central Heating • In need of refurbishment • Good Location • EPC 55 87

Stanley Street L7 - £114,950 • Semi Detached • 3 Bedrooms • 1 Reception Room • Kitchen/Dinner • EPC 46 76

Sutton Street L13 - OO £77,000 • Terrace • 2 Bedrooms • Double Glazing • Central Heating

33 Gregory Way L16 1JR - £129,950

45 Hartington Road L12 8QN - £79,950

PUBLIC NOTICE We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £123,500.00 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place.The Energy Performance Certificate Rating is 46 63

PUBLIC NOTICE We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £81,000.00 on the above property.Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place.The Energy Performance Certificate Rating is 55 87


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brand new dishwasher white glass door front £95. Porcelain sink top brand new £8 still in box - 0151 228 3487 07776 490 368 HEAD BOARD single wood, good condition, £25 not used. Fridge, new Currys Essentials £125, £50 not used. Hoover upright Electrolux £20. Blue Lantern candles £50 not used - Tel: 546 2129 HP. DESK JET F2100 printer all in one £15 v.g.c. computer screen 13” plus key board v.g.c. £15 - Tel: 0151 228 2966 KEN HOM 12 piece foolproof Chinese Wok cockery set, never

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ORIGINAL 1977 Jubilee phone blue £25 o.n.o. Net gear W150 wireless router £10 Tel: 0151 228 2966 POOL AND Snooker talbe including accessories, 6ft long, 3ft 4 inches wide, foldaway, as new, £70 - Tel: 722 1843 P R A K T I C A BINOCULARS 12 x 25 waterproof as new, £5 - Tel: 738 1479 ROUND BATHROOM mirror, from John Lewis, 42cm diameter, complete with wall fixings, £10 - Tel: 729 0290

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CROFT FAIL TO GAIN THE POINTS IN SPIRITED DISPLAY by Mick Titherington WATERLOO DOCK 3 STONEYCROFT 1 continued from page 20 visitors’heads dropped after such a cruel blow and they began to tire, conceding two late goals as any potential points gain slipped away. Disappointing as the result was, the Croft players can hold their heads high and take solace in the manner in which they performed. Walker and Jewell are youngsters with great potential. Andy Wright must be one of the best shot stoppers around.

Stalwarts Currie and Finnegan turned in another brilliant display to show they truly are the real deal. But it is points that make prizes and the Croft have to start getting them from somewhere to salvage their season. Stoneycroft: Wright; Wafer, Finnegan, Currie; S.Baker; E . B a k e r, J e w e l l , W a l k e r, A l l e n , R.Kirkpatrick, Carruthers. Subs: Porter, Nasser.

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Louis Fay (south youth product) v last years top West Cheshire goalscorer Mike McGraa (West Kirkby) in the recent league game - both players scoring in the game - Louis’ first for the first team. W i t h t h e w e t goals from Gary weather taking its P o l l a r d , C r a i g toll on recent fix- W i l l i a m s a n d t u r e s , S o u t h Cameron Dalton, saw the team gain a 3-2 lead Liverpool FC have after going 2-0 down had an enforced only to give away a mid-season break penalty in the last five in their pursuit of minutes. A 2-2 draw the runners-up with Cammell Lairds spot in the West Reserves followed a Cheshire League similar pattern with two goals from Gary First Division. Pollard producing a 2Runaway leaders 1 lead after going 1-0 Maghull have virtualdown only for the oply clinched the title position to draw level with only eight games with minutes to go. to play but the other Shortly before positions remain up Christmas South profor grabs. duced their worst South have been un- performance of the able to finish teams off season with a 3-0 deand have drawn their feat at mid-table last five home league Chester Nomads, efgames. A 3-3 draw fectively ending their with West Kirby, with now forlorn pursuit

of leaders Maghull. The reserves made progress in the league cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Ford Motors after a goalless draw in which both keepers, South’s Luke Picken and Fords’ Andy Murray, were in outstanding form. The team also suffered a 4-2 defeat to Chester Nomads Reserves but gained 3 points with an easy 4-

0 win over Merseyside Police, including two goals from the returning Francis Evans. The youth team managed only one game during the period but it was a spectacular 8-1 win over Maghull with two goals each from Jordan McGowan and Mike Davies and one each for Joe Preston, David Mee, Alex Walsh and Alex Griffiths.

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With the Xmas break and heavy waterlogged pitches there has not been much football played in the last month. However the sec-

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draws continued with a 1-1 draw to Waterloo GSOB and a high scoring 5-5 draw against Alumini, with Timmy Naylor, Chris White and Te r r y Ty n a n amongst the goals.

The Veterans secured a 1-1 draw against De la Salle, Mick Russell grabbing the goal, but had Ian Fackerley to thank for a last minute save in his role as stand-in goalkeeper.

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Aintree Villa was followed up with a 5-2 victory against Eli Lilley. Dale Irvine, David Owen, Dean Welsh and Shaun Davis have been the regular marksmen. The first team’s remarkable run of

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available, severely limiting his selection options. To compound the problem, late arrivals necessitated the team sheet to be changed just prior to the kick off to ensure they started with a full complement. So with over 20 players unavailable it must have been with some trepidation that they faced a strong inform Waterloo Dock side that has designs on the championship. Boss Kirkpatrick, had to include himself in the starting line-up and was forced to move his captain, Paul Finnegan, from midfield into the back three, introducing teenagers Callum Walker and Paul Jewell into central midfield roles. Given the restriction of choice the performance from his team needs to be commended as they showed determination and a competitive spirit in an overall competent display which saw them take the lead in the 31st minute with a well hit drive from Walker. With Finnegan and Currie in outstanding form - these two would grace any team in the league and beyond followed closely by Joey Wafer, backed up by keeper Andy Wright, the Croft defence presented a formidable resistance to an eager Dock side

striving to get back on terms. Indeed, they were able to repel the home side’s attacks relatively comfortably until the 75th minute,

when the referee awarded the Dock a free kick just outside the Croft goal area. The kick was duly converted to break the

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