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Issue 90 West Derby & Croxteth Park January 2014

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The hamlet was clustered around a wooded green with an ornamental chained fence at the junction of two roads bordered by farms, mansions

and cottages. Honey’s Green – better known as The Triangle – has been a feature of the area for generations. Acentury ago it had a very different atmosphere as a quiet

country backwater. When this tinted postcard (pictured) was produced in 1904 Town Row extended from West Derby Vi l l a g e t o T h e Triangle. The area saw mas-

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sive housing development from the late 1920s after this part of Town Row was gentrified into Leyfield Road. At about the same time Back Lane was renamed Eaton Road. Doubtless building companies thought these more upmarket titles would help sell houses. The postcard shows the view towards what is now Blackmoor Park School. To the left, behind the trees, can be seen the outline of Leyfield Priory – a massive castellated mansion with a tower. The house and surrounding walls were made from sandstone excavated when the huge railway cutting was built between Edge Hill and Lime Street. Many other buildings and structures were made from the same source. Greenhouses can be

seen with other buildings in the centre of the picture. Beautiful peacocks strutted in the well-kept grounds, sometimes roosting in trees overlooking the road. Alarge pond had a bridge for fishing. The cottage on the right is still there although there has been much infilling over the years as small holdings and gardens were developed. The Triangle was much larger than it is now – it was considerably reduced in size about 40 years ago. The green was once used for burying muchloved horses from neighbouring houses. When I attended Blackmoor Park in the 1950s there were still traces of outbuildings from Leyfield Priory on the site of The Bulldog. Leyfield Farm, its traditional barns and

outbuildings surrounded by semi-detached houses, stood almost opposite the school. One day there was great excitement as smoke billowed out of the farm – fire engines came rushing over with bells clanging. Our lollipop man wore a white coat, peaked black cap and a carried a large red sign saying CHIL-

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Stephen Guy’s Forgotten Liverpool looks at some fascinating true stories in and around Merseyside. The Liverpool Link columnist’s 81page profusely-illustrated paperback reveals little-known facts gleaned from extensive research

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The artist stared intently at the magnificent horse, frequently glancing down as he sketched the passive animal. Leonardo da Vinci would occasionally refer to notes that he had jotted down on another piece of paper. He wrote numbers and measurements on the drawing (pictured) which he added to a growing pile of similar studies. It was 1493 and Leonardo had been in Milan for several years working for powerful grandee Ludovico Sforza. This was to be his greatest sculpture – a colossal bronze statue commemorating Ludovico’s father Francesco. At last the preparatory work was complete and Leonardo was ready to cast the statue in bronze. First he made a fullsized clay model which reduced

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Advertise your Events in our What’s On Section FREE - email liverpoollink@yahoo.co.uk ELVIS NIGHT Cardinal Heenan PTA welcome back ex-pupil, Chris “Elvisâ€? Clayton, for his annual return to the school. Chris appears on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January. Tickets for these shows are always in high demand - in fact the Saturday show has already sold out! If you would like tickets, ÂŁ10, for the Friday

show then call 07751 988769 or visit www.cardinalheenanpta.org.uk to book your tickets.

FRIENDS OF GARSTON LIBRARY 23rd Jan, 7pm, ESLA (Horrocks Avenue) General Meeting. This is your chance to tell us what you want us to do so please come along and bring your

friends. Public transport to Esla is - Liverpool South Parkway station, also near 86 a bus stop and 82 bus stop. - Parking on site, You can contact us at friends-ofgarstonlibrary@hotmail.co.uk

LIVERPOOL DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY Lecture Wed., 15th.January 2014: THE GOLDEN AGE

WEST DERBY VILLAGE CHARITY NO. 1071799

OF ISLAM CULTURE, ART AND SCIENCE FROM INDIA TO SPAIN by Hugh Ellwood (Artist and Architect); Meetings held at 2pm, Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Rd., Liverpool L19. Cost ÂŁ5 but tea, coffee and parking are free. All welcome

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Rooms for hire from £10.00 per hour • Activities and Group Meetings for all ages including Dog Training Club • Art Group (daytime) New Members Welcome • Pram Club • Crochet & Knitting Mornings • Weight Watchers • Baby Yoga • Childrens’ Ballet • Ladies Clubs • International Friendship League • Pilates • Yoga • The Stroke Association • Pensioners Lunch Club • Ideal for Childrens Parties (Bouncy Castle available) • Sewing Group/Quilters

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England/ Miss World ) being held - Sat 4th Jan & Sun 5th Jan 2014 in Clayton Sq shopping centre Liverpool 10-30am 4.00pm ÂŁ 15 entrance fee payable but 2 6x4 photos in exchange.36 chosen for final in Apl Also auditions for Mr Liverpool. see Miss England site re age eligibility

TABLE TOP SALE 19th January 2014; Pagoda Arts Charity Table Top Sale; 9am-2pm. Free entrance. Seller Pitch Sale ÂŁ7.50, ÂŁ10 hire table. Indoor, refreshment, toilet. Address: Pagoda Chinese Community Centre, Henry Street, Liverpool, L1 5BU. Tel: 0151 233 8833 http://www.pagodaarts.org. uk/

THE FRIENDS OF HARTHILL AND CALDERSTONES PARK “The Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Parkâ€? will meet at 7.15pm on Monday 13th January 2014 when Dianne Cox will give a talk on “Liverpool’s Chinese Cultureâ€?. Meetings are held in Childwall Primary School on Woolton Road, Liverpool 16, the entrance to which is off Salisbury Park. A charge of ÂŁ2.00 is made for visitors, who are most welcome to attend.

THE REVENGE OF CAPTAIN HOOK Woolton Drama’s seasonal hamper opens with The Revenge of Captain Hook, a traditional panto with

slapstick, silliness, jokes and a crocodile! Thurs, 9th - Sat, 11th Jan 2014; 7.30pm & 2.00pm matinee (Sat only); St. Mary’s Church Hall, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L19 0NE; Tickets: £7.00 (£5.00 concessions); Reservations/info: 07977 562314 or go to www.wooltondramagroup.c o.uk

49TH LIVERPOOL BOYS BRIGADE AND GIRLS ASSOCIATION For boys & girls in school years 1 and above. Meet in St. Christopher’s Church Norris Green on Fridays (6pm for years 1-3, 7:15pm for years 4-6) and various locations for years 7+. Please check out our website for more details www.boysbrigade49.co.uk or contact Andy on 07779 477183 or bbliverpool49th@hotmail.c o.uk

ACOUSTIC NIGHTS Tuesdays from 8.30 at The Crown Inn, Leyfield Road. An acoustic club with full PA and drum kit for anyone, any standard and any type of music to perform. Come along and give us a tune....

AFTERNOON OF ART AND CRAFT The M.S. Society have started an afternoon of art and craft at the West Derby Millennium Centre, Meadow Lane, adjacent to St. Marys Church -

Mondays 2.00 to 4.00pm. All are very welcome.

AL-ANON Al-Anon Family Groups provide understanding, strength and hope to anyone whose life is, or has been deeply affected by someone else’s drinking. website: www.alanonuk.org.uk - helpline: 020 7403 0888 10am10pm. local contact: Dave 07806 603259 Linda 07563 638900.

BREATHE EASY Breathe Easy supports people suffering from lung disease of any kind. We meet every 4th Monday of the month (excluding December) at Bridge Chapel, Heath Road, Liverpool 19 at 1.30pm. We usually have a speaker. It is a friendly session, members can chat to others suffering from similar complaints. There is no membership fee and we are there to support those suffering from any of the many lung complaints.

BROUGHTON HALL CENTRE Broughton Hall Centre, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 9HJ. The Centre for Day Courses, Training and Community Events 07980 187 888 email Barbara.Sinclair@broughto nhall.com

C.A.B. With immediate effect the Friday morning weekly C.A.B. drop in (10am to 12noon) has moved from United Reformed Church, Stoneycroft to Tuebrook Hope Centre, Christ Church, Buckingham Road, L13.

CHARITY TABLE SALE On at the Bridge Centre Trust, every Saturday from 9am to 2.30 pm (pitch available only ÂŁ7.00). 2 Daneville Road, L4 9RG. Phone 0151 792 8711

CHRIST CHURCH CHRIST CHURCH CENTRE, SEDGEMOOR ROAD COFFEE MORNING in Church Centre on Sedgemoor Road Tuesdays 10am-12noon. - 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 us every Wednesday morning at 10-1130am. 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 - Thursday mornings 10am-12noon Ring Helen on 474 1444 for info

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COFFEE MORNING Each Wednesday between 10.00am to 11.30am. Young at Heart Club every Thursday afternoon between 2pm-4pm. Address: Church of the Good Shepherd Community Rooms, Lower House Lane, L11 2SF. For information phone Barbara, older persons community worker on 0151 226 2992.

CORNERSTONE QUILTERS Are looking for new members. St Mary’s Millennium Centre, West Derby L12. First and third Wednesday in the month 10am till 3 pm. Please come along or call Pauine on 733 2125 or Sue on 283 0677.

CROXTETH PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION See our website for details: www.cp-residents-association.co.uk

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 who know ‘what it’s about’. For more info call on 0151 2263406 or email: danielle@changingclubmoor.org.uk

DEYSBROOK KNIT AND NATTER Meets at Deysbrook Village Centre on Mondays at 11.00. Beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters welcome.

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.

ECZEMA SUPPORT GROUP Is seeking new volunteers to assist with awareness/fundraising events. Please contact Mike Birch mikebirch@blueyonder.co. uk for further information about the work of the Support Group.

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.

GUITAR GROUP/CLUB/WO RKSHOP For adult beginners at the WEST DERBY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, ‘LOWLANDS’, 13 Haymans Green,West Derby. The session is for an hour (may make it a 2 hour session in future) with a fee of £3 per person. The group will be mainly based around learning the basic guitar chords and strumming patterns then progressing to playing songs (your choice of songs). If you are interested in coming along please email Gary: gm0245282@googlemail.c om

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 4:30pm-ish at “The Brink”, 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 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 play competitively. I am a quali-

fied coach and umpire with the AENA and all competitive members are affiliated with the netball association.

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 10am-11am £3.00 per class.

LITTLE STEPS Group for preschool children and their carers in Christ Church Centre on Sedgemoor Road Thursdays in term time 13pm. - 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).

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

NEW FRIENDS MERSEYSIDE If you are over 50 and would like to make new friends then come and join us. We meet

every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm upstairs in the Blacklers Rooms, over Tess Rileys bar, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool. For further information call Heather on 0151 549 2126

PARENTS AND TODDLERS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN Monday morning 9.15am to 11.15am, during term time at Ebenezer Chapel. Corner of Queens Drive and Stanley Park Avenue. Come along for a warm welcome cup of tea and a friendly chat. Contact Mrs. D A Wright Tel. No. 0151 256 5880

PARKINSON’S UK Join us Your Local Group of Parkinson’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.

RICHIE THE RANGER GUIDED WALKS: Fancy discovering Historic sites, beautiful green areas, tranquil woodlands... all on your doorstep. Then contact Richie Baker for information about his fascinating guided tours and walks within the city. Details email richietheranger@gmail.com

ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Classes are held in Oakvale United Reform Church, Broadgreen Road each Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 8.15 for beginners and 8.30 to 9.50 for more experienced dancers. Individuals, couples or groups are all welcome, all you need to supply is a pair of soft, flat shoes. Classes start on September 11th and the first three weeks are free taster sessions. For info telephone Rosemary on (0151) 281 0317 or visit our website www.rscds-liverpool.org.uk

SCARISBRICK RESIDENTS The meeting of the Scarisbrick Residents and Tenants Association takes place every second Tuesday of the month at Leamington Road School Dinner Centre (6.30 pm). For further details visit our website: www.scarisbrickresidents.in fo

CLASSES, Thursdays 10.30 till 11.30 only £2.50 BALLROOM CLASSES Tuesdays 1.30pm till 2.30pm £3 TIA CHI CLASSES Tuesdays 11.30am till 12.

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

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At your event - A poet and a proper gent - Poetry, humour and a comedy tale - Book him by electronic mail: thehuytonpoet@gmail.com

The 5K Café is held every Thursday term time from 11 a.m. to 1.30p.m. Lovely food and good company. Donations towards lunch are appreciated.

THE PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT AND INFORMATION GROUP

TEA DANCE St Luke’s West Derby, Princess Drive, West Derby Liverpool 14 Tel. 228 9063 Friday 2 to 3.30pm All welcome. Lunch Club 1-2 Seniors

Informal meetings are held on the last Wednesday in the month (except

Are looking for new lady members. Fancy adding a bit of sparkle to your week? Then why not try a fun hour of glitzy burlesque style routines to help keep fit the glamorous way? Sessions are held every Tues, 7-8pm at Lowlands, 13 Hayman’s Green, West Derby, L12 7JG. £4 drop-in class. Ladies of all shapes, sizes and abilities welcome, no dance experience required. Contact Victoria on 07512 976705; vicshow-

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CROFT HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS IN 2014 by Mick Titherington continued from page 20 So when the Croft visited Litherland REMYCA a week later there was hope that they could build on the performance and come away with all three points. After a slightly shaky start they settled into a rhythm and began to play some nice football but were undone after 10 minutes by a through ball that split the middle of the defence and allowed the REMYCA winger to drive the ball past the despairing Donohue. The visitors responded by upping their game and dominated for most of the first half. Ten minutes into the restart their pressure was rewarded when a Paul Finnegan free kick hit the bar and Gary Allen was on hand to smash the ball into the net from short range to secure the equaliser. After that it looked like the Maiden Lane outfit were going to go on and win it, but, as has so often happened

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Lane. Leading 2-0 at half-time with goals from team captain Adam Rood and last s e a s o n ’s l e a d i n g goalscorer Alex Woodcock, South appeared to be coasting comfortably. However, visiting substitute Dean Williamson scored direct from a free-kick and there were several scares before South substitute Mike Thompson made a big difference.

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The first team’s remarkable drawing sequence contin-

by Peter Harrison Paul O’Hare Liver Vaults. The second team they drew 3-3 are moving up the with Byron, and league nicely folfollowed this up lowing two impreswith a 1-1 draw sive wins. A fine 3against Edge 2 victory against Hill. Warbreck has seen

half of the table. Ian Harold and Jim Davis were the marksmen on this occasion. The Alder Sunday Ladies football team are also producing some good football and are lying in a top three position. Despite a hiccup of

a defeat to Tranmere Ladies, they bounced back with a 4-2 victory against Ashton Ladies of Wigan. The goalscorers on the day were Nicola James and Libby, with two goals from Nicola Murphy.

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This followed on from a 1-1 draw at home to Red Rum. Both games saw enforced changes due to injuries and non- availability but the performances from the teams fielded gave much cause for optimism. The Red Rum game saw a spirited display, full of grit and determination, in which the Croft dominated for long periods but failed to convert chances that c a m e t h e i r w a y. Keeper Carl Donohue, back in the team because of Andy Wright’s absence, was really unlucky when he made a superb save from the penalty spot only to see the penalty-taker slot the rebound home to put the visitors ahead. The Croft reaction was not to drop their heads but to redouble their efforts to get back in the game and it was fitting, if slightly fortuitous, when a Bruce Cromblehome effort was deflected into the net to draw the sides

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