Old Swan Alive 4 Winter 2018-19

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his issue marks the first anniversary of Old Swan Alive magazine and what a year it’s been! We’ve had sixty businesses and services advertise with us, and our readers say the magazine has opened their eyes to the great resources we have in Old Swan. Thank you to everyone who has supported us. Here’s to another great year! With very best wishes from,

Emma, Sarah & Steve The Old Swan Alive team


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5 Business Born in Old Swan 7 Pets Bobby’s Blog 9 Community Better Old Swan 10-11 Community Stars Good News Stories 12 Community Local Developments 15 Family SEN Preparing for Christmas 17 Education East Prescot Road Nursery School 20-21 Finance Cheap and Still Cheerful 22 Services Steps to Work Programme 23 Thought Hope Beyond Christmas 24-25 Christmas Quizzes 27 Faith Discover Christianity Course 28 Business Family Business Celebrates 100 Years 30-31 Local History Old Swan at the Movies 34 Council Councillor’s Advice Surgery 35 Council Mayoral Hardship Fund 36 Council Christmas Bin Collections 37 Council Useful Numbers for Council Services 39 Health Don’t put up with missing teeth 43 What’s On in the Swan Events & Clubs 44 Contacts Useful Numbers al! 46 Vouchers g life loc

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The Leather Satchel Co. Born in Old Swan T he story starts in Old Swan, 1966 with a young man called Steven Hanshaw, known as Uncle Steve, learning about leather from his dad, Crispin Ronald Hanshaw, who was more lovingly known as Pop. Uncle Steve started his craft by making leather straps (for sharpening Pop’s cut-throat razor) and belts for family and friends. He quickly showed his talent for the craft by spanning into other areas such as bags, purses and even clogs!

After a short time, the beginnings of a small workshop slowly established itself in the small brick outhouse in the rear of the family home on Portelet Road. Uncle Steve slowly established himself as the local go-to-guy if anyone needed something made from leather. His workshop was small so there wasn’t much room and sometimes he’d move to the front of the house. Locals would walk past and watch what he was crafting. With confidence in his work and never being too shy to talk to passers-by, he would attract more customers as he chatted with them. Saving every penny, he eventually bought a van, he fitted out the back with basic living accommodation and places for his leather and tools, and hit the road. He’d target any place where there was a big event. His big break came in the summer of 1966. Uncle Steve set-up his street stall just down the road from the Wembley Stadium. The World Cup was in England and huge crowds gathered, and Uncle Steve displayed a selection of some of the things he’d made, including a leather school satchel. A headmaster from a London school was on the way to the football match and was curious as to what the small crowd of people was looking at. He glanced at the stall and spied the satchel. Picking it up, he exclaimed, “Young man, this is just what I have been looking for!” He then asked, “Would you be able to make approximately two hundred?” Apparently, the school he ran was having trouble finding a maker for them!


This saw the company move to professional premises and begin trading as The Leather Satchel Co. on Smithdown Road, Wavertree. Steven was then joined by his two younger brothers, Barry and Paul, and eventually by his eldest nephew Keith. The team established a successful business supplying schools, universities, bookshops and the likes with Classic School Satchels and Music Cases. Evolution Since then the company survived the economic downturn in the industry, (they were once the last surviving satchel-makers in England) and have since expanded into new workshops, this time in Knowsley. The new workshops have brought fresh ambition and following the creative directorship of Keith Hanshaw (Steven’s Nephew), they took the firm forward by harnessing the opportunities of internet marketing. Within hours of the products being marketed online orders started flooding in, not just from the UK, but from all over the world. Every month the company now ships more than half of its products overseas and to nearly 100 different countries, it now not only makes satchels but has over 50 different styles of bag and boasts a colour palette of 60 different kinds of leather for their clients to choose from. Insider Secrets One of the secrets of our family business’ resilience is that we fully understand how important it is to excel at customer service. It’s easy to talk about how great a brand is, but actually measuring the quality and the appeal of a brand, not so much. Over the years we’ve tried many ways to measure how we are doing but we’ve finally come to the conclusion that the NPS (Net Promoter Score) method is the only practice that truly measures the relationship we have with our clients, and as a result we have found it to be the only tool that gives an accurate pulse of the company’s health. It’s part of our task to keep that measurement in the high 90s – and we tend to average somewhere between +96 and +99, out of a range of -100 to +100.

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Parish of St Anne, Stanley & St Paul, Stoneycroft: L13 3AE

Everyone is extremely welcome to join us in St Annes over the Advent & Christmas seasons. As well as our usual Sunday 10am services, there are also lots of other services happening, with something for all the family. We hope to share in this festive season with you as we prepare for, and celebrate, the birth of Christ. December Sun 2nd 6pm From Darkness to Light: Advent Carol Service Sat 8th 2 pm Messy Church: All very welcome to an afternoon of Christmas craft & story Sun 9th 10am Parish Eucharist and Toy Service: Gifts of new toys for less fortunate children are very welcome Wed 12th 2pm St Anne School Christmas Service: Led by years 3&4 Sun 16th 6pm Christingle Service Mon 17th 2pm St Anne School Christmas Concert: Led by Keystage 2 Sun 23rd 6pm Carol Service Mon 24th 4pm Crib Service and 1st Eucharist of Christmas 11.30pm Midnight Mass Tues 25th 10.30am Christmas Day Family Eucharist Service

More info: www.saintannestanley.co.uk or via www.achurchnearyou.com Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a Blessed 2019

Family Pets

Bobby’s Blog M

y name is Bobby and I am a five-monthold Zuchon. I was born into such a loving home in a place called “Old Swan.” My mum’s owners were lovely and gave me lots of cuddles. I had four brothers, it could be quite mad in our house! When I was told that my forever home family were coming to collect me, I was sad as I didn’t want to leave my mum and I certainly didn’t want to leave Old Swan! Well, I couldn’t believe my luck! My new family lived just the other side of the park! Yippee! I was very happy! I went to a vet in Old Swan and had some injections and other bits and bobs and then at last the day came when I got the good news: I could go for walks! The first place my family took me was Doric Park, it was brilliant! Lots of people stroked me and my family made lots of new friends! It’s amazing how everyone talks to us! I think people in Old Swan love animals, nearly all the shops sell animal-friendly treats! I like friends, so if you would like to be one of Bobby’s Buddies hi@oldswanalive.co.uk is our email address. Send your pet photos to me. If your business is for pets I’d love to meet you! Don’t forget to say ‘Hi’ if you see me in Old Swan!


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Better Old Swan: A Resident’s Perspective I ’m John Bruce and I’ve been a resident of Old Swan for 30 years. I’m passionate about the area and support the two concerns BOS has identified: air quality (pollution) & the local economy (shops). I am grateful that BOS gives us opportunities to share ideas for a positive journey ahead. Do consider joining us and getting involved in a better, brighter future for Old Swan. There are significant benefits to collaborating in this way as shared experience, knowledge and resources offer greater opportunities to see long-lasting change. Everyone has an equally-valued seat at the table.

We’ve also teamed up with the Clean Air Parents Network. Resident Steve Evans and family joined over 70 others and MPs at a Westminster event in October. They asked their MP, Luciana Berger, to support the Clean Air for Children Programme. BOS volunteers have been undertaking surveys to gain local views. In November a clean air project will be launched giving Old Swan primary opportunity to do air quality monitoring and campaigning.

To find out more about BOS contact Paula Atherton, LCVS / Local BOS Facilitator, email paula.atherton@lcvs.org.uk or phone 0151 227 5177, ext. 3222. or join us on our Facebook group for the latest updates. (LCVS Registered Charity Number 223485)


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Community Stars:

Because good news is meant to be shared! Congratulations to Diamonique Morris Dancers on their recent competition awards! Principal Dianne Spencer is dedicated to keeping alive the oldest known traditional English dance. Find them on Facebook or call Dianne on 07917 690350 for more info.

Congratulations to Bexley’s Craft Butchers on their success in the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2018, winner for North of England!

More amazing news from Deaf Active who we featured in our summer issue. This dynamic local charity went on tour with B’Witched recently, was short-listed for Charity of the Year 2018 and were acknowledged as a leading provider of charitable services throughout the North West. And, as if that wasn’t enough, thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery fund they were able to take children from 30 families on a residential break to a multiactivity centre. Congratulations to you all, keep up the good work!


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Congratulations to WJ Edwards on their 100year company birthday! If you have memories of shopping here, do post them on our Facebook page!

Staff at Old Swan Library, with support from local Councillors and partner organisations, staged an open day which took place on 23rd October. The event attracted 290 people who were able to find information out about using computers, fostering, healthy homes, local history, recycling, fire safety, Old Swan Alive community magazine, Better Old Swan and the Joseph Lappin Centre. Stoneycroft Children’s Centre provided craft activities. The day was a great success and further open days will be planned for the New Year.

Great news from The Tuebrook Hope Group: they’ve just secured another £10,000 towards youth work in Tuebrook, Stoneycroft and Newsham Park, and they secured 3 bids for over £25,000 for additional youth work last year alone for youth projects (thanks to various grants bodies including Awards for All, P H Holt Foundation and Police Crime Prevention Fund). Check out their activities on page 23.

Congratulations to Lee Cook of Old Swan’s Ale House Micropub & Kitchen, selected for Sage’s Power of 50 showcase of veteran run or owned businesses, part of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 celebrations.


Thank you to Resident and St John’s Ambulance volunteer Charlotte Orme (seen here with colleague Amy Giblin), who ran a free Restart a Heart event in Old Swan library in October. Attendees were trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and babies. The event was supported by Better Old Swan (BOS).

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Local Developments T here are many major new developments in and around Old Swan. Here are questions residents and businesses have raised with us since we started the magazine. We’ve passed these on to the Old Swan Councillors and as we hear updates we will post them to our Facebook group. Be sure to sign up to receive the latest developments! St Brendan’s Church / Wellbeing Hub The consultation stage for Liverpool City Council’s ambitious plans for St Brendan’s Church site has come to an end. The church has not yet been acquired by the Council. Tuebrook Library Grade II listed building Tuebrook Library is to receive a new lease of life thanks to a grant of £3.9m from Heritage Lottery Fund. Lister Steps, the communitybased charity leading the restoration, welcomed 185 visitors on their first ever Heritage Open Day on 15th September 2018. www.listerstepshub.co.uk


Liverpool Shopping Park, Edge Lane Plans were revealed in October for a £30million extension that bosses say could create hundreds of jobs. Work is due to start next summer for opening in the autumn of 2019 and will include the longawaited cinema and a new Hollywood Bowl. Hurray! Rathbone Park No updates other than plans are complicated by delays linked to the Shopping Park development. Old Fruit & Veg Market Plans for a purpose-built two-storey police hub, on Edge Lane, are progressing, due for completion in October 2019. The base will take up approximately half the 20-acre site, while nine acres fronting Prescot Road has been earmarked by Liverpool City Council for a rebuild St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School. Edge Lane Film Studios Who wasn’t devastated about the fire which tore through the old Littlewoods building in September? Temperatures soared to 1000 °c and caused damage to the west wing. Thankfully the owners of the building have confirmed that plans to develop the site into a film studio will still go ahead. Old Swan Alive would like to thank Merseyside Fire & Rescue service for their tireless work to save the building.

Call Claire Lawler on 0151 329 2121 6 Broad Green Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5SG Offices also at Page Moss & Norris Green


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SEN: Preparing for Christmas

Living with a Neurodevelopmental Condition


hristmas can and should be an exciting and fun time for all, but for a child or young person with a neurodevelopmental condition such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties or associated conditions, it may be a time of confusion, anxiety, and distress which can leave the whole family stressed and family members upset and exhausted. Preparing for any holiday activities for families living with a neurodevelopmental condition can be extremely challenging, but Christmas can be more challenging than most. Children and young people with autism have a strong need for routine, so it is important that you try your best as a family to keep to a daily routine as much as possible. This includes Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

before to help familiarize your child or young person with all that is going to happen around Christmas time, one that shows Santa Claus, decorated homes and families getting together to eat and opening presents on Christmas morning. (Choose an animation film if possible). Decorating the house all at once might create some anxiety so try to decorate gradually adding a bit at a time so they get used to the change in their environment, let them help with the decorating so they feel in control. Many people experience a sensory overload when shopping in crowded shops, if this is the case for your child keep them away from shops that are too stressful. Give them a visual list to help them look for the presents they are going to buy.

Those children with sensory difficulties often find the new smells, hustle and bustle and lights too overwhelming. It is important to think about providing them with some quiet time with a favourite activity in a Christmas-free zone at key moments that may be stressful. Don’t expect them to engage 100% of the time at family gatherings. Time to re-charge is important, especially if you have lots of visitors.

Having lots of presents to open on the day could be overwhelming. It might be best to agree on a limit to the number of presents they receive. Introduce presents one by one, instead of all at once and don’t get upset if they don’t appear as interested or as excited as you think they should be. They will become interested when they feel more comfortable. You might want to leave their presents unwrapped if they dislike the sensation of unwrapping.

Incorporate a Christmas activity that they enjoy into their daily routine weeks before such as opening the advent calendar or switching on the tree lights to help them feel comfortable as the big day arrives.

Every child is different, so what works for one might not work for the other. As their parent, remember, you know your child best!

For younger children it might be useful to read a book or show a DVD about Christmas, a few weeks


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Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly O utstanding provision led by qualified early years teachers, committed to excellence since 1947.

East Prescot Road Nursery School is a Liverpool City Council Maintained Nursery School providing 15 hours free Early Years education for three and four year olds. Morning: 8.30am - 11.30am. Afternoon: 12.45pm - 3.45pm.

With the added advantage of The Little House onsite wraparound provision we are also able to offer additional hours in line with the DfE 30 hours funding. At The Little House we offer breakfast club, morning sessions, lunchtime, afternoon sessions and afterschool provision from 7.45am-5.30pm. (Please note additional charges may apply, contact us for details). Children attending East Prescot Road Nursery School move on to attend a range of local and wider primary schools with whom we have developed strong links. Our aims for the children who attend East Prescot Road Nursery School are to ensure they become confident, self-motivated learners. We do this by making learning meaningful and fun, supporting children to develop independence and the ability to make choices. Our last Ofsted inspection in November 2014 judged our provision to be Outstanding. The inspection report identified the following: “Children blossom in this outstanding school. Irrespective of their starting points, children thrive and make exceptional progress in their early learning. The achievement of the most able children and those with special educational needs is outstanding because of highquality support and challenge.” OFSTED 2014


Underpinning our early years provision is the nurturing of children’s personal, social and emotional development and a sharp focus on the Characteristics of Effective Learning. We believe that children learn best when they are happy, secure and have formed a trusting relationship with the adults who care for them. “The exceptional curriculum is anchored in providing activities to stimulate and capture children’s curiosity for learning. It is rooted in developing early reading, writing and mathematics skills for each child. Consequently, the children are very well prepared for primary school.” OFSTED 2014 We actively promote the fundamental values of British life. For our nursery children this begins with; learning to play with others, take turns and share, learning right from wrong, understanding that they have a voice that will be listened to and can make choices that are respected. “The behaviour and safety of children are outstanding. They are proud to be ‘leaders’ and helpers and are taught to respect others and value themselves.” OFSTED 2014 Our amazing well planned and stimulating learning environments support and challenge children to develop all aspects of learning indoors and outdoors. Come and visit us to find out more about why we are so successful and how you, your child and your family can become part of our wonderful learning community. Drop in anytime to have a quick chat. Colette Bentley, Headteacher.

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8,000 are hand delivered door-to-door to homes and local businesses 2,000 available in a number of outlets including Costa, Tesco, ALDI & Sainsbury’s Also available online at www.oldswanalive.co.uk and on our Facebook group St Andrew’s Community Network We aim to help and support people from our local area. We want to see our community transformed by helping change peoples’ lives and building relationships between people. We know lots of people who are struggling with debt and who sometimes can’t make ends meet enough to do the basics like eat and who sometimes turn to us for help. We do this through our Money Advice Services, North Liverpool Foodbank and Wellbeing work. We provide free and confidential debt and money advice service from several centres around Liverpool. This service is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and quality assured to the highest standards. Last year we supported 742 people with debt problems, wrote off £1.2 million and helped people manage £4.2 million of debt. Our office is open from 9-4pm every day and you can call us on:

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Cheap and Still Cheerful:

Ten tips for doing Christmas on a budget


cross the UK, streets and supermarkets are already starting to fill up with people preparing for another Christmas. But before you throw on your thermals and head out to the shops, stop for a minute and ask yourself, ‘Do I need to buy it or do I want to buy it?’ Last year, UK families spent an average of well over £800 on Christmas. That’s a whole lot of dosh to be spending on just one of 365 days! With this in mind, we’ve put together our top ten tips for a cheap but still totally cheerful Christmas. The most important thing is to know what you can afford and to stick to it! Once you have a budget, make a list of things you genuinely can’t do Christmas without and those you can scrap (as painful as it may be). Secondly, manage expectations. Be open and honest with the people around you about your situation. Consider organizing a Secret Santa instead of buying for everybody. Club together with family for more expensive gifts.

Fill your freezer when it’s cheap. Keep an eye out for supermarkets selling off food at lower prices when it’s near the sell-by date. Stick it in the freezer ready for Chrimbo. Share the cost. Paying for an entire Christmas dinner is rarely cheap. Try asking your guests to chip in by each bringing an item. Just be sure to ask what time everyone will be arriving or you could end up without some key bits! Give your time instead of a physical gift. A great gift doesn’t have to be material, it could be your time or skill. See what’s on at your local church. Most have a variety of events going on over the festive period, and usually they don’t usually cost a thing. Start saving. It’s never too late. Whether it’s putting your loose change in a jar every day or building up supermarket loyalty points, it all adds up. If not for this year, it’s always worth planning ahead for next Christmas.

Shop around. We’re creatures of habit, but sticking to your usual stores can leave you open to some bad deals. Compare prices online or download a free app like Idealo or PriceSpy to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Make your own gifts. A quick search online will uncover loads of guides for making and baking your own gifts. This is a great way to save cash and a wonderful opportunity to get your kids involved in some arts and crafts too.


Celebrate Christmas after Christmas. Many retailers bump up their prices in the run-up to Christmas and then drop them afterwards in the sales. Take advantage of this by having a small do on the 25th and save the big celebrations for when it’s more affordable.

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Five First Steps Towards a Debt Free Life T he decorations are down, and it’s time to plan for a new year. If debt is hanging over your head, take heart. It’s never too late to start getting it sorted. Here are five easy steps you can take right now.


Start by digging out all your financial paperwork – that’s bills, bank statements, wage slips, benefits letters and statements for your debts. Make a list of all the money you have coming in, how much you spend on everyday living (food, transport, clothes etc.) each week or month, and how much you owe to creditors. There are tools to help you do this online – just search ‘budget planner’. For more comprehensive guidance, you could sign up for a free budgeting course at capmoneycourse.org.


It may be that you have more money going out than coming in, in which case you’ll need to make your budget ‘balance’. This can be hard work, but it’s essential if you’re serious about getting out of debt. Look at some areas where you can cut down or cut out altogether; for example, could you switch to a pay-as-you-go phone tariff or ask friends and family to look after your pets temporarily? Make sure you’ve prioritised important living costs such as food, heating and other essentials, and that you have enough left to start paying off your debts.


It’s time to take a deep breathe and call your creditors. Tell them how much you can afford to pay, how you’re going to pay it, and when you can make your first payment. Hopefully they’ll be

receptive, but if a creditor threatens you with court action or eviction, you may need to be flexible and increase the offer, although this will mean that you’ll have to offer other creditors less.


Now that you’ve offered payments to your creditors, it’s important that you stay true to your word and make the payments. You should do this even if the creditor hasn’t agreed to the amounts you’ve offered. The easiest way to make sure you don’t fall behind with your debt payments is to set up three bank accounts: one for paying bills and debts, a cash account for your living expenses, and another for savings.


Stick to the budget you created in step two. If you overspend in an area, you may not have enough money to pay your creditors. This will slow down the process of becoming debt free, or prevent it altogether. Prioritise bills such as rent, mortgage repayments and Council Tax and make sure these are paid on time, as there could be serious consequences otherwise. Crucially, don’t take out any more credit. You’re now living on a budget and are hopefully putting money aside for savings so there’s no need to borrow any more. Cut up those credit cards and throw all loan offers away! We hope these tips will help you to feel more in control of your finances and start you on your journey to becoming debt free. If you’re really struggling with any of the steps, you may need to seek help from a professional debt counselling organisation. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity with over 600 services across the country delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs, life skills groups, and support for people breaking addictions. Helping over 2,500 people to become debt free every year and offers a unique combination of practical and emotional support throughout the journey. Find out more at capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006 free of charge to book an appointment with a trained local debt coach.


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Steps to Work Programme O wned by the Salvation Army but made famous by the Beatles, Strawberry Field has a long-standing connection with young people in Liverpool. In 2019, the gates will reopen to a vision that weaves together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold, imaginative plan.

Alongside a Visitor Experience that will showcase the unlikely parallels between the Salvation Army and the Beatles, a coffee shop and gardens will welcome the local community onto this iconic site. The Strawberry Field Steps to Work programme will reach out to young adults with mild to moderate

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learning disabilities. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Liverpool College, Steps to Work can offer a 12-18-month programme that combines education and work placements. The programme will be the first of its kind in the UK. With core values of generosity and inclusivity, we will call on the open hearts of businesses and individuals in Liverpool to see the value in diversity. If you’re a local employer and would like to sponsor a Strawberry Field Trainee, get involved or want to know more about th e Strawberry Field Centre, please get in touch. www.strawberryfieldliverpool.com Sponsored by

ongratulations to the winner of our Back-to-School competition! Ben Todd, Age 7, from Knotty Ash Primary School, sent in a fabulous picture of himself playing football with friends in the sunshine! We loved it! You win a Back-to-School goodie bag. Well done!


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Hope Beyond Christmas By Sam Tomlin, Salvation Army F or many, Christmas is a joyful season: time with family and friends, good food and presents. For others, though, it can be a difficult time for so many reasons.

It is our hope and prayer that this community is one that both celebrates together and cares for each other. When Christmas was first celebrated by Christians in the Middle East one of the images they used to describe Jesus was light coming into darkness. Each of us can shine a light in our community both at Christmas and into the New Year, whether it is simply getting to know our neighbours better, smiling at people on the street or getting involved in a community group or church. Often, we don’t realise how important this being together, or fellowship, is. As we wait for the dark nights to give way to spring, let’s make every effort to bring light into each other’s lives.

Activities for Older Neighbours Art Clubs

Craft Clubs

At both Tuebrook Hope Centre & Wednesday & Friday afternoons 1.30pm - 3.30pm Stoneycroft URC Lister Drive Older Neighbours Clubs Mondays 1.30pm - 3.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays afternoons Paint and sketch in informal relaxed group Refreshments served from 12noon - 1.15pm who mentor each other Followed by Bingo 1.30pm - 2.45pm Yoga Only £5 and club members get Monday mornings 9.30am - 10.45am & community coach trips free of charge Friday lunchtime 12.00noon - 1.00pm Line Dancing Thursday evenings 7.00pm - 9.15pm

Tuebrook Hope Centre, Christ Church, Buckingham Road, L13 8AZ Tel 0151 259 5935 for more details or email tuebrookhope@hotmail.co.uk @oldswanalive

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Christmas Quizzes

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Test your Christmas knowledge 1 After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel? 2 Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. Who is the patron saint remembered on the 26th of December?

10 What are the gifts that the Three Wise Men gave baby Jesus, according to Christmas history? 11 What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s partner, from the play, A Christmas Carol?

3 Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. Which ornament are we talking about?

12 When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?

4 How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts?

13 Which country can be credited with the creation of the Christmas beverage, eggnog?

5 How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?

14 Which country does St. Nicholas originally belong to?

6 Name the eight original Reindeer.

15 Which country gifts the Christmas tree that is placed at the Trafalgar Square in London, according to Christmas tradition?

7 Traditionally, kids leave out snacks for Santa Claus. What are these snacks? 8 What is the French name for Santa Claus? 9 Two of the reindeers are named after weather phenomenon. Name the reindeer.

16 Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree? Answers to this quiz can be found on page 46.

How well do you know Old Swan? Try your hand at our local history quiz! 1 Where was the Old Swan ‘Tripe Factory’? 2 Which school was known locally as, ‘The Tin School’?

8 Which local hospital was once known as the ‘Infectious Diseases Hospital’?

4 What was, ‘Swan Row’?

9 A landscaped roundabout was constructed at the junction of Edge Lane and St Oswald’s Street, later to be removed and replaced by traffic lights. In what year was the roundabout constructed?

5 What was the original name of Black Horse Lane?

10 George’s Dock was built with stone from which Old Swan thoroughfare?

6. Where in Old Swan was Acrefield Quarry?

Answers to this quiz can be found on page 46.

3 What was the original name of Rathbone Road?

7. Where did the family of the great benefactor Joseph Hoult once live?


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Discover Christianity Discover Christianity – What is it? Discover Christianity is a course run by Christians from different churches who live in and around Old Swan. Discover Christianity – Who is it for? Discover Christianity is for anyone who has questions about Christianity. It doesn’t matter if you have never stepped into a church before, have just started coming to church or if you’ve been going to church for years. Whatever your circumstances, if you would like to find out more about Christianity and what it means to be a Christian, this course is for you. You are welcome to join us.

Discover Christianity – What goes on? Each session begins with an activity followed by a short presentation to explain an aspect of Christian belief. After a break for tea, coffee and cakes we have an interactive group discussion time. Group leaders will help, and answer any questions. The course is designed to give you a relaxed opportunity to discover first hand the Bible’s claims. You are welcome to ask any question you like or simply sit back and listen to others ask them.

Course dates The next Discover Christianity course starts on Wednesday 16 January 2019. It is held from 8.00pm – 9.30pm each Wednesday over 8 weeks in Stoneycroft Salvation Army Church Centre, Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool, L13 3BT. DATE 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Jan 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Feb 6 Mar 13 Mar

SUBJECT Can the Bible be trusted? How do we know that God exists? What is God really like? What has gone wrong? Who is Jesus? BREAK - School Half Term What happened at the Cross? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? What is a Christian?

If you have ever asked these or any other questions about the Christian message, or if you want to re-examine your own beliefs, please come along to the Discover Christianity course. Listen, learn, discuss & discover. No need to book. All welcome. For more information contact Sam on 07792 259 087 or Kate on 07765 245 061.

Do I have to bring anything? No, all course materials are provided free of charge.


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Family Business Celebrates 100 Years L ocal jewellers WJ EDWARDS celebrated 100 years of successful business with a special plaque unveiled by the Deputy Lord Mayor on Saturday 20th October, 2018. With extensive experience, W J Edwards on Prescot Road offers a brilliant selection of new and second-hand jewellery, clocks and a range of Waterford Crystal. A shop with history Run by brother and sister duo Margot Walker and Peter Edwards, the company has been running for three generations. The business was founded as a pawnbroking, millinery and children’s wear business by the current owners’ grandfather, Wilfred Joseph Edwards, back in 1918 after his return from World War I. When the store first opened, pawnbroking encompassed everything from Sunday best suits to household items. Some men even pawned their suits on Mondays to give themselves enough money for the week, before returning on Fridays to pick it up to wear over the weekend! Now pawnbroking is different; it provides a quick and easy way to raise funds on jewellery.


Community heart The family-run business has been on the same premises since the start and is known by many local people. As such, Margot and Peter wanted to involve the local community in their 100 birthday celebrations. Five local schools were invited to take part in a drawing competition for children aged eight to eleven. The Deputy Lord Mayor presented prizes to the winning entrants of: St Anne’s Stanley School, St Oswald’s School, Broadgreen Primary School, St Cuthbert’s School and St Cecilia’s School. And to top it off, the business donated its birthday cake to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. WJ Edwards have a great selection of pre-Christmas sale items in-store and ebay: wjejewellery

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Old Swan at the Movies By John Bruce


nce upon a time, after the ‘Big Screen’ took over from the music hall as the biggest centre of entertainment, there were well over 100 picture theatres across Liverpool. Then the 1950s saw a decline in cinema attendances as home TVs brought you entertainment in your living room, from the Queen’s Coronation to BBC News, rather than British Pathe newsreels. Cinemas closed, some reopening as ballrooms, musical venues or bingo halls, even supermarkets, or became somewhat sad, decaying memorials to the generations of film going, of usherettes, doormen in exotic uniforms and of course the chaotic Saturday children’s matinees. The Old Swan area at one stage had five cinemas, which brought some of the most exotic architecture and grandeur into our lives for a few hours: The Swan Picture Drome on Mill Lane, not one but two Regent cinemas and the Art Deco designed Curzon on Prescot Rd, The Premier on the corner of Green Lane and The Carlton at the other end in Tuebrook. Later in life, Old Swan had a renewed love affair with the big screen from 1991 with the Cineworld multiplex on Edge Lane, till it was demolished in 2016, but hopefully will be reborn, like a phoenix, in the next phase of the new Liverpool Shopping Park.

Above: Swan Picture Drome, Mill Lane, Old Swan opened 1916

Above: Curzon cinema, Prescot Road, Old Swan

The wonderfully Art Deco Curzon with nearly 2000 seats and neon lighting to pick out its curves, opened on the 10th of October 1936. The first public programme, that evening at 6.15pm and 8.40pm, was made up of GB News, ‘The World to the World’, Walt Disney’s ‘Orphan’s Picnic’, a live performance by organist Lewis Oddy, and finally the feature presentation, the MGM picture starring Loretta Young in ‘The Unguarded Hour’. The show finished with the playing of the National Anthem. The Curzon cinema was closed on 20th August 1960 with a final showing of Brigitte Bardot starring in “A Woman Like Satan” and “Vice Raid”.


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Below: Curzon cinema organ

Local Community History

Above: Former Regent cinema, Prescot Road now demolished

LOCAL MEMORIES When cowboys, cartoons, cliff-hangers and chaos ruled Saturday mornings M was dropped off at the Odeon, London Road, by her dad to watch the Saturday morning matinee cartoons, with Tom and Jerry and Roadrunner. “It was exciting to be ‘out on your own’. Later, when ‘ET’ was on, I remember Dad insisted he watched it with me!” About 1953, as a youngster, J enjoyed the adventure movies like’ King of the Kyber Rifles’ with Tyrone Power and ‘Song of India’ starring Sabu. One Saturday J and his mates fitted in a football match before rushing to the Premier in their muddy kit and boots for the matinee programme. By the interval, their mud wasn’t a problem, but itching all over, with fleas from the cinema seats! When he got home, he was ordered into the coal house in the yard, by his mum, told to strip off and was then washed down with buckets of not very warm water! J later moved up market to the Curzon, where you weren’t even allowed in without a shirt and tie. Kissing in the backrow? When H and J were young, their church leaders discouraged the make-believe world of film, but there were few other places to go courting together, so they would try and make themselves inconspicuous in the queue at the Odeon, fearful they might be spotted by one of the church elders!

Below: Cinema usherette selling sweets to children

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Councillor’s Advice Surgery E very Saturday at 10am - 11am in Old Swan Library for any resident looking for help and advice on any council related issues. Other ways to contact your local Councillors Cllr Peter Brennan peter.brennan2@liverpool.gov.uk | 0151 233 0420 Cllr Joanne Calvert joanne.calvert@liverpool.gov.uk | 0151 233 0420 Cllr Gary Millar gary.millar@liverpool.gov.uk | 0151 233 0420 Below: Old Swan Councillors Gary Millar, Peter Brennen and Joanne Calvert


Above: Old Swan Library


The Mayoral Hardship Fund:

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he Mayoral Hardship Fund is a special fund which Mayor Anderson has set up to support residents who are experiencing hardship due to the Government’s welfare reform programme, fixed and falling incomes, and the increasing cost of living. Mayor Anderson said: “The Government’s welfare reforms have hit the most vulnerable in our city hard and it is absolutely perverse that we as one part of the public sector are having to pick up the pieces caused by cuts in another part of the public sector when we have already faced a 64 percent reduction in our budget. “But we cannot and will not just sit by and watch as some of our most vulnerable families are left struggling and worrying how they will pay for essentials such as food and clothing. “Contrary to the Government’s narrative, many households that are being hit by the welfare benefits changes, child tax credit cuts and the bedroom tax have someone in work. All it is doing is dragging


more children into poverty and affecting their life chances. “This is just one of a number of measures that we are introducing to help the poorest families, such as our own not-for-profit energy firm – the Leccy – to help those in fuel poverty.” What can the fund help with: • Food (inc. toiletries and sanitary provision) • Fuel • Clothing • Housing and basic household items • Income maximisation • Budgeting support • Access to affordable finance • Digital access • Access to justice How to apply Resident can call 0800 456 1523 and state that their application should be considered under the Mayoral Hardship Fund.

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Useful Numbers and Links for Council Related Issues:Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme

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Benefits Advice

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Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support

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Debt Advice (Citizens Advice) 0151 233 2771 Risk of Homelessness Advice

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Fuel Poverty Advice (Healthy Homes)

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Report Street Issues Abandoned & untaxed vehicles, Street Cleansing, Broken, Street light, Pot holes, Graffiti, Dog muck, Alley-gates, Blocked street drain, Road marking issue Call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link: liverpool.gov.uk/parking-travel-and-roads/report-an-issue Report issues with Bins Missed bin collection, Request a bin, Report flytipping, Report passage dumping, Report a street for cleansing, Pest & infestation Call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link: liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/report-an-issue Report a non-urgent crime Call 101 or follow the link: liverpool.gov.uk/crime-prevention-and-emergencies/ report-a-crime Trading standard issues Call 0345 404 0506 or follow this link: liverpool.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/report-atrading-standards-issue Housing standards and conditions Report poor social or private housing conditions, Report poor quality private landlords, Report a dangerous building or structure, Empty homes Call 0800 707 6245 or follow this link: liverpool.gov.uk/housing/report-housing-standards-andconditions


Bulky item collection Bulky Bob’s is a free bulky item collection service for Liverpool City Council residents only To book call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link: liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/bulky-item-collection Items Bulky Bob’s collect Fridges and freezers Cookers and microwaves Dishwashers, washing machines & tumble dryers Carpets and underlay Wardrobes, chest of drawers, tables and chairs Display cabinets and coffee tables Dining room tables and chairs and dining room furniture (free standing) Sofas and armchairs Televisions, videos and TV cabinets Internal doors Vacuum cleaners Bed frames and mattresses Bikes and exercise equipment Computers, monitors and printers Cots, prams and high chairs Garden furniture Small electrical items (hairdryer, straighteners, toaster, kettle etc.) Textiles (clothes, belts, handbags, shoes) Items Bulky Bob’s do not collect Glass items where the glass is damaged or hasn’t been secured Builders waste, garden waste or domestic waste. Fixtures and fittings (external doors & windows etc.) House clearances Fabrics or bags of miscellaneous items Liquids, hazardous waste or gas cylinders Sun beds Sheds Toys and pianos You can dispose of items Bulky Bob’s do not collect at Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre.

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We are now accepting new NHS PATIENTS We are delighted to announce that we are accepting registration for new NHS and private patients at The Dental House, 6-10 Derby Lane, Old Swan, L13 3DL. Please call us on 0151 228 3643, visit our website at www.dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk to download our new patient packs or call in to register. You can also email us on TC@dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk for more information about us and our services.



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Here at The Dental House we don’t want our patients to feel embarrassed about missing teeth which is why we are proud to offer Dental Implants as the perfect solution.

As well as affecting the way you look, missing teeth can have a big impact on selfconfidence and can ruin social situations for some people. Being embarrassed about your smile can really hold you back and prevent you from fully enjoying yourself. Dental implants can remove these worries and it’s nice to know they won’t fall out!

So if you are unhappy with your missing teeth and like the idea of improving the way you look as well as improving your speech and ability to eat all the foods that you fancy…you really should consider this amazing treatment!

Come and meet our Treatment Coordinator, Sam, for a FREE Dental implants are considered to be the CONSULTATION. next best thing to natural teeth because they are strong and secure and the way in which they are fitted allow them to feel and function like real teeth. Did you know... Dental Implants can really boost your confidence. Missing teeth and gaps in your smile can cause low self-esteem because they can stop us from looking our best. Gaps between teeth can make you look older than you are as well as altering the shape of your face. This may all lead to selfconsciousness…but don’t worry…we have the solution… Dental Implants! And you can have them fitted right here in our welcoming practice. We are delighted to have a dentist who has a special interest in Implant Dentistry working at The Dental House- Dr Kunal Sudra. Kunal is passionate about helping people to ‘get their smiles back’ and restore all the confidence and loss of function that has been lost through missing teeth. Kunal now limits his practice to Implant Dentistry and has completed a wide variety of training including a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry (DipImpDent).


Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become part of you. Kunal understands that undergoing dental treatment in general can cause anxiety, so the thought of implant surgery can be a little scary. However, his calm manner combined with ensuring that you are well informed and prepared for your treatment will help even the most phobic patient feel If you want more advice about how we at ease. may be able to help you then please don’t hesitate to contact us, email Sam tc@dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk or call us on 0151 228 3643. If you need to register with the practice please visit www.dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk or pop in! The Dental House, 6-10 Derby Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool. L13 3DL. Top Benefits of Dental Implants: - IMPROVE YOUR APPEARANCE Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and, with proper care, implants can last many years.

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What’s On

What’s On in the Swan Want to see your event or club listed for free in our next issue? Get in touch! Email us at hi@oldswanalive.co.uk by 1 February 2019

Join the Club Bringing the community together Bentley Amateur Operatic Society Tuesdays, Oakvale Church, 07818 094 669

Lunch Club Tuesdays 12.30pm-2.00pm, Salvation Army, £3 for a 3-course meal, 0151 259 3958 Morris Dancing (all age) Tuesdays 5.30pm, £2 per week, Salvation Army, 07917 690 350 Mothers’ Union, Thursdays 2.00pm, All Saints Church, 0151 705 2110 Old Swan Book Club Find us on Facebook or www.readinggroups.org or ask at Old Swan Library

Black Horse Bowls Club The Blackhorse Pub, 07724 916 244

Parents & Toddlers Thursdays 8.30am-11.00am, Tuebrook Hope Centre, tuebrookhope@hotmail.co.uk

Cadets Mondays & Thursdays 6.45pm-9.00pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 929 2069

Rhyme Time for Pre-schoolers Tuesdays 10.15am-11.15am, Old Swan Library, 0151 233 3069

Coffee Morning Thursdays, 9.00am All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581 Dance Classes (Juniors) Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm, Tuebrook Hope Centre, tuebrookhope@hotmail.co.uk Diamonique Morris Dancers Tuesdays 5.30pm, Salvation Army, 07917 690 350

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Wednesday evenings, Oakvale Church, secretary@rscds-liverpool.org.uk Sway with Ray Fridays 2.00pm-3.00pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Foodbank Thursdays 10.00am to 12.00pm, All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

The Link (A group for over 45’s) Last Wednesday of every month, St Anne’s Church, 0151 228 2426

Games Café Wednesdays 2.00pm-4.00pm, All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

Toddler Group Mondays 9.15-11.15am, Salvation Army, 0151 259 3958

Gentle Fitness Wednesdays 12.45pm­-1.45pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Toddlers Thursdays, 9.00-11.30am (term time only), St Anne’s Church, 0151 228 2426

Guild of St Raphael Sundays 12noon, All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

Voices in Harmony Choir Mondays, 11.00am12.30pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Knit and Natter Tuesdays 2pm, Acresfield, Broadgreen Road, 0808 274 6581

Woodcarvers (for older residents) Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Line Dancing Wednesdays 1.45pm-2.45pm, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Yoga Fridays 10.30am-11.30am, Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Liverpool Male Voice Choir Monday evenings, Oakvale Church, 01704 877 852

Youth Club (Juniors) Tuesdays & Thursdays 4.00pm-5.30pm, Tuebrook Hope Centre, tuebrookhope@hotmail.co.uk

Liverpool Model Boat Club Wednesdays & Sundays 11am – 4pm, Newsham Park Boating Lake www.liverpoolmodelboatclub.co.uk

Youth Drama Mondays 5.00pm-7.00pm, Tuebrook Hope Centre, tuebrookhope@hotmail.co.uk

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Hospitals & Walk-in Centres Aintree University Hospitals

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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

0151 228 4811

Broadgreen Hospital

0151 282 6000

Liverpool Women’s Hospital Old Swan Walk-In Centre

Broadgreen Primary School

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Childwall Sports & Science Academy

0151 722 1561

Corinthian Community Primary School

0151 228 5806

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East Prescot Road Nursery School

0151 228 4672

0151 247 6700

Holly Lodge Girls’ College

0151 228 3772

Royal Liverpool University Hospital 0151 706 2000

Lister Infants School

0151 228 4069

Smithdown Children’s Walk in Centre 0151 285 4820

Lister Junior School

0151 228 4196

St Anne’s (Stanley)

0151 228 1506

St Cecilia’s Catholic Infant School

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St Cecilia’s Catholic Junior School

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St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Walton Centre

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Dr Pl Gupta’s Practice

0151 228 5868

Green Lane Medical Centre

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Healthaction Childwall

0151 295 9300

St Oswald’s Catholic Infant & Junior School

0151 228 8436

Knotty Ash Medical Centre

0151 228 4369

West Derby School

0151 235 1300

Oak Vale Medical Centre

0151 295 9330

Old Swan Health Centre Group Practice

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Liverpool Aquatics Centre 0151 233 5433

Rock Court Surgery

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Peter Lloyd Leisure Centre

Rocky Lane Medical Centre

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FREE initial advice Upon presentation of this voucher. T & C’s apply. Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors 6 Broad Green Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5SG T: 0151 329 2121 Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Spend £20 or more and receive a FREE packet of back bacon (350G) or 10% discount on all buffet orders Upon presentation of this voucher. Buffet must be placed before 28/2/19 Bexleys Craft Butchers 561 Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5UX T: 0151 259 4380 Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am-5.30pm

Buy one large breakfast and get another large breakfast half price or buy any sandwich or toasted sandwich and get a FREE cup of tea or coffee Come and pay us a visit and bring this voucher to redeem offer. Jo’s Café 86 Derby Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 3DN T: 07565 705 945 Opening hours: 8am-3pm

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Save £2. Come and pay us a visit and bring this voucher to redeem offer. Sunlounge Tanning Salon 527 Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5UR Opposite Costa Coffee T: 0151 283 4153 Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am- 8pm Saturday, 10am - 7pm and Sunday, 11am - 5pm

1 Borax Street, off Rathbone Road 2 Broadgreen School on Broadgreen Road 3 New Lane 4 A small row of shops, a site now occupied by Boots etc 5 Black Moss Lane 6 On the west side of the junction of St Oswald Street and Prescot Road. Hoult’s Corner was built on stone arches over the quarry. 7 Rock House in Derwent Road, Stoneycroft 8 Rathbone Hospital 9 1951 10 Black Horse Lane

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