Hilbre Island 17/04/2024

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Judith wrote:

Today both Stramblers groups went to West Kirby to walk to Hilbre Island. It was a great day, dry but quite windy. No rain, thank goodness! We our had lunch on the island. At the end of the walk 11 walkers walked around the Marine Lake, while the others dispersed, some going straight home, others going for lunch.
Thank you Anne for arranging our lovely day out, Judith.

Chester Walls and Water 28/03/2024

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Fifteen Stramblers took the train to Chester. We walked into the City Centre to Bath Street and the City’s historic Public Baths, housing not just one but two Victorian Swimming Pools and have been at the heart of Chester’s community for well over 100 years. Leaving Bath street, we turned into Forgate Street and saw the Grade II listed Parkers Buildings flats built in 1889 for the first Duke of Westminster. We then Continue reading

Stadiums, Park and Cemetery 17/03/2024

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Eighteen Strollers took the train to Kirkdale and walked through the streets to Goodison Road. Brian told us of the history of the church of St Luke the Evangelist and its back garden – now occupied by Goodison Park Stadium. He said it was rumoured that the vicar had to be an Evertonian. As we stood, a vicar entered Continue reading

Pier Head to Aigburth 22/02/2024

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Despite the heavy rain and train delays, sixteen Stramblers met at the Pier Head. It wouldn’t have surprised me if the walk had been cancelled, but we set off with brollies up and fingers crossed. One good thing was that the wind was very light and behind us. We headed south past the Museum, Albert Dock, the M&S Arena and the Queen’s Continue reading

Liverpool Statues and Monuments Walk

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Today’s walk was a tour to hear the history and origins of a number of Liverpool’s statues, monuments and artwork, and the hidden details in some of them. We started at Lime Street Station where we had a “Chance Meeting” with Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock, before learning of Simon Faithfull’s “Liverpool to Liverpool” journey Continue reading

Murder Mystery Walk 15/10/23

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Ten strollers took the train from Maghull to Chester (with new trains on both legs!) for a Murder Mystery Walk. Once in Chester we made our way to the ruins of the Church of St John the Baptist – the former Cathedral of Chester dating back to Roman times. Here, we were informed that a body had been found with foul play suspected! We were Continue reading