‘side by side’ maps

Here is a link to a new type of mapping service from the National Library of Scotland that displays a map along side a photographic image of the relevant area. The maps and the images can be selected independently and the whole of the UK is covered

This may be of interest to various groups especially as some maps go back to 1885 and come in various ‘flavours’.  Enjoy

Local History Group

Our next few speakers are:

Tuesday 4th February – Cliff Duncan, one of our own members, will give a talk on one of the murder inquiries he was involved in.  The ‘Murder of John Moon’ will deal with the events that transpired on the 29th  August 1974.

Tuesday 3rd March – Roisin Stoddern will give a talk and slide presentation on ‘Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’.  Having been a guide there for many years Roisin will take us on a guided tour delving into the heart of the Cathedral.

Tuesday 7th April – Mr Michael Murphy will give us a talk and slide presentation on ‘The History of Ration Books’. This fascinating topic may well bring back memories for some of us!

Local history group

Local history-speakers – March to August 2018

Venue:     Lydiate village hall, Lambshear lane, lydiate, L31 2LA
Time:      2pm and 4pm.
Date:      1st. Tuesday of the month. £2-00 including refreshments.

March 6th  Mr. Ken Pye  “beer, bails and boozers”
Fun stories from some of Liverpool cities most fascinatng pubs.

April 3rd   Mr. Ray Obrian – Merseyside entertainers from both sides of the river-charts the background of stars such as Ken Dodd, Arthur Askey, Leonard Rossitor and Patricia Rutledge.

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Local History

Important notice to all group members

From April 4th 2017 we will be moving to

Lydiate Village Centre on a Tuesday

Future talks:

March 13  Mr. Charlie Southern Part 2 on Liverpool shops  (St. Andrews)

April 4th    Mr. Bill Sergeant – World war 1 nurses

May 2nd    Mrs. Diane Cox – Liverpool women pioneers

Old Soldier’s story

Cliff Duncan has written an absorbing account of his time on National Service with the RAF in the 1950’s. It has been published  and can be viewed on line – see link below. Alternatively Duncan has one or to typed copies which he is prepared to lend interested members. It is a fascinating account of  a life changing experience. You can read how Cliff was a key man in the evacuation of Khartoum after the crisis of 1955 and how he commandeered the queen’s temporary throne at the El Adem RAF base!

Cliff  pictured with his book which you can read  online here.

Well worth a read, whether you suffered National Service yourself or just wonder what you missed. DK