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
Some of what I found about Captain Herd’s Bridge and thereabouts is on my blog page – possibly you dear reader can add to it – thank you for allowing my query on your website.
A Question to the Maghull and Lydiate U3A, Local History Group
Can anyone in Local history group or a long time Maghull resident help with this query from the Channel Islands please? See the message under comments here
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!
Due to illness a change has been made to the May 7th date.
Diane Goodier will give a talk on ‘vikings in Merseyside’.
She will present in ‘costume dress’.
Future “local history” dates
Sep 4th – Mr Jim Flynn – growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.
Oct 2nd – Mr Roger Bloxall – Shall 1 stay or shall I go ? How Ormskirk treated the evacuees from Liverpool in ww2.
Nov 6th – Mr Ray Obrien – “your favourite sit com”, a humorous talk based on the classic comedies of the 60s and 70s
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.
Return of Mr D Arnold with a presentation on how Royal Iris and Royal Daffodil got their names.
Tues 5th Sept at Lydiate Village Hall 2-4
Important notice to all group members
From April 4th 2017 we will be moving to
Lydiate Village Centre on a Tuesday
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
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