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
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
For those who do not know it Lydiate is a village set in the rich arable farmlands lying between Liverpool, Southport and the Western Pennines. For those who do know Lydiate the CD, which we have just published, will be of great interest particularly anyone interested in family history. This unique CD is the fruit of several years work researched by the members of our Family History group. Using various websites and microfiche sources we have downloaded from the censuses between the years 1841 and 1871 the details of every inhabitant of Lydiate. Continue reading →
Two years ago Pam Russell, an enthusiastic member of our Local History Group and president of the Maghull & Lydiate Local History Society, appealed to u3A members for help with a new book she was working on Liverpool’s Children in the 1950s. The book has now been published and is available in all good bookshops and on Amazon, including a Kindle edition. Continue reading →
Angus Tilston MBE, LIverpool author, film maker and local historian who was awarded the MBE for services to the Historical Film Industry in the North West was the distinguished speaker at our meeting earlier this month when he entertained us with a fascinating talk on aspects of Merseyside during the 20th Century. Many members with an interest in Liverpool history will probably have at least one of his DVD’s but there is much more information available in film and video archives which you can access below.