Local History

For February ONLY we will meet on Tuesday 7th due to a clash of dates.

February topic will be ‘The history of Liverpool cow-keepers’ presented by David Joy.

Subsequent meetings will be on the 2nd Monday monthly.

March 13th – Mr. Charlie Southern will continue with part 2 ‘brand names and history of Liverpool, Walton and Maghull shops’

Entrance is £1.50

Lydiate’s people


Lydiate's People CD

Lydiate’s People CD

Family History Group

Family History Group

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

Liverpool’s Children in the 1950s

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

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.