15 members of the Sunday Strollers got the local bus to Walton Road and walked up to Everton Football Ground. We went and had a look at the statue, that has recently been erected outside the club’s stadium, of three of Everton’s greatest players. Known as the “Holy Trinity”, they were regarded as the best midfield trio in England in the 1960s. They were Alan Ball, Howard Kendal and Colin Harvey
Then on to Anfield Cemetery and enjoyed an interesting walk around the grounds. In 1854 Liverpool Corporation issued an order prohibiting any further burials in the city’s overcrowded cemeteries. Land was subsequently obtained so that a new cemetery could be formed. The total cost, including the purchase of the land, came to more than £150,000 and the first interment in Anfield Cemetery, sometimes known as Liverpool Cemetery, took place in 1863. The layout was designed by Edward Kemp (1817-91), though T D Barry won the original competition. A crematorium was built near the southern edge of the site 1894-6. Two of the three original cemetery chapels have been demolished and one of the pair of Priory Road Lodges has also been lost.
July had 18 members enjoying a pleasant stroll from Hall Road to Hightown.
We meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
August 18th is with Brian and Brenda Dickinson leading a walk around Stanley Park, when we will visit both football grounds, followed by lunch in the Palm House in Stanley Park. More details will follow shortly. David Scott is hopefully going to lead the September walk around Port Sunlight. The good news is that more members are now willing to take turns and lead one of the walks. If you would be interested in joining the group or leading a walk please come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or text 07900525222.
Sunday Strollers next walk is on 21st July. We will meet at Maghull South (old station) in time to catch the 9.49 train to Liverpool.
We will change onto the Southport train at Sandhills and get off at Hall Road. We should arrive at Hall Road at 10.30 appox. If you are meeting us at Hall Road please let me know so we can look out for you. We will then walk down to the front and walk to Hightown train station were we will catch the Southport train to Freshfield. We will then make our way to the Pinewoods pub and have lunch. After lunch we will walk back to station and catch train back to Maghull.
Because we are having breaks this walk should suit all of our walkers and we have always had a good lunch at the Pinewoods Pub. They serve Sunday lunch and a variety of other meals and snacks.
Here is a picture taken on our February walk in Southport. The weather on Sunday looks like it will be a lot warmer than that day with showers forecast at 1pm. Hopefully we will be in the pub by then
Sunday Strollers decided to try something different this month. 18 of our members solved a mystery murder in Chester. We split into 3 groups of 6. Group 1 got off to a flying start. We started at St John the Baptists Church and the ruins next to it. We had 22 clues in total to solve and we visited the Amphitheatre, River Side, Edgar Field Park.
15 walkers took the wind head on in Southport today. The sun did come out and the rain stayed away but the cobwebs were definitely blown away! The fish and chip lunch went down very well after our 3 mile steady walk. We all agreed that we had never seen waves so high in the lake in Southport before it looked like the Mersey!. You can see in the picture above. Also we were all happy to following the notice that said “No Swimming” Thank you to Margaret McLoughlin for leading the walk.
There is no walk next month as it is due on Easter Sunday. Our next walk is on 19th May when we will be going to Chester. This will be more of “A Who Done It” . We will find the answers to clues which can be found around Chester. This is something new we are willing to try. We will finish up having lunch and hopefully we will be successful in solving all the clues. Travelling arrangements will be posted on this site nearer the time.
This months walk will take place in Southport. We are going to get 300 bus at 11 o’clock from the bus stop opposite the old library on Liverpool Road North. This is an easy walk and we plan to have fish and chips at the end of the walk. Margaret McLoughlin is leading this walk. Group Support will have more information if needed at the weekly coffee morning. Below is picture taken on our last walk.
The Sunday Strollers decided to stay local again and walked from the Old Roan back to Maghull along the canal. After a great meal last month we decided to return to Scummies this time for a Hot Pot lunch, which got the thumbs up from everyone. Nicky and her team really look after us and most of us were able to force seconds down!!!! The meal was excellent value. Thank you Nicky. We meet on the third Sunday of the month so our next walk will be on 17th March when Margaret Mcloughlin is leading a walk in Southport were we are hoping to have a fish and chip lunch after our walk.
18 members took part in the January Sunday Strollers walk and three other members joined us for Sunday lunch at Scrummies. In February we are going to walk from the Old Roan to Maghull and a shorter walk from Wango Lane to Maghull . We will have lunch at Scrummies again. This time we will have Hot Pot after thoroughly enjoying our scouse today. Further details of these monthly walks can be found on the Group Support desk at the coffee morning on a Tuesday .
We will be offering two local walks in January. Both finishing at Scrummies, near Maghull station, for a bowl of home-made scouse (other meals are available). We have been to Scrummies at this time of the year for the last two years as it is a firm favourite with our walkers . If the weather is unsuitable for walking we will still meet for lunch, so we plan our walks for 2019.
John and I are happy to lead 4 walks and co-ordinate the others. So if you are happy to lead a walk bring the details with you in January. The January walks will be approx: 3 and 5 miles long. Both walks will be flat. Further details will be posted near the time. Below are some pictures from walks we have done this year. As you can see we like to finish with a meal and a drink and the social part is just as important as the walking.
Sunday saw us on packed train to Moorfields station. A slow meander out of town to the canal locks and footpath where we strolled to Millers Bridge and L20 restaurant.
The reception was excellent and all the staff did their best to make us most welcome. Coats taken, we were seated with drinks and presented with two and three course menus, a small but perfectly balanced choice for a cold Winters day.
With a light airy venue, plenty of room, great staff and little pressure to finish, it turned out to be a great experience at a very reasonable cost (£14.00 for 3 courses).
L20 restaurant is a credit to the college!