zig zag line
×

I can’t remember speaking to my grandmother, but I do remember her sitting in the corner of a large sitting room dressed in dark clothes, she seemed incomprehensively old to me, I was five, and she was around eighty years

Read More

YOUNG Liverpool born doctor William Henry Duncan saw the terrible insanitary living conditions in his home city at first hand – especially in the court and cellar housing of Vauxhall district’s north Liverpool dockland.

Read More

Air pollution in the Vauxhall area is nothing new. In 1838 James Muspratt was brought to trial in Liverpool for ‘causing a nuisance’. And what exactly was that ‘nuisance’ ? Thick white smoke containing hydrochloric acid, belching from factory chimneys.

Read More

The Fighting Mascot is a book my mother often talked about as I was growing up. It was a hardback book that her favorite uncle supposedly wrote in 1918 and published in New York. However, since he and his brothers

Read More

Donald Wilfred Magugan might not have been a household name – or one that rolls off the tongue easily – but it’s often said that an army marches on its stomach. If that’s true, then it’s in no small part

Read More

Liverpool city is renowned for its maritime history, but just as one of the Liver Birds gazes out to sea, the other looks inland and maybe should symbolise the unsung working class heroes that toiled on an altogether gentler wave,

Read More

The factories of Liverpool will always be identified with the city’s prosperous economy throughout the past centuries and also for the proud generations of workers who occupied and fueled them. The industrious land Vauxhall housed an immense workforce, with a

Read More

The late 60s and early 70s were a period of rebellion and challenging traditional ideas.  People questioned all aspects of society.  Schooling was no exception.  A free school movement took root. Summerhill, established in 1923 by A.S. Neill, was the

Read More

Researchers have recently uncovered the Scottie Road roots of legendary Australian WW1 soldier John “Barney” Hines. It was claimed that Hines killed more Germans than any other Australian soldier in the Great War. Little was known about his early life until

Read More