The Fighting Mascot
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 brothersRead More
Veteran Chef – Private Don Magugan
Issue Issue 445
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 partRead More
The Barge People – Liverpool’s Unsung Heroes
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
Remembering the B.A.T.
Issue Issue 441
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 aRead More
The story of The Scotland Road Free School.
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 theRead More
Australian WW1 Solider John “Barney” Hines
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 untilRead More
Uncovering the life of Tom Pender
During his 86 years Kirkdale-born Tom Pender survived a German WW1 u-boat attack on the merchant ship he was working as a fireman stoker, the retaliation of which caused an international outcry; gave a shift of 41 years in Liverpool’sRead More