From the outside it looks quite ordinary, but this church is no longer used. The inside is stocked with all the fittings and fixtures normally seen inside a place of worship, but they are scattered or heaped up in piles…ready to be shipped out or disposed of. Sad really, for this is the church whereContinue reading “DOORS – EMPTY CHURCH”


A good mate who now lives outside the area asked for a check to be made on his grandfathers grave in West Derby cemetary, Liverpool. I was delighted and honoured to help. Recently I’ve been taking more shots of war graves which are found in our cemetaries. I intend to publish them, as time allows,Continue reading “PRIVATE CHARLES TYRER, KINGS (LIVERPOOL) REGIMENT (1888 – 1915)”

Unknown Wedding Group – Liverpool This one is a bit of a family mystery… only three of the people on this old photograph of an unknown wedding in Liverpool, England can be identified. It was probably taken at some around the late 1940’s or 50’s but the actual location is not known either. We’re hoping that one day theContinue reading “Unknown Wedding Group – Liverpool”

Gatehouse, Reynolds Park, Woolton

Roof and gable detail. The Gatehouse… Reynolds Park, Woolton… Pictured during the November of 2010, the gatehouse would have been built during the late nineteenth century to guard the entrances to the park and act as accommodation for gardeners or other workers of the estate. Until it was destroyed by fire in the mid-1970’s, theContinue reading “Gatehouse, Reynolds Park, Woolton”

WOOLTON VILLAGE – Duck Pond or Car Park?

I needed to visit the post office in Woolton Village this morning, to catch it before they close for the Saturday half-day closing. I’d usually park the car in Sainsbury’s car park and then walk up to the village but needed to get in and out as quickly as possible, so I chose to leaveContinue reading “WOOLTON VILLAGE – Duck Pond or Car Park?”


I came across a census entry while carrying out some local property searches in the 1911 census, and found information regarding a property which I had passed many times and knew well by sight. Beaconsfield House is situated in the road of the same name on the outskirts of Woolton village. It is a fairlyContinue reading “BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, WOOLTON”


REYNOLDS PARK, WOOLTON Walking through the park during a balmy evening in October 2012, it was difficult to┬áignore the colours of autumn which appeared around us. The sun was dropping low, the shadows lengthening and moving across the ground as we strolled along the gravel paths, our footsteps disturbing the peace of the squirrels andContinue reading “THE REGAL COLOURS OF AUTUMN”


FAMILY HISTORY – HUGHSON STREET, LIVERPOOL 8 HUGHSON STREET – LIVERPOOL 8 (click for video) This is a short segment of converted movie film showing some of our family in Hughson Street, Toxteth, Liverpool. As well as seeing a few of the family themselves, there are also glimpses of the area around my gran andContinue reading “FAMILY HISTORY – HUGHSON STREET, LIVERPOOL 8”


The former home of the Titanic and White Star Line, in 1904 when my great-grandfather Peder Englebretson was sailing from Liverpool to the America’s, the building was also the HQ of the Booth Steamship Company under whose flag he sailed. #familyhistory #boothsteamshipco #liverpool

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