5/1/2017 – GRANDAD’S SUSPENDERS For Treasure Chest Thursday I give you a photo of my grandad – William John WELSH, pictured in the backyard of his home in Hughson Street, Toxteth in the mid 1950’s. Near his elbows on each arm, you can just see the folds caused by the elastic suspenders he was wearing,Continue reading “GRANDAD’S SHIRT SUSPENDERS – William John WELSH”


For the ‘Wordless Wednesday’ blog prompt today I submit this beauty from the early 1960’s. Hughson Street, Toxteth… the row of neat two-up two-down houses where we lived… Mum, little bro and I on the step in dubious socks and short trousers… and a Hillman Minx from around 1964. And of course, the cobbles.  ItContinue reading “HILLMAN MINX AND COBBLES IN TOXTETH (1964)”


A small stool / step which my aunt told me my Norwegian great-grandfather made around 1930. My gran used to use it to step on to reach the higher shelves in the pantry, and the kids used it to sit on. It’s been repaired a few times along the way and I have it mindContinue reading “281/365 – FAMILY HEIRLOOM”


While undertaking a bit of research around Princes Park, I called in to take a look at Madryn Street. The debate is still going on surrounding the future of the Welsh streets as they are known, and it was rather a shame to see them in such a poor condition; but seeing the houses todayContinue reading “226/365 – MADRYN STREET, TOXTETH”


Hannah, Martha and Elizabeth… three sisters enjoying the sunshine and playing about in Hannah’s new back garden in Lorden’s Road in Huyton. Martha and Elizabeth were still living in Toxteth when Hannah and her husband Charlie Irvine were given the house to live in by Liverpool Corpy. It differed from the two-up, two-down houses theyContinue reading “FAMILY HISTORY – THE ENGLEBRETSEN GIRLS”


Also known as the Nordic Church, the building dates from 1884 and was designed by the British architect William Douglas Caroe (1857-1938). His father Anders Kruuse at one point was the Danish Consul in Liverpool. The church is situated in Park Lane, Liverpool – close to the Canning Dock area of the city. It wasContinue reading “105/365 – SCANDINAVIAN SEAMAN’S CHURCH, LIVERPOOL”

103/365 – ST.JAMES HOUSE

Situated in Lady Chapel Close, the building is notable in this area of Liverpool for having a smallish church built just behind it. Blink twice and you might miss it! (p.s. I’ve had a rather busy day and this is all the ‘ironic humour’ I can manage at the moment!) 😉 #Project365, #Photoaday


The photograph on the left-hand screen below shows my mother, brother and I standing on the step on my Gran and Grandad’s house at 25 Hughson Street, Toxteth, Liverpool. At a guess I’d say the photo had been taken at the end of the 1960’s. I’d spent the whole of my early life living inContinue reading “GENEALOGY – FINDING HUGHSON STREET”


This is a short audio clip of my Mum, Joan Seaman, talking about her friendship with one of her friends, Tess Abernethy from the Dingle in Liverpool. Mum worked with Tess during the 1950’s and ‘60’s and they were both employed as usherettes in the local cinema, The Gaumont, Princes Park. As Mum describes inContinue reading “GENEALOGY – TESSIE ABERNETHY”


Before the days of ‘instant news’, ‘in-your-face’ data and the Internet, things happened at a more leisurely pace. Methods of keeping in touch with loved ones, even those who lived only a relatively short distance away in the next town, would include either a telephone call (if you had one), or more likely a cardContinue reading “GENEALOGY – TAPESPONDING”

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