West Derby Yeoman’s House up for sale
This is an exciting post to write, although the topic is often bitter-sweet. The so-called ‘Yeoman’s House’ in the centre of West Derby village is currently up for sale, for the princely (or yeomanly) (more…)
Speke Hall and the Speke Estate
Speke Hall is one of the most famous historical features on Merseyside. Its distinctive black and white appearance, highlighting its amazing timber structure, make it a memorable sight for visitors.
Clarke Gardens Pillbox, Allerton
There is an octagonal pillbox in the grounds of Allerton Hall, seemingly ‘defending’ Springwood Avenue from an invisible army. While many no doubt pass it day to day without a second thought, a lot of (more…)
Blackburne Place ventilation shaft and the Wapping Tunnel
This red brick and sandstone tower on Blackburne Place is a beautiful ventilation shaft for a railway which once ran beneath it, and could be seen as representing the tunnel and railway in a nutshell.
Churches, and Rural Landscapes in Urban Liverpool
This article was inspired by Celia Heritage’s recent article on parish churches. Her love of churches, in terms of history, began through researching family history and looking for ancestors’ gravestones.
Liverpool Echo show first glimpse inside Mann Island shards
It’s nearly here. You don’t like it, I don’t like it, but the controversial (more…)
Liverpool Buildings: Lewis’s Department Store
It’s been two months since the news came that Lewis’s Department Store is to close. I thought I’d gather a few details about this historic building in one place for reference. Do let me know if I’ve missed (more…)