Liverpool’s Chinatown


On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at St. Andrew’s church annexe, Local History Group presents

a talk and presentation by Diane Cox ‘LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN’.
Entrance £1.50 includes refrshments. 14.00-16.00.


Old Soldier’s story

Cliff Duncan has written an absorbing account of his time on National Service with the RAF in the 1950’s. It has been published  and can be viewed on line – see link below. Alternatively Duncan has one or to typed copies which he is prepared to lend interested members. It is a fascinating account of  a life changing experience. You can read how Cliff was a key man in the evacuation of Khartoum after the crisis of 1955 and how he commandeered the queen’s temporary throne at the El Adem RAF base.

Cliff  pictured with his book which you can read  online here.

Well worth a read, whether you suffered National Service yourself or just wonder what you missed. Ed.


Lydiate’s people

Lydiate’s People CD






For those who do not know it Lydiate is a village set in the rich arable farmlands lying between Liverpool, Southport and the Western Pennines.  For those who do know Lydiate the CD, which we have just published, will  be of great interest particularly anyone interested in family history. This unique CD is the fruit  of several years work researched by the  members of our Family History group. Using various websites and microfiche sources we have downloaded from the censuses between the years 1841  and 1871 the details of every inhabitant of Lydiate. Continue reading

Angus Tilston MBE

Angus Tilston MBE, LIverpool author, film maker and local historian who was  awarded the MBE for services to the Historical Film Industry in the North West was the  distinguished speaker at our meeting earlier this month when he entertained us with a fascinating  talk on aspects of Merseyside during the 20th Century. Many members with an interest in Liverpool history will probably have at least one of his DVD’s but there is much more information available in film and video archives which you can access below.