Hello. My name is Cheryl GREEN Evans. I live in
Dallas, Georgia USA, a suburb of Atlanta.
I am trying to locate a
childhood friend, Helen Silcock.
When I say “childhood” I’m talking
1962-1968 ish. We became pen pals while I lived in Japan and she in
We corresponded for several years, but then lost touch.
I would really appreciate it if you would post
this to your site in the hope that maybe someone knows her,
knows where she
is, or knows one of her siblings, or may even know some of the other
girls that she is in Southport with
(see the attached picture where she
names the girls who are with her). She also refers to Sunshine House in
one of the pictures.
I can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org I am also on Facebook : Cheryl Green Evans
David Hunter 10 Jan 2017
Here is a lovely story-David has been in touch with Lydiateworld and writes: "Well, after naming some of the children on the St. Thomas Xmas photo you posted, i received a Facebook request from one of the kids Paul Blundell.We were joined at the hip during our time at the school until his parents emigrated to OZ. I tried for years to find him but failed. After commenting on the photo, his sister saw it and got him to go on Facebook to contact me. I recently made the 9,500 mile journey from Huddersfield to Perth, Australia and met up with him and his brothers and sisters, Cheers Lydiateworld "
Christopher Gibson 30/11/2015
Joan Ennis 24/10 15
I am Joan Ennis, I left Coronation Road
Lydiate in 1979 and moved to Canada, along with my husband Jimmy, and kids Christopher
My kids went to St. Gregorys school, Chris
actually started before the school was built, and classes were held at St.
Gregory’s Church Hall.
Chris and Helen both went to Maricourt School later on. My sons pals were John Hulmston, Brendan
Fearn, Gary Harrison and Gary Gardener ?
Helens closest friend was Angela Riding, who
did visit us in Canada, the two Garys did too.
I began a Brownie group at St. Gregorys
Church around 1972 I think it was, a guide group started there at the same
I ran the Brownies there till I moved to SW Ontario in November
1979. I have many happy memories of Lydiate and the area, and the good
times with the
Brownies. At one time the commissioner
was Muriel Roocroft who was a big help when I started the pack. My tawny
owl was Colette Bulmer
and her two daughters were in our pack. Our guide
leader was Irene (?) I believe her assistant was Cathy? Hulmston.
My claim to fame at that time was probably my
two German shepherds, Sam and Sheba who appeared in a BBC tv series called “Survivors”
and we went filming with them several times. It seemed everyone in my
area knew about them . When we came to Canada the two dogs came too, also
our Siamese cat.
Our house on Coronation Road backed
onto the park, we didn’t need a gate really cos our two shepherds vaulted over
the fence and into the park.
Lee Jackson 20/10/15
Oaklea Barns Guest House 22/06/15Luxury bed and breakfast accomodation adjacent to Oaklea Racing Stables,Southport Road, Lydiate.http://www.oakleabarn.co.uk/
Phil Rigby 2/5/15
The reference to the shop 'Mechanix' by the late Ted Smith (under the photo, Simple Pleasures)
The shop was run
by Joe Brady & his
wife (Eileen?). It was our favourite stop for Dinky toys
& my mum bought me a bike from there.
Joe & wife emigrated to Australia about 1964.
up the good work,
Hi , just found this wonderful website. Grew up in Lydiate
and recognised so many names. We lived in Clent Avenue
and moved to Dorset
during the early 1960’s-now live in Dorset . I so miss Lydiate and Liverpool.
Tracey Rowson and your sister Karen,I babysat you a couple of times. I remember your Mum and Dad well ,
were good friends with my Mum and Dad. Recognised some names from Lambshear
Lane and Deyes Lane .
I remember the house which stood where the Coach and
Horses is and the night it caught fire,
also the chippy opposite. Have tried
often to locate a school friend Florence Smith -she lived in Penrith Crescent -
does anyone know of her whereabouts or that of Sheila Wilson?
Josie Duroe (nee Armstrong)
I have just discovered this site. I was born in 1936 and lived in Sandy Lane (Lambshear Lane end). with my sisters June,Pat, Barbara, me (Josephine) and Pauline Armstrong who still lives in Liverpool Rd . I went to St Thomas' School. My first teacher was Mrs Stansfield, Ethel Galvani was in the same class we were friends. She lived with Heckmans. There was no Haigh Crescent when we were growing up, it was all fields. We used to go across the footpaths to Dolly Coppells shop for sweets and the carpenters shed was at the back, where they made the wheels. My Dad used to visit old Mr Coppell in the shed while he was working, the floor would be covered in wood shavings, he used to chew tobacco!The family's who lived in our part of Sandy Lane were, Popes, Galvin's, Quins, Shoebridges, us (Armstrong's) Kendricks, Aindows and Jones's. Round the corner in Lambshear Lane were Andrews, Hursts, Grey's, Woodalls, Culls, Warburtons, Dickinsons, Prichards Bartons ,Jones' and Tinsleys. Mr Dawber the headmaster used to give us gardening lessons. I can still remember him giving the instructions for digging, which were, skim, dig, trench! I remember Miss Halsall, she used to take us for PE in the yard. She rode her bike to school.I recognize many of the names mentioned on this site. I left Lydiate in 1959 when I got married and moved to Northamptonshire where I still live. I do visit Lydiate every year when I visit family. Josie Duroe (nee Armstrong)
My Mum has lived in Lydiate most of her life her name is Patricia O Leary (nee Farrer)
Her parents Elizabeth and Arthur Farrer and her siblings George, Dorothy and Marjorie lived in Lambshear Lane
mum married my dad Dan OLeary from Bootle and lived in Southport Road
and had three daughters myself (Catherine ) and my sisters Pauline and
I moved from Lydiate in 1978 and now live in Parbold but my
sister Pauline (now Richardson ) still lives there in Nursery Avenue
I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers the Farrers and the OLearys from Lydiate at :
I moved from Maghull to Lydiate in the mid 70s. I went to Lambshear Lane and then Ormonde.Went to the cubs next to the Parish Hall, was friends with the Rigbys and spent many a happy day on their farm surrounded by strawberries. My first friend was John Chisholm and we used to go for big walks every Sunday with 2 lady's who would bring a multitude of dogs I think they were named Bunty and Muriel, and I have a distant memory that one of them had a monkey!I lived near Sean Lewis, Mark and Philip Spencer ,Gillian Edwards, Mark Sargent, Graham Kinvig.Speaking of whom - where are you Graham?
My dad, Norman Kelly (used to live at the Drum Works) is looking to find an old friend Jack Warner.
Can anybody please help
Sandra Etheridge (Lowe)
anyone know anything about the Anchor Arms Beerhouse, supposedly on the canal
at Lydiate? I found an old news item 1897 in Liverpool Post in which my
grandfather John Henry Walton had applied for the licence. Have never heard of
this pub and can’t think where it might have been.
Patricia Spray (New Zealand)
Hi i am trying to find some information on the person who started Lydiate Scouts,
His name was Robert William Fletcher and started the Scout group in 1937
from Lydiate Church (St Thomas)
His address was 'Wayside' Southport Road, Lydiate.
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From Rosemarie (nee Waters)Sheehan
In reply to Anne Clague ( Daley) (see earlier message)
How wonderful to hear from you on the Lydiate website and
all your memories of childhood in Lydiate. I too have fond memories of my childhood in Lydiate.
I was born in 1946 at Ormskirk Hospital and lived in
Lydiate until 1968 when I moved away to work. My Mum and Dad lived in Lydiate
until about 1982
when they moved to retire in LLandudno. They are now buried at
St Thomasï¿½s Church along with my Nana Rosina Green.
We lived first at La Quinta in Silverbirchway and then on
Southport Road. I attended Lydiate C of E School , started when I was 3
and remember Mrs Carr and Miss Halsall clearly.You may remember Anne, we used to ride our bikes together
along the canal bank.
We used to go the Mersey Motorboat club to the dances on
a Saturday evening which your Mum and Dad used to organise.
I have fond
memories of your aunt Betty on the xylophone and your cousin Gibson on the
drums ( Met him in Hamburg many years ago.)
I remember too your brother John
helped me to learn how to drive in his Ford Anglia.
I only made it to be a ï¿½ Lady in Waitingï¿½ in the Rose
Queen. I was also in the Lydiate Guides and made it to Queens Guide
remember Linda Bowcock our Guide Leader?
I remember too Marion Sawyer, Joan Watkinson, Hazel
Sillcock, Robert Allen and many more whose names escape me.
I would love to hear from anybody who remembers me.
"Just to report the sad passing of Edith Hunter aged 83
yrs. We lived at 15 Haigh Crescent from 1960 to 65 then moved
to Moss Lane until we moved away in 1977. Mum moved back for a
while before moving to Huddersfield 3 yrs ago. Many will remember her as
she worked in the Weld Blundell for a time.
Her funeral is in
Huddersfield on 17th February.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cross Farm Holiday Cottages
very nice website that brought back lots of memories of happy times as a
child. My Dad parked his van down Sandy Lane at the farm where I used to
ride a cow! The farmer gave me straw for the rabbit at home and two eggs
for my Mum!
watched the first episode of Dr. Who with Angela Tanner from Mayfair Avenue (I
went to Our Ladys school which is really St. Josephs in Hall Lane, every
Wednesday the men came to empty the toilet bins - no flushing loos down
there! Mrs. Ward was the Head Mistress.
used to walk the Old English Sheepdog that lived at the Rope House!
Jones lived in the 'Cornflake House' opposite Sandy Lane.
Brown from Our Ladys had a housekeeper, can't remember her name but all the children
from my class went to see her get married!
many happy memories - Holly
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