Open: Open All Year - Address: Prescot Road Melling Maghull Liverpool Merseyside L31 1AL - Number of Pitches: 5 - Facilities: Electric Hookups, Fully Serviced Pitches, Dogs Permitted, Chemical Disposal (On Ciao since: 01/2010)
Merseyside Memories 6: No Trams To Pier Head - DVD - Online Video
Specially assembled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of Liverpool trams in September 1957. This DVD contains not just the Green Goddesses...... more
Specially assembled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of Liverpool trams in September 1957. This DVD contains not just the Green Goddesses but 'The Dockers Umbrella' (The Liverpool Overhead Railway) and the world famous Ferries Across The Mersey. Also long-gone scenes in the city in the 1950s - vanished streets, buildings, cinemas, shops and squares. Featuring the unique black and white film collection of Alfred H. Jacob. Board one of Liverpool's famous Green Goddess Trams. As an extra treat ride the full-length of the Overhead Railway & cross the river on a steam powered ferry. 1953 - admire the Coronation decorations before riding the impressive 12-mile Garston circle (routes 8/33) with views on Princes Road - Garston, Allerton, Mather Avenue and Penny Lane. 1954 - hop on the busy 29s out to Muirhead Avenue via Tuebrook. Even a rare 47. Look out for Green Goddesses exiled in Glasgow. Join 766 on tour. Visit the Green Lane depot. 1955 - nip first into Roe Street, then in March take a 10b along Prescot Road with action at Old Swan and Knotty Ash. Mark the demise of the English Electric bogies, the Robinson Cabin cars, and the Marks Bogies. In November follow the contortions of the Everton one-way system, the interlaced and single track section on narrow Breck Road, then the arrow-straight grass tracks in Norris Green, (routes 13/14). 1956 - suffer the abandonment of the routes to Kirkby and Southdene (19/44) with their miles of superb reserved track running into the country. Ride for the final time down Everton Valley, along Scotland Road, and up Dale Street. Soak up some great night photography before bidding adieu to the three bogie streamliners. Recall the Suez crisis and the battle to save the Overhead. Ride this unique elevated railway. 1957 - board Baby Grands for journeys to Bowring Park (6A) and Pagemoss (40) - with great scenes of the trams in the main central street's last day in action in colour.
Advantages: free entry, donations at visitor's discretion, Hornby grave nearby, well looked after Disadvantages: no cafes etc, steps may be awkward, visits may have to be arranged
...the chapel?s history. I don?t know whether talks are available to everyone, but it would be worth asking in advance if you wanted a bit of extra information.
Through The Mists Of Time
It?s supposedly the oldest place in Maghull, and also the oldest ecclesiastical building in Merseyside (which, of course is a much newer county than Lancashire, which Maghull was once classed as). Due to improvements...
Advantages: New fleets for new routes, and the majourity of the older buses repainted if not completely refurbished both inside and out., Lots of new training buses, whih mean more employment and better services., Improvment to local travel as a whole. Disadvantages: High fares for all services (although I hope these are only to cover short term losses and will be reconcidered when all services are stable). No change what-so-ever on the already shambolic train front. Bad customer relations when it comes to info.
...Arriva took over from Merseyside Travel Limited (MTL) in early 2000. This was seen as a lifeline to the laughing stock of the North’s bus services. Delays, high fares, buses that turned up only when the company had enough money to fill them with petrol, dirty vehicles and millions of pounds of debt put off generations of people off public buses and into their cars which caused many pr...