On moving into a new Council House in Litherland in 1947 I started school in the area in "the army huts"by the path over the(now)Bootle Golf-course.Later I attended Netherton Moss Primary when it first opened.
I remember well the misery I felt when discovering the body of a kingfisher,killed when it flew into the extensive plate glass windows of the new school,probably from the vicinity of the canal.All this long before the new estates were built between the canal-bridge and the Cabbage Hotel.
In those days the Anti-Aircraft Gun emplacements were still there in the middle of the Golf-Course although the guns had gone.
Those were the days when a trip to Balliol Road Baths was a major eventgoing by train from Litherland & Seaforth Station(looking in envy at the overhead train on the other platform).You could buy a packet of 2 Ryvita biscuits in the shop opposite the Bootle Station and spend a half-penny on a cup of Oxo in the Baths.
Does any-one remember the Army Huts and the opening of Netherton Moss School,the area now part of modern Bootle.
The old Bootle is somewhere I never lived(although my wife lived in Kings Road)but many of my ancesters did.Rawling,Kellett,Pendleton,Musker,etc.
Ah,memories and dreams.
Rob and Jan Kellett,Morrinsville,New Zealand