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Postby Pkegs » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:18 pm

marielou wrote:Hi Babs,
I'm also sorry to hear about your brother.

Annie where in Netherton did you loose your Nephew? I remember a young boy loosing his life on the Aintree Station railway lines.

Regards,

Marielou .



I remember a boy died on the Ford station in Netherton in the 50's
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:18 pm

I seem to remember a young lad who drowned in canal late 50s early 60s by coffee house bridge.
Does anyone else remember this?

I apologise if I have caused any distress to anyone.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby marknjen » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 am

My uncle Leonard lawson and his friend Charlie Geddes sadly died in the canal by The old sausage works! Len was 7 not sure about poor Charlie's age!
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john j connell » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:42 pm

fatboyjoe90 wrote:I seem to remember a young lad who drowned in canal late 50s early 60s by coffee house bridge I think his name Charlie Lamb.
Does anyone else remember this?

Joe, there was a Charlie Lamb who was a pupil at St Winefrides, he was 2 years older than me and as far as i can remember he completed his schooling at St Winefrides, (he was in my brothers class), so i don't think it was him. The only other person with the surname Lamb was Barney Lamb from Pleasant Street and it definitely was not him. JJC.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john james ingham » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 pm

john Charlie still lives on the irlam estate see him in the strand a lot and always let on to him.john.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john j connell » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:33 pm

Thank you John,
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:51 pm

John and John reading your posts I’ve got this wrong somehow with the name, from what I remember some lad (who I thought was) jumped into the canal after he nicked some slummy from packman’s scrap yard. The police were chasseing him and dived into the cut and drowned.

I apologise if I have caused any distress to anyone.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john j connell » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Genuine mistake Joe, i have sent you a pm with the lads name, JJC.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:57 pm

Thanks for putting me straight on this matter John, and thanks for your pm.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john james ingham » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:12 am

sound paul.how are you these days my second home is the hospital.john.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:51 pm

Thanks John, I’m just plodding on as you do I haven’t seen you for a couple of years, I hope it’s nothing too Serious with you having to go to Fazakerley. Do you still see any of the lads from the salt box these days? :wink:

Take care. Paul. :wink:
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john james ingham » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:13 pm

yes paul its still my local and they are all doin well but its not the same anymore does not get packed now;and its been closed twice in the last 8 months.and yes I am at the hospital on Friday having the camera down and I am on cemo tablets daily you just have to get on with it paul.anway you take care.john.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:12 pm

Sorry to hear about John, Keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on. :wink:
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Alfie » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:42 am

My best friend , Georgy Feury, drowned in the canal at Millers Bridge in the mid 50's. We both went to St. Winifred's, and I still miss him. --Alfie Beisty--
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby dezzer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:06 am

john j connell wrote:
fatboyjoe90 wrote:I seem to remember a young lad who drowned in canal late 50s early 60s by coffee house bridge I think his name Charlie Lamb.
Does anyone else remember this?

Joe, there was a Charlie Lamb who was a pupil at St Winefrides, he was 2 years older than me and as far as i can remember he completed his schooling at St Winefrides, (he was in my brothers class), so i don't think it was him. The only other person with the surname Lamb was Barney Lamb from Pleasant Street and it definitely was not him. JJC.

John I don't know if heard about the the death of Barny Lamb some years back he was killed in a fight over drugs I believe,it happened in Bideford in Devon, and not long before the passing of my brother Lawrence( 2 years ago )his sister Patsy passed away in Barnstaple hospital , anyway John hope all is well with you i'm still over here in Northern Thailand it's tough going but someone has to do it regards Joe Cunny.
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Postby john j connell » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:28 am

Alfie, i have sent you a private message, let me know if you opened it, thank you JJC.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby john j connell » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:32 am

Yes Joe i was aware of all that you say, when you think of it Devon became the final resting place for quite a few people from Bootle, hope you are well Joe, JJC.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Gail Chadwick » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 pm

Hi Babs, was so sad about ur brother! i was there the day of the drowning, we lived in 3 Back Garden Lane, my brother John was with them at the time he was 9yrs, we were always on the canal as it was next to the prefab! i"ll always remember that day, they made a raft, the wáter had an under current & all the rubbish in the canal,my dad Leonard was walking up & down the canal! my brother John had a blue jumper on like Victor, my dad thought it was John.

I was living with my Gran from the age of 7yrs, but always went to see mum & dad, I was 11yrs at the time!! it was dangerous But we don"t think when were Young.


So Sad for ur parents at that momento.

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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby ab » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:37 pm

Hi Babs, I remember your family though we had moved away from the area before your brothers tragic accident, I wasn't aware of your loss until I read your post. It brought back memories of my own brother John falling into the canal between Stanley and Litherland Road bridges, that was in August 1954 and he was rescued by a lad called George Griff who received a certificate from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, our family will be eternally grateful to George, so sad to hear about Victor, take care.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Shelagh » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:31 pm

So sad for all victims and family's of drowning accident's, especially as it alway's seems to be young innocent children at play. I can remember a little boy from "Pope Street" losing his life in the "Litherland" part of the canal, I knew his elder sister, she and the family were absolutely devastated, the whole community was in shock, I could be mistaken, but I'm sure it was the same little boy named "Leonard" who was spoken of earlier, think it was around the early sixties, apologies if I'm wrong, and my very sincere sympathies to you, a tragic loss such as this must be truly heartbreaking!!
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby marknjen » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:55 am

Shelagh wrote:So sad for all victims and family's of drowning accident's, especially as it alway's seems to be young innocent children at play. I can remember a little boy from "Pope Street" losing his life in the "Litherland" part of the canal, I knew his elder sister, she and the family were absolutely devastated, the whole community was in shock, I could be mistaken, but I'm sure it was the same little boy named "Leonard" who was spoken of earlier, think it was around the early sixties, apologies if I'm wrong, and my very sincere sympathies to you, a tragic loss such as this must be truly heartbreaking!!


Hi Shelagh,
Leonard's older sister was Linda Lawson now McGrady my mother, they lived in Prior st off knowsley rd,you are correct my mother and my grandparents never did get over the loss of little Len, could i ask you to send me message about your name please and ill mention to you my mum,thanks :wink:
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Shelagh » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:19 am

Hello mark, yes, (can still remember the tragedy) very sad time for your family!!
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Postby marknjen » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:13 pm

Hi Shelagh, my mum thinks she remembers you! her memory not as good as it once were :oops: have you any pics of you when you were younger by any-chance please? try get the arl coggs going in her head lol? she thanks you for your lovely kind comments too,ill try get some pics on here if i can find them too,thanks for getting in touch,bet wishes to you and all your family too,take care
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Postby Shelagh » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:11 pm

Thanks Mark!!
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby malches » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:17 pm

marknjen wrote:
Shelagh wrote:So sad for all victims and family's of drowning accident's, especially as it alway's seems to be young innocent children at play. I can remember a little boy from "Pope Street" losing his life in the "Litherland" part of the canal, I knew his elder sister, she and the family were absolutely devastated, the whole community was in shock, I could be mistaken, but I'm sure it was the same little boy named "Leonard" who was spoken of earlier, think it was around the early sixties, apologies if I'm wrong, and my very sincere sympathies to you, a tragic loss such as this must be truly heartbreaking!!


Hi Shelagh,
Leonard's older sister was Linda Lawson now McGrady my mother, they lived in Prior st off knowsley rd,you are correct my mother and my grandparents never did get over the loss of little Len, could i ask you to send me message about your name please and ill mention to you my mum,thanks :wink:


As a young child I lived in Prior Street and played with Len and Charlie and another boy called Shaun. Shortly after we moved away to Crosby I remember my mother telling me about it. I have often thought about them over the years and think what a tragic waste.
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby ronbrown11 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm

Hi,
My name is ronny brown we used to live at No 50 across the lane from you if you are Vics younger sister you will not remember the brown family it was so sad Vic had watched the older ones playing on bits of rubbish and I beleive he tried to do the same regards....ronbrown
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby WatsonTommy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:11 pm

last year 5 people drowned in the cut from BOOTLE village (KING DICKS ) the STRAND and IRLAM ROAD SEFTON COUNCIL are now looking for a life guard :wink:
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Postby WatsonTommy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:48 pm

had a mate drowned in the canal near by Pakenham's scrap yard irlam road we had a rope of the railway bridge and we swam in the nude and a lad tommy :?: stole them and took them to packys round the corner and weigh them in as rags for two chicks or a balloon :lol: the chicks were always cockerels and everyone in well :D were I grew up marsh lane everyone had greyhounds chickens budgies pigeons monkeys parrots etc joey Hazlet had a snake cos they were all merchant seaman and the wild life they brought home was unbelievable :)
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Postby henry » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:32 am

In our street we also had mice and cockroaches and pet bedbugs who were that friendly they would go to bed with you :D
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:00 pm

Henry!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Sonoma » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 pm

[quote="WatsonTommy"]had a mate drowned in the canal near by Pakenham's scrap yard irlam road we had a rope of the railway bridge and we swam in the nude and a lad tommy :?: stole them and took them to packys round the corner and weigh them in as rags for two chicks or a balloon :lol: the chicks were always cockerels and everyone in well :D were I grew up marsh lane everyone had greyhounds chickens budgies pigeons monkeys parrots etc joey Hazlet had a snake cos they were all merchant seaman and the wild life they brought home was unbelievable :)[/quote]


Tommy was his name George Furey ? He was a classmate at St Winefrides - around 1958 =/-
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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Kittycat » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:42 am

Hi Babs, I went to school with him and I've posted a pic including him from Christ Church School. Did not know him very well I always got him confused with Les Chadwick, they where always together and looked so alike! It was a very sad what happened to him.

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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Dennis Cain » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Two recoĺlections as a kid in Netherton
A kid had drowned just past the bridge at Glovers Lane
The police were dragging the canal
A bunch of us climbed the fence to Warwick Bolam school and ran over to the fence by the canal
Vividly remember them hooking on to the poor boys body
We were all chased away of course
Secondly again as a kid we we all watching the barge go by at the swing bridge on St Oswalds Lane when the younger Brown's kid (tony) from Westminster Avenue (next door but one neighbour) fell in as the barge was passing the narrow point
I'll remember this to the day I die
He was essentially trapped in the water between the barge and the side of the canal
A Bargeman gave me a gaff and I hooked onto to
Him and he held on until the barge passed and he was dragged out by bigger people
The Brown's moved to Australia I hear
I hope he has had a good life
I'm sure he will remember it

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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby Dan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:42 pm

Speech given by Simon Mahon in the House of Commons in 1959.

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Re: Boy Drowns in Bootle canal

Postby lynne99 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:35 pm

So sad , Dan, all those very young children. I can't understand how some of them got into the position to drown. I suppose I am naive.
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