Forum’s Tribute in Memory of 13 Special Members

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Forum’s Tribute in Memory of 13 Special Members

Postby RYTER2 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:49 am

Keith (Bonesy) has organised a fine tribute to our members that is being supported by the Forum and Eddy Lloyd has suggested a Tribute Fund Raising night and is helping to organise it.

Perhaps the following could be posted as a ‘Sticky' by Mack in one or more of the categories. This might help new and recent members who may not be aware of the specical contribution those we are honouring made to the Forum. The photographs on the site's homepage are not seen by Forum members who login in directly to the Forum and the 'sticky' would give greater prominence

Bill (Ryter)


Ron Sherrington (Red Ron) (Sadly left us in 2007)
Ron was a gifted poet who produced a large collection of poems in his own style that captured his ability to judge the mood of people and the occasion. He was a fair man, but also straight talking. Like John Moorcroft he was master of banter, especially when it involved his friend and fellow member, Ron Waters.

John Moorcroft (Sadly left us in 2007)

John was a fine artist, poet and singer. His quick wit entertained the early Forum members with his banter. He was a modest man despite his talents and was always welcoming and supportive to other members. John probably typified most people’s idea of a naturally funny and witty Scouser with his perfect timing and ability to come up with a quick reply. His humour was never smutty, but very, very funny.

Marielou (Sadly left us in 2011)

Marielou was a modern lady who had retained old values, never forgetting the roots of her childhood. Always willing to help and support members even if it resulted in her personal discomfort when she was confrontational on the behalf of others. She embraced technology and particularly photo imaging and became the Forum’s expert as well as providing brilliant slideshows for members. Her popularity was no doubt enhanced by her modesty and dignity

Annie O’Sullivan (Sadly left us in 2011)

Annie was a fun loving lady who provided great amusement to many early Forum members and it was testimony to her popularity that when she returned to the Forum after a long absence she quickly endeared herself to new members. Annie retained her sense of humour and sense of fun even during the periods of discomfort due to illness.

Peter Woolley (Sadly left us in 2011)

Peter was a former policeman who probably became Bootle’s foremost historian. Peter wrote many books that also contained a fine collection of photographs that have been, and will continue to be, a great source of information to those interested in Bootle’s past. His fine books will provide a lasting legacy of his contribution in ensuring that some of Bootle’s history is well documented.
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Tue May 24, 2011 11:04 am

Well said Bill.
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Postby kenswayken » Tue May 24, 2011 11:18 am

Good job Bill, well done. I certainly appreciated that insight, thanks. :) Ken


Postby miv donelan » Tue May 24, 2011 11:22 am

A real tribute to all five, much missed members. Well said
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Postby Robyn » Tue May 24, 2011 11:23 am

Hear, hear Bill. this would be lovely :)
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Postby Ed Davies » Tue May 24, 2011 11:43 am

Thats just wondreful Bill
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Postby Bernie R » Tue May 24, 2011 11:48 am

Good stuff Bill - very nicely put!

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Postby Kathy John Moorcroft » Tue May 24, 2011 11:58 am

Fantastic idea Bill, with great words..

It would be great to have a look at the dear friends we have lost,
and what they meant to the forum..

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Postby RYTER2 » Tue May 24, 2011 12:31 pm

Thanks folks for your great support for the idea of an online tribute.


I have only just read the latest in Bonesy’s thread and seen your suggestion and offer to help with a Tribute Fund Raising night otherwise I would have acknowledged it in my post. Sorry! I have edited the post.

Bill (Ryter)

Postby Eddy Lloyd » Tue May 24, 2011 1:26 pm

Hey Bill no problem mate and thank you. :wink:
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Postby Mack » Tue May 24, 2011 2:00 pm

Hi Bill

Stickied as requested :wink:

Bezzy wishes

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Postby sheila » Tue May 24, 2011 2:38 pm

well done Bill :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Ron Waters » Tue May 24, 2011 3:41 pm

Thats a nice idea Bill , and a fine tribute :D :D
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Postby dorothy834 » Tue May 24, 2011 4:41 pm

Hello Bill...what a splendid idea...Thanks for thinking about it..

And Thankyou to Mack for putting it together....

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Postby matt wethered » Tue May 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Great idea Bill,you did them all proud.
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Postby Jan » Tue May 24, 2011 5:47 pm


That is a lovely idea Bill, thank you for posting it, and thanks Mack for making it stick.

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Postby OurPhil » Tue May 24, 2011 7:01 pm

A touching and needed tribute.

It's always good to be able to put faces to names.

May they be with God.
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Postby Bonesy » Tue May 24, 2011 8:06 pm

What a splendid & a very thoughtful idea Bill.

Many thanks.

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Postby stevom_2009 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:29 pm

bill, fantastic idea, and a well written and thought out tribute.steve m.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 24, 2011 11:38 pm

What a lovely tribute Bill.:wink:

And not forgetting Mack, for making it a Sticky. :wink:
Cheers Joe.
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Postby Elaine Goulding » Wed May 25, 2011 12:19 am

Sadly I did not have the opportunity to meet these lovely people in your tribute. However, I feel I knew them just by joining this wonderful site and reading various posts and listening to the funny banter between many of them. Your idea is excellent and you can bet your boots the tributes will continue for the many wonderful and caring members I have had the pleasure of knowing on the Bootle Forum.

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Postby Maureeng » Wed May 25, 2011 12:24 am

What a lovely idea and what beautiful tributes to all five members, I feel I know them just a little bit more now, thank you. They will never be forgotten.
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Postby jean eaton » Wed May 25, 2011 12:37 am

Bill, that was a lovely tribute. Thank you.
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Postby lily8 » Wed May 25, 2011 12:40 am

Superb tribute Bill thanks,
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Postby margaret willee » Wed May 25, 2011 8:07 am

wonderful Bill ...... Margaret .
have a great day .......
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Postby Thommos sister » Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 am

Heartwarming post Bill with beautiful photos of never forgotten friends.
Thank you
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Postby FLloyd43 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi everyone, I wish I'd found the Bootle Forum sooner than I did and also had the opportunity of meeting these members who have passed on. I think it's a wonderful idea for them to be remembered by the Forum and would like to be included in whatever is decided.

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Postby Mack » Thu May 26, 2011 12:04 am

Does anyone have a higher quality pic of Marie ? I would like to add it to our home page as a tribute.


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Postby lindylou » Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 am

I am so glad I joined the forum in time to read posts by Ron and John before they passed. Such gentlemen but also funny, witty and clever. Now we have lost other very valuable members and this is a lovely tribute to them. Peace and love to you all xx
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Postby vera » Thu May 26, 2011 5:34 am

Hi Bill, wonderful idea yes I miss them all and thanks Keith also.

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Postby RYTER2 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:32 am

Mack wrote:Does anyone have a higher quality pic of Marie ? I would like to add it to our home page as a tribute.



Hi Mack,

I have emailed you some photos. They are all ‘cropped’ versions, but you might be able to use one of them until you obtain a better one.

Thanks again for your help with our Tribute and thanks to everyone who has added to our Tribute with their comments on here. I am sure that similar words to mine could easily have been written by anyone who either met those we are honouring, in person, became online friends, or just followed their many enjoyable or helpful contributions to the Forum.

All the Best


Postby stevom_2009 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:58 pm

bill that's better photo of marielou. steve.
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Postby RYTER2 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:19 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the feedback on Marielou’s photo.


Postby Ed Davies » Thu May 26, 2011 10:41 pm

Bill I admire you for your kindness thank you for your heart felt tribute.
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Postby RYTER2 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:50 am


My thanks go to you and all the other members who have supported our Tribute.

All the Best



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