Water Witch Bootle

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BOBHAMO
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Glenys
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The Caddick family!
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
lynne99
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Is it floating, Bob? What was it used for? I've never seen anything like it .
Frank948
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I have seen it on the Canal at Bootle and Litherland area scooping up rubbish up and putting it in a barge.
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Did the Caddik family also operate the Bootle Bell barge on the canal?
I seem to remember seeing it, so many years ago.
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Glenys
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Yes, I remember seeing a photo on here of the boat.
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
peter c
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Yes I do remember it. I went to St Monica's with one of the Caddick boys . I attended St. Monica's from about 1945 to 1955 then Bootle Tech for a couple of years.
Lived in prefab on Park St until 1957 then came to Canada. I still have very good memories of my days in Bootle.
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Peter,

Could that have been Francis aka Frank born 1936, or Peter born 1943; there were seven brothers and sisters. I know the youngest, Bobby.
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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Glenys
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Glenys wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:25 pm Peter,

Could that have been Francis aka Frank born 1936, or Peter born 1943; there were at least nine brothers and sisters. I know the youngest, Bobby.
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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Thanks for the update Glenys.
It was probably Peter since his birthyear is closest to mine, 1941. Frank would have been too old to be at school with me (you would think I would remember Peter since we have the same name but I guess my memory is not what It used to be).
I do have some fond memories of my growing up in Bootle though. They were hard times but we didn't seem to mind.
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Peter C,

I have now found out that Francis (Frank) ; he is now living in Southport. His brother Peter died some years ago. Will try and find out more for you.

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Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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