Joe, Thank you for your kind remarks, More things have come to mind since I posted the comments above.
I mentioned Alf Burnett (Foreman) and Walter Burnett (Mechanic), they were brothers, and I recall that they
had a brother who was a professional footballer...possibly a goalkeeper. Despite being born and raised
in Liverpool, my football knowledge is almost nil, perhaps some Forum members with football info from the
50s and 60s may recall Mr Burnett, football player. I think the Burnetts were from Bootle or thereabouts.
Another Gas Board memory that has a Bootle connection is, when a Gas Board van or lorry needed bodywork
repair, or a repaint, we sent them to James Welsh (Vehicle Bodybuilders & Coachpainters), somewhere in
Bootle. Welsh may have been spelt Welch, not sure. Best Regards, Ray.
PS Old Haymarket above is about 1965.