I was born in the Wirral in 1959 and remember spending time in
Kardomah café – the only opportunity we had to eat out – beans on toast was real treat !
We occasionally travelled to shop in
I recall the RC cathedral being built and our first visit to what then was a very modern and unusual building no one had seen anything like it before. It was light and airy and round. I can still remember seeing the sun coming through the stained glass and being enthralled by it. I had never been in a building like it.
The Anglican cathedral is a huge sandstone building and there was a story about it still not being finished after hundreds of years of building !
The street between the two cathedrals is called
Royal Philharmonic Hall – a very famous concert venue and home of the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra. The held concerts of many types there – a very grand hall.
St George’s Hall – a huge building used for many cultural activities – I think there was an
I think the main shopping street was
Lime Street station the main railway station – always sounded so grand and seemed so huge and busy.
With living on the Wirral we had to use either the “ferry across the
The tunnel was built (I think) in the 1930’s and I recall the new tunnel opening – it was a very strange sensation going underground in a car – it always seemed quite smelly from the fumes. My Dad commuted by motor scooter and he always wore a scarf to cover his mouth to prevent him breathing in the car fumes.
Industry / Jobs
In the 1960’s the
A large student population and a popular choice for university with a variety of course available at the various centres of Higher Education. It was my second choice of university – but I found the temptations of the bigger city of
In the 1980’s we returned to live on the Wirral and we visited
Around that time although we did not attend there was great excitement as the Pope visited and held a huge outdoor mass which was attended by vast numbers of people.