Apologies for the long delay between posts but why not distract yourself with the Sisters of Mersey website and app to learn all about the contribution and influence of women on Merseyside!
Also pleased to report local history wise that the first of 2 new Iphone and Android apps is now live. The Viking Age in the NorthWest is free and available now, and does what is says on the tin, showing Wirral sites and Viking history. Dr Clare Downham, the creator, will be talking about it on Radio Merseyside tomorrow at 2pm.
Soon we shall also have another app, 'Sisters of Mersey', highlighting the influential and inspirational women of Merseyside! And I may even regale you with stories of other local history if you're unlucky!
Pleased to report that lazy me has finally got round to sorting my shared files so the Dylan Thomas files should work again. Lucky you!
Sorry I've not been on for an age but just thought I should add a brief post when I came across www.jhmoncrieff.com/the-haunting-of-abercromby-square/ . Its a great story by Catherine Cavendish, very evocative. Shame no-one of that name lived there then... and the pub wasn't there... and no-one died there that way. But great story none the less! Maybe they lived on a side street ;-)
I'll be adding a link soon to a fascinating new project I'm involved with about the influential women of Merseyside history. So keep checking back!
Just to let you know there'll be no more updates for a little while, but please do feel free to browse through the last couple of years of blogposts, there's a lot of information there.
For any horror fans out there looking for an interesting blog please do try vividcolourshorror.com/. Its pretty great! Bye for now. Chris
27 Abercromby Square (also 1 Bedford St North)
Built circa 1823
1827-37 Aspinall Rev. James, Minister (As 1 Bedford St North)
1839-1845 MacIver, David
1847-1849 Grenfell, Admiral
1851-1853 Romily, Henry
1855-1860 Paton, George Merchant
1862-1864 Thomson, Mrs John
1865-1868 Kaye, Allan Attorney
1870-75 Balignac, the Marquis de Segarney
1877 Crown, J Campbell D.Sc F.C.S
1877-1900 Brown, James Campbell Dsc FCS Professor of Chemistry in University College, analyst for the county of Lancaster (extra text listed), City analyst
26 Abercromby Square
1825-1837 Barclay, Thomas Broadhurst Merchant, Treasurer for Liverpool
1839 Sands, Thomas
1841-1853 Armstrong, George
1855-1862 Enthoven, John N (also John Prince) Merchant
1864-1867 MacIver, David Merchant
1868-1880 Jack, James Iron founder, Esq JP engineer
1881-1886 Jack, Mrs Agnes
1887-1894 Russell, Thomas Robert Watch manufacturer, Jeweller
1895-1900 Russell, Mrs Catherine (also Mrs TR)