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Edition No. 168

Date:- 18 September 2004

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Appeal for piece of History

A broadcast technician from Brighton is appealing to the people of Liverpool in tracing a part of his Grandfather's football history. William Cunningham played for the Red's in the 1920's and was part of the squad when they were League Champions in 1922. 

As a result, a more than grateful Liverpool board rewarded the players with a lavish banquet at the Adelphi hotel, which included French cuisine, music and individual gold watches.

Andy never met his Grandad who was tragically killed in a mining accident in 1934 after retiring from football through injury. He is however keen to hear from anyone who may have inherited or bought one of the 1922 Championship watches as the club have not seen any in recent times. 

Andy believes his Grandmother probably sold the watch shortly after William died to help see the family through the depression. If by a miracle his made it back to Liverpool he would be more than willing to buy it. 

Anyone with genuine information should email Andy at:- cunnerz@hotmail.com 

Relocation of the Farmers' Market

DUE to major regeneration within the city centre, the Farmers' Market has moved from its usual site of Chavasse Park to Monument Place, London Road.

The first market at the new location will take place on Saturday, 18 September. 

The market will be selling its usual diverse range of local farm produce, from ostrich meat and organically farmed trout to wild boar pies and freshly picked vegetables.

The regeneration at Chavasse Park is part of the £800 million development of Liverpool City Centre. The project is the biggest retail development in Europe.

 TIMETABLE CHANGES FOR FIRST NORTH WESTERN CUSTOMERS

CUSTOMERS that travel on First North Western train services are being advised to check their journey times before travelling as new autumn timetables are introduced on later this month. 

This timetable change on September 27 will include major alterations to accommodate the new West Coast main line timetable and improve reliability and punctuality. 

Denise Lennox, Commercial Director at First North Western said:- "Passengers should be aware that changes have been incorporated into the new timetables and some regular services have been retimed. As there are differences, we are keen that passengers understand them before they start travelling. The timetables are available at stations and on our website and we are advising customers to check them carefully." 

Full details of the changes will be available from staffed stations and at:- www.firstnorthwestern.co.uk . Alternatively, customers can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. 

Key changes for services on the Liverpool to Manchester and Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown lines are:- 

An additional express service will run between Liverpool and Manchester Airport, calling at Wavertree, St Helens Junction and Newton-le-Willows 

There will be an additional half-hourly stopping service between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool 

Reduced services during off peak periods to several smaller stations. 

Services from Warrington Central will no longer run direct to/from Manchester Airport 
All services to Morecambe will instead run to Blackpool except the 0828 weekday service. 

There will be no direct trains between Morecambe and Liverpool but an hourly service between Liverpool and Blackpool will run instead.

One peak-time service in each direction has been withdrawn between Manchester Victoria and Wigan

Extra minutes have been added onto several services to allow for delays during the leaf-fall season

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