LODGE LANE MEMORIES
LODGE Lane residents, past and
present, are being invited to share their memories and contribute to
an exhibition that will celebrate local history. Do you remember
Gloins, the pet shop, the jewellers, the post office at Sefton Park
Mews, performances at the Pavilion? If you have memories of life on
Lodge Lane, or old photos and artefacts you'd like to share, you are
invited to drop in to Edge Hill Library between 1-3pm on 19 and 26
October and 2, 9, 16 and 23 November.
Liverpool City Council leader, Councillor Mike Storey, said:-
"Regeneration like this boosts business and reputation, but digging
deeper and collecting memories for an exhibition also recognises the
past of an area in a project which will have a
big impact on the future."
The information gathered will be used in an exhibition planned for
later this year and is part of the Shops Upfront project, managed by
Liverpool Culture Company and co-ordinated by TiC Consultants.
Project Co-ordinator Sonia Bassey, from TiC Consultants said:-
"Local people are vital to this project and we're inviting them
to bring the past to life by sharing their memories of this
heritage-rich neighbourhood. The Shops Upfront initiative
aims to promote Lodge Lane and regenerate local shop fronts using
artists, designers and community groups. It is expected that the
improvements will attract more people into the shops, boosting
business and improving the area. Various workshops will be taking
place throughout October and November, please see posters in shops
on Lodge Lane for further details."
Creative Neighbourhood Manager Alicia Smith, from the Liverpool
Culture Company said:- "There's such an amazing amount of
history in this area and people hold the key to it. They can unlock
a whole treasure trove of memories and experiences with all the
items that are brought along to the public workshops."
For further information, please contact Sam Dawson at TiC
Consultants on 0151 703 2000. Individual appointments can be made if
the drop-in session times are not convenient to you.
Bridget Jones, you’re off the hook… but beware the single man about
research from Prudential Home Insurance has revealed a new
generation of accident-prone home-dwellers. The survey of
1,000 adults revealed that single people are the most likely to
cause damage or destruction in their own homes, with DIY and cooking
proving to be their most destructive pursuits. House parties came a
close 3rd in causing damage in the home.
It is, however, Bridget Jones’s male counterpart who comes out top
in the hapless stakes. The survey showed that single males were more
likely to cause damage or destruction in the home than anyone else.
For 43% of single males cooking is the hazard most likely to end in
a breakage of some kind before the meal reaches the table, compared
to 36% of single females. Men, both single or married, were open in
acknowledging their careless approach to activities around the home
with 27% and 30% respectively blaming themselves for being the cause
of home destruction, compared to just 9% of married or co-habiting
women. DIY is overall the most hazardous pastime with 38% of the
sample citing it as the activity most likely to cause damage or
destruction. Among male singletons, this figure rises to 45%. There
are now more single men in their thirties than women, and those that
choose to live alone has reached record levels. Men between the ages
of 25 and 44 are twice as likely as women to live alone.
Philip Southgate from Prudential Home Insurance comments:- “It
seems that hectic lifestyles are taking their toll on our care
around the home and that men, particularly single ones, are the most
likely to regularly drop that dish or spill that glass of wine. It
is our advice that people check their home contents insurance to
ensure they are covered for accidental damage and that any high
value items are named on their policy. Spillages and breakages are
among the most common causes of damage and something as simple as
knocking over a cup of tea could completely ruin an expensive laptop
When it comes to house-guests, those over 65 years old claim to be
safest and half as likely to have any sort of mishap around the
house. The survey shows that those over 65 are 38% less
accident-prone than the national average and are 67% less likely to
have an accident than a single male.
Prudential’s most accident-prone households:-
1st Single Males
2nd Single Females
3rd Married / co-habiting couples / families
4th Divorced / separated / widowed
Activity most likely to cause accidental damage overall:-
2nd Faulty Appliances
4th Children’s play
5th Parties / Entertaining