Letters To Editor:- "Trying to find some ancestors."
"I am trying to find some ancestors of mine from West Derby
around 1880 to 1912.
First is Sidney (Sydney) Heskin, am trying to find his parents
(my great grandparents) and the other is Elizabeth Latham born same
place but born around 1895. They married and had my mother in
1913.Strangely enough neither of these appear in 1901 census at
least not under these names. Maybe if I found some more info it
Thanks, Brenda Larke Felixstowe."
Editors note:- If
you have any information please email us at:-
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass the
information on to Brenda.
Letters To Editor:- "Please Can Readers Help... Looking for
"I am a 70 year
old looking for the "Impossible"... When I was 4 years old my family
moved to Birmingham to find work, so I don't remember much about
Liverpool apart from occasional visits as a child on Bank Holidays.
here is my problem! My grandmother had a newspaper cutting telling
the story of her GT Grandfather's Bravery. He saved 28 lives by
swimming ashore in a storm and rigging up a line from the ship to
shore. She was so proud of the cutting she showed to everyone. Alas
it fell to pieces due to its age. (I cant remember which paper
printed it!) I am trying to obtain a copy of the story he was an
Italian Antonio Penton, he was 28 years old in living in Vaughn
street Toxteth on the 1871 Census. This is the only info. I have
could you or any of your readers help me please? I would like to
leave the story to my sons as it is all part of my heritage.
Best regards. John Hopley"
Editors note:- If you have any information please email us
We will pass the information on. Sadly we have not got any
cuttings from that far back as we only set up in 2000. We have
been in contact with a few groups who might be able to help.
Good Luck in tracking a copy down.
Flying the Warrington flag on a global scale
THE Council's Trading Standards Chief Officer Peter Astley
has been flying the Warrington flag at a conference at the United
Nations in Geneva recently.
Peter was invited to speak to delegates from 42 countries from all
over Europe about how nations could work to combat the problems of
During his presentation, Peter talked about the counterfeit goods
market in the UK and the fight to tackle primarily the organised
Peter said:- "My role as a member of the National
Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy group requires me to look at ways that
we can combat this crime in the UK. The UN found my presentation on
how we do things in the UK and future plans to be very valuable and
would like us to link into the development of a global approach,
which ultimately help protect consumers from all over the world.
I found the whole experience of talking to this group to very
enlightening and found it to be particularly pleasing that the
Council is influencing this important global agenda."
A further outcome is that Peter has also been provisionally invited
to assist some countries directly including Turkey, Belgium and
Ukraine in their fight against counterfeit goods.
Park and Ride takes off
Christmas Park and Ride service in Warrington has been a big hit
with weekend shoppers.
The free service, which runs every weekend from the NWDA Centre Park
car park, at the blue bridge off Chester Road, started at the end of
October and is already proving popular.
Michael Hancock, Chairman of the Town Centre Warrington Partnership,
said:- "We're delighted that shoppers are using our Park and
Ride service. Not only will this help to ease town centre congestion
during the busy Christmas period, but it will also reduce
environmental pollution. If the service continues to be well used,
we will look at extending it in the future."
The service is operating on:-
Saturdays, until 31 December, from 10 am, then every 7/8 minutes
until 6 pm
Sundays from 20 November to 18 December, from 10 am, then every 10
minutes until 5 pm.
Users can leave their cars, for free, in the supervised car park,
where there are plenty of spaces, CCTV and security patrols, and
jump on a bus into town.
A new fleet of single decker buses with wheelchair access is being
used to provide the service and the destination signs will read
'Park and Ride'.
Information leaflets about the service are available from the
Tourist Information Centre, Warrington Market, local libraries,
Golden Square Shopping Centre, Council receptions and on Warrington
Borough Transport buses.
The Park and Ride service is supported by Warrington Borough
Council, Warrington Borough Transport and the Northwest Regional
Southport Christmas Lights Go On!
Southport Christmas Light Switch on took place on 6 November in
Southport Town Centre in front of a large crowd. This years
event was Hailed as a huge success and again add a winter sparkle to
the town. The event started
with entertainment that ran through out the day, outside the
Southport Arts Centre. The final part of the day long event
was a large Parade that snaked it's way through the town centre,
via Lord Street. Then the big moment came as Ken Dodd,
Suzann Collins, the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor John Walker and
Father Christmas who all pushed the big plunger to switch on the
lights for this year.