KIDS IN CROSBY AND BOOTLE TO SNACK RIGHT
researching my family who were placed into what appear to be private
schools in Birkdale/North Meols in the 1880's and want to know more
about these schools. I have seen a comment on one web site which
refers to the private schools in the area as being like a 'cottage
industry' at that time!
To give more
information, as gleaned from the 1881 census:-
The school for my male ancestors, Samuel and Alfred Callwood, was at
24 Lulworth Road, Birkdale and for my female ancestor, Bertha
Callwood, was at 19 Belmont Street, North Meols. They were all
boarders. Their mother had died in 1880 in Manchester where they
lived, but by the 1881 census they had moved to your area. The
father was lodging at 49 Portland Street, North Meols, presumably to
be near his children.
What I would like to know is what type of schools were these?
Did they have to pay?
I would be surprised if they did as the family were not rich and
never owned their own home?
They were very small schools - were they educationally sound?
I do know that all three children were highly literate - but so was
their eldest brother, Harold, who was a draper's apprentice in 1881
and was presumably educated prior to then in a state school in
What did they teach?
What were these schools called e.g. 'pauper schools', I imagine not
in that area...., academies, 'dame schools', again, presuming not as
I read that there was an Education Act in 1870 that would have done
away with these.....?
Do any records of these schools exist?
I would be most grateful if your readers could put me on the right
path to find out more.
Thanking you in anticipation." Yours Susan Kay,
BANK (GB) GIVES TRANMERE ROVERS SPONSORSHIP BOOST
branch of Allied Irish Bank (GB) is celebrating its 30 year
association with Coca-Cola Football League One team Tranmere Rovers
by undertaking a commitment to sponsor a range of matches at Prenton
As well sponsoring
the matches they are also involved in an advertising deal that sees
the Bank’s name displayed on the perimeter of the pitch.
Commenting on the relationship Bob Bennett, Senior Manager –
Corporate Business at Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Liverpool said:-
“Providing the football club with banking support for over 30 years
has given us the opportunity not only to witness first hand the
rapidly changing face of the game over the years, but allowed us to
support the club in a variety of ways.
Our philosophy is to support the local communities where we operate
in, and this is done through our business and our sponsorship and
advertising commitment to Tranmere Rovers.
underlines our belief in their progress within the League, its
management team and above all, its fans.”
Sue Beedles of Tranmere Rovers said:- “The service that the
club has received from Allied Irish Bank (GB) over the years has
been second to none and we’re thrilled that they have committed to a
wider sponsorship programme.
Sponsorship is a key revenue generator for our business and it’s
good to see that our own bank is putting something back into the
game and supporting us in this way.”
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‘green’ bottles are now a Official Supplier to the European
Capital of Culture 2008, Liverpool-based fashion retailer
ethelaustin has clinched the contract to supply a new uniform for
the city’s 08 volunteers.
And the firm has turned to recycled plastic bottles to ensure more
than 2,000 helpers are at the cutting edge of ethical and high
A total of 11 plastic bottles are needed for the unique fleeces
which the volunteers will wear when working at many of the high
profile events the city stages next year.
Working closely with supplier Greenpac, the eco-friendly uniform
will also be introduced to a further two thousand ethelaustin
employees in 310 outlets across the UK.
Millions of visitors to Liverpool in 2008 will be greeted by the
volunteers who will also be wearing organic cotton t-shirts.
The 08 volunteer full kit includes an umbrella, baseball cap,
side-strap sports bag and shower proof jacket.
The Liverpool Culture Company currently has 400 people on its books
and is processing a further 1,000 – all of which will receive
specialised customer training. The new uniform is expected to help
achieve the target of 2,000 by the end of 2007.
John Trott, Head of Communications at ethelaustin, said:-
"This is a fantastic product and an exciting challenge for our
designers. Ethelaustinare extremely-proud to be associated with
Liverpool Culture Company.
Quality control trials confirm the product is lightweight
comfortable and will keep the wearer warm in Winter, with exactly
the same features as a normal fleece, everyone involved is amazed
that the garment has been made from recycled plastic bottles!"
The eco-deal was negotiated by the Liverpool Culture Company as part
of a dual drive to limit the carbon footprint of the 2008
celebrations and to ensure Liverpool city council becomes one of the
greenest authorities in the UK. The council also uses 100% green
energy in all its buildings and is currently rolling out a new
kerbside recycling service for householders.
Councillor Warren Bradley, Leader of Liverpool City Council, said:-
"Our 08 volunteers are pivotal in making the right first
impression to millions of visitors coming to the city next year.
Liverpool has a rich history as a leader in fashion and social
reform. I think this eco-uniform will be a trend-setter and allows
our volunteers to play their part, be smart and show the city has a
Councillor Berni Turner, Executive Member for the environment,
said:- "Being on a river we are very conscious of the effects
of global warming and we are striving to do everything possible to
promote what we as a council and individuals can do to reduce our
impact. 2008 is a fantastic opportunity not just to showcase our
amazing cultural offer but to environmentally educate as many people
The 2008 European Capital of Culture volunteer uniform is expected
to be ready for distribution this October– to coincide with the city
hosting The 2007 Turner Prize at Tate Liverpool.
SOUTHPORT BLONDES WARNED AGAINST HITTING THE BOTTLE!
‘Bottle Blondes’ from Southport are to be given extra
protection from dangerous hair dyes that could produce painful skin
The European Commission says that it is taking scientific advice
about plans to restrict the substances permitted in hair dyes sold
anywhere in Europe.
Reports in the British Medical Journal earlier this year found that
rates of allergy to hair dye have jumped in the UK as more people
colour their tresses.
Allergic hair dye reactions are increasing as more people,
particularly the young, colour their hair. This can lead to facial
dermatitis and in severe cases cause the face and eyelids to swell
In a report last month the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer
Products (SCCP) claimed that many substances in hair dyes have the
potential to sensitise skin. Once a person has been sensitised to a
hair dye ingredient then they may go on to develop a skin allergy.
Southport MEP Chris Davies has welcomed this announcement and hopes
it will allow people to colour
their hair safely.
He said:- “If the majority of women, as well as many men, are
now hitting the bottle to change their appearance we need to ensure
that the products they are using will cause no harm.”
Hair dye manufacturers are already required by EU labelling
requirements to place warnings about potential allergenic reactions
on packaging, but they do not have to say how great the risk might
Millions of women and men regularly dye their hair and the market
for the products is said to be worth around £175 million.l