Christ Church, Waterloo
magnificent effort has been made to reclaim the beautiful building
of the old Christ Church in Waterloo, on Merseyside, complete with
its splendid stained glass windows and handsome pink, stone arches.
It was built between 1891 and 1899, when Waterloo was expanding, but
by the 1980s the congregational had dwindled, so when the building
was found to be suffering serious defects, it was deemed too
expensive to maintain and the congregation moved into the adapted
nearby Church Hall for its worship. Vandalism and a rapid decline
followed for the old church, until stalwarts in the community strove
to find money from various sources, including heritage lottery
funding, to restore the fabric of the building. The pews have been
removed and now the building is used as a community resource. It is
available for wedding parties and such events. On the second Friday
of every month, except August, a Farmers’ Market and Food Fayre is
held there, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. We have captured some of the
action on Friday, 14 May 2010, in our photos. Interesting food,
including tasty pies and cakes plus excellent cheeses, jams and
preserves were being sold, as was a good range of jewellery, arts
and crafts and second-hand books. Two talented ladies, Shirley Evans
and her daughter, Karen Salmon, had crafted very unusual relief
design cards, which were an excellent bargain. Also, information was
available about groups and activities in the area including, Maghull
Art Group (see below). Trade was steady and a little cafe
provided cakes and drinks for those in need of refreshments. Whilst
outside, bacon butties and burgers were on offer, as were a range of
fresh vegetables from a local provider. Do support this worthy
Maghull Art Group is celebrating ‘40 Years of Art’ on
for Saturday, 5 June 2010 to Sunday, 6 June 2010, in Deyes High
School , Deyes lane, Maghull. Original paintings, with a special
section of Maghull scenes, will be on sale as will hand made cards
and jewellery. There is a Jazz on Saturday, 26 June 2010, from 2pm
to 4pm (admission £2 [1.50]) and 7pm to 11.30pm (admission £7 [£5])
with a full licensed bar provided by the Liverpool Organic Brewery.
Toys for Boys, a Model World on Saturday, 14 June, 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm. Admission 50p including a raffle ticket,
children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult (enquiries - John
West on:- 0151 924 6143). Refreshments on offer and free parking.
WITNESS APPEAL - ASSAULT - HUYTON
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault that
occurred on Saturday, 8 May 2010 in Huyton.
Just before 3.20pm two paramedics were treating a male inside an
ambulance at the junction of East Prescot Road and Dinas Lane when
they were approached by three youths.
The male and female paramedic were both verbally abused and
assaulted during the incident. The three youths then left on foot in
the direction of Page Moss Shops.
The paramedics were treated in hospital for minor injuries and were
left very shaken by this spontaneous attack. The offenders are all
described as white, aged between 16 to 17 years of age, of slight
build, wearing all black coloured clothing and baseball caps.
Detective Sergeant Haggerty said:- “We wish to speak to anyone
who may have any information in relation to this incident. It's
deeply disturbing to hear of paramedics being attacked in the line
of duty, and we'll be doing all we can to bring the offenders to
justice. The treatment of emergency service staff in this way will
not be tolerated in our communities and I would reassure local
people that we are treating the matter very seriously. We are making
extensive enquiries and will do all we can to catch these offenders
and put them before the courts. We would urge the community to help
us with our enquiries and find those responsible.”
North West Ambulance Service, Head of Service, Dave Kitchin said:-
"This was an appalling attack on two members of our Service
who spend their working day committed to saving lives and the Trust
will not tolerate our staff being abused in this way. Both crew
members are still unable to work due to their injuries and one may
not be able to return to work for some time. As well as the mental
and physical well-being of staff, this has an effect on our
resources and we would like those involved to ask themselves who is
going to come and help if a member of their own family needs
emergency medical assistance? It is now a criminal offence to abuse
ambulance staff either verbally or physically and we will be
co-operating fully with the Police to ensure these youths are
brought to justice. We would like to add to the appeal and encourage
anyone with any information to come forward."
Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information about it is
asked to ring Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 6562 or Crimestoppers
on:- 0800 555 111.
Arrested On Ainsdale Beach
police attended an incident on Ainsdale, Southport on Sunday, 16 May
2010 following a call by security guard from Pontins. We do not have
any more information at this point confirmed.
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