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Mrs Margaret Wood


please can any one help me ihave traced my Great grandfather whos family ran the Queens arms 240 warbreck moor from 1881 for poss 30 years.his name was Joseph Vincent Fairclough he died falling down the celler stairs of pub in 1908. leaving my grandfather 5 years old. the shock of his death killed his mother same year. the other son went on to run the pub 1911? the reason this investigation started was I have inherited his walking cane with a silver band with his name and pub inscribed on it. just wondered if any info is out there would be very grateful any help have written to Liverpool echo awaiting reply Thanking you for your time Margaret Wood

Mr Peter Gill


It is hanging in the parish council chamber in Harrow Drive.

Mrs Janet Alcock


Can you tell me where the plaque with past Aintree council chairmen's names is kept? The photo is on this website

Mr Alan Rigby (Retired)


I want to say a big "Thank you" to Parish Council Chairman Jack Colbert, Peter Gill, and Tommy Robinson for their excellent advice and for supporting the Wango Lane residents, trying to stop the 43 housing development It's very sad, the 3 Labour councillors, who refused to come to the public meeting and to help us in anyway...

Mrs Elaine Cafferkey (DWP Jobcentre)


Hello, I am Disability Employment Adviser and have recently moved into Our Bootle Jobcentre. I am looking to form strong links based around our local community and it has been recommended I contact yourselves. I have had a read through your web site and if possible would like to come out and visit your centre in the new year to introduce myself and familaries myself with the support on offer within our community. Do you have any links with community services based within the Aintree area, doing similar work, you would recommend I contact ? Have a great Christmas and look forward to meeting you in the New Year

Mr roberts (past resident)


Hi grew in Aintree Village lived in the English Electric houses in Greenside Ave,1952 Davenhill School, then Deyes high then Ormonde High. remeber parish hall on Blue Anchor car park.Glennon newsagent at shed at littlers shop.local bobby PC Spencer.the Almond brothers.

Looking Sad Mr H Wakeford


We lived in Altway and enjoyed living in our home until Councilors decide to install traffic calming measures. The amount of noise and vibration that was caused by heavy vehicles passing over them became unbearable and destroyed the enjoyment and comfort of our home that we had worked hard for. We decided to visit Altway while we were passing through the area, it was obvious because of the lack of cash now available to Councils those dreaded speed humps are looking in a dreadful state, not only is the road surface looking in poor sate of repair, the traffic calming have pot holes in them. We noticed the Library is being replaced by houses, the area has certainly been allowed to slip into decline and is starting to look really in need of a clean. The best thing we ever did was to move,

Mrs Lillian Darbyshire


Well done to the Chairman Jack Colbert, and councillors Colette Forrest, Fred Forrest, Stephen Gent, Peter Gill and to the new clerk Meg..Harrow Park looks great, the best it's been!! Keep up the good work. WELL DONE TO ALL!!!

Mr Peter Gill (N/A)


St Peters was the parish church of Aintree Village up until St Giles was built in the mid 1950's. Bibles and prayer books were moved from St Peters (when it closed) to St Giles along with the Memorial Plaque remembering those fallen servicemen from Aintree in WW1. The plaque is now placed in St Giles on the left wall as you walk into the church. Please visit and you can see the plaque on the video. If you would like any further information please email me on

Clerk Meg Dilworth (Aintree Village Parish Council)


St Peters burnt down in 1999 and housing now on site. It was on Warbreck Moor and is not within the Aintree Village Parish Boundary boundary.

Ms Jean Johnson


Would just like to know when did St Peters Church in Aintree burn down.

Mr John Darbyshire


I must say a big "THANK YOU" to Chairman Jack Colbert and the 99% of the Parish Council, for supporting the Ladies Bowling team, after one of the Parish Councillors, tried to stop the Ladies using the bowling green.

Ms Tracey


Does anyone know why Harrow Drive is/was called Peter Pan Park? I had lived in Aintree for 20+ years and had never heard of this until the other day. Thanks

Mr Billy Willcox


Hello A wonderful site that evokes great memories I used to drink in Old Roan Pub as my local back in early 1970's before migrating to Australia. My nephew David Willcox used to drink there also but apparently is now closed down. My late Brother Allan and his wife Sue have a house around the corner from the Blue Anchor Pub and Ive enjoyed a few beers there over the years upon my return. We have many ancestors from the area and the Glover and Sutton family are related directly to us along with many other names from the Aintree, Ormskirk, Melling areas. if you think you know me or are related please email me Thank you Billy Willcox

Mr Chas Williams


We have over the last 16 years being restoring a 1952 vintage lorry. we understand it was owned by a haulage company called Greenwood Brothers of Aintree. But have been unable to find out any information about them.Can anybody be of any help please

Hi Chas, the only information that may be of help are the following links

We are sorry if this doesn't help, good luck with your search.

Guestbook Graeme Murray (Retired 11 years)


Have many good memories of the Old Roan, Aintree Davenhill and my old school friends like Les Cannell. Last time in conversed with him he was living in Australia. I lived on Altway till moving to Canada in 1967. Have revisited Aintree a number of times, most recently when my Mother & Father passed.

Mr Phil Shenton


Great to see pictures of Hunters House from over 100 years ago. I have lived in Aintree on and off for 25 years from 1974 including living in Hunter House with my Granddad. I believe he had the house from the late 70s to 1991.

Mrs Jean Dobson (née Molyneux) (Old Roan Baptist Church)


Great informative website. As a "Molyneux" prior to marriage it has been interesting to learn of the efforts of the Molyneux family to enhance the land, bringing in drainage, and contributing to the prosperity of the area.

- Howard Johnston (-)


I grew up in Aintree in the 1960's and 1970's. I was always very fond of the old tree in Bullbridge Lane - which we all referred to as the 'Aintree'; even though we knew it wasn't the original. That tree was probably only a couple of hundred years old - not over a 1000 years! However, the notion that it couldn't be saved is false. Sefton Borough Council - to their eternal shame - felled that tree before a proper study could be undertaken. It wasn't nearly as sick or as dangerous as they suggested. That was a complete dismissal of democratic involvement by some pen-pusher in Bootle who wanted an easy life.

Mr Derek Meadows


I would like a copy of the Aintree Past and Present book; how do I get one? I have traced my family back to 1767 when Thomas Meadows (Yeoman of Halsall) married Margaret Abbey and lived at Abbey Farm in Aintree. It seems they were a well known family in the area, with Margaret's brother being Richard Abbey, a successfull potter. I am now looking to find out more about the Abbey family before this date and would be grateful for any information to help me.

Mrs Tremaine Owen


I was thrilled to see this website and pictures of my Great Great Uncle Leigh Richman and his pub , the Blue Anchor Inn. An Interesting website. New Zealand.

Mrs Pat Anders (Old Roan Baptist Church)


I just wanted to say how great this website is it has a lovely "feel" about it, a sense of the community comes across really well and it is informative. congratulations

mrs pamela jones


does anyone have information about a cottage on the corner of park lane and ormskirk road I think the family there were related to my grandmother, who lived in brittania villas, opposite the queens arms on warbreck moor. I think the cottage was demolished to make way for road widening,because brittania villas lost their front garden during the roadworks..I think the name of the family living in the cottage was hegarty.

Mr. Les Cannell (Les Cannell Draughting)


I lived in the 21houses in Melling till I was 21 when I emigrated to Australia. I attended Aintree Davenhill School, when it was still in the church huts and shortly moved over the road to the new school. After this I attended Maghull Secondary. I did an apprenticeship at JJ Smith located behind the "new" Horse and Jockey. I can remember when it was the other side of the road. I have fond memories of my time at Aintree Davenhill.

Harold Carter


I've lived in Canada for 48 years and spent many holidays in Aintree with family and friends. Found the village incredible clean and the people very friendly for a pint or two in the Blue Anchor. I've also enjoyed many walks along the canal and Look forward to my next visit in the near future. Harold Carter Mississauga, Canada

Ms. Angela Forsyth


A great website. Thank you. I have missed not being able to keep up with what is going on in Aintree. I now live in Oregon U.S.A. but Aintree holds a very special place in my heart. Kindest regards to everyone. Angela

Mrs Elizabeth Smithson


Many thanks for this website. It has made my paternal family history come to light. Regards, Elizabeth.
Ulladulla, NSW, Australia.

mr rob anderson


hi does anyone know of a family called Anderson who used to run a public house in Aintree in the 1930s,40s?

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