Evacuees

Evacuees

Some were smiling, others were quiet and apprehensive. A few were even excited. All wore name tags and carried gas masks in cardboard boxes, tied to their coats or necks with bits of string. For these were the evacuees, the children forced to leave Liverpool for the...
Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker was a major music hall star before she found national fame as Nellie Pledge in Granada TV’s most successful sitcom Nearest and Dearest. Born at 23 Ashworth Street, Farnworth, in February 1905, Baker was 63 when she first started playing the joint owner of...
Colin Bell

Colin Bell

England football fans were keenly looking forward to the first international of the season in September 1973. The previous year had not been a vintage one. Losses to Italy and Northern Ireland in friendlies were compounded by a defeat by Poland and a draw with Wales...
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