TOM RYDER

 

             ABOUT THE AUTHOR;   

I lived in Speke from 1946 until 1970.   During 1970 I emmigrated to Ontario, Canada with my wife Stella and two young boys.   I was married in All Saints church and always lived on the old estate of Speke, just steps from the Crescent shopping. I always felt a link between myself and the place where I had spent many happy years of my childhood days.    But how do you repay something like that?    The only way I could think of was.....to produce a website that kept people informed about what was happening in Speke, the people who now live in other remote lands.    So this website is set to fulfill that need, with as much information as is possible,whether it be good or bad in content, that may relate to the past and the present......to remind you of those fond memories of your early years growing up in Speke.

Initially I didn't have a clue about producing a website, so my tuition came from my youngest son who spent many hours of frustration trying to make me understand the intricacies of the HTML language. He did a great job with me, that brought me to where I am now....producing websites, just like this one. My hope is that you will enjoy the site and that it jogs your early fond memories of Speke........enjoy and regards......Tom Ryder

 


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PICTURE GALLERY

 

 

MR SPEKE...

 



 

 

 


 

SPEKE EX PATS

 

 

SPEKE GUESTBOOK

 
 

MY SPEKE BLOGSPOT

 

 
 


 

 
 

 



 

SPEKE BOY PRESENTS QUEEN

 



 

 

 


 

SPEKE RUNNERS RAISE £420

 


 

 
 


 

 

RAF SPEKE

 

 
 


 
 

 

 
 

 


 
 


 
 

 



 

 

 


 

 
 

 

 
 



 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

LEARN SCOUSE

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 
 

AIRIAL PICS OF SPEKE / LIVERPOOL

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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SPEKE FLYING THE FLAG

 
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

SPEAK OUT SPEKE

 

 


 

SPEKE CARVERY

 



 

 

 


 

FORMER SPEKE PUPIL RETURNS

 


 
HUNTS CROSS SUPERMARKET OPENS
 


 

SPEKE BAPTIST CHURCH

 


 

 

CITY'S BEST SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLATS AND HOUSES TO RENT

 

 

 

 

LIVERPOOL SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
SPEKE ESTATE ARCHIVE.......WORTH SEEING
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

TODAYS WEATHER IN SPEKE

 

 

 

 

USA AIRFORCE AT SPEKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVERPOOL BUILDINGS

 

 

 

 

SPEKE

 

 

 

SCHOOL WAY 1948

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

86 YEAR OLD'S LETTER

 

 


 

SOLAR ENERGY

 


 
 

 



 

 

 


 

ONIONS

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SPEAK SCOUSE

 

 


 

LEYLAND PLANT CLOSURE

 

 
 

 





 

HOMES

 

 

 

 

 


 

1982 PAPAL VISIT

 


 

THE BEATLES BIBLE

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCKERS NICKNAMES

 

 

 

SPEKE Video

 

 

 

 

Speke Elainettes - Tinies (Pontins 2011)

VIDEO

 

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FACEBOOK

 
 

 

 

TWITTER

 
 

YOU TUBE

 

 

 

Building Speke in 1948

 

 

 

South Parade Speke

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOTTERY RESULTS

 

 

 

FOOTBALL RESULTS

 
 

RACING RESULTS

 

 

 

Speke ...... VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speke Your Mind video interview #1

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

Speke All Saints Church

 

 

 

The cliffs at Oglet in the 1950's now badly eroded by the

Mersey River

 

 

 

HORROSCOPE

 

 

 

 

 

THE CONSUMER

 

 

 

COUNCIL TAX

 

 

Everything you want to know about Liverpool

 

 

Dungeon Lane Cottages

 

 
The "Old Smithy" A sketch by Bill Smaje
I have overcome my willpower and taken up smoking again
Speke Guestbook
Death is natures way of telling you to slow down
Speke Helpline
Wrinkles merely indicate where
smiles have been
Speke News. Do you have any?
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped
Coronation celebrations Speke parties and floats He'll regret it to his dying day if ever he lives that long.

Don't worry about senility when it hits you, you wont know it
Speke Comprehensive 1958:
By Ken Savage The doctors ex-rayed my head and found nothing

By the time a person gets to greeener pastures he can't climb the fence

Politicians are like nappies....thay should be changed regularly and for the same reasons.

Speke Ex Pats:
where friends meet
If voting changed anything they would make it illegal

Speke aerial views
Gossip; Hearing something you like about someone you don't
Western Avenue Kiosk
Once during Prohibition I was forced to live for days on food and water.
Speke Quiz,
A verbal contract aint worth the paper it's written on
Your old school friends
When the guy who made the first drawing board got it wrong what did he go back to?
How to speak Scouse
Anyone who visits a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined
 

 

The eroded cliffs at Oglet

The history of Speke

 

 

 

Any of the Speke residents will know about the existance of this wall but do they know the history of it.

The wall of the old Wharf located at Dungeon Lane click the
link for a little history.....

That's how the light get's in

 

Salt refinery at the Dungeon

 

 

 

No longer exists, demolished to make way for the new

Speke John Lennon Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEATLES

 

 

SPEKE BAPTIST CHURCH

 


 

LIVERPOOL ECHO

 

 

 

Help for first time home buyers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landlord Problems??

 

 

 

 

SPEKE BIRDER

 

 

 


The Old Dungeon Docking Wharf, with a view along the River Mersey towards Oglet, notice the lightship behind the tree in the distance. For a bit of the docks history, click on the link.....

Salt and the Rise of Liverpool
The Dungeon

 

 

 



Oglet Shore looking towards Dungeon Lane at low tide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRING THEORY

 
 

STEM CELLS

 
 

WHAT IS STRING

 

 

 

"Still Around"?....

Then add your name to the forum list of those people who are, "still around", in other words you haven't kicked the bucket ....yet. Just a thought that came to me the other day...not hearing from a mate for quite some time, I wonder, "Is he still around". It's always terrible when we lose track of each other, especially those of us who have known each other since childhood. Plus, it's another way of people recognizing your name in the list and getting in touch with you after many years apart. ADD YOUR NAME NOW.

click here to add your name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse at Hale

 

 

 

SPEKE WALKABOUT BY ADRIAN BAILEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HAMPTONIF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT LIVERPOOL

 

 

 

 

SPEKE RAILWAY STATION

 

 

 


Cycle Speke events


Join us for Cycling Sundays, our bike rides on the first Sunday of every month around Speke.

Visit our cycling events page to find out more about this and other cycle rides.

 

 

The Ford Road looking towards Western Avenue and Speke Boulevard. The Ford Plant on the right ....now the Jaguar factory.

 

 

 

A beautiful set of 144 pictures depicting the early days of the Speke Estate dating back to the 1930's.

All of these pictures were donated to the website by Mr Ian Mowat of Hunts Cross and a former resident of Speke.

Thank you so very much Ian for sharing these lovely pieces of Spekes' history

Click here

 

 

 

 

Coronation parade Linner Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

 

 

 

 

EARLY SPEKE PICS 1938

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

AVOID PAYING TV LICENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Speke Training & Education Centre

 

 


 

 


 

 

ROBBERY GANG

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

BANNING ORDERS

 

 

 

Hale Road looking towards Hale Village.

 

 

 

 

The statue of John Lennon at Liverpool John Lennon Airport,Speke

History of Speke airport

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

CHEAP LAPTOP COMPUTERS

 

 

 

SPEKE FRIENDS

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The rear of Speke Hall

Speke Hall facts

 

 

 

VINNY CLEARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Premier Inn
Liverpool John Lennon Airport

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Mathew Street Webcams

 

 

 

 

Speke school picture

 

 

 
Speke Video

Speke Video 2

Speke Video 4


Speke Video 3

 

 

 
FIND OLD FRIENDS
 

 

Where rabbits roamed and fishing was good in the early 1950's

 

 
 

The dancers of the Speke Carnival

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Jim Ryder 3rd from right front row.

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Welcome to
Stockton Wood
Community Primary School

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http://www.voy.com/133304/

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SOME OLD SCHOOL PICS

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1947-48

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 


Old Pictures of Speke Airport

 

Did you know that aircraft were manufactured at the Rootes Aircraft factory and roled across Speke Hall Road and into the airport...
Take a look at


Rootes pictures...

 

 

 
 

Saint Christophers new church

 
 

 

 

The Beautiful Aircraft at Speke

 

 
 

The old Stocktonwood Road School

Now demolished and replaced with a new school

 
 

 
 

 

SPEKE ALLSAINTS CHURCH AND CHURCH HALL

 
 

 

 

Alderwood Avenue School.
Class photograph 1957-58

Kindly donated to the Speke website by Graham Constable.

I am attaching a school picture from the primary class of 1957 or 58. at Alderwood Road. The school teacher was called Achin. Love to hear from anyone who recognises themselves.

I was moved to Millwood shortly after.

I remember the Queen mother visiting about the same time.

by......Graham Constable

 


 
 


LOOKING FOR A HOUSE OR SELLING YOUR HOUSE

 
 

 

 
   
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 
 


 
 

 

A beautiful video of Speke Memories
Courtesy of Danny Windever....thanks Danny, for sharing with us

 


 
 

New houses built on All Hallows site

 
 


 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

MY SPEKE WALK ABOUT

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Speke John Lennon Airport

 
 

 
 

Speke's new school Parklands

 
 


 

All the Police Reports
A-Z

 

 
 

All Saints Church Hall

 
 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 
 

 


 

 
 

 

 

 
 

Speke All Saints Church

 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 




THE CHURCH COTTAGES ACROSS FROM ALLSAINTS CHURCH, SPEKE.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


MY FAMILY STILL THINK I AM NUMBER ONE AS I HEAD FOR WORK.

 
 

 


BORN

BESIDE THE MERSEY

 

 


The Concrete Pipe

by

Danny Windever

 

 

SPEKE
During World War 2
by
KATHY BALL

 



 


 

Memories Of Speke and all the Districts

Add your memories to the site it costs you nothing and we will do all the web work for you. You can even include your
favourite pictures on the site . How about your schooldays? Do you have any school pics that you would like to include?


Click here to see the sample pages

How about your baby pics? Your wedding pics or pics of your favourite night out.

e-mail us for details.

earlgroup2002@yahoo.ca

 

 
 


 
 

 

                

 
 

 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

 

The Old Smithy.
A drawing by Bill Smaje

 
 

 
 

Dungeon Lane shoreline....at Oglet.
The Mersey has corroded the coastline over the years and the cliffs are no more.

 
 

 
 

SCHOOL PICTURES

 
 

 
 



 
 
Speke Hotels
I would have given my right arm to have been a pianist
Earl Group
International Real Estate Brokers
List your property for sale with us
Time now in Speke
Hot Air balloon rides over Speke
Just when you think tomorrow will never come it's yesterday
More Pics of Speke Comp's final days There aren't enough days in the weekend
Speke Care
Smoking will cure weight problems eventually
Visit Liverpool
Cross country is great if you live in a small country
Stocktonwood Reunion
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the riverside looking like an idiot
Speke Hall
It wasn't raining when Noah built his ark.

Old Airport
A mute told a deaf man how a blind man saw a cripple walk on water

Speke Dating and Singles
George Burns is old enough to be his father
Your Daily Horoscope
Why is the alphabet in that order is it because of that song?
Is this the end of Speke Comp?
I love flying, I've been to almost as many places as my luggage.
Postal Codes Index
Ignorance of the law must not prevent the losing lawyer from collecting his fee
All about Speke
Pedestrian; Someone who thought he had petrol in his tank
Stocktonwood School
 

Cars for sale in Speke

I didn't suspect it was an orgy until three days later

 
 

 

If you were born or married in Speke we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you should have copies of early Liverpool/Speke school pictures, or indeed any Liverpool school pictures, we would like to hear from you, especially if you would like to include your pictures on our site.

We will constantly be adding photograph galleries to the site over the coming months.

 

 

 
THE LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
 



 
 

Speke, AllSaints Church
Where there's a will there are reletives

Speke Jobs
Where I come from the valleys are so narrow the dogs wag their tails up and down
Joke File
There are just two rules for success never tell all you know.
Mothaks Plane Crash
The best ten years of my life were the ten between 29 and 30
Kenny Johnson, Radio Merseyside
Nobody loves a fairy when she's forty
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
She's aged more than her husband but less often
History of Speke Airport
I wanted to marry her ever since I saw the moonlight shining on the barrel of her fathers shotgun
Lottery Fraud
Money makes money and the money money makes makes money
Speke Comprehensive
A man without a woman is like a moose without a hat rack

Speke Weather Forecasts
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like bathing a fish

Coronation Party Pictures,
If I wanted to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet I'd put shoes on my cat.
School Pictures
I'm at the age were my back goes out more than I do.
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Airport Bus Service
No fool like an old fool.
Hair styles of Stella
All beginning is difficult.The first million is the hardest.
Speke Information
Please let us know.
Kids World
Honest work never hurt.
All Saints Church
True love never dies.
World Newspapers
Out of sight, out of mind.
Liverpool Street Maps
You learn from your mistakes.
Oglet Pictures
The smart one gives in.
Speke as it is today
Be sure your sins will find you out.
Kids Sure Start Speke
Home sweet home./There's no place like home.
16th Allerton Boy Scouts
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Speke,Online Business Directory
Money doesn't buy happiness.
Liverpool Accommodation
Haste makes waste.
Regeneration
The axe in the house spares the carpenter.
Speke/Hale houses for sale
Honesty is the best policy
 
 

 
 
Can't sleep
Misfortune seldom comes alone./bad luck comes in threes.
Speke Shopping
There is strength in unity.
Create your own business cards
All's well that ends well.
Internet Fraud
Work before pleasure.
Speke Rent Collecting
This too will pass.
Speke, Prefabs
Not all that glitters is not gold.
Death to Spam
Opposites attract.
Click here to see who else has donated material to this site
Send a greeting card with sound
It's half as bad as you think.

Liverpool's Radio City
Birds of a feather flock together.

Speke, Street Names
Lucky in cards, unlucky in love.
Speke community profile
Liberty is from God, liberties from the devil.
Splut for Kids
Them that have, gets.
Speke Schools
Lost track of your old school mates why not leave a message for them here.
Billy Butler
Barking dogs don't bite.
 
 


 

 

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