On Wednesday 11\11, Norman and I (Neil) went on the Heritage Trail around Everton. We first went to Everton Library. Everton Library is a listed building but is now closed and in a bad state of disrepair. It is a great shame as it is a beautiful building we can only hope that money can be found to renovate and reopen it. We crossed over the road to St Georges church, probably the gem of the trail.
This also is a listed building and two hundred years old, has recently been renovated with a new roof. This is a beautiful building that we have and it is in the place where stood a beacon. Then we went on to Everton Park, and followed the heritage trail. Then we went on to Prince Rupert Cottage which was built as a lock up, to lock up destructive individuals over night, and then to court the next day in Liverpool. It is now a symbol on the Everton Football shirt. Somebody has now placed an Everton shirt on top of the tower, which we thought was amusing.
We carried on and went to the site where the Queens head Hotel is buried. The starting point of Everton football club. Previously heritage diggers had dug down to the foundations and discovered many artefacts. It is a shame that this has been buried. As it would of been a good point on route. When they dug down, they found many empty beer and milk bottles and an inkwell, which we believe could of been used for the making of Everton Football Club. It later became a Dairy business which would supply the local people for their milk. Then later on, became a Labor club. Opposite was the cottage where the lady who lived there, made toffees. This is how Everton is known for making toffees.
We ended our journey at The Old Campfield pub where we enjoyed our whiskey and the lady supplied sausage rolls. This was the end to a perfect day.
Overall my last few months have probably been the best of my life so far. This has been made possible from the staff from FACT who have looked after me (Norman) and Neil.
The Heritage Trail on 11/11 invited not only our Veterans in Practice and Blind Veterans UK members, but also members of the Bradbury Fields Visually Impaired walking group.