St Phillips Church 1905

An interesting feature of the postcard shows the War Memorial, which is shown on maps as late as the 1920s [see map below]. The war memorial is most likely in commemoration of the Boer War 1899-1902 and the four Litherland men who lost their lives in the conflict.

Another interesting feature is the 'Street Lamp' at the junction with Orrell Road.
Ronnie Cusworth Litherland Memorabilia

John Johnston was employed by the Urban District Council as a 'Lamplighter'; the council minutes from 1896 show him to have been paid the sum of 15 shillings [75p] for the lighting of Church Road from October 1895 to April 1896.

The 1901 census gives his age at 68 and having been born in Ireland and still employed as a 'Lamplighter' for the Urban District. He lived with his Liverpool born wife Elizabeth (67) at 8 Parr Street, Litherland. Also living at the house were his son Thomas (27) a labourer in a chemical works [Brothertons?]and his wife Ellen (21).

Extract 1901 Census—8 Parr Street
Extract from a 1925 map showing the War Memorial
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