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.
Postcard:
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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