of them working in the Daisy Bank Mill that operated in Culcheth from 1760 to 1914.

The Daisy Bank Mill 1910

The Daisy Bank Mill 1910

In 1830 the worlds first passenger rail service, The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, was constructed, and happened to run right past the village. It proved an  irresistible opportunity for my great, great grandfather, who started working for the railway shortly after it was built. Almost inevitably this led to the family moving to the heart of Liverpool a few years later.

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The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The next few generations the family remained in Liverpool, then, as transportation improved, like so many other families, spread all over the UK and the rest of the world.

So, starting with my father, the following pages document the trail back to the unknown individual, who moved from the town of Fazakerley, to establish himself in the area of Winwick and Culcheth, so many hundreds of years ago.

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