After the cold and wet journey to and from Moffat in Scotland, I was glad to get back to Liverpool. The coach journey was awful, flooded roads, rivers of mud and ruts so deep that in places the underside of the coach was catching on the bank of earth forming down the middle of the road. The poor horses were straining to get us through and I'm sure were relieved when a new team was hitched up at Lancaster after the haul over Shap ~ in the fog. My fellow passengers were a miserable lot and I was glad to see the lights of Liverpool and the Mersey. Of course you will remember that once back in the town the fog was as bad as ever and and stayed until after my visit to the Custom House, but since then the air has cleared, and now this evening I have decided to continue my rambles round the streets. The lamp lighters have done their rounds, and the sky has become a dark purple now encrusted with thousands of stars and there is a full moon. All this lends itself to a brisk walk, so here we go:
CAZNEAU STREET (21 Rose Place) 1 E. P. Parry 2 Mrs J. Priestley 3 Mrs R. McCollum 4 N. Morrison (Royal Navy) 5 W. Caistor 6 Thomas Mahoney 7 Mrs E. Houghton 8 Mrs N. Hill 9 James Spence 10 John Colquhoun 11 Daniel Waterhouse 12 George King 13 Nicholas Distell 14 Isaac Mitchinson 15 Robert Thomson 16 James Blundell 17 Joseph Robinson 18 T. P. Moore 18 Stephen Moore 19 James Bateson 20 Richard Bryans CHALONER STREET (35 Bridgewater Street) 1 R. and J. Russel 2 Joseph Horn & Co.. 3 John Ivester 5 James Robinson 7 William Phillips 9 John Seddon CHAPEL PLACE (15 Erskine Street) 2 Henry Glenton 3 Henry Gosling 4 Mrs M. Mathews 5 John Ingham 6 Edward Brown 7 George Kewley 8 G. F. Kingsley 9 John Haselden 10 John Claxton 11 Mrs S. Quirk 12 Mrs L. Cross 13 Mrs M. Dean 14 John Sanders 15 Richard Ellerton 16 Mrs E. Woodrooffe CHAPEL STREET (1 Exchange Street West) R. Arrott & Co.. 14 Samuel Wade 15 Dixon, Waln & Lace 20 Duff & Browne 21 Mary Barton 22 Matthew Hoye 23 Edward Jones 25 Mary Highfield 27 J. A. Kaye 29 Samuel Clemesha 29 (TARLETON'S BUILDINGS) Falkners, Ackers & Mawdsley Falkners & Mawdsley William Heaton J. Kearsley & Son I. B. Smith & Co.. G. J. Wainwright CHARLOTTE PLACE (24 East side Salthouse dock) David Allen William Ker Thomas Rice Evan Williams CHARLOTTE STREET (27 East side Salthouse dock) 1 Henry O'Brien 8 Robert Whittle & Co.. 12 James Devlin 16 Mary Kirkham 21 John Simpson (senior) CHATHAM PLACE (Grinfield Street) Arthur Lowe William Dixon (junior) Mrs M. Gill John Thompson CHATHAM STREET (4 Crabtree Lane) 1 John More 2 Mrs C. L. Philips 2 N. G. Philips 3 C. and A. Rigby 4 Samuel Lacon 5 Rev. J. Jones, A.M.. 6 Mrs A. Mitchell 6 Thomas Ogilvie 7 Robert McWilliam 8 Matthew Wotherspoon 9 W. A. Brown CHAUCER STREET (135 North Scotland Road) 6 Lieutenant H. G. Miller (Royal Navy) 7 John Highfield 8 Alice Willacy 10 Robert Hollingshead 11 Richard Hall 13 Margaret Jopson 14 Elizabeth Yates CHERRY LANE (11 Bevington Bush) 1 William Magee 9 John Smith 10 Daniel Rothwell 12 John Woodburn 16 John Leece 18 Edward Bridge 19 E. Stuart 25 Thomas Bretherton CHESTER STREET (10 Upper Stanhope Street) 1 Joseph Berks 2 Peter Maddock 3 John Inglis 4 John Brandreth 7 Thomas Croston 8 James Ryder 9 Edward Edwards 10 Peter Allen 11 John Gill 12 Mrs E. Herbert 13 Mrs E. Child 14 Rev. William Hincks 15 James Rickarby 16 James Grocot 17 Roylance Child 18 William Cross 19 John Forshaw 20 David Philips 21 William Hall
It is now nearly 10 o/clock at night, and the earlier damp cobbles are now coated with a thin layer of ice, which makes them look like a multitude of diamonds picking up light from the moon, stars and street lamps. It is however becoming difficult to walk in clogs on this icecovered surface, so I am again going to call into the Ale House I found on my last travels. I will however restrict my intake this time, as the reception I received on returning home last time was to say the least, extremely frosty!!! Depending on the weather in the morning I will probably go down to the waterfront to continue finding out the destinations of the Coastal Sailing vessels. When I come back to the roads and streets, I will be starting with CHESTERFIELD STREET.