In case some of you wonder where I have been, I am printing out the two letters I sent recently to all my friends telling them of another proposed visit north of the border. "I am off on the Mail Coach to Moffat in Scotland tomorrow night" (20th January) "via Lancaster and Carlisle. I hope the horses make it over Shap, in winter this can be very dodgy. I will bwe returning on Thursday" (I didn't!) "to continue my wanderings. Canal information for my mariner friends; starting a walk up Dansie Street finishing with Dry Dock' south-end and a visit to the Post Office." "I bet you are all wondering what's happened to the 'Liverpool Rambler'. Well just to put you all in the picture you will remember I was going to Scotland on the Royal Mail Coach on 20th January. This visit proved to be longer than intended, for reasons I do not need to expound here ~ needless to say the weather didn't help and our return journey was horrific. Shap was snow-bound and the road between Lancaster and Liverpool was virtually impassable with water filled ruts and knee-deep mud. We had several changes of horses on route, and to cap it all when we eventually reached our destination, our daughter and son-in-law had gale damage to their home and billeted themselves with us!" We are now more or less straight and being a dry day, I thought it time to don myboots and do a bit more walking.... ....starting with DANSIE STREET.
DANSIE STREET (21 St. Andrew Street) 3 John Charnley 4 William Hibbert 6 John Pickering 8 William Evans 9 Elizabeth Farra DARWIN STREET (72 south side Old Dock) 2 William Roberts 4 George Clare 5 P. MacMillan 8 Raylands Sale 9 Griffith Hughes 12 Martha Ball DAULBY STREET (57 London Road) 1 Henry Yates 1 Mrs M. Yates 2 George Bolton 3 Mrs B. Finlayson 4 Mrs S. Minshull 5 Rev. W. Shingleton 6 Hugh Scholfield 7 Mrs E. Quayle 7 George Quayle 8 Richard Hardman 9 R. E. Hyde 10 Thomas Martin 11 Captain J. Hamer 12 Mrs M. Bernard 13 George Bustard 14 Henry Wilson 15 Mrs I. Fearon 15 M. Thornborrow 16 John Redish 17 Samuel Carrington 18 John Davies 19 Charles Bardswell 21 William Houghton DEANE STREET (18 Ranelagh Street) 1 James Parke 3 Isabella Sill 4 James MacLean 5 Wood Brothers & Co.. DERBY SQUARE (43 Castle Street) Woodward & Son 1 G. H. Thompson 2 William Harrison 3 John Boulton DERBY STREET (Wavertree Road) 1 Robert Livesey 7 Sarah Bateman 10 P. Barrows DEVON STREET (8 Stafford Street) 1 William Jackson 2 Samuel Brabner 3 T. W. Manlove 4 Jonathan Atherton 5 Thomas Wylde 6 Samuel Franceys 7 Mrs E. Mumford 8 John McCann 9 William Lewis 10 William Guy 11 Henry Robinson 14 Philip Turner 15 Daniel Trueman 16 R. E. Sims 17 William Roberts 18 William Bewsher 19 James Wilson 19A William Christian 20 John Bogie 22 W. M. Frodsham 23 Benjamin Harrison 24 Thomas Hughes 25 Mrs H. Brocklebank 26 Henry Rigmaiden 27 Thomas Kendrick 28 John Mawdsley 29 John Elias 30 James Orme 31 Edward Johnson 33 John Blanchard 35 Mrs M. Lindsay 36 Mrs E. Casson 37 John Shaw DEVONSHIRE PLACE (Netherfield Lane, north) John Pearson William Abram Richard Standing John Jackson T. Gibson (junior) James Smith Joseph Attwood J.Tunstall Mrs S. Kirkman John Harrop Joshua Smith T. M. Perkins 1 Mrs S. Johnson 2 Richard Barrowclough 3 Thomas Meadowcroft 4 Mrs E. Riding 5 R. H. Milner 6 Miss E. Paterson 7 William Carter 8 W. J. Gandy DEXTER STREET (1 St. James' Place) 1 Joseph Fletcher 2 Thomas Watson 3 Mrs L. Hindley 4 R. M. Owen 7 Joseph Head DORAN LANE (27 Lord Street) 2 Abigail Knight 3 T. W. Mawdsley 4 A. T. Patterson DRURY LANE (14 Water Street) 1 John Lang 2 John Davies 3 James Adams 7 Elizabeth Rydman 8 James Perrin 8 Timothy Donovan 9 John Neale 10 Jane Gorman 13 Jones Evans 14 John Brennan 15 John Garner 16 Joseph Cowell 19 Joseph Gregg 22 Ann Shepherd 23 George Henshaw 24 Blain & Sandars 25 Peter Marrow 26 Thomas Hale 27 John McCammon 29 Henry Wood 31 J. Pattinson & Co.. 32 Lorentz Braun 33 Ramsbottom & Hutchinson 34 Rowland Roscow 34 Evans & Trokes 34 Parr & Son DRY DOCK, north-end (13 Bird Street) 1 Gibbons & Healing 2 Urmson & Dawson 3 Sydebotham & Jenkins 4 William Dowson DRY DOCK, east-side (25 Redcross Street) 6 George Corke 7 Thomas Roy 7 Samuel Miles 8 David Rees 8 Robert Lloyd 9 Beaumont & Downing 10 J. and W. Rimmer & Co.. 11 Charles Jones 12 Thomas Boyd 13 Alison & Fleeming 13 George MacMinn 14 Joseph Nicholson 14 Moffat, Martin & Co.. 14 Moss & Hampson 15 Jacob Farnworth 16 Thomas Bedson 16 R. E. Sims 16 Martin & Nicoll 17 Geaton Daney 17 Nathaniel Rogerson 18 Robert MacAdam 18 William A. Brown 19 Ellen Winder 20 Ebenezer Rodger 20A Thomas Hooton 21 John Griffiths 22 William Roberts 22 Barnes & Tucker 23 J. & M. Fitzgerald 23 Thomas Ingleby 24 Joseph Twist 24 John Christian DRY DOCK, south-end (22 Bridge Street) 25 Ellison & Wilkinson 26A James Cooper 28 Thomas Poole 29 William Wilkinson 30 Mary Griffiths 31 David Appleton 32 George Mack 33 John Williams 34 James Rathbone
That completes today's meanderings. My new boots are now well and truly 'run in' and no longer cause blistering! The weather, which up till now has proved quite kind, is threatening rain. Black clouds are glowering over the Mersey and the Wirral beyond, and with a strengthening southerly wind I feel we are in for the worst. I am therefore hurrying home, but not before calling to see Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yates at 1 Daulby Street ~ distant relatives (perhaps!). When we meet again, I will be starting on the long tramp through DUKE STREET......in the meantime I will be visiting my friend W. BANNING Esq., Liverpool's postmaster and looking at the workings of the Post Office in Church Street, as well as finding new friends in the Canal trade.