It is now nearly one month since I ventured out and
walked from DANSIE STREET to the south end of
DRY DOCK. I did visit the Old Warehouse in the
Liverpool Canal Basin two days after my walk and
fourteen days ago went to see my friend WILLIAM
BANNING at the Post Office. Having returned from
that outing drenched to the skin, I succumbed to a
very bad bout of influenza which kept me lying low
for a week. Since then, I have been repairing the
damage to my house caused by the runaway brewery
dray. This in itself was not difficult ~ a new window
frame and repairs to the brickwork. However, getting
rid of ale soaked furnishings and the odour,
was another matter......
Anyway I am sure you are waiting for me to get on with my perambulations and donning my new leather boots made specially for me by a well known Liverpool Cordwainer, I am off to tramp the cobbles in the very long DUKE STREET...............
DUKE STREET (71 Hanover Street) 1 John Slinger 2 J. & M. Ritchie 3 Tinley & Holt 4 Richard Holden 5 John O'Neill 6 L. MacLean, M.D. 7 Henry Wilson 8 Jaco Levi 9 James Martin 10 Thomas Anderson 11 John Coldwell 12 Peter Baynes 13 W. A. Smith 14 John Marshall 14 Robert Ker 15 A. Kennon 16 John Jackson 18 John Briscoe 19 Rawlins & Mawdsley 19 Mrs J. Creevey 20 Samuel Fletcher 23 Joseph Fernihough 24 John Lock 24 Frances Worrall 25 Bennett & Pearson 26 Mrs M. Evans 27 Henry Leigh 28 Mrs S. Ashton 29 Mrs A. Johnston 30 Mrs E. Clark 31 James Murphy 32 Thomas Williams 33 William Jones 34 Elizabeth Hodson 35 Mrs M. Dougherty 36 Edward Murray 37 Miss M. Johnson 38 Thomas Roberts 39 W. J. Anderson 40 Mrs J. Brighouse 41 Catherine Owen 42 Elizabeth Atherton 42 William Colquitt Esq. 43 Joseph Robinson 44 Mrs M. Thomason 45 S. Johnson 46 Samuel Wickham 47 William Fleetwood 48 Edward Nelson 49 James Fox 50 Samuel Rowland 51 S. Mounsey 51 Mrs E. Wilkinson 52 John Hayes 54 John Burnet 55 C. & M. Parr 56 Mrs M. Horton 57 Mrs M. Douty 57 Louisa Boys 57 Lieut. Thomas Boys 58 Miss S. Seager 60 Mrs A. Case 61 Joseph Hardman 63 Mrs M. Cubbin 64 William Ingram 65 T. Lutwyche 66 Hannah Skaife 67 Peter Platt 68 Mrs E. Hopkinson 68 Edward Garven 68 C. A. Dalmer 69 Mrs A. Naylor 70 Eli Harrison 71 Mrs E. Atkinson 71 William Lake 71 Mrs M. Lewis 72 Charles Pole 73 Mrs M. McGowan 74 James Gardner 75 J. D. Thornely 76 John Butcher 77 Mrs E. Charnley 78 Rev. C. Winstanley 83 Mrs M. Casson 84 J. J. Lightfoot 85 William Baines 86 Harriet Booth 87 Richard Rathbone 88 William Coupland 89 John Cropper 90 William Duff 93 William Briggs, M.D. 94 Elizabeth Murray 95 William Hughes 96 Mrs C. Backhouse 97 Mrs A. Bourne 98 John Bolton 99 Miss E. Black 100 Ralph Pearson 101 Mrs J. Thompson 103 Allan Pearson 104 Philip Nelson 106 Joseph Fearon 107 Mrs A. Stack 108 E. & M. Fisher 109 Nicholas Southwell 111 Alice Hatton 111 J. J.Hatton 113 Mrs J. Aspinall 114 Sir William Barton 115 John Eagleton 116 Ellison Frodsham 117 Mrs E. Twentyman 118 John Jackson 119 Thomas Guy 120 Mrs J. Smith 120 R. Brackenbury 122 Christopher Cashen 124 William Whitehouse 125 F. Jordan [junior] 126 Edward Delpla 127 William Forde 128 John Moore 129 C. R. Taylor 130 James Rose 131 Thomas Marsh 132 Elizabeth Ellis 133 Richard Langston 134 J. Herring & Son 135 George Ripley 135 Henry Dixon 137 William Wilson 138 Anthony Introvino 139 Thomas Harrison 139 Edward Thorpe 141 James Glover 142 Bennison & Frankland 143 Richard Asterley
By this time not only do I realize I have new boots but having eaten early, I am somewhat faint from lack of sustinence. Furthermore, the heavens are threatening rain and so retracing my steps a little I enter the portals of the Duke Street Hotel at No.132 where Elizabeth Ellis is the proprietor, and ordering a light repast of oatcakes, cheese and cold ham, I settle down in front of a cheerful fire with a jug of excellent ale. The clientele in this rather lavish establishment seems to be mostly of the professional class, and I am getting engrossed in some lively discussion on matters of the day. After some considerable time I realize that there are only about two hours of daylight left, and I saying farewell to my new found companions I set off again for DUKE STREET [Wavertree Road].
DUKE STREET (Wavertree Road) 1 Charles Lowndes 2 William Brown 3 H. Wheeler [junior] 4 Richard Leather 5 John Peers 6 Mrs W. Aspinall 7 John Holgate 8 Henry Byrom 9 Mrs M. Gregson 10 Miss E. Hulley 11 Samuel Berey 12 John Steel J. W. Gibsone DUKE'S DOCK QUAY, north side (within the walls of the Duke's Dock) 1 Thomas Bache 1 Crowley, Hicklin & Co. 1 Soresby & Flack 2 Office for trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater 3 John Sothern 4 Antwis & Sturland 4 Worthington & Co. 4 William Wakeman 4 Snell, Robins & Co. 4 John Simpson 5 J. Whitehouse & Son 6 Richard Barrow 6 Thomas Best 6 Danks & Tyler 6 Matthew Heath 6 H. Henshall & Co. 6 James Sutton & Co. DUKE'S DOCK QUAY, south side (within the walls of the Duke's Dock) 1 J. G.Ames & Co. 2 Kenworthy & Holts 3 Thomas Clifford 3 John Naegeli E. Melling & Co. J. Bibby & Co. Rochdale & Halifax Co. DUKE'S PLACE (38 east side Salthouse Dock) 1 R. Fogg & Co. 2 Breueil & Anderson 2A Knowles & Croston 3 James Pearson 3A Kenworthy & Holts 4 John Deakin 5 Thomas Ramsden 6 John Steele 7 John Price 9 G. T. Harrison 10 William Goodwin 11 T. J. Wood 11A Edward Furber 12 Solomon Mayers DUKE'S ROW (within the walls of Duke's Dock) 1 Evan Morgan 2 Richard Robinson 3 John Owen 4 William Eggington.
By now the light is failing fast and a light drizzle is falling on the round cobble stones in the streets. People are hurrying in the gathering gloom wrapped up well against a chill wind blowing from the river. A lamplighter, armed with a long pole, passes by with a merry quip and disappears into the distance leaving a string of gently glowing globes of orange light behind him. Gathering pace, I quickly make for home and a hearty meal and a well deserved sleep........................ My next street travels will start with DUNCAN STREET EAST, but not before I find out who is carrying what by Land and Water and a return visit to the Post Office to see my friend WILLIAM BANNING..........