Today whilst working in the garden I dug up something I haven’t seen in years. It’s a small perspex sign – there were thousands of these produced for the opening of the new “Mersey Way” trail back in 1982. It was (and still is i’d assume) a walk from Garston to Hale alongside the River Mersey. My dad worked on the project which included a new nature reserve on a brownfield site at Spike Island not far from the Runcorn Bridge. It’s infact part of the reason a picture of me appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the day of the official opening of the walk… that and the child who was supposed to have their photo taken wouldn’t stop crying so the photographer requested a replacement. I was pushed forward and had some manky weeds thrust into my hands.
There you go… interesting story eh?!
I wonder if there are any other of the original signs still on the walk or might this be the last one…