Once our summer holidays are over we all start to look forward to Christmas!!!!
Just to ensure you don’t miss out we are giving details of special BVPP events
- Our Christmas Party will take place on Thursday 10th December at the Millennium Centre. Tickets are £4 to be paid at the door. There will be the usual lavish buffet & refreshments available
- We will be producing packs of Christmas cards with a specially commissioned seasonal prefab picture on. We hope to have these available for sale from September – more details will follow soon
This year’s Heritage Days fall on Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th September inclusive.
Many historic buildings are open to the public on these days. Full details are on
Local examples include St Stephen’s Church
We will have a display in St Stephen’s Church, Gateacre, on Saturday 12th September. There will be volunteer members available to answer questions or hear your stories, & photograph books to look at.
MONTHLY SOCIAL GATHERINGS
We meet on the last thursday of each month at
The Millennium Centre
Childwall Valley Road
We start at 7 p.m. and finish by 9 p.m.
We have free tea & coffee and there is a bar in the centre for those requiring something colder or stronger!
We usually have several photo albums, maps of then & now & our new model prefab on display. It’s a chance to meet friends & neighbours old & new and to share reminiscences.
The next 3 meetings are
- August 27th 2015
- September 24th 2015
- October 29th
We hope to see you soon!
Did you know you can buy a copy of the second book More Prefab Days at our meetings. If you can’t make the meeting click on Book Shop above to find out stockists.
Many of us really enjoyed this play & there is a chance to see it again at
The Lantern Teatre at 57 Blundell Street L1 0AJ
Thursday & Friday 6th & 7th August 2015 at 7.30 pm
Tickets are £6 & £4 for concessions ring 0151 703 0000 to book
This month’s meeting saw some ‘new faces’ from 23 Whinhurst Road.
It was lovely to meet Richard Hughes and his daughter Jacqui. Richard moved into the prefabs in December 1947 when he was 23 years old. He had returned from the army after the war. His wife Eileen & his baby son Derek moved in with him. His daughter Jacqui was born 3 years later. They left in 1960/61 and went to live in Allerton.They still both live in that area today. Derek is in London where he has lived for some years and sadly Eileen passed away some years ago.
They looked back happily at their time in Whinhurst Road & were both able to share many memories with other prefabbers at the meeting & look at the volumes of pictures & archives we hold. Richard, whose memory & vigour belie his 90+ years, also brought along some of his own photgraphers to share.
Richard digs deep to rmove bricks of a buried Nissan Hut from his garden!
Eileen hughes & friend inthe garden
Eileen’s Mum & Dad with Panther motorcycle & sidecar
Eileen holds baby Jacqui, also a young Derek with Richard & his Mum & Dad
Jacqui alone & with Mum Eileen on Coronation Day 1953
We will hold our AGM at the social meeting on Thursday 30th July 2015 from 7 pm.
It will be at the Millennium Centre, Childwall Valley Road, Liverpool L25 2PR
Would you like to join our committee?
You will be able to put yourself forward for this on the night as the committee members are elected for the year ahead at the AGM
Are there any issues or ideas you would like to raise ?
You can do so at the meeting or, if you cannot attend, you can us the ‘Contact’ facility on the website to let us know them