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  • Bottoms up! Club members enjoy 'research' trip to Liverpool pubs

    Danielle Thompson

    MEMBERS of Hesketh Probus Club have been drinking pints for a very good cause - a research trip!

    The group carried out an extensive tour of historic public houses in Liverpool city centre last week, led by club member Stuart Elliott who is also a member of the Southport and West Lancashire Branch of the national initiative, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). He was able to share his extensive knowledge of Liverpool public houses with his fellow Probus Club members.

    Stuart Elliot said: “Those taking part in the visit were able not only to appreciate the pubs’ fascinating historic interiors but also to learn about the social and economic background to Liverpool’s history. This included gaining an appreciation of the contribution to the city’s welfare of Liverpool’s first chief medical Officer, Doctor Duncan, a ruthless campaigner against poor living conditions in Victorian Liverpool.

    “Members also learnt about The Lion Steam Locomotive, one of the first steam engines to run on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway- which could attain the unprecedented speed of 45mph!”

    To join the club, email stuart_elliott@talktalk.net


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