John Marston remembers climbing over the railway wall to retrieve his football

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 13th February 2012 by Liam Physick

John Marston talks about social life in the railway cottages as he was growing up. He mentions gardens, greenhouses, the train set in the Elliots’ house (also mentioned in her interview by Brenda Allen, who sits in here) and the fact that even after his family moved away to Smithdown Road he constantly returned to play with his friends. He also remembers playing football, and how the ball would frequently be booted onto the railway and he and his friends would take it in turns (or argue about whose turn it was!) to climb over the wall and retrieve it - John was once caught attempting this by the British Transport Police! He also mentions his close friendship with Brian Allen, Brenda’s brother

Tagged under: edge hill station, railway workers, railway cottages, edge hill goods yard, drivers, spekeland road, police, community spirit, football, rounders

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