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Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Caroline Esterson is launching an onlin project to map Maghull’s rich history.



Maghull Town Council's Labour leader is planning to put the town's illustrious history firmly on the map - and she wants your help to do it.

 

Cllr Caroline Esterson is planning to launch a project to map Maghull's history for visitors and residents to be able to visit the town's most prestigious locations.

 

The Maghull Town Council Labour Group leader hopes that the online project will promote Maghull across the world.

 

Cllr Esterson said: "Maghull has a lot to be proud of, from being the home of Hornby to being the birth place of some leading sportsmen and women.

 

"Maghull was the first place outside London to have a historical blue plaque to mark the home of Frank Hornby and in the past there have been many community events enjoyed by many people.

 

"We've had lots of celebrities either come from Maghull or who have lived here, and we have a rich history here which we need to boast about."

 

Cllr Esterson said the aim of the scheme is to get residents to contribute.

 

Cllr Esterson said: "There are lots of people who have have lived in Maghull for many years and know lots about the history of our community which isn't widely known.

 

"This project will be an opportunity to share that rich history.

 

"For instance it isn't widely known that John Lennon lived in Maghull or that the Beatles played at the Albany Cinema, which is now the site of the Lidl supermarket.

 

"I hope that we will be able to engage with the local community to share their photographs and histories through the website which will be accessed via the council website.

 

"Part of the scheme will also include the provision of facilities for people who don't have a computer or feel uncertain on how they can get involved online. We will provide support and guidance to anyone who needs it.

 

"And I also hope that our local schools will be able to contribute and see the project as a tool for encouraging our young people to understand local history and celebrate everything that is great about Maghull."