Our Next Meeting:
An illustrated talk by Alan David Wilson on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm
in the Olive Mount Community Centre, Edgewell Drive, Liverpool L15 8GG

In the mid 19th Century, Liverpool's cotton exchange was booming. The railway network was expanding and the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. But the area of Childwall and Gateacre was very much still rural countryside, with clusters of houses dotted along a dirt path. It was along this path that one particularly wealthy family from Manchester decided to settle down, and build a little-known jewel on the outskirts of Gateacre Village.

The Gorsey Cop, currently known as The Crying Tree Bar and Grill, remains beautifully intact inside, with many original features showing off the wealth of its original owners. However, the house has been anything but a peaceful place to live. Its stories include the death of the matriarch from gout, at an age enviable by today's standards, to the loss of children as young as 9. The house is reputedly haunted by caring spirits who 'test' new owners for their honesty.

We shall hear about the families who lived in the building throughout its history, including the Cunninghams, the McKechnies and the Ouerds. The talk will also cover the running of the businesses (Chez Philippe and Grange Manor), the conversion of the building to a public house, and the building's future.

Admission free - Donations invited

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