Our next meeting:

An illustrated talk by Janet Hollinshead
in Gateacre Chapel, Gateacre Brow, Liverpool L25 3PB
on Sunday 3rd February at 2.30 p.m.

Lord Woolton may be known to some through lending his name to 'Woolton Pie' in wartime recipe books. He was closely associated with food acquisition, distribution and rationing during, and after, the Second World War.

This talk examines how it was that someone came to have such a local title and, indeed, how that title has been inherited by his son and then by his grandson. Hillfoot (which no longer exists) was Lord Woolton's house - just off School Lane in Woolton. But who was he? And why did he have the title of Lord Woolton?

Dr Janet Hollinshead retired some years ago as head of history at Liverpool Hope University. Her main research interests have been early modern history and local history. She has published several books and articles. For many years she has been an officer of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, and is now a committee member of the Woolton Society. Recently she has written a series of publications for that society - including pamphlets on Lord Woolton and Hillfoot which will be on sale (price £1 each) at this meeting.

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