Month: December 2016

Jack’s legacy approaches £55,000

The charitable fund set up by Jack Hussey of Caldy, who sadly passed away in July aged just 19, has so far raised almost an amazing £55,000 to help fund research into cancer affecting children and young people. Jack was diagnosed in 2015 with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects soft tissue, most often in children and young people.  Jack was determined to help young sufferers by raising awareness and funds for research through his “Help Jack make a difference” fund raising page – and he certainly has made a huge difference.  Jack’s parents, Julie and Ged...

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History of Caldy Railway Station

Caldy Railway Station by Mark Hughes It is difficult to imagine now but Caldy once had its own railway station. The railway track was extended from Hooton to Parkgate in 1866 and later extended in 1886 along what is now known as the Wirral Way, to West Kirby passing of course through Caldy. However, at this point, trains could not stop at Caldy as there was no station. Indeed with a population of around 140 people, largely employed in agriculture there was no real need for a station. The extension opened on 19 April 1886. The occasion is said...

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History of Caldy Village by Tony Haire

by Tony Haire Caldy is a residential district south of West Kirby, on the western & southern flanks of Caldy Hill.  The district stretches part of the way across the flat land towards Thurstaston and along the line of the Wirral Way. A hundred years ago, Caldy was a prosperous agricultural estate, centred on the old village. The building of the houses on farm land did not begin until the early years of the 20th century. Caldy’s present appearance is the result of careful development, controlled originally by Caldy Manor Estates, but reinforced by Local Authority Controls since the...

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Caldy Village History

A hundred years ago, Caldy was a prosperous agricultural estate, centred on the old village. The building of the houses on farm land did not begin until the early years of the 20th century.  Much has happened in the past century with the coming of the railway, and the development of the village. Caldy Village History Caldy Village was mentioned as “Calders” in the Domesday Book, and has a rich history. Read the Article... Caldy Railway Station It is difficult to imagine now but Caldy once had its own railway station.  Read Mark Hughes’ rich history of the line and the...

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