Why was the Gateacre Hall Hotel allowed to be demolished as for as i know it was a listed building dating back to the 1700 hundreds. Was the building a house at one time as i was told it was a coaching stop before it became a pub/hotel, can anyone let me know of it`s history. To many interesting buildings are being lost in the area. JIMBO
The Hotel was, if I am correctly informed, owned by an old friend of mine Billy Taylor prior to it's demolition. Billy was the son of the Liverpool Bookie "Bill Taylor of Huyton".
Perhaps out of boredom I entered the word Gateacre in the eBay search window a couple of years ago and discovered that the contents of the hotel were being sold off via eBay and at auction (same thing I suppose).
I recall in my youth the tales about the place and the fact that it, and the adjacent Nook, was haunted.
Does any body know if there is still a annual reunion of Gateacre Pupils, from the early sixties?I used to live in the Prefabs in Hedgefield road, and would like to meet anyone from thee or surrounding areas. thank you.
Hi Jimbo, I believe the Hall was a house as I went to springwood school with a boy and girl who I believe lived there Dave and Rose Alxander this was between 1940 to 47. I can't tell you anything more about them though I would like to know if they are still about, I mainly saw them on the 66 bus to school.
I lived in sunnyfield road till i was about 16 years and went the shops in hedgefield road My friend live across from the shops by the name of Philip Ryan i also new a Helen Murphy from further up just past the shops ;D