The census, taken in 1871, show one George William Goodison to be living, along with his wife, at Grange House, Little Woolton. Goodison is the surveyor for the local board of Much Woolton,not yet incorporated in to Liverpool, and his office, still there to-day,is in front of the cross in Woolton Village. Goodison is also the surveyor for the local board of Waton on the Hill and it is he who surveys the area around County Road which is shortly to be given over to houses.Goodison Road is named, in deference to his work, after him. In 1881 Goodison has moved to Coniston in the Lake District as is a close friend of the poet Ruskin. In 1891 he has moved back to Merseyside and is living, along with his wife and 3 servents, at Beech Lawn in Waterloo. The Everton football ground, Goodison Park, is named after a man who formerly lived in Gatacre.
As I remember it the corner we called the Bull field. Davenports was the shop up the steps unusually in those days it was open on a Sunday and just behind that was a cottage with an orchard, the lady there used to give a few of us apples on our way to school. The Modern house (in the late 50s) was owned by the city of Liverpool architect. Grange lane in those days was un made a real country lane full of potholes it didn't matter that much as not many people had cars. Now that we are older and wiser with hindsight we should have taken photographs but at the time no one gave a thought that it would change.