Born on the dock road in Bootle, stealing sugar from the sacks on the lorries, coal from the railway, wood from the timber yard.

Making a Guy on Nov 5 getting pennies from the drunken seamen. Damp rat infested housing, 7 other mouths to feed. O happy days!

Loved the film, would have liked to see a mention of Bessie Braddock, who fought for the underdog.

(from the Of Time and the City website community)This is a competition winner from May 2009 2009

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