Liverpool to Kirkby Fields: A glimpse at life in a 1950-60s overspill town. ~ by: Kate Higgins
|Title: Liverpool to Kirkby Fields: A glimpse at life in a 1950-60s overspill town.
Author: Kate Higgins
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|A childhood spent in Kirkby, the first of the Liverpool overspill towns to develop – the story takes me back over 35 years to whenmy dad was employed during the second world war as a civil servant at the Royal Ordnance factory. With a population of around 3,000 made up mainly of farming people, the pretty little town was just a few years later to be developed into the new townwith population figures reaching 50,000 at its peak.
As I walk through Kirkby Park estate, 35 years since I left…