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Huyton - Post code L14,L36 and Part L16 of Liverpool, huyton was a rural area of Lancashire but mainly since the early 1950's and 1960's saw a massive influx of people from the city of Liverpool and large housing developements where built to deal with the deluge, Situated approximately six miles east of the city centre, Huyton is and will always remain a Liverpool area with solid stock liverpool people, despite given it an alter ego as a resident of the "borough of knowsley" The borough being a mish mash of a geographical scrambled egg which was created in 1974. None of its residents can identify with a name or area created from now where and still identify with the city of their origin.
- Dunno who wrote that but basically what it's sayin' is correct. If someone could be arsed to tidy it up or turn it into proper wiki-format that'd be good!
- Also I was just gonna say that last line about Huyton being synonymous with chav culture is a load of bollocks and has obviously been written by some kid that gets bullied at school. Sure there are scallies, but there are a lot of good people in Huyton and to pidgeon-hole the entire town is just stupid. - Lad
- I was reading the above and nowhere does it associate Huyton with a so-called "Chav" culture! and the mad rabblings of people being bullied at school smacks of the authors own insecurity, lets keep this page as a true picture of "Huyton" were possible without "All the bollocks"
- Yeah it used to associate Huyton with Chav-culture until I changed it. I'm not sure what you're actually saying after that sentence...
The Location of the Internment Camp (WWII)
The Huyton internment camp, one of the biggest in the country, was brought into operation in 1940 to hold German, Austrian and Italian men under suspicion of spying or sabotage. The article says "the site is now known as the CF Mott, which is basically forest area, although in recent years houses have been built on much of it". I am almost certain that this is incorrect. The camp was formed around several streets of new, empty council houses and flats, and then made secure with high barbed wire fencing. Initally the camp was only meant to hold the internees until they could be shipped to the Isle of Man. However, largely in response to the torpedoing of the transport ship: The Arandora Star, with the loss of nearly 700 people, the deportations ended. To the best of my knowledge, the camp was sited in and around what became known as the 'Bluebell estate' and many of the streets were given names of the great battles of the 1939 - 45 War. Yozzer66 22:19, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
in reply to location of the internment camp i've heard from word of mouth that the camp was on the mot. i can't prove it, maybe it was actually on the bluebell estate. i know that a lot of germans settled in the longview and mosscroft areas, but i don't know the details. 18.104.22.168
http://www.slemen.com/wolfgreen.html woolfall heath was the internment camp...it was a new estate then and they just put a 12foot babed wire fence round it, other than this ref, my dad told me as well, the mott (or cf mott)was woodland that was left to the children of the area by one of lord derbys female relatives, a collage was built on it, then closed, then houses built on it.......not exactly what she had in mind....cant be bothered digging out all the info right now, maybe later. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:57, 15 August 2011 (UTC) http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/barbedwire/huyton/ another ref to woolfall heath from liverpool museums the pow camp or the usa servicemans camp (either the black or white camp, they where segragated, there was even a black v white shoot out in the eagle) was at the bluebell — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:51, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Why do the overlords of this page repeatedly remove valid contributions to it?
I've have edited in correct information on several occasions only to have it removed. This makes a joke of the wiki concept.
I will make a complaint should it happen again.
Please do not maintain pages in such a way that means they only exist to boost your ego, or because you find it inconvenient to have your copy altered or embelished in a productive manner.
Thank You. 188.8.131.52 11:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
- (1) I am sure you will agree that it is great that people are now taking an interest in the Huyton page. However, without wishing to put anyone off participating, it is not for you, or any one person, to decide what is a 'valid contribution', 'correct information' or a 'productive' embelishment. If your contribution is likely to be disputed by others then you should argue it out on THIS page. If people can not bear their contributions being altered or deleted then Wikipedia may not be for them. (2)Unfortunately, the Huyton page has been a target of regular vandalism. It is one of the jobs of Wikipedians to try and safeguard the pages they 'watch' on their 'watchlists'. In this sense, all Wikipedians are 'overlords'. Yozzer66 17:31, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Hitler was one of the Germans detained in Huyton during World World II, as we all know, he then went on to play for Liverpool and amazingly, England.
I am astonished that this fact has been left out of the Huyton page. I will write a section and upload it later.
Yazooman 184.108.40.206 16:53, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
This fella really knows his history and has taken time and a great degree of research in his quest for a true depiction of huyton and its sons, its a pity Adolf didnt drink in the eagle and child as this may have prevented the advent of world war II as im sure anyone imbibing in that hostelry with that moustache would have soon made a visit to yew tree. It would be great if he could do further research into other local legends the jam butty mine legend for instance from knotty ash's historical past would be a most interesting sojourn. good luck mate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:12, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- Thank you for your suggestion. When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make those changes. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the Edit this page link at the top. The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold in updating pages. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes — they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. You don't even need to log in (although there are many reasons why you might want to). - Kneale
It is not the first time describing Huyton as a suburb of Liverpool as caused controversy. However, the issue is now addressed fully in the section 'Geography and Administration'. Yozzer66 (talk) 15:25, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Liverpool, no such controversy??
I would like to add this as I was the first person to leave an entry in this page, I am from huyton born and bred, when I grew up in the sixties my family had moved from Kensington and Everton etc, they never distinguished between huyton/Liverpool and they are scousers through and through I mean how can you tell one area from the other when the streets are gelled together? I was always told huyton is liverpool and we even paid rent to liverpool council for our new estate before knowsley was established. We dont need any imaginary line to tell us who we are, the city had its heart and people ripped out of it years ago and a lot of true scousers live in these schizophrenic areas. 18.104.22.168 (talk)
- i see your point mate, huytonians have always been as scouse as anyone. but i think the thing about it is that in recent years Liverpool the city has become much more cosmopolitan, and the true working class council estate scouse experience is more prevalent in the outskirts, primarily areas like huyton or bootle etc.
- in this respect, there is a separation to be had between liverpool and huyton. but i'd argue its in the opposite direction of what you're saying
the actual boundery type signs "welcome to liverpool/liverpool city council" are half way up bowring park rd (beyond the motorway roundabout, and........god i forget its name,continuation of rupert road?beyond the school /collage/swan pub..."dovecot,(liverpool city council)"...where as, all the huyton ones are knowsley. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:15, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Whether Liverpool City Council owns any of the estates isn't relevant to the administrative district. One thing that isn't clear is whether some of the areas are considered part of Huyton, and whether anything considered to be part of Huyton is within the boundary of Liverpool. Fincham seems to be divided between Liverpool and Knowsley and it's unclear whether it's part of Huyton or West Derby. Peter E. James (talk) 19:35, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
The author Stephen R. Griffiths ( 'Sand In My Shoes', 'Dollar In My Pocket' - Amazon Books) was educated at St. Michaels Junior School ' Rupert Road and at Huyton Hey Secondary School. See Amazon Books for details. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:13, 16 February 2014 (UTC)