Member Monday #020

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 273, our Immediate Past President, David Roscoe. Who are you?  I was born in Waterloo,Liverpool and educated at Merchant Taylors School and then at a number of Liverpool Colleges – the ones that are now absorbed into LJMU. Pursuing a … Read more

Member Monday #017

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Country Member Jeannette Strickland. Who are you? I am Jeannette Strickland. I am a qualified archivist, now working as a heritage consultant, and also a postgraduate student. Although born in Yorkshire and now resident in Sussex, I have several links … Read more

Eat Out To Help Out

We are taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, with a discount of 50% being offered on all food and non-alcoholic beverages every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday throughout August! Why not book a meal in the Dining Room and reap the rewards of this spectacular offer!!! A maximum discount of £10.00 per … Read more

Member Monday #14

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 161, Committee Member Mr Jim Bellew. Who are you? I’m James Aloysius Bellew, I think my father gave me the middle name as a challenge. It originally belonged to my grandfather, who was killed in the engine of the … Read more

Take A Hike – by Phil Whitfield

Take a Hike When I was fourteen an Athenaeum proprietor told me to take a hike. Quite literally. Cliff Cook was the leader of Quarry Bank’s scout troop, the 5th Allerton. We feared and respected him. We obeyed his commands unhesitatingly. On a brisk Saturday morning in April our patrol (The Eagles) clambering on to … Read more

Member Monday #13

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 456, Catering Representative Professor John Belchem. Who are you? I am an academic historian who joined the University of Liverpool in January 1980 from an earlier post in New Zealand, and progressed through the ranks to become Head of … Read more

Member Monday #012

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 330, Committee Member Ken Orme. Who are you? My life story is one of unimportence. Brought up in 2up 2down terrace in Whiston, gas lit, ourside toilet ie Midden and bath hung on a nail in the yard. Went … Read more