The "Old Smithy"

A sketch kindly donated to the site by Bill Smaje of Speke....Thanks Bill.... brings back happy memories.

The Planters shown in the sketch are no longer there.....I remember sitting on the planter wall and chatting with friends back in the early 50's.

Bill had the insight to, record by his sketch, a little piece of Speke's history. Many of you who were born after 1974 will not

remember any part of these shops being located at the bottom of Blackrod Avenue.

The building was originally used as the Speke Blacksmiths Forge. Later it housed retail shops and a small library.