Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
Liverpool Leprechauns - help needed!
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> General Forteana
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dr_David_SuttonOffline
Great Old One
Joined: 15 Oct 2002
Total posts: 170
Location: Fortean Towers
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 29-01-2013 09:28    Post subject: Liverpool Leprechauns - help needed! Reply with quote

We will be running a piece on the Liverpool Leprechaun panic of 1964 in the next issue, and need help sourcing images of the fokllowing locations:

Jubilee Park, Kensington, Liverpool

St Chad's Church and churchyard, Kirkby

Learn Farm Lane/Roman Road Junior School, Felling, Gateshead

If anyone can help with photos of any of these places - especially with pics dating back to the 1960s - we would be extremely grateful to hear from you.

Please email me at drsutton@forteantimes.com

Best,

David
Back to top
View user's profile 
brotherOffline
Yeti
Joined: 08 Jan 2010
Total posts: 37
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 29-01-2013 11:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha, the liverpool leprechauns no longer wear big black hats and belt buckles and the like. They ditched all that stuff and now go for shiny shell suits, shaven heads and jauntily angled baseball caps.

A lage majority of them moved to Runcorn and spent the time shouting abuse at strangers, drinking and shop lifting.
Back to top
View user's profile 
MercuryCrestOffline
The Severed Head Of A
Joined: 24 Mar 2003
Total posts: 724
Location: Floating down the Ganges
Age: 34
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 30-01-2013 08:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

brother wrote:
They ditched all that stuff and now go for shiny shell suits, shaven heads and jauntily angled baseball caps.

A lage majority of them moved to Runcorn and spent the time shouting abuse at strangers, drinking and shop lifting.


Are you sure they haven't been transplanted to Oregon?
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
brotherOffline
Yeti
Joined: 08 Jan 2010
Total posts: 37
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 30-01-2013 08:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

They get everywhere. You will probably find a load of them at the bottom of a rainbow with eight can of Stella
Back to top
View user's profile 
jimv1Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Total posts: 2991
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 14-02-2013 21:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know what a Leprechaun looks like but it would help if you could provide reference of a Liverpool Park.
Back to top
View user's profile 
ramonmercadoOffline
Psycho Punk
Joined: 19 Aug 2003
Total posts: 21827
Location: Dublin
Age: 0
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 14-02-2013 23:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

brother wrote:
They get everywhere. You will probably find a load of them at the bottom of a rainbow with eight can of Stella


The Liverpool Leprechauns drink Guinness.
Back to top
View user's profile 
dannycheveaux1Offline
Great Old One
Joined: 30 Apr 2003
Total posts: 105
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 19-03-2013 13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard about the Liverpool\Leprechaun connection
but it does seem this topic is really an excuse for anyone to have a go at Liverpool with the usual stereotypical scouser comments

And now you'll think my comment is a typical knee-jerk touchy, over-reaction
well... probably, yes

As regards the parks comment, Liverpool has fantastic parks, among them:
Sefton Park with it's famous Palm House and Peter Pan statue
Calderstones Park with it's botanical gardens and neolithic stones
Stanley Park which separates Goodison Park, home of the Mighty Blues from some other local "football" team
Back to top
View user's profile 
MonstrosaOffline
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Total posts: 638
PostPosted: 19-03-2013 15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

The piece has appeared in the current issue of FT as David said it would.
Back to top
View user's profile 
Pietro_Mercurios
Heuristically Challenged
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 19-03-2013 15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monstrosa wrote:
The piece has appeared in the current issue of FT as David said it would.

And a very interesting and enjoyable read it was, too. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile 
ramonmercadoOffline
Psycho Punk
Joined: 19 Aug 2003
Total posts: 21827
Location: Dublin
Age: 0
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 19-03-2013 16:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:
Monstrosa wrote:
The piece has appeared in the current issue of FT as David said it would.

And a very interesting and enjoyable read it was, too. Smile


A bit short.
Back to top
View user's profile 
MonstrosaOffline
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Total posts: 638
PostPosted: 19-03-2013 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, it was just the right length for a Leprechaun piece. Short and sweet.

Actually I think I'd have preferred to read about the Gateshead Leprechauns.
Back to top
View user's profile 
Pietro_Mercurios
Heuristically Challenged
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 21-08-2013 13:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

l01orenza wrote:
Now differnt people have diverse choice kinds of hobbies, for example some people like swimming, some people like running and some people like hiking. However now a lot of people have developed a new kind of hobby, it is metal detecting and there are also device that have been invented to help people with their hobby such as the metal detector for gold and the metal detectors and so on and you also can make a good choice as there are many types that are provided for you to choose.

Oh dear...
Back to top
View user's profile 
MythopoeikaOffline
Joined: 18 Sep 2001
Total posts: 9794
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 21-08-2013 18:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think a metal detector would be much use in locating a leprechaun's pot of gold. I think you've got to catch a leprechaun first, then force him to hand over his pot of gold...
Back to top
View user's profile 
davidplanktonOffline
Great Old One
Joined: 31 Jul 2005
Total posts: 451
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 21-08-2013 21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:

Oh dear...



First post as well. Crying or Very sad
Back to top
View user's profile 
AnacondaEqOffline
Great Old One
Joined: 04 Feb 2014
Total posts: 116
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 05-02-2014 14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

brother wrote:
Ha ha, the liverpool leprechauns no longer wear big black hats and belt buckles and the like. They ditched all that stuff and now go for shiny shell suits, shaven heads and jauntily angled baseball caps.

A lage majority of them moved to Runcorn and spent the time shouting abuse at strangers, drinking and shop lifting.


Could the mods please remove this offensive post? ^
Back to top
View user's profile 
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> General Forteana All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group