Crosby Village by Ed Farrell.
This watercolour reconstructs an aerial view of Crosby village (North Liverpool) as it would have looked in 1909. The scene includes thatched cottages, villas, a brewery and, overall, a busy trading, shopping, manufacturing and farming area, all connected by tram to Liverpool’s Overhead rail terminus in Seaforth. At bottom, in front of surviving Crown Buildings, stands a large glacial pumice stone (now in Coronation Park). The scene is very different today. Mostly demolished, the scene is dominated by by-passes, a supermarket and car parks – as with so many other towns and villages nationwide.
Ed FarrellCrosby 1909