AND ALL THAT JAZZWilliam Gordon Masters was born in Eldon Place Liverpool in 1887, of Jamaican, Irish parents. He entered show business at an early age as a singer and dancer with The Eight Lancashire Lads. Whose members included the great Charlie Chaplin. In 1908 William was found to be leading the native Jamaican choir at the colonial exhibition at St Georges Hall Liverpool. Sir Alfred Lewis Jones had brought this choir to Liverpool. The Jamaican Choir is photgraphed outside St George's Hall. William is seated front row nearest the door.
He then went on to play with his orchestra for high society in London. He also appeared in London's west end shows. William was the toast of Paris cafe society during the "JAZZ AGE", of the 1920s with his orchestra "Syncopated Six". William is listed in the publication 'Who's Who of Jazz'.
This is just a brief outline of William's life my aim is to have his great talent recognised by the people of Liverpool. Best regards Jeff Daniels. email firstname.lastname@example.org
GEORGE McNABB TRAVELS UP FROM SOUTH WALES TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR SCOTTIE PRESS
Our thanks go to David Charters (Daily Post) who has written a series of articles relating to Scotland Road 2003 and to the achievements of the Vauxhall History & Heritage Group with plaques made and unveiled for St Martin's Cottages, Jim Clarke, Liverpool's Little Italy and most recently William (Bill) Collins.
David is pictured centre of photograph when he met and interviewed George and Gerard McNabb for an article published in the Daily Post in late September.
A special line of thanks goes to George who travelled up from his home in South Wales to show his support for the efforts of the Scottie Press to record for future generations the rich history & heritage and culture of the Scotland Road and Vauxhall area of Liverpool.
NEW LIFE FOR ELDON GROVE
After years of neglect the municipal flats of Eldon Grove are to regain their glamour. The historic building, which was officially opened by the Countess of Derby in 1912, has been saved from falling to bits thanks to Liverpool building firm Brightace and Shine Developments who are to restore and convert the property in 48 apartments.
They are also embarked on building 8 mock Tudor houses on the old asphalt playground that fronts Eldon Grove and separates it from Bevington Street.
Work will start at the end of August 2002 and take about 18 months to complete.
Pictured are Andrew Grek (Archictect), Michelle Stannard-King (Managing Director, Brightace) and George Kountis (Shine Developments).
We will be featuring regular updates on the progress of the restoration of Eldon Grove on the Eldon Grove webpage (see Projects)
You can read an article by David Charters (Daily Post) Thursday 8th August about Eldon Grove 'Will the toffs return to chocolate box village?' by logging onto www.icliverpool.co.uk - search for David Charters
THE HISTORY OF
People who live now and or who once lived in the Scotland Road and Vauxhall areas of Liverpool will be very familiar with Eldon Grove. We hope, however, that this project webpage might be able to provide a lot more additional information to what could be known at present. In an effort to achieve this we will be seeking the support from a wide variety of resources that can hopefully help us build up something quite definitive in respect to the HISTORY OF ELDON GROVE.
If you have anything that you think could be of interest to this project please contact the Vauxhall History & Heritage Group c/o the Scottie Press Community Newspaper, Silvester Street, Liverpool, L5 8SE. Telephone 0151 298 1544 or email email@example.com