To many of us Oglet and the fields, woods and shore were places we played as children. Some of us still go here today. A few of us are fighting the airport plans to flatten the lot. Here are some photos, past and present of the last little piece of countryside left in Speke. If you are interested in joining the campaign to save it, please visit this page where you will find various ways to help: Home | Save Oglet Shore & Greenbelt (speke8.wixsite.com)
Map of farms
Dungeon and Oglet
My thanks to Joan Southern for these family photos taken on the shore. Joan has copyright over these
This was taken near Hale Lighthouse but whales have been seen at Oglet in more recent times, and seals and porpoise are frequent visits even today
These two little boys in the middle are thought to be Mike and Paul McCartney at Dungeon. Mike was asked if it was and couldn't say it wasn't so that's good enough for me!
Paul McCartney and George Harrison both lived in Speke as youngsters and here they are with friends on the shore
Not a very good photo of this newspaper report, but it's obvious where it is
Dungeon was a shipbreaking yard for a while before it became the salt works. This is the Magellan, brought here to be broken up
In 2019, the disappearing mud exposed this woodwork held together with wooden pegs rather than metal nails. It's gradually broken up and washed away but you have to wonder... was it the Magellan..?
Oglet is so much more than the shore. It is also farmland that is teeming with wildlife of all shapes and sizes, so here are some photos from the Save Oglet campaign to show you who calls this former greenbelt home
This is the land the airport want to build on, currently farmland. The access to the shore is now through Hale Village since the airport closed Dungeon Lane. These maps and photos show how it is at the moment
We don't know what the future will bring. Peel who own the airport own most of the land on both sides of the river now and are a huge company who have the money to buy and build whatever they like. They have had the greenbelt status taken off Oglet and are clearing the last field on Hale Road to put in a solar farm, supposedly green, or is that just what we're supposed to think?
The Save Oglet campaign is growing in size and voice though so hopefully, with your help,
we will be able to save what's left. The campaign continues...
(Warning: a couple of the protest signs shown here have 'naughty' words on them!)
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This website is dedicated to my Mum and Dad, Enid and Matt Moneypenny who devoted their lives
to All Saints Church and the Parish of Speke,
and to my cousin Vivien Rive Kennils who passed her love of local history on to me,
along with the results of her many years hard work and research.