Last Man Standing

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
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Alittle while ago, Razzi and I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Wright, the last man still living in Ilchester Road. With his Union Flag fluttering at full mast in the breeze outside his house, Charlie lives in the last house standing on the River Street Estate where more than six hundred houses used to stand. He epitomises the Olde World concept that became enshrined in law; an Englishman’s home is his castle. As Charlie surveys the barren landscape in front of his house that was a once thriving community near the Birkenhead docks, home to thousands of workers and families that made up the manufacturing and shipbuilding industries.