Ricky Cooper, who has been undertaking some research into bygone Hoylake wonders how Marmion Road got its name?
Sir Walter Scott wrote the poem “Marmion” about the Battle of Flodden Field (written 1807 ?)
1. Was Marmion Road named after this poem?
2. By coincidence Ellen Cooper lived in Marmion Road,Hoylake (1881 Census)
3. By coincidence again, next year is the 500th anniversary of the battle 09/09/1513.
Although the English won the battle – the Cheshire Archers under Stanley took many casualties signalling the end of their of their dominance in the European fields of warfare. All I need now is a link to a Wirral Archer!
Does anyone know why Marmion Road is so-called?