I was busily learning plenty of things at the Museum of Liverpool, not least that the great Dame Patricia Routledge has a long history with Liverpool. It’s 50 years next year since she appeared in Steptoe and Son (still my favourite TV programme), but it’s already 33 years since she was the star of Keeping Up Appearances. Routledge was educated at Birkenhead High School and then the University of Liverpool, making her first stage performance at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1952. She’s currently 94 years old and she’s still making occasional television appearances. So there we go, everyone will be fascinated to know that I’ve learned about her connections with Liverpool.
I was though already aware that Ziggy Greaves was from Liverpool, that one was more obvious.