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Positive portrayal; ALISON GOW TRUST THE POST.

LAST year, the Liverpool Daily Post launched its own online Flickr photography group, for amateur photographers to share and discuss images of their work, and it has been a huge success with dozens of you joining and submitting your pictures of Merseyside to the site.

This week, we had news of a Flickr group success when on Tuesday we told you how Peter Carr, one of our contributors, had just won Best European Photoblog in the 2008 International Photoblog Awards.

We published some of his photos in paper and have had quite a response from impressed readers, including Mrs J Allinson, of Wavertree.

She wrote: "What beautiful pictures Peter has captured. The one of the children splashing in the water is quite breathtaking."

If you would like to see more of Peter's photos, visit our Flickr group at or log on to his blog Elsewhere and Jim Hancock's comments in his column on Monday, about the negative publicity directed at young people these days, resonated with you.

Alan Thomas emailed us to agree with Jim.

He wrote: "It is nice to see a columnist saying something positive about young people for once. Despite popular opinion, not all young people are disinterested in politics or current affairs, yet they are easy pickings for many writers."

On January 5, we ran a feature about the Hallwood brothers, the models who were used for the statues featured on the Queen Victoria Monument in Derby Square.

George Hallwood (1877-1951) was a wrestler and was joined by his brother James (1876-1948) in shows at local theatres, where they would show off their bodies in nude, or near-nude, poses by a water feature.

They also appeared in demonstrations of athleticism, dancing and acrobatics with popular local boxers and, at one time, they toured America in vaudeville shows.

After reading the feature, Mr N Taylor, of Northwich, rang in to share his memories of working with George's son, also called George, but who was known to his colleagues as "Tom".

"We were apprentices together at heating engineering company Richard Crittall, where George, his father, also worked," explained Mr Taylor, 79.

"I can remember him standing in front of the Queen Victoria monument and saying 'that's me'."

Finally, our report of calls for John Lennon's MBE to return to Liverpool incorrectly stated that Gene Grimes and John James Chambers, of the Liverpool Beatles Appreciation Society, had both called for the award to return to the city.

Mr Grimes has asked us to clarify that he has had no connection with the society, or Mr Chambers, for the past 10 years.

We are happy to do so.

They are easy pickings for many writers - Alan Thomas, via email
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 15, 2009
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