The Dumbills of Crosby
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Local facts 2005-2023


Did you know?
  • Captain Smith, skipper of the ill fated Titanic lived at No 17 Marine Terrace Crosby.
  • Joseph Bruce Ismay, MD of the  'White Star' company who owned the Titanic was born and raised in Crosby.
  • More Titanic crew from Crosby were:
    Joseph Bell -  Chief Engineer
    Charles Herbert Lightoller - 2nd Officer
    Andrew Latimer - Chief Steward
    John Reginald Rice - Assistant Purser
  • Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen the murderer was the first criminal to be caught using radio telegraphy. The morse code message was received by   Seaforth Radio Station, 2 miles south of Crosby.
  • Sefton Coast Line has the largest sand dune system in England and provides a safe home for the very rare Natterjack toad and Red Squirrel population.


Captain Smith
Captain Smith

Dr Crippen
Dr Crippen

Hall of Fame!
  • Cherrie Blair QC   - Educated at Seafield Convent School Crosby
    Enjoying a flourishing career as QC, and also married to the ex Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • His Holiness The Pope took shelter in Crosby during WWII
  • Corrie Star Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) memorial is at SS Peter Pauls - see images below.
  • Famous Author Ruth Hamilton lives in Crosby
  • Kenny Everett - famous comedian, educated St Bedes in Crosby
  • Anne Robinson - You ARE the weakest link! - born in Crosby
  • Baroness Shirley Williams of Crosby - Local MP (for a while)
  • Robbie Fowler - footballer
  • Fmr Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie born in Crosby
Pat Phoenix 'Memorial'?
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