Liverpool History Society Questions

A selection of Liverpool history questions submitted to the Liverpool History Society

CASSIE or the cast iron shore

Why is Otterspool Promenade known as CASSIE or the cast iron shore? What company made the iron railings on Otterspool Promenade?

Who received monies from Otterspool Estate when it was sold to Cheshire Lines Railway Co?


08/08/2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. Cast Iron Shore (colloquially known as ‘The Cazzy’) was a name given to the banks of the Mersey in south Liverpool due to the presence of an iron foundry.

    St Michael’s Church, opened in 1815, was known as the Cast Iron Church because of the extensive use of cast iron in its construction.


    Rob Ainsworth

    Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society

    Comment by Liverpool History Society Questions | 08/08/2011 | Reply

  2. Not a please or, a thankyou or, why etc., this person wants this information?

    I should have thought that the “Label” was self-explanatory!


    Comment by Liverpool History Society Questions | 08/08/2011 | Reply

  3. I agree Pandora, manners cost nothing.. but on a happier note, I enjoyed many a happy hour down on the cazzie, with our jam butties and bottles of water, it was the only beach we would see when we were kids.

    Comment by Brenda Robson | 09/08/2011 | Reply

  4. I have the story of the Dingle, In the book there is a etching of the cazzy,taken during the 17th century, a small river ran down Park Road, approxthrough the Turner Memorial gates opposite the old Gaumont cinama, and on to Dingle Vale emerging to a small bay on the river, near to the now gone Shell Mex jetty. Pre-war when I was a kid, The cazzy was a great day out.There were steps going down to the shore, at the end of the steps was sewer out let( not very nice) To the left of the steps, was a high sandstone wall about 100 mtrs long, At the centre of the wall there were two old large gates set into the wall, my theory is they would be a place to store fish during the 18th and 19th century, as there were no freezer’s back then in the old days. The wall ran on towards Otterspool, at the end of the wall, the beach widened to Jerecho Lane, were there were the old fisherman’s cottages. Before the war, at the back of the cazzy, was nine hole golf course, in which they sunk large holes to allow large oil tanks to be place at ground level, this was to camouflarge the tanks during hostilities. “O happy days they were”, Jack Stamper

    Comment by jack stamper | 22/08/2011 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: