December 31, 1918
At Bootle, when the town’s golden jubilee was celebrated by a dinner, the Mayor, in reply to a toast, referred to the fact that in 1724. Bootle was purchased by the then Lord Derby for £14,000. It had not proved a bad investment, and the Derby family had greatly helped in its march of progress.
Alderman Pearson said that although Bootle was mentioned in the Domesday Book, their pride was in the growth of the last fifty years.
(Liverpool Echo: December 31, 1918)