This would never have suited mum, who was a Mastermind expert on every single shop the length and breadth of Great Homer Street's former golden shopping mile, with its 17 grocers, 27 butchers, multiple greengrocers, fish shops, bakers and, of course, the barrow men
and women along the way who would tempt with their bargains.
This was the beginning of the mission to remember each and every one of the 72 Barrow men
who gave their lives in WW1 by laying a poppy wreath on their graves There will be a Barrow Remembers exhibition in Holy Trinity Church today, (Wednesday, November 7) 11am until 4pm (refreshments available); Saturday, November 10, from 10am until 4pm.
Owing to these construction features, the large-wheeled barrow, despite its size, could be employed in transporting heavy loads, and the barrow men could work them all day, making the vehicle suitable for middle and even long-distance mobility.
The barrow men, exerting themselves, grunt like bulls.
Unfortunately we know even less about the barrow men than we know about their barrows, so that any attempt at reconstructing work conditions and organisation has to rely on conjecture.
We may assume that barrow men were organised along the general lines of late imperial transport.
The council's area management department has increased its fleet of dolly barrow men and women as part of its commitment to create a cleaner borough.
He added: "The personnel have traditionally been referred to as 'barrow men' and have been a regular feature in some parts of the borough for many years.
"In a borough as big as Redcar and Cleveland, it has not been possible to fully cover with 'barrow men' particularly as we have so many different communities to serve.
"The increase in barrow men and women demonstrates our commitment to improving the cleanliness of our environment.
Health boss Tim Moloney said yesterday: "We're sure most residents would prefer to see five barrow men
on the streets rather than a chief exec with a smart car and a mobile phone."
Eddie writes: "I really enjoy your column, but you have never mentioned that wonderful gang of barrow men
and women, including those who worked along Great Homer Street, who did more for the people of Liverpool than all of your MPs put together.