1948: The Ambulance Services of Liverpool and its surrounding areas were: -
- City of Liverpool Ambulance.
- Bootle Borough Ambulance.
- Lancashire County Ambulance.
- Birkenhead Fire and Ambulance.
- Wallasey Fire and Ambulance.
- St. Helens Ambulance.
- Cheshire County Ambulance.
- Southport Fire and Ambulance.
- Warrington County Borough Ambulance.
- City of Chester Ambulance.
- Penny in the Pound Ambulance.
Cross border boundaries or boundary lines were strictly observed and ambulances would not cross the territorial domains lightly. It is a fact that the comedian Ken Dodd’s house in the district of Knotty Ash was well recognised by ambulance staff as signifying the edge of the City of Liverpool.
Another example of a true boundary lines is shown on the photograph below in which you can see the actual boundary line on Hawthorne Road between Liverpool and Bootle Districts.