I have just read a post from members inquiring how the Monkey Steps got their name. As a child I lived in Hinderton Road and used to go up the steps on my way to Mersey Park School. The story we were told was about a seaman who lived, I don't know when, near the top of the steps. This seaman had at least one or maybe several monkeys, brought back from his voyages to faraway places, that would sit and play on the steps. True or not? I don't know but it would be a plausible explanation.