Thanks for the replies!. My wife thought I was marvellous to have remembered so much after 50+ years. Only one other thing threw me after all that time, a new destination terminal on the Waterloo to Liverpool line. Other than that I walked everywhere around Waterloo, house where I was born, house where I lived for 8 years, schools I attended, church I was christened in, and the parks along the Mersey down at the bottom of South Road, though that area had undergone some reconstruction.
On the ferry coming back from Seacombe, and during the walk itself, I was impressed with the Mersey as a working river.
Spent 3 afternoons in the Liverpool Record Office attached to the Library in William Brown St. Loved it, looking for relatives from the late 1800's.
Good wishes !