A photograph of Charlie Woodfin's coal lorry winter 1946
taken outside 16 Fieldside road, Rock Ferry. Charlie can be seen on the back of the lorry and the woman on the left of the picture is Elizabeth ( Betty ) Woodfin, his son Billy's wife.
Charlie and his brother George had been coal merchants since the early 1900's in the Rock Ferry area.Before the War, they owned stables at the bottom of Union Street that housed the shire horses that pulled the coal, Bookers cash and carry now stands on the land. When Charlie died, William Henry Woodfin ( known locally as Billy Woodfin ) carried on the business until into his 70's. The coal business ended when Billy died in the early 80's