Thursday 24th March 1887.
Searching for the new route to Aintree – Race with a butcher’s cart. Walk two miles – and get lost!
Having established from clues in the sketchbook that Walt was living at Sandstone Road, West Derby, Liverpool, his sketches commence Thursday 24th March 1887. He and sister Amy attempt to discover the ‘new road’ to Aintree. It is possible they rode via Walton. Walt’s frustration with his map may well have been due to his use of the Ordnance Survey map, 1st edition which had many shortcomings,