Liverpool's Capulet's & Montagues

In the Sixteenth century;
The Stanleys and the Molyneuxs
the original
Capulets and Montagues
swarmed the narrow streets of

Bound on fun and hearty times
a contest
who had the best of cloth and looks
showing each the most deference

But after copious mugs of ale
and doubtless lack of willing females
seeing red eyed mist and in their cups
came the inevitable descent into
... fisticuffs.

Who says Mathew Street is a new phenomena?

By Norman Broughton