The "Maranatha" Coffee
I have no details of our booking at "The
Maranatha" Coffee Bar shown on the Bookings Page
for 16 February 1968.
However, in January 2006 I received this e-mail
from Beryl Williams which explains a little, and also mentions the group called
"The Gospel Rhythms" from Liverpool (Toxteth), and another Christian coffee bar
called "La Puerta".
22 January 2006
I've just discovered by chance your web site and want to
thank you for providing me with such great memories of the times when I watched
the Crossbeats play in Merseyside.
In 1968 as a 15 year old I
became a Christian through firstly being drawn by the music and coffee bar
scene at the time..
A friend at
school (Holly Lodge) took me and several other girls to her church - Salem
Tabernacle in Toxteth - four of the boys there, Phil and Paul Wilson, Steve
Taylor and Howard Williams (from Urmston) had formed a group called the "Gospel
We used to go to the
Maranatha coffee bar on Friday evenings - Greg Hanley was the young evangelist
speaker there. We also went to coffee bars in St John's in Steble Street,
Wellington Road (La Puerta)and the People's Church in
Occasionally we went to the
Catacombs - this was a great adventure - Manchester was a long way away in the
The memory is fading a bit but I think that some other friends were
in "Time Limited" - Pete Wildman, Albert ?? and Elaine
Once again - many thanks -
for then and now.
If you can help in any way, please get in touch.