The Anfielder 1882 reported racing at Nursery Hey. "The last event in 1882 worth recording here, took place at Nursery Hey, Walton. This Nursery Hey was the nursery where the Simpsons swelled in numbers and we may be sure that all the Simpsons were in close attendance as enterprising aspirants (perhaps in control of the outer fence) on learning that C. W. Bayes, of the Anfield, was on the mark with only 65 yds. in 2 miles from C. A. Palmer."