My father used to work at Astmoot Tannery until it closed in 1957, he wound up the books and company. There used to be a small shop in a person's front room, in the row of cottages at the bottom of Summer Lane and the owner always gave me a Fry's cream bar. On another note, Dr Wardle was not the most gentle dentist even ...Read full memory
I was born in the bottom house in Marsh Lane, in 1931. I came from a family of six boys and four girls. My father, was called John, and my mother, Sarah. I went to Halton School. There was a sweet shop at the top of our lane, which I think was called Johnsons. We moved to 3 Warrington Road before moving to Runcorn, ...Read full memory
I lived in Astmoor with my grandparents. My grandma sold sweets, pop and cigarettes. I went to Halton School and walked down Astmoor Lane which we called Summer Lane. Grandad worked at Astmoor tannery. We lived next to Ivy House, it used to be a farm. I have pictures of Astmoor before Astmoor bridge was built, and of ...Read full memory
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