Sorry Paul, your memory of the photo of the tunnel is incorrect. Boat road was or still is the local name for Tunnel Road. The reason there are no houses on the photograph of the the tunnel ( Barnton Tunnel) is. The photograph is of the opposite end of the tunnel. In other words, the Saltersford end. This end you may remember ...Read full memory
This the place that as a lad I played in the wood's and fished in the canal for stickelback's.
The photo described as Barnton Hollows, isn't in Barnton. The Hollows shown link the village of Anderton and Marbury. The are called Marbury hollows. The hollows are about 1.5 miles from Barnton R. Pilkington
I was born in Manor Drive in 1948, in the white house at the top left of the picture. Each house from bottom left working up and then back down again was the Simmons family, then Coppack, Clewes, Fowler, Emptage, Lyons, Leather, Roberts, Keelty, Hulse, across the road, the Curbishleys, Liecester, Yeomans, Hornby, Banks, ...Read full memory
Hello. I've just been looking at a picture of the canal and houses at Boat Road, Barnton. The photo was taken in the very early '50's and I was thinking what a lovely-looking 'canal village' it looked - something that would be a tourist attraction or a film-set location if the houses had been ...Read full memory
i remember when dillas owned the sweet shop on lydyatte lane and we used to go with pocket money we would always get a few more i also remember the butchers shop was up and running with an abatoire on town field lane then their was the butchers on runcorn rd which used to make the best pies around i remember goin threr after school when the infant schol was there,
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