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Memories of Earlestown

Memories Of A Bygone Time

I was now old enough to drink (18) but unofficially you could always get a drink at certain pubs, which I'll not name but say thanks for looking out for me when I got tipsy on two pints of mild. My memories of Earlestown are magic, the Viaduct club & Vic's dance nights, they were something to look forward to. ...Read full memory

Newton Le Willows Grammar School In Wartime

Joined the school in 1939 in 3A. I remember Miss Peters, a Cambridge graduate, who taught English, Mr Pidcott who taught Maths, Mr. Goody History. It was a very happy school. I still see Favel Harrison and her brother Michael. When the siren sounded we went into the air raid shelter until the ...Read full memory

Granny Ball From 15 Cross Lane

My Granny, Elizabeth Ann Ball, lived at 15 Cross Lane, in Newton le Willows. She was born around 1884 and died 1883 aged 99. She had three children, Monica, Beryl and Jim. She was married to Alfred Ball who died before I was born. I am told he designed something for the railway which if he had patented would ...Read full memory

Childhood Days

The year I began at Newton le Willows Grammar School, I had sprained my ankle running through the back lanes of Earle Street in the holidays and had my foot in a bandage. We lived in Brookfield Street until I was 5 or so with my Grandma and then moved to the new council estate in Wargrave. I loved my school, the District C ...Read full memory

Newton Grammar School

I went to NGS in 1939. It was a great school. Those school dinners cooked on site by Annie the cook and the smell coming up the corridor about 11o'clock. I remember when they started building the air raid shelters at the top of the playing fields. Headmaster Harrison, for Latin. No messing about at that school, or ...Read full memory

Yew Tree Farm, Haydock

My parents farmed here before it was sold for industrial units. We also farmed the one in Newton le Willows with the same name.

2nd Fishmongers

I remember Lightfoots fishmongers in Legh Street, it was under Harry Berry's dance studio, facing District School on Legh Street. Does anyone else remember this?

Marshes Pies

Does anyone remember Marshes pie and confectionary shop, corner of Old Whint Road, opposite no 1 Labour Club? They were the best pies ever made at the back of the shop.

Toy Stall

I loved the Friday markets. The crowded stalls transformed the drab square. The cries of the stall holders, the bustle of shoppers, the baskets laden with fruit and veg. My favourite stall was the toy stall and I spent all of my weekly pocket money here - fake cigarettes with their puff of 'smoke', fake flies that looked so ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by Sharon High

Memories Of A Youth

I remember when there were two fishmongers in Earlestown, Lyons's fishmongers in Bridge St. and one whose name I can't remember in Legh St., now we have none.  We also had two picture places, the Rink where the Police Station is, and the Curson near the station, now we have none of those either.  My interest ...Read full memory

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