Memories of Earlestown

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

Memory Of A 5 Year Old

we used to live at 70 earls street, my dad used to work in the signal box that was situated opposite. I can still remember when our house got modernised when they turned one bedroom into a bathroom.

A memory of Earlestown by nitromason

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 ...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.

Fish Mongers Legh Street

The fishmongers was Bob Lightfoot's, he was a mate. He also had a stall on the market.

A memory of Earlestown by Bill Smith

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.

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