Memories of Runcorn

Ferry Hut

The year is a guess, but I have fond memories of playing in the sand at Ferry Hut, waiting for my dad to go by on his tug boat, when the Manchester ship canal was in its heyday. He would wave ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Clive Bisby

Bridge Water Canal.

Yes, my grandad used to be a foreman.of one of the barges on the canal, his name was Thomas Hayes, he lived on Wiven Place.

A memory of Runcorn by John Millward

Parish School Sports Day

when I was 9yrs old my 1st memories of top locks were very frightening. We had our sports days on the fields in picow farm road which are still there today, but with the parish ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Carol Cooke

Oh Happy Days

Yes I remember spending most of our (my brother John and I) summer holidays playing on Runcorn Hills. Both parents worked and so most mornings, weather permitting, we would head off to ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

Ferry Hut

I, too, remember playing in the sand at Ferry Hut, probably around 1948. I remember the "tide" coming in when a ship went past. I cut my toe on some hidden glass and there was blood ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn


Here is the sand we called Ferry Hut. I don't know of any hut ever being there so how it got its name is a mystery to me, maybe someone will tell me some day, but sand castles and paddling ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Clive Bisby

Building The Bridge

I was sat in my classroom at the parish school in church street and I had just put away my plastic counters after a hard maths lesson ,I was only 5 ( and 1+1 was very hard)my ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Carol Cooke

Runcorn At Its Best ...

This is how I remember Runcorn as a young person. You could buy anything you needed from clothes to furniture, carpets, anything! The streets were wide and chokka block full of ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Sheila Bax

Delivering Our Daily Bread

The picture shown is of Russell Road which runs left to right centre of the picture. Every day except Sunday during the early 1960s I used to deliver bread all around Weston ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Brian Balfe

Ici Recreation Club And Grounds

When I look at this photo it brings back happy memories of when the club was a hive of activity of bowling greens, tennis courts, football pitches (middle of photo). As ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Linda Finnigan

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