Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Newton-le-Willows and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

So Many Fab Memories

I have so many wonderful memories of Earlestown & Newton-le-Willows and sourounding areas, as a boy I used to deliver milk for Christie's, milk in those days was delivered by horse and cart and the round I was on covered all of Newton and Wargrave area, from memory I think Bill Christie had four or five horse ...Read full memory

Earlestown 1949 56

We moved from Manchester to Earlestown in 1949. My father had taken the position of Transport Manager at the CWS (Co-op). We moved into the house at 1 School Street that was in front of the bakery, kitchens, stables and transport yard - both horse and motor; a wonderful "adventure playground". The joy of ...Read full memory

Leaving Home 1952

November 17th 1952 I left home from Earlestown Station for Liverpool to join the Royal Navy as a boy seamen. I proceeded to St. Johns Lane then onto the train headed for London and Ipswich and eventually to HMS Ganges at Shotley. There I underwent 4 weeks basic training and was home in time for Christmas. Seven ...Read full memory