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.

Mystery

On my grandmothers birth certificate in 1894 it states that her mother was called Isabella Green-Kaye and the address is 132 Mercer Street, Newton-Le-Willows. In the 1901 census it states that Marjorie lived with Charles & Sarah Burgess and lived at 163 Mill Lane and her last name is Burgess. In 1904 The Burgess's moved to ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Newton

I was born in the old cottage on the left, 175 High Street, in 1948, as June Glencross, my parents squatted there after the war, my dad became the local builder. In 1956 we moved up the road to the old congregational church manse, next-door to the headmaster of the grammar school, I think we called him the ...Read full memory

Younger Days

I was born in Newton-le-Willows in 1946 and 21 years later married Jackie Emms from Newton-le-Willows also. During that time we would often spend the evening having a drink in the "Leigh Arms" cocktail bar (see photo). In 1967 we married at "All Saints" church and held our wedding reception at the "Pied Bull" ...Read full memory