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.

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 ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory