Rainford Industrial Estate
Rainford Industrial Estate maps
Historic maps of Rainford Industrial Estate and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Rainford Industrial Estate maps
Rainford Industrial Estate photos
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Rainford Industrial Estate area books
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Memories of Rainford Industrial Estate
There used to be a museum in the park with a huge stuffed tiger, the first time I ever saw it I nearly jumped out of my skin with fright. What a great park before they removed the boundary wall. I used to go stickleback fishing with a worm on a piece of thread and catching newts, great days as a kid living in St Helens. I'm now nearly 60 this year and have lived in London since running away from home at 15...where did the time go? I can remember it as if it was yesterday, even lying down to watch the fish.... count everyday there are not many!
St Von Tromp (Public House)
Hi there, just wondered if anyone knew any information or of any photos of a pub at 70 Church Street called The St. Von Tromp, which closed in December 1922? There would have also been a theatre/music hall in the area...?
If anyone can help it would very much appreciated.
Notre Dame Convent School, St. Helens
I used to attend the Notre Dame Convent School (or Grammar School, as it was sometimes called). I was from Warrington on an 11+ scholarship and had to travel in by bus every morning - then walk past the Town Hall and down Church Road to the convent. The headmistress was a nun called Sister Catherine. There was a History teacher called Miss Pierpont. Sometime in the early 1950s the convent school closed down - I believe it burned down, but I'm not certain. I wonder if anyone has a photo of any part of the convent? There was a playgroung which was walled in from the street. Inside the walls, at the end of the playground there was a grotto with a statue of Our Lady in it. If anyone has a photo of any part of the school, I would love to have a copy and would be willing to buy it and pay for postage etc. I live in Canada now (near Edmonton, Alberta).... Read more
We lived just near Taylor Park, it was a great place to boat and fish. My brother Philip got badly sunburned there back in about 1966. Oh how I'd love to go back just for one day as he died in an accident when he was just 17, poor thing never did say goodbye. John Hayes
The Games We Played
Sad to see all the games we played as kids are no longer around - hop scotch, he rolly, hide and seek, tic, the skipping rope, piggy, hig im jig, throw out can, cigarette cards, marbles, all healthy outdoor activites. Just writing about these games brought back many happy memories, hope it triggers the same effect on older readers, and I do understand you will be getting on a bit to remember these games. Do I like living in the past? Yes, it seemed a more happy Haydock when I was a boy, or maybe it's me just getting old.
Haydock Reservoir, Nickname Cat Pit
Does anyone have any pictures of Church Road in 1930 or any old pictures of Haydock or the Cat Pit? My name is John Gleave, age 52 years, and my father's name is Jack Gleave, does anyone in Haydock remember me? If so give us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Don't panic, it's my wife's name. I look forward to your replies.