Memories of Runcorn

The Manchester Ship Canal

My grandfather helped to build that magnificent "water road" for ships heading inland with their wealth of cargo. I remember as a girl watching with awe as these (what seemed back then) mighty vessels passing by as I ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Gillian Zuehlke

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 everywhere. There really was a Ferry Hut, and ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn

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 school being in Church street we had to ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Carol Cooke

The Opening Of The Bridge Memories...

My memories of the Bridge are of when I used to travel from where my family lived in Weston Village into Runcorn (circa 1956) to do our shopping and watch the construction taking place, increasing in size ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

Caster Avenue

I was born at 46 Caster Avenue in 1951, my name was then Sue Riley. My mother was Lilly, my grandparents were Jack and Maud Clare who lived at 17 Caster Avenue. I have happy memories of playing on the bloody field and the reck ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Sue Ford

A Little Unmodernised Terrace House

Ah! How I well remember sharing times in a little unmodernised terraced house that my friend rented in Highlands Road in the early 1970s. The house was a little 2 up / 2 down with an outside loo & a little ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by José Riley

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 people - especially on Saturday. As a teenager, ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Sheila Bax

Weston Road Memories

I also remember Weston Road, that is the road leading from Weston Village down into Runcorn, via the Isolation Hospital and then down into Greenway Road. My father Owen Roberts worked all his life at the ICI Castner ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

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 the hills from our home in Weston Village, ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

Ici Rec

The main thing I remember about the rec is that I saw my first rock band "Gingham" on stage there.

A memory of Runcorn by Dave Loboda

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