Memories of Runcorn

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 attending ballroom classes, fetes and one year it fell on my birthday, July 5th, with the banner over ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Sue Ford

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, armed with a bottle of water and usually a jam butty and an apple. We would spend the day there, ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

Bridge Being Built

Funny you thinking you had to go across the arch, I remember saying to my dad that I wasn't going to cross that bridge over the arch, funny things you think of when you are young.

A memory of Runcorn by Mary Hines

Ici Recreation Club And Grounds

When I look at this photo it brings back happy memories of when the club was a hive of activity of bowling greens, tennis courts, football pitches (middle of photo). As a young girl growing up in Weston Point I always looked forward to the Annual Rose Fete Shows, that were laid on by ICI. Every Thursday evening ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Linda Finnigan

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 stood on the banks looking out across the Mersey. I recall seeing a whale in the river one time, and ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Gillian Zuehlke

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

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 walk up ashridge street and along top locks and walk across the very narrow lock gates to the other ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Carol Cooke

The Bridge

I lived in Southbank Terrace when the bridge was under construction. Daily we would watch each new piece of steel be erected, always wondering what tomorrow would bring. The biggest disappointment we had was when the bridge opened, we were on holiday and missed it. I have a lovely print of the three bridges in my hall and although ...Read full memory

Weston Point I.C.I Recreation Club And Runcorn Town

Memory, Saturday Night Old Time dance upstairs in theI.C.I Club. My father played there on the drums. I was there with a girlfriend and her mother and father and grandmother, the old lady taught me a lot of the old time dances and the dance was led by the organizers, we could always follow ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Robert Welding

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 each time we saw it - usually on a Saturday morning when we went into town to do the weekly shop in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

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