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, ...Read full memory
The year is a guess, but I have fond memories of playing in the sand at Ferry Hut, waiting for my dad to go by on his tug boat, when the Manchester ship canal was in its heyday. He would wave to me my sister and mum. The tugs I ...Read full memory
I lived in Runcorn until I was 8 (1960s) and I remember going into town on the bus with my mother. We would always stop at "Le Rendezvous" (which as a child I remember thinking was a very strange word) and she would get a "frothy ...Read full memory
I remember the Rose Queen Fete well; I played cornet in the Widnes Borough Band who led the procession Circa 1961, I have a black & white photo of the head of the procession which I think was taken by a Weekly News photographer but I don't know if I can upload to this site or not, only just joined.
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 ...Read full memory
I lived in Albert Street only 300-400 yards from the Runcorn entrance to the bridge. I vividly remember watching the construction, fascinated by the huge trucks and pieces of steel being taken on to the bridge to be ...Read full memory
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
I was brought up in Rose Street - I was born in 1969. I used to drink in the Queens. Walk down Rose Street now, hardly know anyone. I moved from Widnes in 2000 to Southport.
Boy, that pic brings back old times, I worked on the building of that bridge and the demolition of the old transporter bridge. I was born in Runcorn in 1942, Stonehills Crescent.
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
An amazing community has grown around our request to Share Your Memories.
You've shared 52530 memories of 29855 towns & villages, right across the UK!
So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved.
It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.
Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself: