Memories of Runcorn

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 Kelner works, "Castners" as it was known and he also had a part time job as a gardener at the big house ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by David Roberts

Construction Of The Bridge.

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 joined to the rest. My friends and I used to play on the construction site and took great pleasure ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Dave Loboda

Sprinch Yard

i was born in 1946 off Latham avenue I can remember the big pond as we called it being drained at the bottom Latham avenue, and old wooden boats exposed and burnt...to build spur road ? My dad worked at old quay offices in Mersey road and he used to play hell if I swam near ferry hut In sixties it was new inn then into the ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by edwardsg

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

Rose Street

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.

A memory of Runcorn by Paul Arrowsmith

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

Building The Bridge

I was sat in my classroom at the parish school in church street and I had just put away my plastic counters after a hard maths lesson ,I was only 5 ( and 1+1 was very hard)my teachers name was mrs oats she was lovely and as I sat gazing out of the window I noticed this huge construction being built in the distance ,I asked ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Carol Cooke

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

Transporter Bridge

As a child brought up in Yorkshire, we spent holidays visiting family across the Pennines; mother's family in Liverpool and father's in Runcorn. Although he had done well, now a country doctor, father always seemed to think he was the poor relation, and the drive to Runcorn, back to his roots always felt a bit tense. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Rob Oldfield

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

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