Memories of Runcorn

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Robert Welding

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

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

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

Brickfield Cottage

Yea, I used to live in Brickfield Cottage just across from the swing bridge, and I remember carrying Nipper over that bridge with a compound fracture of his thigh, as he fell off the Wigs sheds, lol, we were borrowing pigeons from the sheds, lol.

A memory of Runcorn by John Millward

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


I went to Balfour Road school in the late 1950s. I remember going to the "annex" for some lessons. This was as far as I can recall a chapel in Station Road (?) nearly opposite the cinema. Can anyone recall its name please? Thanks.

A memory of Runcorn by Janet Nash

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