Memories of Runcorn

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 Carnival/Rose Queen Fete

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.

A memory of Runcorn by Geoffrey Boow

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

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

Chapel

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

Ferry Hut

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 remember was the Bison/Quarry/Panther, they were all stern tugs used to steer the big ships that went from ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by Clive Bisby

Frothy Coffee

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 coffee" (we didn't call it cappuccino back then). It was served in a pyrex cup and saucer. I would ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by sc_taylor

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

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

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

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