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Memories of Earlestown

Toy Stall

I loved the Friday markets. The crowded stalls transformed the drab square. The cries of the stall holders, the bustle of shoppers, the baskets laden with fruit and veg. My favourite ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by Sharon High

Granny Ball From 15 Cross Lane

My Granny, Elizabeth Ann Ball, lived at 15 Cross Lane, in Newton le Willows. She was born around 1884 and died 1883 aged 99. She had three children, Monica, Beryl ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by Christine Gore

Memories Of A Bygone Time

I was now old enough to drink (18) but unofficially you could always get a drink at certain pubs, which I'll not name but say thanks for looking out for me when I got ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by Brian Callaghan

Memories Of A Youth

I remember when there were two fishmongers in Earlestown, Lyons's fishmongers in Bridge St. and one whose name I can't remember in Legh St., now we have none.  We also ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by George Woodward

Childhood Days

The year I began at Newton le Willows Grammar School, I had sprained my ankle running through the back lanes of Earle Street in the holidays and had my foot in a bandage. We lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by Lynda Gaskell

Yew Tree Farm, Haydock

My parents farmed here before it was sold for industrial units. We also farmed the one in Newton le Willows with the same name.

A memory of Earlestown by Keith Mcclymont

2nd Fishmongers

I remember Lightfoots fishmongers in Legh Street, it was under Harry Berry's dance studio, facing District School on Legh Street. Does anyone else remember this?

A memory of Earlestown by Phillip Dutton

Newton Grammar School

I went to NGS in 1939. It was a great school. Those school dinners cooked on site by Annie the cook and the smell coming up the corridor about 11o'clock. I remember when ...Read full memory

A memory of Earlestown by William Smith

Marshes Pies

Does anyone remember Marshes pie and confectionary shop, corner of Old Whint Road, opposite no 1 Labour Club? They were the best pies ever made at the back of the shop.

A memory of Earlestown by Phil Cunliffe

Fish Mongers Legh Street

The fishmongers was Bob Lightfoot's, he was a mate. He also had a stall on the market.

A memory of Earlestown by Bill Smith

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