Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Widnes and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Simms Cross School

I was born in 1933 and went to Simms Cross School. When the blitz of liverpool took place, firengines came from all over the North West and after the first night they were replaced by a fresh group of machines and those who had worked all night were moved to Simms Cross School to catch up on some sleep. I arrived at ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Don Moar

Bankfield School

My family moved to Widnes in 1961, when I was 11 and we lived at 3 Nicholas Road, across from the Blundell Arms. I attended Bankfield School until we moved to Australia in 1964. I enjoyed my time at the school and remember each Friday paying sixpence for the school to build a swimming pool. The school was well run with Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Paul Stevenson

Simms Cross Primary School

Yes, I went to Simms Cross Primary school too! Born in Frederick St, just over the road from school, in 1941, our headmistress was the very formidable Miss Coates and there was the terrifying Miss Telford (everyone was scared of her!) I was a very tiny, timid little girl with a miniscule appetite, and would cry most ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Jackie Worrall