Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Elliott Street

I was born at the maternity home high field road 1939 Lived in Elliott Street As children we used to go up to Pex Hill anyone remember that I used to ride across the river with my Dad on the transporter and was scared it would drop in, but Dad said don't worry there is cork underneath it will float Memories JoanDownes(nee Carr)

A memory of Widnes by jomodown

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

Warrington Road Infants

I was born in 1958 and lived in the flats in Bancroft Road. From around 1963 to 1966 I went to Warrington Road Infants School . I remember it as being a big dark gothic looking place that even then seemed hundreds of years old . Does anyone else have any memories or pictures ? The headmistress of the infants was called Mrs ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by kbrad58