Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Mitchell Family

I do not have a memory to share, but hoping you may share some with me. I am researching my family tree and I had a lot of family members from Widnes. My grandfather Timothy Mitchell - born Galway, Ireland 1866 In 1881 he lived on Back Lane, Cuerdley, with his brothers Thomas and John. The were all Farm Labourers. In ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by millsc1

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