Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Widnes Baths!

I too was dragged to Widnes Swimming Baths once a week when I attended Wade Deacon Grammar School, accompanied by Miss Lewis, a tiny, wiry lady in her grey skirted shorts, white tee shirt and a whistle permanently hanging around her neck on a blue tape. To my shame I was, and still am terrified of water, and a non-swimmer. Miss ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Jackie Worrall

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

Hough Green

This is just as I remember it when I used to go to Hough Green station (the entrance is on the extreme left of the photo) train-spotting. All steam in those days of course. The scene is very little changed today except for the cars and the lack of a petrol station. Ditchfield Road, on the extreme right of the picture, was a quiet ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Eric Jones