Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Early Memories Of Widnes

I was born in Widnes in 1934 and lived on Lowerhouse Lane until I married in 1965. Then went with my wife, Shelagh, to live on Elkan Road before moving to Lowton in 1967 and then to Sheffield in 1971. Memories of ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Brian Sproston

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Jackie Worrall

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Jackie Worrall