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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 Memories And Friend Search!

I was born in widnes in 1949, my dad taught at St Maries so we all went there to school. My best friend for a long time was Valerie Casey, she lived on Bancroft Rd and we spent a lot of time playing on the 'bongs'! Val seems to have disappeared from sight, no one at the Friends reunited knows where she is, we ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by sue_scherzo

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

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