Widnes, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Fir Street Course I Know It!

I think it would be about 1951 when we moved to Reay Street, which runs parallel to Fir Street. I had just started at Wade Deacon Grammar School and had quite a long walk up all the avenues called after trees, ...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

Wade Deacon Grammar School Widnes Another Memory

Practising for the Town Sports on the front lawn of school, I was 'doing javelin' My class-mate Ardrie Van der Wall (Dutch) was 'doing discus' I threw my javelin, and went to retrieve it, whilst ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Jackie Worrall