Old Maps of Earlestown

Historic Maps of Earlestown and the local area.

I loved the Friday markets. The crowded stalls transformed the drab square. The cries of the stall holders, the bustle of shoppers, the baskets laden with fruit and veg. My favourite stall was the toy stall and I spent all of my weekly pocket money here - fake cigarettes with their puff of 'smoke', fake flies that looked so (...Read full memory)

My Granny, Elizabeth Ann Ball, lived at 15 Cross Lane, in Newton le Willows. She was born around 1884 and died 1883 aged 99. She had three children, Monica, Beryl and Jim. She was married to Alfred Ball who died before I was born. I am told he designed something for the railway which if he had patented (...Read full memory)