Runcorn, Ship Canal And Bridges 1929

Memories of Runcorn


i was born in 1946 off Latham avenue I can remember the big pond as we called it being drained at the bottom Latham avenue, and old wooden boats exposed and burnt...to build spur road ? My dad worked at old quay offices in Mersey road and he used to play hell if I swam near ferry hut In sixties it was new inn then into the (...Read full memory)

I, too, remember playing in the sand at Ferry Hut, probably around 1948. I remember the "tide" coming in when a ship went past. I cut my toe on some hidden glass and there was blood everywhere. There really was a Ferry Hut, and I've seen pictures of it on the internet. It was before the Ship Canal was built. The ferry was immortalised in the monologue "Tuppence per Person per Trip".

When I look at this photo it brings back happy memories of when the club was a hive of activity of bowling greens, tennis courts, football pitches (middle of photo). As a young girl growing up in Weston Point I always looked forward to the Annual Rose Fete Shows, that were laid on by ICI. Every Thursday (...Read full memory)

How we looked forward to a walk to the Town Hall park to feed the ducks, there was one really old and bedraggled one called "charlie the drake"?? or so my nan said!! Once in the Town Hall grounds, we were allowed to run ahead along the roadway in the picture to reach the water fountain, stopping off and getting in line (...Read full memory)

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