Runcorn, Town Centre c.1965

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)

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)

I also remember Weston Road, that is the road leading from Weston Village down into Runcorn, via the Isolation Hospital and then down into Greenway Road. My father Owen Roberts worked all his life at the ICI Castner Kelner works, "Castners" as it was known and he also had a part time job as a gardener at the big house (...Read full memory)

This is how I remember Runcorn as a young person. You could buy anything you needed from clothes to furniture, carpets, anything! The streets were wide and chokka block full of people - especially on Saturday. As a teenager, leaving school at 15 years of age in 1970, I went to work at Lunts Chemist and earned either two (...Read full memory)

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