Runcorn, Transporter Bridge c.1906

Memories of Runcorn


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)

The year is a guess, but I have fond memories of playing in the sand at Ferry Hut, waiting for my dad to go by on his tug boat, when the Manchester ship canal was in its heyday. He would wave to me my sister and mum. The tugs I remember was the Bison/Quarry/Panther, they were all stern tugs used to steer the big ships that went (...Read full memory)

Memory, Saturday Night Old Time dance upstairs in theI.C.I Club. My father played there on the drums. I was there with a girlfriend and her mother and father and grandmother, the old lady taught me a lot of the old time dances and the dance was led by the organizers, we could always follow (...Read full memory)

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)

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