St Helens Memories

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I was curious to know if anyone remembered the school in the erly 60s- I enjoyed my time at Rivington Road- remember the bluebells near the school and love them to this day. We had a trainee teacher who really inspiredd me- even now I remeber making water clocks and dying fabric like they did in (...Read full memory)

Haven of peace then..... but now a floodlit nightmare of sports pitches - pity the householders who have to live with the lights.

HI, Colin Smith.does anyone remember my mum and dad .Alice Mary and Teddy Smith.I remember the good old times in St,Helens going fishing in spoggy brook for stillte backs.and the old Taylor Park and Victoria park when you go stay out and play.We used to play out till all hours playing bung off.the base camp was a tall (...Read full memory)

I remember that just opposite to this photo was the main Post Office, with wooden floors, which echoed when a customer walked on them. Further along where the white building is, if you went left, there was an old shop selling stamps, then going further there was the covered market, right through to (...Read full memory)

I came on tonight to see the house I was living in when I left to come to America. I was amazed to see the Memories of St. Helens pictures etc. What a pleasure to see the pictures, and read some of the memories. I remember all the places. I am 85 years old, I left to join my husband in April 1946. I arrived in New (...Read full memory)

There used to be a museum in the park with a huge stuffed tiger, the first time I ever saw it I nearly jumped out of my skin with fright. What a great park before they removed the boundary wall. I used to go stickleback fishing with a worm on a piece of thread and catching newts, great days as a kid living in St (...Read full memory)

We lived just near Taylor Park, it was a great place to boat and fish. My brother Philip got badly sunburned there back in about 1966. Oh how I'd love to go back just for one day as he died in an accident when he was just 17, poor thing never did say goodbye. John Hayes

From 1964 I used to walk past this church every day on my way to and from Central Modern School. There used to be a joke shop opposite, we bought stink bombs and others tricks.

I used to attend the Notre Dame Convent School (or Grammar School, as it was sometimes called). I was from Warrington on an 11+ scholarship and had to travel in by bus every morning - then walk past the Town Hall and down Church Road to the convent. The headmistress was a nun called Sister (...Read full memory)

Hi there, just wondered if anyone knew any information or of any photos of a pub at 70 Church Street called The St. Von Tromp, which closed in December 1922? There would have also been a theatre/music hall in the area...? If anyone can help it would very much appreciated. stellabellatak@aol.com