My Dirty Old Town - a Memory of Widnes.
I was born in Widnes in 1939 and lived there until I married my Dutch husband in 1969. I go back about once a year and always do quite a few long walk-abouts, as I can't find my way anymore by road. Some things have hardly changed but I can't recognise downtown Widnes. I attended The Commercial College,worked at several firms in Ditton Road and then at Laporte and Bowmans(Croda), used to go dancing in Warrington and Runcorn and still have quite a few friends, family and colleagues that I keep in touch with. I'm 68 now and hope to be paying another visit to Widnes this summer. I'll be visiting Victoria Park and the old Town Hall Square and West Bank. I was born in Kingsway so I like to see St.Bede's Church and maybe the Angel Pub is still standing, Farnworth Station and Laural Bank and the fields behind Wade Deacon Scool where we jumped ditches. The Open Air School where I attended until I was 13 has gone and is the Plaza still standing? I remember on a Saturday night when you could book love seats but you had to book early! I have so many memories I could probably write a book but I think that book has already been written don't you?
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