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Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories

Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories

The photo 'Widnes, West Bank 1923' appears in this book

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Caption for Widnes, West Bank 1923: We are looking at West Bank and the Victoria Promenade. This area had been regarded as a holiday resort, and had been known as Wood-end 150 years before. The square tower, centre, is St Mary's Church, built in 1908. A Mersey schooner is heading for Spike Island and the St Helen's Canal just behind it. Our photograph was taken from the Transporter Bridge, which stood at the crossing point for over fifty years. The building on the right was the local cottage hospital for the very Welsh community who lived in West Bank.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

Memories of Widnes

I attended Fairfield Secondary in the 60's, does any one remember Miss Anker's (Fannie) and the Headmistress Miss Ridyard (Dolly)? I was born at Widnes Maternity Home and lived on Alder Avenue while attending Fairfield, I also attended Fairfield Primary School, which was also located on Peelhouse (...Read full memory)

I went to the School that is hiding behind the phone kiosk and the trees on the right of this photo and then later to the school in Spinney Avenue There was a sweet shop opposite the school just where that car is parked and there was a bus stop there going down Ditchfield Road. What I remember about the school, (...Read full memory)

I was born in major cross st in 1947,then in1953 lived in Smith rd and stated at st Maries . I would like to see any photos from that time at st Maries i did have some but now long gone.

I was born in 1958 and lived in the flats in Bancroft Road. From around 1963 to 1966 I went to Warrington Road Infants School . I remember it as being a big dark gothic looking place that even then seemed hundreds of years old . Does anyone else have any memories or pictures ? The headmistress of the infants was (...Read full memory)

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