Widnes, View From Weston c.1960

Memories of Widnes

This is the new flats in Thirlmere Way, the top end near Royal Avenue, and you can see the Labour Club too on the left of the flats. The GUS ( Great Universal Stores) offices was built on the field as well but I don't remember the date. I can remember more of the GUS being built because the dumper trucks moving earth from the (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1933 and went to Simms Cross School. When the blitz of liverpool took place, firengines came from all over the North West and after the first night they were replaced by a fresh group of machines and those who had worked all night were moved to Simms Cross School to catch up on some sleep. I arrived at (...Read full memory)

I think it would be about 1951 when we moved to Reay Street, which runs parallel to Fir Street. I had just started at Wade Deacon Grammar School and had quite a long walk up all the avenues called after trees, through Victoria Park, and then to school! A good 30 minutes each way....and I went home for lunch, (...Read full memory)

I remember the flats well and the Labour Club. I used to go to the club and had my wedding reception there in the 70s. I lived on Heralds Close and then moved to Avondale Drive. We used to play on that field by GUS. It seems like yesterday.

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