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    census

    nattkinder
    By nattkinder,
    Is there a reason why people wouldn't be found on an 1891 and 1901 census ? Its still pecking my head over this john duffy fella

    old maps

    donkey o'tay
    By donkey o'tay,
    The national library of Scotland has just scanned in and put online loads of old maps including ones of St Helens such as this one http://maps.nls.uk/view/126522425 http://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=12&lat=53.4635&lon=-2.7421&layers=64&b=7&point=53.4573,-2.7320

    Oh NO.The Vision of St.Helens Town Centre.

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15481302._The_vision_is_to_rejuvenate_the_town_centre__encourage_investment__increase_jobs_and_show_what_is_distinct_about_St_Helens_/ I'm going to have to do it all again    What do you think.  

    Your thoughts as a soldier on Dday

    Pete
    By Pete,
    I tend to watch heaven knows how many times the storming of the beaches in France in World at War with Laurence Olivier. As the troops approached under a hail of bullets and you are crouched down listening to bullets ricochet of the landing craft, you are at the front and gate drops and you run for your life to reach a safety pocket. How do you feel as that gate drops? I'm sure I would consider myself dead in a few seconds. But how do you prepare for death? There is no handbook with instructions. I would try to block it from reality and take the gamble and leg it.  

    cottage in Boardmans Lane

    Lel
    By Lel,
    Does anyone remember there being an old house on the corner of Murphy Grove, in Boardman Lane,next to the flats? It was on land that is now part of St Augustine's school. As a small child I remember it being a large black building ( probably early Victorian)  that was used as a TA centre I think and before that a school. I have looked on old Ordnance Survey maps and have seen a reference to Parr Cottage in Boardman Lane but not sure this is it. 

    Up the Monastery

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Being brought up in Sutton Junction the Monastery was a cut through either going/coming back from Sutton High School or going/coming back from friends,on a nearly daily basis at the time in the 80's It's all changed now with new build houses thats taken over the old building where the Monks lived. I remember every time i cut through the path past the Church on my pushbike/walking alone or with friends past the Monastery building i always was cautious and looked up spotting Monks peeping through the windows.They would watch but when looking up and spotting them they would bob down..verrry eerie.   Here is some pictures i got the other evening...   Now as far as i remember this was called Monastery Lane?   Monastery Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Off Monastery Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Monastery Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's R C Church by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's R C Church by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's R C Church by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's R C Church by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Monastery Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   The wall around the Monastery was high by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       This is the new club and Grotto...   St.Anne's Club,Monastery Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Grotto behind the Club by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Grotto behind the Club by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Grotto behind the Club by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Grotto behind the Club by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Grotto behind the Club. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Looking down Monastery Rd from the top by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Off Monastery Rd where the Pudding Bag was. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Off Monastery Rd where the Pudding Bag was by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Coming back as i seen the light by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's School by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Monastery Lane by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       I jumped over the wall as the gate was padlocked then finding out there was another gate that was open   St.Anne's Graveyard by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's Graveyard by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's Graveyard by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's Graveyard by Robbob 2010, on Flickr     All the sinners..sorry    Nuns and Priests by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Nuns and Priests by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   St.Anne's Graveyard by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Real Hero's..i don't know if you have these Dave but i got them all.   Hero at St.Anne's by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Hero at St.Anne's by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Hero at St.Anne's by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Hero at St.Anne's by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Hero at St.Anne's by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Padlocked gate but behind the club there's one that's open.   Monastery Lane by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Now here is where the old St.Anne's club was as i worked there on the doors in the 90's,New build now...   This is where the original St.Anne's Club was by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Opposite the front of the club was the original Grotto which is now moved as in pictures above.   Where the Grotto was. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Now this is where someone poured petrol either over a Swan or in the water as seen in the St.Helens Star this week   Monastery Bridge by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   To the left by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   To the Right by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Monastery Bridge by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Warning by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gerards Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr                              

    Factory in Parr

    the olden days
    By the olden days,
    Does anyone remember a Factory in Parr in the 1960's where you could buy seconds Marks and Spencers children's clothes very cheap.   You could hardly find the faults.  

    Windle Cross Road Works

    HORT
    By HORT,
    New Road works are due to start at Windle Cross, sometimes known as Windle Island, but it is not an Island and has not been for decades.   However, at this junction of the Rainford bypass and the East Lancs road, we have a state of affairs that is far worse than it was, before the so called last improvements, some years ago. Millions were spent then and the result was a worse situation than before for traffic flow.   I confidently predict, that it will end up even worse.   I hope I am wrong    

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