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Horse Racing in Rainford?

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HORT    1,073

Where was Rainford Racscourse?

I have looked on the map of 1849 but I cannot see it.

Anyone any information - it was going in 1855.

here is some information

http://imgur.com/a/lij97

 

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Tony J    307

From the Liverpool Mail 9th Aug 1851

The course is situate about half a mile from the village of Rainford and is on a pasture field in the occupation of Mr Sharples

another ref  The Era 9 Aug 1846 refers to the new racecourse and one of the stewards was Thomas Sharples of Rainford, the other steward was William Burchall of St Helens, Clerk of the course was Mr Ball of Rainford, the races had been in decline but a few spirited individuals have attempted to revive them to what they once were.

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1851 Thomas Sharples was a farmer living at Reeds Farm with 95 acres and 3 labourers 

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