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    craven buildings

    By mishka,
    I've been looking for the Craven buildings on and off now for over two years with no luck - can anyone help?  They are on the 1901 census in the St Thomas area and seem to be some sort of tenement buildings.  No 4 the one I  am interested in had 2 parents, 8 children and a lodger living in it.  Head of house was a bricklayer and lodger was a labourer in glass works - but doesn't say which one.  It's driving me nuts.  My cousin in Canada wants to know if these building still exist as the lodger w

    Looking well, caught the sun

    By Alan,
    The sun never seemed to penetrate the permanent smoke pall that covered old industrial St Helens until the late 1950s. If you "escaped" and went off on a day out to Blackpool or Southport and returned with painful sunburn and reddened skin, the neighbours and family used to comment that you caught the sun and looked well

    New Book Shop

    By RATTY,
    Opened in Bickerstaffe Street

    Location of Scotch Row

    By familyman,
    I have my gg grandmothers birth certificate showing her born in Scotch Row,Eccleston.  On doing a Google search for Scotch Row I came across this   https://www.hslc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/129-8-Jackson.pdf about 19th century housing in Wigan and St.Helens (Maybe of interest to some). One of the maps shows Scotch Row as being either an extension of Eccleston Street (near the junction of Eccleston Street/Croppers Hill/ Liverpool Road) or part of Eccleston Street (e.g. a c

    Fingerpost 2

    By penury,
    not the Fingerpost at Parr St/Park Road. anyone have any information knowledge on the named as 'Fingerpost' (an actual sign post or called by name) at the junction of Boundary Rd, Eccleston St, Knowsley Rd, Cambridge Rd?

    CWGC appeal for relatives of Driver Peter Heyes

    By PaulC,
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are currently seeking relatives of Driver Peter Heyes who is buried at St Nicholas in Sutton: https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/appeal-for-relatives-may-2021/ This is his profile on St Helens Rolls of Honour: http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/casualty-1665-Peter_Heyes.html

    "Memory Lane"

    By Phyll,
    I came across this recently, thought it might be of interest.  18 photos that perfectly capture life in 1950s St Helens - Liverpool Echo WWW.LIVERPOOLECHO.CO.UK These images offer a window into the past   Memory Lane Special - Merseyside SHOP.REGIONALNEWSPAPERS.CO.UK MEMORY LANE SPECIAL 64 PAGE SPECIAL PACKED WITH NOSTALGIC PHOTOS AND ARTICLES FROM YOUR LOCAL AREA NOT TO BE MISSED...  

    Help please - Sgt Ernest Tucker Grave location?

    By Big_Jeff_Leo,
    Is anyone able to help track down the burial for this man: http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/casualty-3621-Ernest_Tucker.html A case has been put forward with the In From the Cold Project but haven't so far been able to track down his grave. He doesn't seem to be at St Helens Cemetery or at Christ Church Eccleston.   Many thanks in anticipation. 

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