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    London Marathon

    HORT
    By HORT,
    Anyone from St Helens taking part in the London marathon this? If so St Helens Star wants to know. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17582760.are-you-taking-part-in-the-london-marathon-this-year/?ref=rss

    Brickfields site

    Billychris
    By Billychris,
    Lovely day so had a walk around the Brickfields site next to Chester Lane. Beautiful , the old landfill site all been landscaped . Saw quite a few rabbits. A vast amount of land has been levelled. According to my Google search this is a housing development by Backhouse Developments. A site for 250 houses.  

    HARD LANE/CITY ROAD IS IT AN ISLAND OR MINI ROUNDABOUT

    non sibi sed omnibus
    By non sibi sed omnibus,
    Wonder if HORT and others has navigated the new layout.Give it a few days.As there is no middle bit.Some wag cutting across instead of circumnavigating it!CRASH BANG WALLOP!!

    Canal Bank, 1861 Census

    Mark Haselden
    By Mark Haselden,
    Hi Folks, Yes, I'm back with another canal-related street name question. I have a relative who is listed in the 1861 Census as living at "Canal Bank" in Parr.  I'm aware that, later in the century, there were streets named Canal Bank East and Canal Bank West but neither of them are in Parr.  To add to the confusion, birth and death certificates from 1859 and 1862 both list their home as "Double Locks" in Parr which presumably refers to the Old Double Locks (my Great x3 Grandfather was

    Burglars ransack Chain Lane Co-op store

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    It never surprises me what's going on now,it won't go better will it.   Burglars ransack Chain Lane Co-op store by Robbob2010, on Flickr   Burglars ransack Chain Lane Co-op store by Robbob2010, on Flickr   Burglars ransack Chain Lane Co-op store by Robbob2010, on Flickr   Burglars ransack Chain Lane Co-op store by Robbob2010, on Flickr   https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17578166.burglars-escape-with-cash-and-cigarettes-after-ransacking-store/

    Local historian needed.

    JOHN-F-HAWORTH
    By JOHN-F-HAWORTH,
    Oreet folks I was just wondering if there's any local historian that can come with me on local urban explorations that can give any history about the locations?  Cheers,  John H 🧔🏻👍🏻

    Disused railway

    JOHN-F-HAWORTH
    By JOHN-F-HAWORTH,
    Oreet folks I was just wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the old disused railway that goes along the back of matalan, past saints, past Jackson Street. The only things I do know (as I walked down it for a bit today) is it obviously links onto the Wigan-Liverpool main line and that it is littered with dirty drug needles all over. Can anyone tell me when it was closed, where it ends and what exactly it was used for as I doubt it was used as a passenger line.  Any info on thi

    Vibrance Dance Studio in Haydock

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Taken Saturday for the official opening my niece has opened her studio up in Haydock at the former Bethany church in Bethany Close ,Haydock. Vibrance,aims to be a multipurpose dance and fitness space for the local and wider area. Heather has studied dance since the age of 4 and is due to complete her 3 year teaching course at Manchester’s prestigious CentrePointe dance college over the next few weeks.  Heather knows first hand the benefits dance can bring to students young and old - fitness

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