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    Inside St.Thomas Church, Eccleston

    Big_Jeff_Leo
    By Big_Jeff_Leo,
    This church is located on Westfield Street at the beginning of what is the Eccleston Ward. Everyone from St.Helens either knows or passes it as it is built from a striking red brick. The Church was founded in 1839 but I know that a lot of people have never actually been inside. Here are some images that I took during an official "open day".    

    Fox of Spring 2018

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    I've been so busy but i'll catch my photos up. This young Fox is getting used to me slowly after watching it for about a week to get these...         The Fox of Spring 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   The Fox of Spring 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   The Fox of Spring 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   The Fox of Spring 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Now...   Sit by Robbob 2010, on Flickr    

    Unidentified Soldiers from Family Photos

    Mark Haselden
    By Mark Haselden,
    My Mum brought me a trove of family history memorabilia and photos, including a number of unidentified military personnel from the First World War.  I'll post them a few at a time in case anyone on the Forum can help identify them. Let's start with an easy one.  This is a Sergeant Major in the Royal Engineers.  I suspect he's from 1st West Lancs Field Company given that my family has connections with that unit.  His 'tache in the first pic is particularly striking - General Melchett would be proud.  I'm fairly certain he's the seated man in the second pic - cap badge and rank both match and the facial features are not dissimilar.  I have no idea who the Sergeant/Staff Sergeant is in the second pic. Given that Sergeant Majors were rather rare birds, I'm hoping he'll be easy-ish to identify. Cheers,
    Mark

    Wash me up before i go go

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Well it's been sold and becoming a Carwash. Blare the owner let me in to get a couple of snaps.   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr     A mate of mine Hassan who had the Carwash in College St (opp Police Stn) a few years ago before selling it had a sign outside but only for a few days and i wonder why..before being told to take it down. It read 'The best hand job in St.Helens' Some of you may remember it.    

    Sutton Library

    Mark Cunliffe
    By Mark Cunliffe,
    Apologies if this isn't the place to post this but I was wondering if anyone had any memories and (more importantly) photos of Sutton Library, the sadly now long demolished library that used to stand opposite All Saints Church?   Sutton Library was my local library growing up. In 1996 I did my two weeks work experience from school there. It's a crying shame that the council closed it, and even worse that they subsequently bulldozed it. It was a lovely building, clean, didn't show any of its age and a valuable resource. With Central Library closed this past 18 months, I'm sure many Sutton residents have come to realise how much they miss a library on their doorstep.   If anyone has any photos from down the years of the library, both outside and in, I'd love to see them. In fact, I'm always on the look out for photos of Sutton - specifically those taken any time from the 40s through to the 90s   Thanks comrades! 

    Courtship of the Terns

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Taken yesterday at Carrmill the male Common Tern is feeding the female as part of the courting ritual. In most cases of courtship feeding,the female adopts an attitude and calls almost identical with those of a young bird begging food from its parents, and the male puts food into the female’s mouth.   Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr        

    Whittle family from 1880

    muzzer
    By muzzer,
    Looking for information regarding the Whittle family 1880s   Father was John born 1860 Mum was eliza 1860 Married 1880 They had 11 children   Any help appreciated. Thanks.

    Shouldn't Throw Stones

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    The view of a Night Watchman, is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey. Part documentary photography, part archival re-presentation and part making ends meet, as Casey’s ‘night job’ as an on-site security guard at the former Pilkington Glass Headquarters became his ‘day job’ as an artist, the work presented tells the story of an uncertain future, tense present and captivating past. The collection, including C-Type prints, archive film, projections and uncovered artefacts also testifies to the situation that Casey found himself in – part voyeur and part guardian – whilst drawing the viewers’ attention to the vicissitudes of contemporary capitalism and its contested relationship to our recent industrial and manufacturing past. Further to the works on display at Alexandra Park, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to visit selected spaces within the former Pilkington Glass complex, designed by the mid-20th Century Architect, Edwin Maxwell Fry, of Fry and Drew. A short tour will include a visit to the modernist Tower whose Armourclad panels have dominated the skyline of St. Helen’s since the complexes construction in the late 1950s. Avinash Chandra’s back-lit, abstract relief panel of stained, fused glass and Jon Humphrey Spender’s artwork can also be viewed, as well as the panelled lift lobby, former canteen and elements of the landscaped grounds, including the north lake and concrete bridge. As much of the site is not normally publicly accessible, the exhibition and short tour provides a rare opportunity to view a Modernist landmark and exhibited materials that possess a deep local and global significance.   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   22nd Feb 1962 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       This is a tabulator and it's something to do with the clocking in cards that reads the holes.   Tabulator by Robbob 2010, on Flickr     This below represents an onsite doctors for the workers   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Exhibition Room by Robbob 2010, on Flickr     You normally see a picture on the doors now🚹🚺   Gentlemans Lavatory by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gentlemans Lavatory by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Reception by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Leaving Pilks by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Looking through by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Pilkington Glass HQ by Robbob 2010, on Flickr     I met Kevin Casey the Night Watchman,a great bloke..Sony camera man as well which i liked,not many people i know with them. I couldn't really talk to Kevin much as a guy was chatting to him for nearly the full hour plus a few other people.Kevin still works there which i said it must be eerie but with an High-Vis and torch it goes along way patrolling he said. I thought we was going to the top of the tower but he said we can't due to health and safety. Anyway it was worth going but i hope @RATTY can take more in than i could. Thanks Kevin. Ps,i told him about this site so i hope he joins and gives more info.      

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