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    Cornelius Lennon

    FRANK
    By FRANK,
    A pal of mine is doing his family history and discovered one of his ancestors was incarcerated in Kirkdale prison during the 1891 Census. His name was Cornelius Lennon a labourer in a forge, shown as being aged 20 in the 1891 census. My pal has not been able to discover why he was in prison at the  time, and wondered if anyone might be able to shed light on the matter. Any info would be much appreciated.

    Cyril Porter RN - RIP

    Big_Jeff_Leo
    By Big_Jeff_Leo,
    This is 96 Year Old Cyril Porter RN who died recently on the 5th November. He was cremated last Monday at St.Helens Crem. His family has put a notification out in the Star to ask could people attend, particularly veterans. I am pleased to say that that call did not go unanswered. Cyril was a veteran of the arctic. Note his Ushakov Medal which was personally presented to him at home in St.Helens. Cyril served from 1942-1945 on the Aircraft carrier HMS Indefatigable (R10) this included Op

    The 'Clegg'

    Pick
    By Pick,
    i dropped a friend off today at Thatto Heath Crusaders,  i must say i am impressed with the development and the surrounds. after walking about i noticed 'the clegg'   why wasnt this filled at the time of building the new estate?  it is an eyesore to say the least...  am i right in thinking a young lad lost his life here a few years back 🤔

    Middens and midden-moochers

    Alan
    By Alan,
    Those of a certain age will remember middens, the fore-runners of dust-bins. Basically they were an amenity of the old rows of terraced houses that comprised so much of 1950s St Helens. They were usually next door to the lavatory at the bottom of the yard and were a brick-built extension to the lavvie with an opening of maybe 2ft square about 3ft above the ground in the house yard and a much larger opening for emptying it facing the back-entry. Both openings were ideally equipped with wooden doo

    GRO records

    familyman
    By familyman,
    While searching for the birth of my wifes gg-grandmothers birth on the GRO website I came across who I thought may be her. I was intrigued by one of the results I came across and was wondering what it meant

    Fiddlers Ferry

    Billychris
    By Billychris,
    Most times I have a walk around I can usually spot Fiddlers Ferry in the distance. Never been up close so yesterday I decided to go and have a look. Very impressive ,took this photo from Back Lane ,off Widnes Road. Couldn't find any way to get round the main site . Is there a path ,small road that goes round it ? Thought maybe Robbob might know .

    Lovely to have met Patricia xxx

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    @Dave Admin could you send this out please as i met her last year, down to earth lady. Send to Johnny and Bev Dixon please ,ta.  RIP X The passing of Johnny's Mum. by Robbob2010, on Flickr

    Privacy

    woodsman
    By woodsman,
    Any suggestions which FH software programme does not link to the net for recording sensitive data. I know the likes of ancestry etc say you can make things private but....

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