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  1. "In 1956, construction work in the vicinity of Bridge Street / Church Street in the town centre unearthed remains of grain pounders and two ancient wells, dating back several centuries." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_St_Helens,_Merseyside "One of the oldest streets in the town centre, Bridge Street most likely took its name from the bridge at the west end which once crossed the Windle-Eccleston brook (which fed into the canal system)." https://www.sthelens-connect.net/home/doc.php?showstreet=39&extra=cenhelp
  2. Despite the cheap tat, does it look the same inside? Such a shame, it was a lovely building, we used to get our school uniforms from there and when I was older I used to go to the cafe and the hairdressers .
  3. Thanks for the shout out but I don't remember contributing a lot, Ratty is far more knowledgeable than I am with all this stuff. Found this old thread which I think has all the info on that area, hope it helps in some way. https://www.sthelens-connect.net/forums/topic/67213-bottom-slack-billinge/ Also found this. https://www.crossculture.com/product/the-billingers/
  4. Does anyone recognise themselves in the crowd? https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17668375.faces-in-the-crowd-as-saints-fans-enjoy-magic-weekend-at-anfield/?ref=mr&lp=4
  5. Try this link. http://footballgroundsfrenzy2.com/home-page---new-books
  6. Hi Allison, it was on the Schools Section under Local History at the top of the Page under "Website". Dave who runs St. Helens Connect might know.
  7. Yes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VImjLwkdhT0
  8. Aye, but you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
  9. I don't know if you already have this but here's a little bit of info. about where Joseph lived in 1939 from the 1939 Registration Index. Joseph BRADBURY 26 Oct 1888 50 12, Barton Street 1 Suggest? Margaret BRADBURY 15 Dec 1890 48 12, Barton Street 1 Suggest? Eric BRADBURY 19 Apr 1916 23 12, Barton Street 1 Suggest?
  10. Copied from an old thread. "Elephant Lane. How did Elephant Lane get it’s name? Some would say it was due to travelling circuses visiting Donkey Common. But according to past lore of ‘Old Uns’, at one time there was a Holy Well in the area. It went by the name of the “Holy Font”, and in true Lank dialect, as spoke by the ‘Old Uns’, it was called “The ‘Olly Funt”, and so, the following poem: In days of ‘owd’ so we are towd, Saint Ellen was a holy place An’t land around Thatto Heath, Were lark a moorland space. Thah noes in’t middle o this land, There wus a Holy Well, All’t locals cawd it “T’holy Font”, Abart it “Thowd Uns” could tell. The Holy Font was “Olly Funt”, To folk as lived quite near, Ant Lane to this fountain went, Ant water was bright and clear. T’was “Olly Funt Lane” to thowd folk, In gradely lanky spent, So when maps come by learned men, And spoke to thowd folk then. “Olly Funt” to them was Elephant, A corruption they would say, But neow it’s cawd Elephant to this very day, Not “Olly Funt” but Elephant iff tha’ asked the way." https://www.sthelens-connect.net/forums/topic/77551-elephant-lane/
  11. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17604635.tony-barrows-widow-storms-london-marathon-in-his-memory/
  12. I was just reading this on Facebook, nothing in the local news yet. Cannington Shaw Bottle Stop This evening 18.40 Tuesday May 7th. Smoke at its lightest. Was billowing at time of call. Engine had difficulty gaining access due to location but happy to say the boys of Mersey fire services had it under control.
  13. Sorry if I got it wrong, I did my best.
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