Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Horse Racing in Rainford?

Recommended Posts

Where was Rainford Racscourse?

I have looked on the map of 1849 but I cannot see it.

Anyone any information - it was going in 1855.

here is some information



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

From the Liverpool Mail 9th Aug 1851

The course is situate about half a mile from the village of Rainford and is on a pasture field in the occupation of Mr Sharples

another ref  The Era 9 Aug 1846 refers to the new racecourse and one of the stewards was Thomas Sharples of Rainford, the other steward was William Burchall of St Helens, Clerk of the course was Mr Ball of Rainford, the races had been in decline but a few spirited individuals have attempted to revive them to what they once were.

added 7 minutes later

1851 Thomas Sharples was a farmer living at Reeds Farm with 95 acres and 3 labourers 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.