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Construction of Widnes Runcorn bridge.Construction of Widnes Runcorn bridge.
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Transporter car stopped to allow passage of Manchester LinerTransporter car stopped to allow passage of Manchester Liner
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The Hospital Management Committee in the grounds of either the MAternity Hospital or the Isolation HospitalThe Hospital Management Committee in the grounds of either the MAternity Hospital or the Isolation Hospital
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Opening ceremony of the Transporter Bridge.Opening ceremony of the Transporter Bridge.
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Widnes Runcorn bridge taken from Victoria Gardens.Widnes Runcorn bridge taken from Victoria Gardens.
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Transporter Bridge from the Runcorn side.Transporter Bridge from the Runcorn side.
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Sankey Canal and Mersey Flats, West Bank.Sankey Canal and Mersey Flats, West Bank.
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Ethelfleda Railway Bridge and Transporter BridgeEthelfleda Railway Bridge and Transporter Bridge
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Farnworth C of E School, Pitt Lane.Farnworth C of E School, Pitt Lane.
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Appleton Road showing Appleton HouseAppleton Road showing Appleton House
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Hale Road from Ditchfield Road looking towards Ditton Station, Cairns Hotel is at the bottom of the road.Hale Road from Ditchfield Road looking towards Ditton Station, Cairns Hotel is at the bottom of the road.
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Appleton House and gardens with Angel and Elephant Public House in background.Appleton House and gardens with Angel and Elephant Public House in background.
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Crowds waiting for the visit of King George V at the transporter bridge with the bridge supervisor.Crowds waiting for the visit of King George V at the transporter bridge with the bridge supervisor.
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St Bedes Sunday School Procession walking down Deacon Road by Appleton Quarry Wall.St Bedes Sunday School Procession walking down Deacon Road by Appleton Quarry Wall.
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Crowd gathering outside the MArket Hotel and the Town Hall possibly for the visit of King George V.Crowd gathering outside the MArket Hotel and the Town Hall possibly for the visit of King George V.
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Artists impression of Victoria ParkArtists impression of Victoria Park
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Upper House, Lower House LaneUpper House, Lower House Lane
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Appleton village from Birchfield Road showing entrance to Tythbard Street.Appleton village from Birchfield Road showing entrance to Tythbard Street.
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Backyards and outhouses in Appleton Village, Widnes. Probably washday.Backyards and outhouses in Appleton Village, Widnes. Probably washday.
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Exterior of St Lukes church, Farnworth.Exterior of St Lukes church, Farnworth.
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Exterior of St Lukes churchExterior of St Lukes church
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BridewellBridewell
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Interior of Widnes Library showing the gallery beforerenovations which hosted the railway collection and local studies collection.Interior of Widnes Library showing the gallery beforerenovations which hosted the railway collection and local studies collection.
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Margaret Street, Newtown. The derelict public house on the left was on the corner of Ann Street and Margaret Street. The middle building is the wall of St Maries Primary School. Infants - ground flooMargaret Street, Newtown. The derelict public house on the left was on the corner of Ann Street and Margaret Street. The middle building is the wall of St Maries Primary School. Infants - ground floo
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Memorial cross outside St Bedes ChurchMemorial cross outside St Bedes Church
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Ann Street looking from Lugsdale Road.The street on the left is Victoria Street, leading to St Maries Girls and Infants School in George Street, which ran parallel with Ann Street.Ann Street looking from Lugsdale Road.The street on the left is Victoria Street, leading to St Maries Girls and Infants School in George Street, which ran parallel with Ann Street.
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Exterior of Widnes library showing characters fron Snow White and the seven dwarves on World Book Day 2003.Exterior of Widnes library showing characters fron Snow White and the seven dwarves on World Book Day 2003.
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Backyards and outhouses in Appleton Village, Widnes. Probably washday.Backyards and outhouses in Appleton Village, Widnes. Probably washday.
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Back alleyway between terraced houses, old Widnes.Back alleyway between terraced houses, old Widnes.
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One of the old Victorian Sewer vent pipes. This is one of tewlve vents that were situated around the town. This particular one is the junction of St Ambrose Road and Warrington Road.One of the old Victorian Sewer vent pipes. This is one of tewlve vents that were situated around the town. This particular one is the junction of St Ambrose Road and Warrington Road.
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Victoria Road and Town Hall Square, Widnes.Victoria Road and Town Hall Square, Widnes.
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The Horse and Jockey public House next to Victoria Park gates on Birchfield Road.The Horse and Jockey public House next to Victoria Park gates on Birchfield Road.
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Wellington Inn Public House, Prescot Road, Ditton.Wellington Inn Public House, Prescot Road, Ditton.
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Pex Hill Observatory and visitor centrePex Hill Observatory and visitor centre
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Unicorn Inn, Cronton. The pub was originally built in 1752.Unicorn Inn, Cronton. The pub was originally built in 1752.
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Cronton Cross or mounting block. There were four crosses surrounding Farnworth Church, St Lukes, this one is to the north and Simms Cross was to the south.Cronton Cross or mounting block. There were four crosses surrounding Farnworth Church, St Lukes, this one is to the north and Simms Cross was to the south.
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A gathering for a Civic Funeral in the 1930s standing near Widnes Town Hall. The school children being from St Maries School. The lady in the hat is Miss Mae Pinnington who later became Head of theA gathering for a Civic Funeral in the 1930s standing near Widnes Town Hall. The school children being from St Maries School. The lady in the hat is Miss Mae Pinnington who later became Head of the
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The girls entrance to Simms Cross School from Widnes Road. The bars of the gate were covered over in the 1930s to stop school children shouting across to the lady in the sweet shop opposite who soldThe girls entrance to Simms Cross School from Widnes Road. The bars of the gate were covered over in the 1930s to stop school children shouting across to the lady in the sweet shop opposite who sold
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The Triumphal Arch erected at the top of Mersey Road at the junction with Irwell Street, West Bank in June 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The inscription is written in Welsh dueThe Triumphal Arch erected at the top of Mersey Road at the junction with Irwell Street, West Bank in June 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The inscription is written in Welsh due
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The water pumping station on the top of Pex Hill. The reservoir is underground and the land used as a country park.The water pumping station on the top of Pex Hill. The reservoir is underground and the land used as a country park.
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Moss Brook House which was demolished around 1935. it was sited at the rear of the current Farnworth Railway station.Moss Brook House which was demolished around 1935. it was sited at the rear of the current Farnworth Railway station.
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A row of restaurants facing Simms Cross School in Widnes Road.A row of restaurants facing Simms Cross School in Widnes Road.
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The Black Horse public house on Cronton Road, Cronton.The Black Horse public house on Cronton Road, Cronton.
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The Yew Tree public house on the corner of Coronation Drive and Philip Road.The Yew Tree public house on the corner of Coronation Drive and Philip Road.
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Widnes Fire StationWidnes Fire Station
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Widnes Foundry showing the large travelling crane which fed the cupolas - melting furnaces. The building on the right is the mould shop. The gas holder on the left of the photo was part of the WidnesWidnes Foundry showing the large travelling crane which fed the cupolas - melting furnaces. The building on the right is the mould shop. The gas holder on the left of the photo was part of the Widnes
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Moar and Butler Funeral Directors, taken before it was demolished to be re-built on the same site. Listed as No 9 Dickson Street, the building was originally an outlying barn of a farm based round VicMoar and Butler Funeral Directors, taken before it was demolished to be re-built on the same site. Listed as No 9 Dickson Street, the building was originally an outlying barn of a farm based round Vic
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Vine Chemical Works - Ores Zinc Whites - now the site of Morrisons Supermarket. The name Vine originated from the fact that Vine Cottage once stood in the middle of the field where the chemical worksVine Chemical Works - Ores Zinc Whites - now the site of Morrisons Supermarket. The name Vine originated from the fact that Vine Cottage once stood in the middle of the field where the chemical works
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St MAries Tennis Club with St MAries School in the background. On the left of the photo is Mr Jim Quinn and on the right of the photo Father Kirwan.St MAries Tennis Club with St MAries School in the background. On the left of the photo is Mr Jim Quinn and on the right of the photo Father Kirwan.
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Mr Valentine on his round Britain flight in 1911. He left the Lake District at 8-00am and landed on the fields at the back of Upper House - now Widnes Golf Club - at 7-00pm. he continued the next dayMr Valentine on his round Britain flight in 1911. He left the Lake District at 8-00am and landed on the fields at the back of Upper House - now Widnes Golf Club - at 7-00pm. he continued the next day
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Baptist Chapel on Deacon Road, Widnes.Baptist Chapel on Deacon Road, Widnes.
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Richard White and Sons, an engineering firm, manufacturers of aerial ropeways. Photograph shows the recently uncovered name on the building, which was found to be made from green and white mosaics.Richard White and Sons, an engineering firm, manufacturers of aerial ropeways. Photograph shows the recently uncovered name on the building, which was found to be made from green and white mosaics.
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Edwin Wood, Mayor of Widnes, 1919, 1920.Edwin Wood, Mayor of Widnes, 1919, 1920.
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William Gossage, Mayor of Widnes, 1901, 1902.William Gossage, Mayor of Widnes, 1901, 1902.
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Celebrations for the Festival of Britain taking place in Waring Street.Celebrations for the Festival of Britain taking place in Waring Street.
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Frederick Neil, Mayor of Widnes, 1910, 1911, 1912.Frederick Neil, Mayor of Widnes, 1910, 1911, 1912.
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John Hedley, Mayor of Widnes, 1915, 1916.John Hedley, Mayor of Widnes, 1915, 1916.
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Liverpool MP Bessie Braddock at a Rose Queen Ceremony.Liverpool MP Bessie Braddock at a Rose Queen Ceremony.
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St MAries Bowling Club in Lugsdale Road with Father Joyce near to the bowls and Parish Priest, Father Keiwan.St MAries Bowling Club in Lugsdale Road with Father Joyce near to the bowls and Parish Priest, Father Keiwan.
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Liverpool MP Bessie Braddock at a Rose Queen Ceremony.Liverpool MP Bessie Braddock at a Rose Queen Ceremony.
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Samuel Owens, Mayor of Widnes, 1906, 1907.Samuel Owens, Mayor of Widnes, 1906, 1907.
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A group of men at the Widnes Bowling Club. The bowling club is situated in Milton Road behind the houses and extends up to the football ground.A group of men at the Widnes Bowling Club. The bowling club is situated in Milton Road behind the houses and extends up to the football ground.
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Gossagges Rover Scout Group on camp at Rothwell, Lancashire. On the back row standing are second from left Herbert Harding and third from left Danny Lamb. In the centre on the left is ? Carter, and atGossagges Rover Scout Group on camp at Rothwell, Lancashire. On the back row standing are second from left Herbert Harding and third from left Danny Lamb. In the centre on the left is ? Carter, and at
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Thomas Smith, Mayor of Widnes, 1908, 1909.Thomas Smith, Mayor of Widnes, 1908, 1909.
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Ditton Brook which is now located in the Golden Triangle Industrial Estate, in Hale Road near Ditton Junction Railway Station and Harrison Street.Ditton Brook which is now located in the Golden Triangle Industrial Estate, in Hale Road near Ditton Junction Railway Station and Harrison Street.
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The War Memorial in Victoria Park, Widnes.The War Memorial in Victoria Park, Widnes.
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Inside the fitting shop at Albright and Wilson Works, manufacturers of soap powder and detergents.Inside the fitting shop at Albright and Wilson Works, manufacturers of soap powder and detergents.
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Garden at the rear of the Accident Hospital in St Marys Road. It was opened in 1878 and is being extended in preparation for the casualties of the First World War. Part of the Transporter Bridge canGarden at the rear of the Accident Hospital in St Marys Road. It was opened in 1878 and is being extended in preparation for the casualties of the First World War. Part of the Transporter Bridge can
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The first steam wagon in Widnes, it was owned by Richard Allen a contractor from 29 Halton View Road.The first steam wagon in Widnes, it was owned by Richard Allen a contractor from 29 Halton View Road.
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Bomb damage to Widnes Bus Depot in Moor Lane during WWIIBomb damage to Widnes Bus Depot in Moor Lane during WWII
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The boiler house at the side of the Fever Hospital at the junction of Moorfield Road and Crow Wood Lane. The hospital was opened in 1878.The boiler house at the side of the Fever Hospital at the junction of Moorfield Road and Crow Wood Lane. The hospital was opened in 1878.
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Bomb damage to Widnes Bus Depot in Moor Lane during WWII. The photograph was taken from the remaining portion of the workshop roof showing twisted iron girders and broken concrete. Also shows damage tBomb damage to Widnes Bus Depot in Moor Lane during WWII. The photograph was taken from the remaining portion of the workshop roof showing twisted iron girders and broken concrete. Also shows damage t
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The Health Committee of Widnes Corporation sitting outside the front doors of Widnes Town HallThe Health Committee of Widnes Corporation sitting outside the front doors of Widnes Town Hall
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Workmen laying drains at the top of Deacon Road. This is now the site of the Total petrol stationWorkmen laying drains at the top of Deacon Road. This is now the site of the Total petrol station
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A boiler photographed at Widnes Gas Works during a visit by the Town Councillors.A boiler photographed at Widnes Gas Works during a visit by the Town Councillors.
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The boiler house at the side of the Fever Hospital at the junction of Moorfield Road and Crow Wood Lane. The hospital was opened in 1878.The boiler house at the side of the Fever Hospital at the junction of Moorfield Road and Crow Wood Lane. The hospital was opened in 1878.
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Widnes Northern Union Rugby Football Club 1909-10.Widnes Northern Union Rugby Football Club 1909-10.
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Appleton Village looking towards Birchfield Rd. Kingsway then called St Bedes Road was a small footpath behind the wall on the left hand side that led to the police station. St Bedes Road was changedAppleton Village looking towards Birchfield Rd. Kingsway then called St Bedes Road was a small footpath behind the wall on the left hand side that led to the police station. St Bedes Road was changed
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Looking from West Bank Dock up the River Mersey towards Hale. Beyond the two sailing vessels in the distance is Ditton Bank Iron Works.Looking from West Bank Dock up the River Mersey towards Hale. Beyond the two sailing vessels in the distance is Ditton Bank Iron Works.
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Looking up Farnworth Street with a large group of people standing across the street. The tall building on the left with the bay window was Kirkhams bakery. The rear of the bakery was formerly a Jute FLooking up Farnworth Street with a large group of people standing across the street. The tall building on the left with the bay window was Kirkhams bakery. The rear of the bakery was formerly a Jute F
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Hale Church after the fire with the new roof on the church. The church was founded in 1081.Hale Church after the fire with the new roof on the church. The church was founded in 1081.
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Ditton railway sleeper depot.Ditton railway sleeper depot.
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The Staircase Hall inside Mssrs William Gossage and Sons Soap Works.The Staircase Hall inside Mssrs William Gossage and Sons Soap Works.
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The funeral of Dean Finnigan at St Bedes Cemetery showing Dean Finnigan being lowered into the tomb. Dean Finnigan was the parish priest of St Bedes Church and a member of the school board.The funeral of Dean Finnigan at St Bedes Cemetery showing Dean Finnigan being lowered into the tomb. Dean Finnigan was the parish priest of St Bedes Church and a member of the school board.
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The Sun Inn decorated for the coronation of Edward VII. Either a mural has been painted or a drape has been put on the side of the Inn. On the left can be seen the barracks of the 47th lancashire RiflThe Sun Inn decorated for the coronation of Edward VII. Either a mural has been painted or a drape has been put on the side of the Inn. On the left can be seen the barracks of the 47th lancashire Rifl
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The Albright and Wilsons locomotive at the back of the Albright and Wilson Works.The Albright and Wilsons locomotive at the back of the Albright and Wilson Works.
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West Bank Dock with two Mersey Flats. The Mersey Flat on the left was Thomas which sank off Hale IslandWest Bank Dock with two Mersey Flats. The Mersey Flat on the left was Thomas which sank off Hale Island
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The Directors Room fireplace inside Mssrs William Gossage and Sons Soap Works.The Directors Room fireplace inside Mssrs William Gossage and Sons Soap Works.
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gaskell Deacons First Aid Team with trophies outside the ICI Recreation Club, Liverpool Road. Seated on the left is Mr S Bradshaw and standing third from left is Mr Jack Parker.gaskell Deacons First Aid Team with trophies outside the ICI Recreation Club, Liverpool Road. Seated on the left is Mr S Bradshaw and standing third from left is Mr Jack Parker.
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Widnes Rugby League Club when they beat Keighley 18-5 to win the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1937.Widnes Rugby League Club when they beat Keighley 18-5 to win the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1937.
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The entrance to Widnes Dock and the Dock Buildings. The old chemical works can be seen in the background and also some Mersey flats in the dock.The entrance to Widnes Dock and the Dock Buildings. The old chemical works can be seen in the background and also some Mersey flats in the dock.
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St Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Ditton. The church was built by the Jesuit order and in the grounds is Ditton Hall which was an orphanage but is now and elderly persons home. Formerley it was theSt Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Ditton. The church was built by the Jesuit order and in the grounds is Ditton Hall which was an orphanage but is now and elderly persons home. Formerley it was the
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The Prince of Wales Public House in Kent Street decorated to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935. The pub was commonly known as Reidys after the publican Billy Reid who was also a WidThe Prince of Wales Public House in Kent Street decorated to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935. The pub was commonly known as Reidys after the publican Billy Reid who was also a Wid
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Presentation by Mr B Barker, Widnes RLFC, of football shield toMr J Quinn of St Maries School. Mr Barker is on the left.Presentation by Mr B Barker, Widnes RLFC, of football shield toMr J Quinn of St Maries School. Mr Barker is on the left.
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Timperley Street with a view of the back entry. They were demolished during the 1950s.Timperley Street with a view of the back entry. They were demolished during the 1950s.
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Shore House, Mersey View Road, Halebank.Shore House, Mersey View Road, Halebank.
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A visit by Widnes Town Council to Pilkington Sullivan works.A visit by Widnes Town Council to Pilkington Sullivan works.
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A visit by Widnes Town Council to Pilkington Sullivan works.A visit by Widnes Town Council to Pilkington Sullivan works.
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A pony and trap pictured in Ditchfield Road, Hough Green. Ditchfield Road, Hough Green came under Whiston Borough Council until 1926.A pony and trap pictured in Ditchfield Road, Hough Green. Ditchfield Road, Hough Green came under Whiston Borough Council until 1926.
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Wesleyan Chapel and Oddfellows Hall, HalebankWesleyan Chapel and Oddfellows Hall, Halebank
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