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  1. Firs Lane - The road is still the same, Davy. Even when walking on it, you need to tread carefully.
  2. HENRY SHAW born 1847 died 1914.docx HENRY SHAW born 1847 died 1914 Son of Thomas and Ellen Shaw “ BRITISH " Death of a Village celebrity Warrington Guardian 1
  3. Hello Millie. Hill Cliffe is not the name of a house, but the name of a district which is South of Stockton Heath. There would have been several business people of substance who lived in this area. Have you any more info about your Grandfather ?
  4. The following message was received from Harry's son, Peter, yesterday - 'We've finally got details of Dad's funeral arranged. Thursday 23rd Feb 12:00 noon at Grappenhall Independent Methodist Church WA4 2LN. (the one on the Knutsford Road, just up from the Fir Grove hotel). Then 1pm at Walton Lea Crematorium WA4 6TB. Family flowers only. Donations to St Rocco's Hospice, Warrington. He always joked that "the number of people attending your funeral depends solely on the weather" so your attendance to prove him wrong would be welcomed. Please share this post as you are able to spread the word as
  5. I have seen this link, which gives you an idea of the The Retreat - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html/svr/3110;jsessionid=65E27B60E0FC2BF32BA058BE1478F433?prop=25886321&sale=84632037&country=england
  6. Hello Katherine, The Retreat in still there in Bedford Street, Stockton Heath. It is on the right hand side, going from Whitefield Road.
  7. Microsoft accused of dirty tricks .............. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/microsoft-accused-dirty-tricks-customers-201601449.html
  8. Microsoft accused of dirty tricks ............ https://uk.news.yahoo.com/microsoft-accused-dirty-tricks-customers-201601449.html
  9. Gary Skentelbery, Editor of Warrington Worldwide, interviews Professor Steven Broomhead. Published on 17 Dec 2014 Interview with Warrington Borough Council CEO Steven Broomhead who talks about the town's economic prosperity, traffic congestion and even more council budget cut backs scheduled for the New Year. https://youtu.be/GH0eSfZQJm8
  10. Bazj, I have sent you a private message on here, and messsged you of Facebook with a picture.
  11. I am not sure if this has already been posted here http://www.pts.co.uk/mixed-use/garnetts-cabinet-works-warrington/ 'Warrington Borough Council have decided that they want to develop it and the surrounding area into a cosmopolitan housing area.' (WG 2014)
  12. PLANNING chiefs at Warrington have given the go-ahead for a pair of semi-detached houses on the site of the old Ship Inn at Walton – despite strong opposition from local people. http://www.warringto...toric-pub-site/
  13. http://www.wirefm.com/news/local/two-weeks-to-save-historic-stockton-heath-church-bell/ We are told that St Thomas's parish were unable to find anyone to take the bell, so they offered it as part exchange for the new set being installed once the church is renovated. This fund-raising would not have been neccessary, if St Thomas's Church had allowed those interested in acquiring the bell to be given a chance to do that, instead of letting it go to the foundry in part payment for the new bells. I am sure that any monies being raised under those circumstances, would have gone directl
  14. PLANNING chiefs at Warrington have given the go-ahead for a pair of semi-detached houses on the site of the old Ship Inn at Walton – despite strong opposition from local people. http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2016/02/06/homes-approved-on-historic-pub-site/
  15. Now here is one for all of you - supposing that WBC wanted to demolish the Parr Hall !! Now, there's a thought - a spanking new multi-purpose concert hall and theatre could be built on this very site.
  16. This building also has a frontage on Barbauld Street, where the access for demolition is much better than that in Cairo Street. The Industrial School building could be left standing. As Dizzy has already pointed out, what about the presence of carcinogenic asbestos in the building ? There should be notices near this site warning people that there's a risk there. Why hasn't this issue been addressed ?
  17. Is this the Planning Application which was subsequently withdrawn ? http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/10403894.Office_block_to_replace_box_works_plan_/ And this http://planning.warrington.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=2013/21575&backURL=%3Ca%20href=wphappcriteria.display%3ESearch%20Criteria%3C/a%3E%20%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%27wphappsearchres.displayResultsURL?ResultID=594088%26StartIndex=1%26SortOrder=APNID:asc%26DispResultsAs=wphappsresweek1%26BackURL=%3Ca%20href=wphappcriteria.display%3ESearch%20Criteria%3C/a%3E%27%3ESearch%20Results%3C/a%3E
  18. Garnett's Cabinet Works Warrington. http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/garnetts-cabinet-works-warrington-july-2014.t91262
  19. This is all good as they have to be able to justify themselves to get out of the bottom of the pile... I am sure we could make the C-C the focus of so much activity if only we were allowed to.... Isnt it Proverbs which tell us.... "Where there is no vision..... the people perish".... and there is certainly a paucity of it in "Varrington"!!.... There is a marvellous children's memorial to Peter Pan in Sefton Park which says "the moment you begin to doubt you can fly, you cease, forever, to be able to do it".... they need to realise this before it is too late..... I still wonder whether the
  20. I find it incredulous that this is going to happen in Warrington's so-called Cultural Quarter, when there is an Historic Organ around the corner from this building which is going begging for funding. Is it me, or have the inmates taken over the asylum ? http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2015/11/26/bold-plan-for-45-million-heritage-hub/
  21. Tonight, there will be a meeting of the Warrington Civic Society in the Museum at 7pm, in which there will be further discussion of the Heritage Matters conference which took place last Saturday. https://www.facebook.com/events/994035497301572/
  22. It gives me no joy at all to read the reports of the Heritage Matters meeting from the two who were there - namely Bazj and Sha. As I write this comment, I am listening the the recently produced CD recording of the 1870 Cavaillé-Coll Organ in the Parr Hall. This has brought together two separate recordings onto one disc - selected items from Roger Fisher's 1984 LP recording, and the whole of his programme of music in the first half of the 2011 Recital to commemorate the Birth of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. This CD can be regarded as an Historical recording in more ways than one, and is an
  23. The demise of the Walton Estate The death of Lord Daresbury in 1938 left the family owing £500,000 in death duties. This, together with the atmosphere of uncertainty preceding World War Two, led to the sale of the estate by auction in 1941. Much of the farmland was bought by the existing tenants, whilst the council purchased the hall and what is now the park and municipal golf course for £19,000. The gardens were opened to the public in May 1945. In 1868-70 the house was extended and offices were added by the Lancaster architect, Paley and Austin The extension included a new wing with a
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