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Many of these photograph’s may be available

from the Warrington Museum/Library and will

be of far superior quality to those viewed here.

Anyone having any issue with the displaying

of these photographs due to copyright or

ownership infringement please contact me either by PM.

or through the Moderators and I shall

remove them immediately.

 

c1850. Bewsey Hall.

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1855. The Penketh Windmill in Stocks Lane/Meeting Lane, originally from Gatacre.

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1860. Mersey Flats at anchor, Fiddlers Ferry Inn nearest building to the River.

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Fiddlers Ferry Inn.

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1900.Horse bus at Sankey.

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1900's. Early Sankey Bridges the half timbered cottage in the distance played a significant role in the English Civil War.

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1900's Sankey Bridge, the factory on the left is the 'Mersey White Lead Co.

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1902. Preparing to plough at Brook farm Penketh.

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1905. The penketh Cooperative Store.

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1917. Little Sankey Hall.

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I used to have to go to the old co-op in Scott Street every Saturday morning for the groceries. Momma would give me a little red note book with a list of what she wanted. In those days everything was behind two long counters on both sides of the store with several women serving the customers. Things like sugar and tea and rice etc., were weighed out from big tubs and packed into plain blue, thick paper bags. I used to love watching the women do that and packing the goods into your shopping bag (which was an art in itself) no just throwing everything into plastic carrier bags.

Then dammit! They ruined it by turning it into a self-serve supermarket and it just didn't have the same magic. :D

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I used to have to go to the old co-op in Scott Street every Saturday morning for the groceries. Momma would give me a little red note book with a list of what she wanted. In those days everything was behind two long counters on both sides of the store with several women serving the customers. Things like sugar and tea and rice etc., were weighed out from big tubs and packed into plain blue, thick paper bags. I used to love watching the women do that and packing the goods into your shopping bag (which was an art in itself) no just throwing everything into plastic carrier bags.

Then dammit! They ruined it by turning it into a self-serve supermarket and it just didn't have the same magic. :D

Was that the same building as in the photo or the one in :unsure:

What am I on about, that's off Battersby lane isn't it. :oops:

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