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5.Penketh,Sankey, Fiddlers Ferry, Bewsey & Orford.


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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.

 

Penketh, The Sportsman's Arms.

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Steam Threshing at Brookside farm Penketh.

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Binding at Holes Lane Farm.

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1905. The original Turn bridge over the Sankey St Helens canal at Sankey Bridges, the roof of the Sloop Inn can be seen top left of picture. The man with the wooden legs is Tom Francis who lost both his legs in a railway accident.

SankeyBridges1905ThemanwithwoodenlegsisTomFrancishelosthislegsinarailwayaccid.jpg

 

THE NEXT THREE PHOTOS ARE OF STAFF AT W.D.HOUGHTONS WIRE WORKS, SANKEY BRIDGES.

 

They are of particular interest to me as the factory was taken over by British Ropes Co. Ltd. and I worked there as a millwright from 1962 to 1964.

And no!, I don't appear on any of the photos although the line shaft and block turning lathe were still there and working in the 60's (third photo) and we did still use it to skim wire drawing machine blocks on it.

 

Staff of the wire drawing mill.

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Staff of the engineering department outside the fitting shop.

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A member of the fitting shop gang taking his beauty sleep, and boy does he need it.

SankeyBridgesHoughtonsWireWorksoneofthemaintenancestafftakinghisbeautysleep.jpg

 

 

1900. The chapel to Sankey Old Hall.

Sankey1900OldHallChapel.jpg

 

Sankey. The Chapel House Inn.

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The Wire Drawerers are a motley crew! Love the steam threshing machine too, any idea when that might have been taken?

Tracey I could only guess, the wire drawing staff late 1890's to early 1900's, the threshing photo 1880 ish'.

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Oh, that could be it, he was listed as a Farmer. Thanks Algy, I appreciate you going to all this trouble.

Your more than welcome my luv!. :)

 

Just had a thought Tracey, when you have finished your family tree you could publish it in volumes. :wink::D

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