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ROY GOUGH

ROY GOUGH

BY STUART ALLEN

The attached article is written by one of our passionate local historians. Stuart is a regular supporter to our monthly meetings. He has a vast knowledge of family and social history. He does a lot of research into our Town mainly of men and woman that have achieved and given a lot to our community and are worthy of a Blue Plaque.

The latest to receive this honour is our own Roy Gough, Roy was a member of the Runcorn Group, a very active member, due to ill health he had to retire.  We are truly indebted to Roy for his years of Runcorn in pictures.

Thanks, Stuart, for yet another magnificent article........please click here to read Stuart's full story.  pdfROY GOUGH(4.02 MB)

Christ Church Weston Point

CHRIST CHURCH  WESTON POINT     BY LINDA D WILDING

 

Christ Church was erected in 1841 by the Trustees of the River Weaver Navigation Company. It was built for employees and their families. The Church is of red sandstone, in Gothic style consisting of a chancel, nave, transept, south porch and western tower, with octagonal spire, containing a clock and one bell.

There is a tablet of white marble on the north wall of the nave, erected in memory of 22 men of Weston Point who fell in the Great War.    READ MORE MY DOWNLOADING HERE.........  pdfCHRIST CHURCH AND VICARAGE(1.07 MB)

James Wilding

JAMES WILDING     BY LINDA D WILDING

 

James Wilding was born in Liverpool in 1863 to James and Sarah Wilding nee Sanders .and was the older brother of Mary Ann and William John.   Before moving to Runcorn, James served his apprenticeship in Liverpool.......James was an amazing architect and designed many of our buildings in Runcorn. Please download here for more about him........  pdfJames Wilding(3.60 MB)

Bridgewater House

BRIDGEWATER HOUSE      BY LINDA D WILDING
 
This magnificent Georgian building situated along Old Coach Road, Runcorn, was built in the early 1760, for the Duke of Bridgewater.
 
It’s near the lower end of the ten locks leading from the Runcorn basin of the Bridgewater Canal to the river Mersey.
 
For more information download the document here........  pdfBRIDGEWATER HOUSE(868 KB)