The Transporter Bridge Between Runcorn and Widnes, before Silver Jubilee Bridge was built.Taken from the Runcorn side

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn New Town, Cheshire.

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn New Town, Cheshire.

Photo from St Johns Beacon in 1972 & the comparison with the present.

Photo from St Johns Beacon in 1972 & the comparison with the present.

Photos, sketches, tables and plans of the New Town at Runcorn, England. Taken from the JR James Slide Collection.

https://flic.kr/p/G6HqPt | There was a time.... | This promenade was popular with the Victorians before the building of the transporter bridge when the river Mersey offered fresh air and there were uninterrupted views to the Cheshire countryside. When I came to live in Runcorn at the age of 7, it was a far different place than it is today. Like so many towns, the countryside has to give way to more houses and the town you knew is gone forever. Now I live in Manchester, even that is going…

1761 - BRIDGEWATER CANAL OPENED - The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.

1761 - BRIDGEWATER CANAL OPENED - The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.

Runcorn, Church Street c1965

Runcorn, High Street c1965

Runcorn, Town Centre c1965

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