£200 REWARD – Red Bank Highwayman

I found this interesting bit of history while searching the web, this is a bit of text about the “THE SUN” Newspaper, from Thursday 13th November 1800. This Issue features a prominent front page advertisement announcing a £200 REWARD for the arrest of the HIGHWAYMAN who robbed the WARRINGTON MAIL between WINWICK and RED BANK HILL. He pulled the post boy off his horse and made off with the mailbag. Nearby were found a pistol, cap, plate and feather suggesting that the robber belonged to the QUEENS OWN REGIMENT OF…

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The Vulcan Foundry Ltd, 5th MAY 1954

The party was split up into groups of approximately seven, each group being in charge of a guide from The Vulcan Foundry staff. The small size of the groups made it possible to allow extra time at any point where the members found anything to inspect of particular interest, without holding up the schedule of the visit to any appreciable extent. A brief description of the factory was given in Journal (Vol. 43 No. 233) with the account of the visit during the Summer Meeting held in May 1953. Since…

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Newton Guide from c1967

Situation and Communications THE URBAN DISTRICT of Newton-le-Willows is in South West Lancashire. It is an industrial town but is within easy reach of open countryside and has many open spaces within its boundaries and good class residential areas. The population is approximately 22,000 and the district comprises some 3,103 acres. Communications are very good. The Earlestown station in the centre of the commercial sector of the town is on the main Liverpool-Manchester railway and is an important junction. The Trans-Pennine diesel services stop at this station on their regular…

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History of Newton in Makerfield

From the 1911 book Victoria History of the County of Lancaster Vol 4.This township is usually called Newton in Makerfield or Newton le Willows, to distinguish it from other places of the name. It has an area of 3,103 acres, (fn. 2) and the population in 1901 numbered 16,699. Sankey Brook and its tributary Newton Brook form the greater part of the southern boundary; the latter is joined by the Millingford Brook, which crosses the township from north to south. NEWTON IN MAKERFIELD Neweton, Dom. Bk. Makeresfeld, 1205, 1351; Makefeld,…

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