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Young evacuees in the Second World War with their gas mask cases round their necks, unsure of what awaited them

Ray Miller: How we welcomed the evacuees from London

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Ray Miller: Whit walks a sight to behold

Holy Trinity Ragged Sunday School Mission's banner with St Andrews Sunday School children leading the Whit Walk in the late 1950s
Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Ray Miller: Why Runcorn's oldest pub and Todger deserve blue plaques

The Royal Hotel
Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

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Young evacuees in the Second World War with their gas mask cases round their necks, unsure of what awaited them

Ray Miller: How we welcomed the evacuees from London

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Holy Trinity Ragged Sunday School Mission's banner with St Andrews Sunday School children leading the Whit Walk in the late 1950s

Ray Miller: Whit walks a sight to behold

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

The Royal Hotel

Ray Miller: Why Runcorn's oldest pub and Todger deserve blue plaques

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

The 2nd Weston St John's Guides outside St John's Church in 1965. It was the day of the Scouts' St George's Day Parade and the Weston Guides had their own procession marking Thinking Day

Ray Miller: Janet leads way for birthday celebrations as guides turn 50

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

A radar antenna used to track space objects and ballistic missiles

Ray Miller: Pioneering firm led the way in wartime radar tower production

Taking a sideways look at the present, present and future

The Daniel Adamson in its heyday

Ray Miller: Moment of truth looms for future of historic steam tug

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

From left: Elana Findlow, Frank Findlow, Todd Findlow, Slatka (Todds girlfriend) and Liz Silcock

Ray Miller: Don pops home during a hectic tour of the globe

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

The Mount on Moughland Lane

Ray Miller: How merchant combined two houses to make grand Mount

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

How it looked... Weston Quarry (circa 1941-42), just before it was flooded and filled in. The quarry was at the top of Highlands Road, Runcorn. Photo: Percy Dunbavand.

Ray Miller: Time for council to step in to save our town centre

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

This beautiful photo from four decades ago was kindly provided by regular correspondent Percy Dunbavand. It shows three young riders against a backdrop of St John’s Cottages at Weston. The middle rider is a young Janet Walters. The cottages were demolished some years ago.

Ray Miller: Moving birthday letter from older brother serving on WWI front line

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

The Daniel Adamson in the 1970s approaching Warburton Bridge near Warrington

Ray Miller: Lotto bid the key to preserving famous canal tug for the nation

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The Queen visits Mather and Platt in Manchester in March 1965

Ray Miller: Warm, woolly welcome to Christmas market

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The Mount

Ray Miller: Runcorn through the pages: pictures reveal our history

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Entertainment star Ken Dodd has been a familiar visitor to Widnes on a number of occasions during the last six decades. But where in Widnes was this photo taken? And what year was it? Reader Dennis McNish, of Black Dentons Place, Widnes, would love to know. The boy on the right, David McNish, was six or seven years old when the photo was taken. He is now 45 years old so the photo was probably taken around 1977 or 1978. The lady behind the boy is the late Olive McNish, who died in 2012, aged 66.

Ray Miller: With imagination, the Old Town can be given a new lease of life

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Some names are missing from this memorable ICI line-up but here are a few, named where possible, from left to right.
Back: George Shallcross, ---------, Sam Andrews, Stan Farmer? Arthur Wright, Grange Moores? Tudor? -------,------, Wilf Nixon and Les Whitby.
Middle: Arthur Jones,------,- ------, -----, -------, ‘Joey’ Walker, --------, Henry Shaw, -------, Jones?, Frank Pendlebury, Dr Kerry, Dr Walters, Eric Turner.
Front:------, Jimmy Hill, ------, -----, -----, T E Houghton? R L G Donaldson? Richard Collins, Jack Williams, Jack Ravenscroft? Arthur Briggs, Tom Stephens

Ray Miller: Faces of ICI presided over one of the big names on world stage

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Among the Runcorn Parish Girls' presenting the nativity in 1955 were Jill Rushton, Mavis Critchley, Susan Cawley, Alice Bratt, Margaret Riley, Shirley Japp, Ruth Abel and Patricia Chimes

Ray Miller: Memories of Runcorn Hill shared at history gathering

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

The Dundalk Road refuse tip and the chemical waste heaps alongside Ditton Road were tranformed in to a municipal golf course. Picture by Andrew Teebay

Ray Miller: Memories of old tip and what it was like with 'the devil on the doorstep'

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These former pupils of Fairfield Secondary School were all taking part in a school musical some 66 years ago.

Ray Miller: Were you one of the young actors on this school stage?

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Kenny Pearsall (right) with the medal found by Phil Sheridan

Years of searching over as war medal is re-united with family

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The three-masted barque Cloch overcame mountainous seas

Ray Miller: Canal inspired the worldwide adventures of sailor Joseph

Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Videos & Photos

Chester and Duke are 11-year-old labradors owned by Trish of Runcorn, who said her pets like walks, playing football, eating almost anything, cuddling and sleeping

In pictures: Pets of the week, March 5

Halton Ramblers walk in Hayfield in Derbyshire

Halton Ramblers complete routes around Derbyshire

In pictures: Pets of the week, February 26

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