It’s history but it’s hot off the press.
The respected Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society has published the next in its series of fascinating ‘Ellesmere Port Memories’ booklets.
Previous titles brought back recollections of Whitby Road and Cromwell Road.
This time it’s for Station Road, one of the older roads in the area and, even today, despite its massive changes, still a vital artery to the town.
The limited edition 96-page full colour booklet, even bigger than the first two ‘Memories’, takes the reader on a walk from Ellesmere Port Station to the M53 motorway, stopping off along the way at the many shops, banks, pubs and clubs that used to be there.
For any Portite who has lived in the town for more than a few years this is a nostalgia-packed journey that should not be missed as it will bring back so many memories of times gone by.
'Those were the days'
Full of facts, stories and images of Station Road the booklet has been produced by the local and family history society and its friends using their memories along with references to the few books that have been published on the town and many long-forgotten articles from local newspapers.
The pages reveal that Carnegie Street, the place where people went to for their entertainment for nearly 30 years, also housed the main Post Office and later the town’s telephone exchange. It was replaced by Quicks of Chester, then by the Westminster Retail Park.
Readers are asked to imagine that where they shop nowadays, Professor Dossers’ Scarisbrick Orchestra once played. ‘Those were the days!’ suggests the society.
The non-profit-making booklet costs £8.95 and is available from the National Waterways Museum, the Central Library and Trinity Methodist Church.