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    • A PRESENTATION BY LOWTON WEBSITES
      www.lowtonwebsites.co.uk
    • A WALK AROUND LOWTON
    • OUR ROUTE
      We will start at the Bull’s Head, Boundary
      Walk along Newton Road to Lane Head
      Continue till we reach the Shepherd’s Inn
      Then Return to Sandy Lane
      Along Sandy Lane and Byrom Lane
      Joining Slag Lane
      At St Luke’s explore the Church Lane area
      We finish at McDonald’s for a cup of coffee
    • The Location of Lowton
      Lowton lies in the ordnance survey square SJ69 on the Landranger map 109 (Manchester) A central point is the site of the former Lowton Saint Mary's railway station on Newton Road this is SJ632976Lowton straddles the A580 East Lancashire Road approximately 3km east of Haydock Island, junction 23 on the M6 motorway. It is about equal distance between
      Liverpool and Manchester, about 1km from the centre of Leigh and about 8km from Warrington, Wigan and St.Helens. Other places within easy travelling distance are Chester and North Wales, Preston, Southport, Blackpool the Fylde coast and the Lake district making Lowton an ideal base for tourists and business people.The trans pennine railway forms part of the southern boundary, but the area is without a railway station (there are moves to reopen stations at Golborne and Kenyon Junction). The nearest station is at Newton-le-Willows about 2km away but one needs to travel to Wigan or Warrington to join trains on the main West Coast line there is a regular service to London and Scotland. The old Lowton station at the Bulls Head junction was until recently intact and in useable condition as this was used by the Royal train when it was in the area the sidings here were sometimes used as an overnight stopping place by the Royal train. There are stories of Prince Phillip visiting the Bulls Head with his bodyguards for a drink of the local brew.Most of the heavy industry has now left the area and has been replaced with light engineering and distribution services. The new Stone Cross business park is located on the boundary with Golborne.
      Many of the residents that live in the residential developments that now cover the area, commute to the surrounding towns to work, Lowton being in such an ideal locationLowton Civic Hall, famous are the Wigan Casino reunion soul nights, the real ale festivals and many other events held in the Civic Hall at Hesketh Meadows, this is located on Newton Road near the old station site. The hall is owned by Wigan MBC and is the old cinema on the site of a former United States Air Base and the land based ship HMS Cabbala.There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants and pubs in the area making it an ideal base for tourists, business people and punters visiting Haydock Park Races just 3km away.
    • PRESENT DAY MAP
    • OLD MAP
    • 1843 MAP
    • SCHOOLSIn the interest of school and pupil safety no pictures of schools are displayed in this presentation
      Lowton West Primary School
      St. Luke’s C of E Primary School
      St. Catherine’s RC Primary School
      Lowton Junior and Infants School
      St. Mary’s C of E Primary School
      Gilded Hollins Community School (Pennington)
      Lowton High School (Community Sports College)
      Golborne High School
      St. Aldreds RC High School (N-le-W)
    • THE CHURCHES
      St. Luke’s C of E. Slag Lane
      St. Mary’s C of E. Newton Road
      St. Catherine’s RC. Newton Rd, Lane Head
      Independent Methodist. Newton Road
      Lowton Community Church Laburnum Road
      Lowton Methodist.Closed June 2010
      All have web sites
    • THE PUBS
      The Stonecross Residential and food
      Kings Arms Residential and food
      The Red Lion Food
      Hare and Hounds food
      Rams Head food
      Travellers Rest food
      Church Inn food
      Jolly Carter (Closed 2008 see later slide)
      The Shepherds Inn food
    • St.Helens / Newton Boundary
    • LOWTON STATION
      THEN & NOW
    • HUSKISSON MEMORIAL
    • NEWTON ROAD
      Lowton Gardens site of Lowton House the famous brothel 
    • Lane Head Methodist Church
      First church was down Winwick Lane
      Second church on the corner of Winwick Lane and Newton Road
      Last church was first built as the Sunday School and is next to Lime House, it closed in June 2010
    • WINWICK LANE
      Now
      And
      Then
      < Step
      Houses
      Lime
      House>
    • LIME HOUSE
    • WARRINGTON BOUNDARY
    • LANE HEAD
    • Five Acres, Kenyon Lane
    • More Lane Head
    • Kenyon Lane
    • Across the A580
    • LOWTON CIVIC HALLS
      Read the history of the halls on the Lowton History website
    • ST. MARY’S STATION
    • ST. MARY’S STATION FIRE
      Ticket Office destroyed by fire December 1949
    • Another Lowton Station Photograph taken 29th September 1956
    • St Mary’s Station January 1974
    • ST. MARY’S STATION TO-DAY
      Site of Station Looking North along the track bed
    • TRAM to LEIGHand BOLTON
    • B1 BUS to LEIGH
    • Pocket Nook
      Reproduced from the Leigh Reporter 16th August 1979
      Demolition of the old factory in Carr Lane
    • Carr Farm House, Carr Lane
    • Fairy House Farm (Pocket Nook Lane)
    • Pocket Nook Farm
    • LOWTON COMMON
    • MORE LOWTON COMMON
    • INDEPENDENT METHODIST
    • More Lowton Common
    • Wash End
    • From the Leigh Boundary
    • Leigh Boundary
      Jolly Carter Right
      Closed down in 2008 see next slide
    • Jolly Carter closed down 2008Now trading as the Royal Saffron Indian Restaurant
    • UNCLE STANS COTTAGE - G6LC
      Stan Ince, was the village postmaster and was one of the first licensed Radio Hams in the world.
      His call sign was 6LC Later G6LC
    • Sandy Lane – Ashpole House
    • Byrom Lane
    • The Flash from Byrom Lane
    • Lowton Sailing Club
    • Lowton & Leigh Sailing Club
    • GREEN LANE
    • Byrom Lane 1
    • I Live in Byrom Lane
    • Byrom Lane
      Winter Hill and Dracula's Castle taken from
      the corner of Slag Lane and Byrom Lane Lowton
    • BYROM HALL
    • Slag Lane / Plank Lane
    • Slag Lane 1
    • SLAG LANE 2
    • Laurel House, Slag Lane
    • Slag Lane towards Leigh
    • St. Luke’s Church
    • ST. LUKE’S
    • St. Luke’s 2
    • Golborne Road towards Rams Head
    • Golborne Road, Boundary Stone
    • Old Weavers Cottages,Church Lane
    • Former Headmasters HouseChurch Lane
    • Site of the former SovereignToffee Works
    • Stirrups Farmoff Church Lane
    • Stone Cross Lane North
    • STONE CROSS LANE
    • After all that walking ………
    • THE END of Part One
    • PART
      TWO
    • PART TWO SOVEREIGN TOFFEE
    • These photographs of the Sovereign Toffee works at Lowton have been taken from an album loaned to the Lowton Websites project by Mr Barry Earnshaw who’s father is shown in the white boiler suit in the sugar boiling department where he was head sugar boiler for many years. Thanks to Barry for the loan of the album.If you see yourself on any of the photos please identify yourself to us.
    • Aerial View
    • Entrance Hall
    • Raw material reception – Sugar
    • Raw material receptionStainless steel Milk storage tanksstorage capacity approximately 40 tons.
    • Raw material receptionThermostatically Controlled Fat storage tanks, 10 tons capacity each tank.
    • Section of the caramel boiling department
    • Another Section of the caramel boiling department
    • Caramel DepartmentA battery of high speed cut and wrap machineswith an output of 750 wrapped caramels each machine per minute.
    • Caramel DepartmentA battery of high speed machines exclusively used in the manufacture of Creamy Whirls.
    • Boiled sweets departmentShowing vacuum pan continuous cookerand boiling pans.
    • Boiled sweets department – battery of sweet forming machines with centre fillers.
    • Boiled sweets departmentTwist wrappers and foiling machines.
    • Chocolate Departmentshowing a modern enrobing machine.
    • Chocolate DepartmentWrapping machines.
    • Packing DepartmentAutomatic weighing and cartooning machines.
    • Packing DepartmentBulk weighing of Park Lane Assortment.
    • Packing DepartmentBulk weighing of Creamy Whirls. Weighing and mixing tables with capacity approximately 3 tons.
    • Transport Department – Loading bay.With goods for Ethiopia in the foreground.
    • Transport Department – Early morning loading bay. Part of the fleet of wagons with capacities from 3 – 15 tons being loaded.
    • Welfare Section – Staff Canteen.
    • THE ENDof Part Two
    • NEW BOOKS Available from www.lulu.com/lowton
    • WANTED
      The web team are always pleased to receive copies of photographs and other items of interest for use in future presentations.
      Photographs and documents can be digitally copied and any items can be photographed and returned the same day.
      Please contact any of the presenters after this presentation or telephone 01942 - 366726
    • LOWTON WEBSITES
      This presentation has been produced by the volunteer webmasters of Lowton Websites for educational and information use only.
      No commercial use of this presentation is permitted. Last updated 16th January 2009.
      COPYRIGHT © 2007,2008,2009 LOWTON WEBSITES
      OUR WEBSITES CAN BE FOUND AT
      www.lowtonwebsites.co.uk
    • PART
      THREE
    • NOSTALGIA
      A Power Point presentation by
      the Lowton Websites team
    • Copyright © 2008/9/10
      Lowton Websites
      Not for commercial transmission
    • The days before Jim Stones
    • Liverpool Tram and LUT bus
    • Trolley bus at Leigh
    • Steam Trains
    • Radio and Television
    • Press button “B”to get your money back !
    • Police call point
    • TV and Cinema
    • Early days of ITV
    • Anderson Shelter
    • Ration Books and ID card
    • Village Co-op Branch
    • Mother’s favourites
      78 RPM Record
      Bubble and Squeek
    • Black Jacks and Penny arrow Bars
    • Cod liver oil and Malt
    • Emergency Water Supply and Gas Mask
    • John Bull Printing Outfit
    • Ovaltineys
    • John Noakes and Get Down Shep
    • Magpie
    • Liquorice sticks and Rinso
    • Pencil Box and Stylophone
    • BBC Light Programme
    • Billy Cotton Band Show
    • Mr Pastry and Mr Turnip
    • The Interlude
    • The Yes No Interlude
    • Piano Lessons
    • Road Signs
    • More Road signs
    • School Satchel and silver thimble
    • Trimphone and Bobbys whistle
    • Television Aerials
    • Going “down the yard” to the outside Lavatory, with a candle in a jam jar !
    • Shaving
      Sharpening Strop, Also for strapping your Bum ...ouch
      Cut Throat razor made in Solingen Germany
    • Double edge blades
    • Rolls Razor
    • Writing
      Dip Pen & Ink Well
      Pelikan 100 Fountain Pen
    • Lighting
      Oil Lamp
      Gas Street Lamps
    • Seen in every kitchen
      Egg timer
      Mincer Early Food Processor
    • Kitchen Range
    • Bath in front of the fire. Who gets the clean water ?
    • Fire lighters and Fly paper
    • Milk bottle top and NHS glasses
    • Famous Five and Secret Seven
    • Flash Gordon
    • All Win 1dslot
    • Ford Anglia
    • Renault Dauphine
    • Bubble Cars
      Isetta from BMW
      Messaschmitt
    • Scooters and Motor Bikes
      BSA Bantam
      Lamberetta
    • Freddie Laker
    • The Beatles
    • Do you remember Buzby ?
    • Household equipment
    • Carpet Cleaning
    • Or if you were posh.....
      Hoover Junior
    • Wash day equipment
    • DOLLY BLUE
    • Dolly tub, Scrubbing board, Dolly peg and Mangle
    • Wash House
    • Mummy’s got a Flatley
    • BENDIX Self Service Launderette
      May 1957:
      The wash cycle lasts for thirty-three minutes at the new Bendix Laundrette
    • Dixon of Dock Green
    • Fanny & Johnny Craddock
    • Esso Advertising
    • The very nice man - AA
    • RAC Box
    • Food and Drink
    • Green Goddess
    • Green Shield Stamps & Jubbly
    • Early MP3 Player !!!
    • Mini Moke
    • Typical Garage / Petrol Station
    • ICI Petrol - Remember the smell?
    • McDonald Hobley & The TV Toppers
    • Photography
      Box Brownie
      Flash Bulbs
    • Entertainment
      Sunday Night at the London Palladium
      No longer PC !
    • Music
      45 RPM Record
      Bal Ami 200 Circa 1952
    • Advertising
      Spratts Word dog
      Coronation Oxo Tin
    • Stop me and buy one !
    • Personal Radio
    • Amateur Radio Station
    • Murray Mints the too good to hurry mints
    • Peg Rugs
    • Slide Rule
    • Sinclar C5
    • Sinclair Cambridge Calculator
    • My first computer – Sinclair ZX81
    • For Mash get SMASH
    • Three Penny Bit
    • Children’s TV
    • Writing Slate
    • Z - Cars
    • Transport
    • Children’s Television
    • Comics
    • CB Radio
    • Radio Caroline North
    • 208 Meters Medium Wave
    • Hi-Fi
    • Holidays at Butlin’s
    • Anderton House
    • Coronation Mug
    • David Nixon
    • Fennings Feaver Cure – ooogh !
    • Dick Barton Special Agent &Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
    • Festival of Britain
    • Half Crown 12½p and Hoover Washer
    • ABC Minors
    • Marbles for the boys
    • Hopscotch for the girls
    • Condensed Milk
      Who had
      Conny Onny
      butties?
      Disgusting !!
    • You’d wonder where the yellow went when you brushed your teeth with Pepsodent
    • 10/- note and £1 note
    • White £5 note (About A4 in size)
    • Milk Advertisement
    • Test Card C
    • Wilfred and Mabel PicklesGive him the money Mabel !
    • A Lowton Websites Productionwww.lowtonwebsites.co.uk
    • ITEMS WANTED
      If you have any nostalgic items or photographs that we could include in any updates, please send them to us as jpeg files by e-mail to:-
      mail@lowtonwebsites.co.uk
    • THE END
      Don’t forget to turn off your set.
      .
      Go to bed when the dot fades