Category: 1970s

Betty Entwistle House

Betty Entwistle house, a local authority sheltered housing scheme in Holyrood Crescent, was constructed around 1975-76 and officially opened in 1977 with the planting of a tree.  The photo below shows a local dignitary doing the planting. In the background… More about ‘Betty Entwistle House’»

Vesta Avenue shops

The shops in Vesta Avenue originally consisted of three shops: St Julian’s Stores at one end, Holdham’s Butchers in the middle and St Stephen’s Stores at the other end. In between was waste ground.  These three shops were built when the… More about ‘Vesta Avenue shops’»

Mercer Chronometers

Mercers was a family run marine chronometer manufacturing business. The firm started in 1858 in Clerkenwell London by the founder, Thomas Mercer. Thomas was born in St Helen’s Lancashire in 1822. St Helen’s was said to be the centre of… More about ‘Mercer Chronometers’»

Cottonmill Club

A social club, called the Cottonmill Club, was launched in 1970s to provide community facilities for the residents of the new Cottonmill and St Julian’s estates. Membership was by subscription and in its heyday it attracted over 2,000 members. It… More about ‘Cottonmill Club’»