Category: Timeline

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’»

St Julian’s

There used to be a farm in Watling Street called St Julian’s Farm   The farm buildings were opposite the entrance to Vesta Avenue and can be seen in this photo which was taken in 1939. This land  in Watling street originally… More about ‘St Julian’s’»