"Weston Road, Runcorn, in 1918 and today!"

Weston Road

Weston Road in 1918 and it is still quite identifiable today. (Place your mouse on/off the picture to see the before/now scenes). This direction is towards Runcorn. The bank on the right with the path leading up to the old quarries is now a wall. The drive to the left led to the former home of Thomas Hazlehurst "Beaconsfield" which had a magnificent view across the Mersey estuary towards the mountains of North Wales. It was surrounded by a large landscaped garden which contained a lodge where his coachman lived. Initially called "Prospect Villa", it was renamed "Beaconsfield" sometime after 1874. (More about Thomas can be found in other pages on this web site.) We can only assume that the cross over one of the houses is where the writer of this postcard was staying.


The message reads:-
Wishing you all a very happy Xmas & Bright new year from all at Runcorn.
Love from Lilly