The old hall stood in High Street. It was a 17th.C. building, demolished in 1883 and replaced by a Salvation Army citadel. This itself disappeared in the 1950's to be replaced by the present Lloyds bank building. The building on its right is now Bank Chambers public house, having been a house then the main Runcorn Post Office.
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The message reads:-
Dear Alice, We are here, there was no train at 11-10 so we had to wait till 12 o'clock, we got here in time for dinner. We are staying the night here if fine we shall come over if fine for our bikes. Kitty had given up the idea of going to Chester, we may to some theatre to-night. Love to Vincent from Auntie Florrie and Uncle Will