High Street in 1904, Runcorn

High Street in 1904, Runcorn

This view of the bottom of High Street used to be known as "Lea's corner". Lea's shop is the one with the man standing in the doorway. Beyond stands the imposing St. Paul's Methodist chapel on the left and beyond that is a partial view of the only building seen here which exists today, the Westminster Bank. There is the old pawnbrokers shop on the immediate left and the cobbled street. All now so vastly different, with the imposing facade of St. Paul's chapel only a memory! Only its perimeter wall and railings have been retained, and can be seen in front of the trees on the left in the moden photo.

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The message reads:-

Dear Mamie, Just one more for your collection. Excuse writing (train shakes)
Love from Maude