The Stories of the Casualties of War of Neston and Burton
1914 – 1921
Ian L. Norris
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Irish Immigrants in Neston: the Ryans by Carl Ashton
Over the years many Irish immigrants made their way to Neston and I’d like to tell you about two of them – Rose Fergus and William Ryan read more
‘The Most Important Field in Neston’ by Anthony Annakin-Smith
A small field near the Wirral Way near Church Lane exemplifies many of the changes to Neston’s landscape over the centuries making it a very significant aspect of our local heritage...read more
The Reverend William Fergusson Barrett (1845-1892) and his wife Margaret (1846-1925) by A. G. Barrett
William Fergusson Barrett was born in Liverpool on 7th April 1845 the son of William Fergusson Barrett and his wife Jane …read more.
William Nelson Ledsham (1880 – 1951) and the Clontarf Cafe, Parkgate by Peter Thatcher
William Nelson Ledsham was my wife’s grandfather. He was born on the 8th January 1880 at Heath, Great Boughton…read more
George Edward (Ted) Pearson (1915 – 2003)
George Edward Pearson was born 11thJuly 1915 in Neston, the son of George Pearson and his wife Susie (nee Chrimes). As a member of the Territorials he was mobilised at the start of the war and was serving as a Sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps when he was sent to ….read more
Edward ‘Marlow’ Jones (1889 – 1966) by Ann Jones Billings
I’m so enjoying Neston Past, I wonder if I am in the unique position of being the daughter of a Little Neston miner born in 1889, at Number 3 New Street, and still in control of most of my faculties at 75...read more
The Railway at Parkgate: a brief history by Alan Passmore
It is now well over 60 years since the last passenger train steamed through Parkgate, and recollections of the time when trains chuffed between Hooton and West Kirby are now a distant memory for those Nestonians who once travelled on this route. The first railway on the Wirral peninsula was the Chester & Birkenhead, constructed between the city of Chester and the then quite infant town of Birkenhead (for Liverpool); it was opened to traffic in September 1840 with its first terminus at Grange Lane, extended in October 1844 to a riverside station at Monks Ferry...
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