Monthly Archives: July 2011

Coastguards at Walton

The recent news that Walton Coastguard Station is to be axed by the government in its attempt to save money got me wondering how long Walton has had a coastguard presence. This picture shows the coastguards in 1896 in front … Continue reading

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Walton Secondary School Film Unit 1962

A former Walton Secondary School pupil, Colin Hughes, has sent me a link to a super piece of old British Pathé newsreel.   http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1341  Colin tells me that he was one of many children who were looked after in Hillcrest Lodge … Continue reading

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1884 Celebrations

I have recently received this superb photograph showing Newgate Street in 1884.  The street is decorated to celebrate the formation of a Royal National Lifeboat Institution station in Walton and the naming of their first Walton lifeboat, The Honourable Artillery … Continue reading

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