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Ernie

Today the good folk of Walton came together to say farewell to one of the most loved characters that the town has ever seen. The popularity of Ernest Winston White, known to everyone as ‘Ernie’. was shown by the way … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Tarret?

Over the many years of writing this blog, I have received many messages of interest, but none more so than one which arrived recently from Charles Auld regarding the houseboat “Tarret” which used to be moored near the Yacht Club. … Continue reading

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Epic Rescue by Walton Lifeboat 100 Years Ago

This year, 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the rescue of 92 lives by Walton’s Lifeboat from the SS Peregrine (below) aground on the Long Sand Head. My thanks again to Steven Walker who has sent me the following item … Continue reading

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John & Diane Weston

At this time of year when I find little time to write here I am always pleased to receive items I can include without too much effort on my part. The following  piece, written by Steven Walker, is about probably … Continue reading

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A Bible Comes Home to Walton

Over the years I have been able to assist many readers of Walton Tales with information to help them with their genealogical research into Walton families. Now, this blog has helped me with my own family history. After reading Walton … Continue reading

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Walton’s Telephone Exchange

During the summer months I find it difficult to find time to write posts here, so you can imagine how pleased I was to receive a story about Walton Telephone Exchange from Alan Beales, who was the engineer  trusted to … Continue reading

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WALTON PIER TRAIN

For those of us who remember the thrill of riding on the little train which ran on the Pier, I have some good news. The engine named ‘Dreadnought’ has been found almost alive and well in Staffordshire. It is now … Continue reading

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