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A Celebration of the Past and Present of Sutton & Bold in St.Helens

  • Skies of Sutton – 01 (of 18) – Sunrise off Abbotsfield Road looking towards Burtonwood
  • Skies of Sutton – 02 (of 18) – Taken in fields off Eltonhead Road opposite Sutton Academy
  • Skies of Sutton – 03 (of 18) – Early morning over Sherdley Park
  • Skies of Sutton – 04 (of 18) – Sunrise from Elton Head Road
  • Skies of Sutton – 05 (of 18) – The skies over the Brickfields Woodland
  • Skies of Sutton – 06 (of 18) – A remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
  • Skies of Sutton – 07 (of 18) – Looking towards Sutton Academy in Elton Head Road
  • Skies of Sutton – 08 (of 18) – It’s a new pink day in Sutton Park!
  • Skies of Sutton – 09 (of 18) – Another remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
  • Skies of Sutton – 10 (of 18) – Taken in fields off Eltonhead Road opposite Sutton Academy
  • Skies of Sutton – 11 (of 18) – Flying over the Sutton skies during a World Cup match
  • Skies of Sutton – 12 (of 18) – The sky over Holbrook Close and New Street
  • Skies of Sutton – 13 (of 18) – Sherdley Park looking towards Marshalls Cross Road
  • Skies of Sutton – 14 (of 18) – Taken in Mill Lane. Doesn’t the plane look a bit like a dolphin?
  • Skies of Sutton – 15 (of 18) – Early morning over Lea Green Station
  • Skies of Sutton – 16 (of 18) – The sun is being held up by the Chester Lane telephone exchange!
  • Skies of Sutton – 17 (of 18) – A remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
  • Skies of Sutton – 18 (of 18) – A crescent moon and the planet Venus hang over a New Street cottage
'The Skies of Sutton, St. Helens' Slideshow (18 photographs)
Sutton Beauty & Heritage is an illustrated appreciation of the natural and architectural beauty found in the Sutton & Bold district of the vibrant town of St.Helens, located in between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester in the north-west of England. It's also a research-based study of the former Sutton and Bold townships' heritage. See About This Website for more...
Sutton In The News - 143 Years Ago This Week:
Some additional light (says our Liverpool correspondent) was yesterday thrown upon the terrible occurrence of Thursday evening. The friends of the deceased have identified them as Robert Wanless, a mining over-looker, and his wife. It is thought that Wanless and his wife had quarrelled after she got into the train at Pemberton (Wanless having himself come from Wigan), and that during the heat of that quarrel Wanless drew the revolver and fired at her. The ball entered at the right temple, and must have caused almost immediate death. The face is not at all distorted, the right eyelid only being slightly discoloured, and a little blood having oozed out from the ear. The deceased was a very handsome woman, and she was dressed with care and taste. Wanless’s face is terribly mutilated, and it is believed that after shooting his wife he placed the muzzle of the revolver in his mouth. For some time previously Wanless had been living at Sutton, near St. Helens, and his wife at Walton, which is only a few miles from Liverpool. A few weeks ago he had made an application for the appointment of manager to the Victoria Mining Company, whose offices are in Liverpool, and we understand that out of about 60 candidates he was one of two selected for a final choice. He was coming down to Liverpool with a view to complete this negotiation. He had until within the last few months been in the service of the Norley Hall Coal Company. A singular fact remains upon which perhaps some light may be thrown at the inquest, which opens to-morrow. One of the many persons who came to the dead house to-day in order to see if they could identify the bodies, exclaimed on seeing that of the female, “That is my poor wife, who has been missing for years.” The gentleman in question holds a prominent position in business in Liverpool, and it is understood that he has been separated from his wife for a considerable time.
Published in The Manchester Times on Saturday September 23rd 1871
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Header image: The beauty of St.Nicholas Church in snow photographed in February 2009