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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 - 178 Years Ago This Week:
A murder of an atrocious character was committed last week at the village of Sutton, in the parish of Prescott, eight miles distant from Liverpool. The murdered man was named Patrick Davenay. He had come over from Ireland, potatoe digging. The circumstances attending his death were detailed in the evidence taken at the coroner’s inquest, held at the Bull Inn, Sutton, on Thursday last, before James Hayes, Esq. Coroner, and a respectable jury. Thomas Murray, of Clonshanert, in the County of Roscommon, Ireland, deposed that he knew the deceased very well: he lived in the same village as witness. They left Ireland together on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., and came to Sutton, where they were engaged to get potatoes for Mr. James Welsby. On Tuesday last, between four and five in the afternoon, the deceased and witness left Welsby together; they went out for the purpose of buying some bread at a shop at Marshall’s Cross. As they went along witness saw three men standing on the bridge which passes over the Liverpool and Manchester railway; one of them had a crutch, and the two others had each sticks. Witness never saw either of them before. When witness and deceased left the shop, after making their purchases, they went the same way back towards Welsby’s, and did not attempt to cross the bridge. The three men were still standing on the bridge. Witness and deceased went down the lane leading in an opposite direction. Some children playing in the lane called out “Paddy, Paddy, make haste or you will get a thrashing.” Witness looked back, and saw the three men following; one of them ran past the others, and witness ran forward a little; he then stopped to see what had become of the deceased. Witness observed the man who had outran the others coming close to the deceased, and he called for the deceased to run, but just at that moment witness saw the same man take his stick, which had a horn tip upon it, in both his hands, and strike the deceased on the left side of the head. The deceased immediately fell down. He called out that he was murdered, on which the blows were repeated, and the unfortunate man shortly after expired. There was no assignable cause for such an atrocious murder, unless that of coming over to this country for work. The Jury returned a verdict of “Wilful Murder” against Joseph Monks, and the Coroner issued a warrant for his apprehension.
Published in the Liverpool Mercury on Sunday October 23rd 1836
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Updated: The Making of Dream page with new videos and images
Updated: Sutton at War Part 1 and Sutton Manor Colliery Part 2 pages
Updated: Sutton Sport article on the history of Sutton Cricket Club
Updated: Religion in Sutton Part 2 article on St. Anne's RC Church
Added: Sutton Poetry page and updated Memories of Sutton Part 9

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Header image: The beauty of St.Nicholas Church in snow photographed in February 2009