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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)
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Sutton In The News - 119 Years Ago This Week:
For weeks past energetic preparations have been made to celebrate the annual demonstration of the Catholics of Sutton and Burtonwood. It will be remembered amongst our readers that the missions in the above two districts are under the charge of the Passionist Fathers. Although Saturday last, the date of the fete, seemed to be anything but a propitious day, yet as the day advanced the angry clouds disappeared and beautiful weather was the consequence. Shortly after noon the school children began to assemble, and by half-past one about 900 boys and girls, followed by the Children of Mary, Society of St.Aloysius, League of the Cross, Sacred Heart, Catholic Benefit Society, and the Philanthropic Society, making a total of about 1,100, wended their way to Mr Willis’s field, St.Helens Junction, which he kindly lent for the occasion. Roughdale's Brass Band led up the procession, playing for the Morris Dancers immediately behind. The children taking part in this unique performance were Masters W Murphy, J Taylor, Geo Taylor, H Leadbetter, W Clara, Geo Jones, Jas Parr, Joe Case, Peter Almond, W Nolan, P Holland, and John Ashton. Much delight was shown by the populace at the artistic evolutions pourtrayed {sic} by these boys…The boys with their red sashes, and the girls mostly dressed in white, looked admirable. Along the route through the various streets bunting and other decorations enlivened the scene beyond description. An extraordinary display of evergreens across Robins-lane, from Messrs Rennie and Fisher to Messrs Turner and Rigby, was beautiful. When the processionists arrived at the field the sun shone out magnificently. After about 1000 children had been substantially fed various sports and entertainments were indulged in. A stage had been erected where the children of Sutton Infants’ School delighted their hearers with a commendable performance. Miss Bickerstaffe played the harmonium for them most satisfactorily. Roughdale’s Band, conducted by Mr. Geo Beesley, played selections during the afternoon and were succeeded in turn by Sutton Road Prize Brass Band, conducted by Mr. J Appleton. The Very Rev. Fr. Rector had provided a large assortment of prizes for the sports. It is needless to say that this part of the programme was heartily enjoyed by the youngsters. Other entertainments usually found at suburban fairs were also to the fore for the enjoyment of the children. Towards evening the tug-of-war, Sutton v. Burtonwood, was brought to an excitable conclusion, Sutton being victorious….As the proceeds will be devoted towards lessening the debt on the new infants’ department we hope it will be a financial success.
Published in The St.Helens Reporter on Friday August 2nd 1895
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Header image: The beauty of St.Nicholas Church in snow photographed in February 2009