Welcome To Sutton Beauty & Heritage!
A Celebration of the Past and Present of Sutton & Bold in St.Helens
- Skies of Sutton - 01 – Taken in fields off Eltonhead Road opposite Sutton Academy
- Skies of Sutton - 02 – The skies over the Brickfields Woodland
- Skies of Sutton - 03 - Sunrise off Abbotsfield Road looking towards Burtonwood
- Skies of Sutton - 04 – Early morning over Sherdley Park
- Skies of Sutton - 05 - Taken in Mill Lane. Doesn’t the plane look a bit like a dolphin?
- Skies of Sutton - 06 – Early morning over Lea Green Station
- Skies of Sutton - 07 – The sun is being held up by the Chester Lane telephone exchange!
- Skies of Sutton - 08 – A remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
- Skies of Sutton - 09 - A remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
- Skies of Sutton - 10 – Looking towards Sutton Academy in Elton Head Road
- Skies of Sutton - 11 – It’s a new pink day in Sutton Park!
- Skies of Sutton - 12 - Sunrise from Elton Head Road
- Skies of Sutton - 13 - Another remarkable sunrise over Sherdley Park
- Skies of Sutton - 14 - Taken in fields off Eltonhead Road opposite Sutton Academy
- Skies of Sutton - 15 – Flying over the Sutton skies during a World Cup match
- Skies of Sutton - 16 – The sky over Holbrook Close and New Street
- Skies of Sutton - 17 – Sherdley Park looking towards Marshalls Cross Road
NEW!...'The Skies of Sutton' Slideshow (17 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 - 113 Years Ago This Week:
'HOME-COMING OF CAPTAIN HUGHES, ST. HELENS - Enthusiastic Welcome.'
The Sutton and Peasley Cross district of St. Helens was the scene of enthusiastic demonstrations on Saturday afternoon on the occasion of the return home from South Africa of Captain Michael Hughes, of the Black Watch, and Mrs. Hughes, of Sherdley Hall, St. Helens. Captain and Mrs. Hughes are very popular, and highly esteemed by the residents of the district, as well as by the townspeople generally, and for some weeks preparations were in progress for according them a thoroughly demonstrative welcome. Whilst in South Africa, Captain Hughes, attached to his old regiment, the famous Black Watch, served on Lord Roberts's staff...In preparation for the homecoming of Captain and Mrs. Hughes, the residents along the route from St. Helens Junction Station to Sherdley Hall, a distance of about two miles, had elaborately decorated their houses and the streets generally with flags, banners, and bunting. Just outside the St. Helens Junction Station an elaborate fancy arch had been erected, upon which appeared the words, "Sutton Greets You." At the entrance gates to Sherdley Park there was another magnificent decorative display, and the words "Welcome Home" were affixed to another fine arch….The train conveying Captain Hughes and Mrs. Hughes reached St.Helens Junction shortly before half-past two, and was greeted with enthusiastic cheers. Captain and Mrs. Hughes were received on the platform by Colonel McTear, Councillor Dr. Bates, Mr. W. Briers, and other gentlemen, and a handsome bouquet was presented to Mrs. Hughes by Miss Ada Royle and Master William Bates. As the party crossed the footbridge to the station exit the crowd of many thousands gathered outside the station set up enthusiastic cheers, which were renewed as Captain and Mrs. Hughes entered the carriage awaiting them. The Sutton company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion South Lancashire Regiment, under Captain Masson, lined the roadway, and, after Captain and Mrs. Hughes had exchanged personal greetings with the members of the reception committee, and other gentlemen and ladies, a move was made for Sherdley Hall. The entire route was thickly lined with spectators, and great enthusiasm prevailed. Captain Hughes's carriage was followed by one containing Mrs. Bates, Master Willie Bates, Mrs. Royle, and Miss Ada Royle. The general procession was headed by a large body of horsemen – tradesmen, principally, of the district, and they were followed by the volunteers, workmen from the London and North-western Railway Company's sheeting department, a number of whom were dressed as "handy men," in blue tunics, and dragged along a splendid wooden representative of a 4.7 gun.
Published in The Liverpool Mercury on Monday December 10th 1900
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