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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 - 119 Years Ago This Week:
COLLIERY ACCIDENT AT ST. HELENS - TWO MEN KILLED
A shocking accident, resulting in the death of two men, occurred at the Bold Colliery, St. Helens Junction, owned by the Collins Green Colliery Company, last night. The unfortunate men were Thomas Murphy and William Hughes, both unmarried, and lodging together at 21, Rolling Mill-lane, Sutton. It appears that the men were employed as colliers, and yesterday afternoon were working in what is known as the Florida Mine, in company with a drawer named Benjamin Williams. Williams temporarily left the men in order to get some food for one of his meals, and when he returned to the working place he found that in his absence a tremendous quantity of stones and dirt had fallen from the roof. Williams shouted for his two fellow-workers, but failed to get any answer, and on removing a portion of the debris he saw one of Murphy's feet badly crushed. He there-upon ran for assistance, and men came to the spot. Murphy's body was early extricated, but the unfortunate man had been terribly crushed, and life was extinct. A search was then made for the body of Hughes, but so great had been the fall of rubbish that two hours elapsed before it was reached. Death appeared to have been instantaneous in his case also. The bodies were removed to their late home. It is understood that neither of the men has any relatives or intimate friends in the district, but it is stated that Murphy's parents belonged to Rainford, and that Hughes has a brother at Ashton-in-MakerīŦeld, and other relatives at Bagillt, North Wales.
Published in The Liverpool Mercury on Tuesday September 3rd 1895
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