Runcorn/Widnes – The Ethelfleda Railway Bridge pedestrian footpath

Here’s a fascinating bit of Liverpool City Region railway history which I have only just caught up with – The story and write-up is from ‘Old Liverpool Railways‘ and can be accessed on YouTube via the link below:-

Click on the photo (which is also amongst my Flickr shots at:- to enlarge it.

New Runcorn – Widnes Bridge Fraud Scam

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

There does not seem to be much in the world of the Internet that is not open to fraud these days but locals who want to register to use the new Mersey Gateway Bridge need to be careful of this scam.

Mersey Gateway Bridge – Progress but no mention of Northern Poorhouse!

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

This is an amazing engineering project and it’s happening in ‘the north’, so show come no one name dropped the Northern Powerhouse in this article? I thought every media outlet had to name drop it or face the wrath of George Osborne. Oh hang on he’s bitten the dust hasn’t he.

BTW is it just me or is the Echo web site struggling? It seems to freeze up all the time – time for an upgrade?

Hatton’s – Famous model railway shop leaves Liverpool’s Smithdown Road for Widnes

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above


Anyone who has even just dabbled in model railways, this includes me of course, will have heard of Liverpool’s Hatton’s model railway shop. But now after decades in Smithdown Road it has moved much larger premises to Widnes.