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Pictures of Widnes

in the county of Cheshire

About Widnes

Widnes is perfectly situated to explore the estuary of the famous River Mersey, historic Liverpool with its rich seafaring heritage and nearby Warrington where there is a museum recalling much of the history of the region.

There is much that is Victorian about Widnes, this can be seen in the splendid public library building and the park named after a great Queen and Empress. The park offer pleasant green spaces, a lake with wildfowl and there is a lofty Cenotaph to the those who died in the 20th century World Wars.

Of its recent history Widnes can claim to be the birthplace of the giant I.C.I Chemical Company, started by Sir Alfred Mond, it is also the place where both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appeared in theatre separately before they each left for distant shores and later met up in America to form one of the greatest film comedy duo's of all time. The "fab four" played at the Queens theatre before they became famous and Freddie Mercury, who went on to become the star of the great "Queen" band, played at the Wade Deacon Grammar School for girls in the 1960's whilst he was fronting an all boys band called Wreckage!

There is much that is historic about Widnes, it has had many famous son's and daughter's and is proud of its place in the history of Cheshire. There are several ancient churches to explore, and despite urban encroachment there remains pleasant countryside to wander in.

Visitors to the town will find good shopping facilities, a variety of old and modern pubs, restaurants serving the cuisines of many countries, and plenty of entertainment. The town's promenade offers good views of the sweep of the Mersey river and its bridges.

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Heron and angler at Eccleston Mere, St Helens, Merseyside.

St Helens (86 Pictures) in the county of Merseyside

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction N of Widnes)

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Lymm Church.

Lymm (19 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cheshire

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction E of Widnes)

The picturesque village of Lymm is situated in the the county of Cheshire, England, and was mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086. It's name is of Celtic origins and means "Place.....

A picture of Liverpool

Liverpool (617 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Merseyside

(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction W of Widnes)

From early humble origins Liverpool, over the centuries has grown and developed to become one of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe. Liverpool, rich though it is in.....

Aintree racecourse

Aintree (1 Pictures) in the county of Merseyside

(12.0 miles, 19.4 km, direction NW of Widnes)


Chester - August 2010

Chester (289 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Cheshire

(13.0 miles, 20.9 km, direction SW of Widnes)

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Remains of Halton Castle

Halton Castle (3 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction SE)


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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens (6 Pictures)

(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SE)

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Walton Hall, Cheshire

Walton Hall & Gardens (8 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

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Speke Hall (13 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction W)

Sandwiched between the urban sprawl of Liverpool, Speke Hall is an astonishing survival from the past - a magnificent, unspoilt.....

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Friends Meeting House (2 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction N)

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Knowsley Hall & Safari Park (3 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NW)


Ellesmere Port - Taken By David Thomas DEC 2001

Ellesmere Port Boat Museum (50 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SW)

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