Find your street? Map of St Helens from the mid-20th century !
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The map was printed by Wood, Westworth & Co. at 23 Hardshaw Street – an address which in later years would house Lloyds Bank and the St Helens Star.
The date of publication is unclear but it is sometime between the early 1940s and early 1950s. Perhaps readers can date it by telling us when some of the missing parts were created.
A number of areas have not yet been built; An area of Eccleston and Windle between Bleak Hill Road, Alder Hey Road and Rainford Road is still home to a number of farms at this point.
The Hard Lane estate has not yet been built, and there are no streets around Clinkham Wood and Carr Mill.
The area of Blackbrook – off Chain Lane – is not yet developed, and the Australian sounding parts of Thatto Heath off Elephant Lane are not developed.
There are no four acres yet, and the property betweenleet Lane and Derbyshire Hill Road, the site around Ashton Green colliery, has yet to be developed.
The town center is crowded with rows of terraces – parts of which have given way to retail developments, including the town center Asda, and there has of course been some removals and demolitions off the Cooper Street/Cowley Hill area.
The area between Rainhill and Nutgrove still houses the extensive Rainhill Hospital site.