My Barnes Road experience by Eddie Appleton

My relationship with Barnes Rd school started in 1940, situated a matter of 3-4 minutes walk from my home in Iddon Rd, in fact I think all the kids lived within a few minutes walk to the four schools in Skelmersdale at that time…

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Endowed School by Dave Ackerley

Endowed School By Dave Ackerley History The school dates back as far as 1732 although there is an entry in the will of a benefactor…

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Pubs Around Skem By Dave Ackerley

PUBS AROUND SKEM By Dave Ackerley Entering Skelmersdale from Ormskirk Road we would pass The Railway Inn (now The Roundabout Pub) at the end of…

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Sandy Lane by Geoff Howard

¬†Sandy Lane Here’s the Sandy Lane article by Geoff Howard which appeared in the Skelmersdale advertiser in 1998 Bright side of life! Sandy Lane it…

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Mission Church and Sunday Schools

Mission Church and Sunday Schools The population of Skelmersdale had grown to 3000 by 1871, and by 1878 it had reached 5000. This called for…

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Coal Mines in Skelmersdale

Skem Heritage Archives The Coming of the Coal Industry By Dave Ackerley The first instances of Coal Mines in Skelmersdale appeared about the 1840’s and…

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