Halton from the skies in days gone by

Runcorn and Widnes World: Can you tell us where this is? Can you tell us where this is?

THIS aerial photograph of Widnes was captured in the early 20th century as part of the Britain from Above project.

It belongs to a unique collection of one million images taken from 1919 to 1953.

Can you tell us where it is?

So much has changed since this picture was taken, can you remember what the town was like then?

Please comment below or e-mail newsroom@worldgroup.co.uk.

We will reveal the correct answer next week and upload another image from the collection.

The aerial photograph of Runcorn featured on our website last week featured Waterloo bridge and the town.

It was taken in 1928.

Thanks to everyone who correctly identified the picture. We received a great feedback on Facebook.

 

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3:38pm Thu 17 Jul 14

widnesman says...

This is Kingsway estate Widnes, with Norton Park rugby ground clearly visible.
Towards the top right there is a roundabout at the Kingsway Leigh Avenue junction and beyond that is Victoria Park and Fairfield estate.
Bottom right there appears to be a row of terraced houses on the land now occupied by the Riverside College.
This is Kingsway estate Widnes, with Norton Park rugby ground clearly visible. Towards the top right there is a roundabout at the Kingsway Leigh Avenue junction and beyond that is Victoria Park and Fairfield estate. Bottom right there appears to be a row of terraced houses on the land now occupied by the Riverside College. widnesman
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10:57am Fri 18 Jul 14

mcpalbir says...

The terraced houses bottom left adjacent to the Cricketers Arms (Leggies) don't show the Gap in them that was there for some 50 years from the bombing in the 2nd world war. At the top of the gardens in the back of these houses was the training ground to Naughton Park and slightly to the right Widnes Bowling Club.
The terraced houses bottom left adjacent to the Cricketers Arms (Leggies) don't show the Gap in them that was there for some 50 years from the bombing in the 2nd world war. At the top of the gardens in the back of these houses was the training ground to Naughton Park and slightly to the right Widnes Bowling Club. mcpalbir
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8:34am Sat 19 Jul 14

flumoxed says...

Didn't realise the kingsway estate was as old as that thought it was 1930/40 interesting that it was a roundabout at the junction with Leigh avenue!
Didn't realise the kingsway estate was as old as that thought it was 1930/40 interesting that it was a roundabout at the junction with Leigh avenue! flumoxed
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