YOU can celebrate Halton’s heritage this month thanks to an exhibition that has arrived in the borough.

The Ropewalk is an exhibition in the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage Programme which is running until September as part of Halton’s Borough of Culture celebrations.

It is the second of three exhibition pieces – all of which explore aspects of Halton’s trading past.

It explores the history of rope-making for the sailing industry and started with a community event on Percival Lane in Runcorn in May – which was the site of an original ropewalk.

This involved the community making rope for the exhibition with an original rope-making machine lent to the project by a Widnes resident.

The Ropewalk will be in the borough from Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 16 at HeritageHQ, St Marie’s Church on Lugsdale Road in Widnes.

It is open between 10am to 4pm for people to visit, except for Sunday, June 19.

There will be an opportunity for those visiting to contribute memories of either working in these trades themselves or knowing of relatives who did.

Family-friendly activities will be held on Saturday, June 25.

The project has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Any queries, including booking in a group session for older people to reminisce about trades in Halton, to