Ellesmere Port Town Centre Memories booklet published
5 December 2016Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society have launched their latest booklet telling the story of how the Town Centre developed from a single farm known as Stud Farm.
The stories of the Cambridge Road School, the York Road football ground, the ever-moving market, Lewis’s and Asda, the bus station, Coronation Road and the EPIC each have a chapter devoted to them as do the ideas, proposals and actual development of the civic and commercial areas in the ‘Back to the Future’ chapters.
Finally, bringing the story into the 21st century, there is a comprehensive chapter on The Port Arcades. It’s a story that is a worthwhile read and an ideal Christmas present for any Portite.
Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Peter Rooney said: “The Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society has brought together a wonderful collection of stories that together paint a very interesting picture of the town centre, which was newly built after the war when Ellesmere Port was a boom town.
“It’s a fantastic read and makes me feel proud of Ellesmere Port where so much was achieved in such little time. My thanks go to the chair, members, and friends of the local history society who have put pen to paper. I hope more books on the history of our town will follow.”
The booklet is available for sale at the Central Library in Ellesmere Port and the National Waterways Museum for £10.
The booklet was launched at Ellesmere Port Library where the original 1963 model of the town centre is permanently displayed in the local history section on the first floor. The model was made by Liverpool University’s Civic Design Department.
The Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Peter Rooney is joined L-R by Celia Webber, Chair Ellesmere Port Local & Family History Society, Debbie Owen, CWAC Libraries, Members of the History Society, Les Lyon, The Port Arcades and Jochem Hollestelle, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Regeneration