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  1. Scarisbrick Hall Sale 16th July 1923
    Started by jimmy-j 12/08/2001

    This beautiful house is situated on the site of the ancestral home of the Scarisbrick family, that dates back to the time of King Stephen. The present building, considered to be one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in the country, was designed by Pugin and completed in 1867. ...

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    13/02/2013 10:27 PM
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  2. Sergeant Major Nunnerley.
    Started by Batstiger 14/01/2011

    "The Charge of the Light Brigade" I am not a local person although my mother was from Cypress Rd and father from Barratt Rd Southport. This thread concerns a local hero of Ormskirk Sergeant Major Nunnerley b 1831 d 1905 and my Father in law Thomas Hough b 1895 d 1985. also of Ormskirk. I am...

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    04/06/2012 04:29 PM
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  3. Search for Kenneth Owens
    Started by Croftsmith 06/02/2012

    hello I am searching for my father who I have never met. Kenneth Owens worked for a jh butterworth sub contracted to holima and sent to northern Ireland to fit a holima fridge he met my mother here but left to return to Liverpool/ormskirk/kirby area. He would be aged 60-70 and worked here in the...

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    06/02/2012 11:46 PM
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  4. Minster lodge.Ruff Lane.
    Started by xirdneh 17/07/2011

    Has Anyone Any Memories/Recollections?

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    03/09/2011 08:54 AM
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  5. Ormskirk Station 1908
    Started by onthespot 21/05/2003

    Bob Jermyn from Ormskirk has sent in this lovely photograph of Ormskirk Station circa 1908 with all the station staff posing for this photograph. On the rear of the photograph pictured below shows the names of all on the picture. A poignant reminder of the times gone by with the station about to...

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    22/11/2010 11:37 PM
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  6. The Altcar Bob
    Started by steve 20/11/2010

    The Altcar Bob train ran between Southport and Altcar from 1906 to 1938. It is remembered here with affection by the late John Ashcroft who used to live at Halsall, one of the stops on the line. On The Track of Altcar Bob Written by John Ashcroft 1972 The Altcar Bob died in 1938 but you...

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    22/11/2010 11:33 PM
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  7. Old Ormskirk pics - selection
    Started by meremortal 20/11/2010

    Church Street Coronation Park Cycling Club Derby Road

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    20/11/2010 12:11 PM
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  8. Ormskirk market photo's
    Started by beldray 15/10/2010

    Few years ago I bought a box of old photographic slides from a carboot sale.In amongst them were these two of Ormskirk market,unfortunatly no date on them. Thought they might be of interest to someone out there.

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    19/11/2010 06:13 PM
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  9. FS1E Memories
    Started by pauldrig 15/11/2008

    I was recently reminiscing about my first bike a beautiful purple FS1E the fun, crashes and stupid stunts we used to get up to in the late 70s. I bought the bike from ? and thats the problem i cannot remember the bike shops name in Sandy lane skem even though i spent many a Saturday there buying...

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    12/11/2009 11:37 PM
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  10. Help / Jeweller's shop at 28 Church Street
    Started by onthespot 10/06/2004

    A reader on Ormskirk.gb.com forums would like to know if other readers are able to direct them to any sites which would inform them who traded at the jeweller's shop at 28 Church Street, Ormskirk in April, 1938? The lady in question is researching her family tree, has found a photograph...

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    20/09/2004 09:18 PM
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  11. New History Book Of Skelmersdale
    Started by onthespot 01/12/2003

    A new 52 page magazine style History Of Skelmersdale book is present on sale at Bluebells Florist in Church Street Ormskirk but will soon be on wider release. It has over 70 black & white photo's, which include coal mines, the Old Skem Jazzer train, and many long gone buildings. This book...

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    01/12/2003 10:36 PM
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  12. Scarisbrick Hall
    Started by happy_bunny 14/07/2003

    :p im an ex pupil of Scarisbrick ahll and due to the derelict condidtion of many areas of the school, themost intersting of places were naturally made out of bounds. However i am very very facinated in the history of the bulding so if anybody has any information, pictures anything i would be...

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    14/07/2003 11:00 PM
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  13. Scarisbrick Hall
    Started by onthespot 09/12/2002

    This beautiful house is situated on the site of the ancestral home of the Scarisbrick family, that dates back to the time of King Stephen. The present building, considered to be one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in the country, was designed by Pugin and completed in 1867. ...

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    17/01/2003 09:41 PM
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  14. The Beaconsfield Monument
    Started by onthespot 21/12/2002

    The Beaconsfield Monument The Beaconsfield Monument stands at beginning of Moor Street, in front of the Golden Lion Pub. The monument is a statue of Lord Beaconsfield, alias the Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. His ideals were 'the maintenance of religion, of the estates of the realm and...

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    21/12/2002 06:10 PM
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  15. Ormskirk market
    Started by onthespot 08/12/2002

    Ormskirk market was created by the grant of a royal market charter to the monks of Burscough Priory by Edward I in 1286. Each Thursday it provided a trading centre for the highly productive farmlands around the town. Later, in 1461, Edward IV granted a charter for annual fairs. In 1876 the...

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    08/12/2002 01:45 PM
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  16. St Anne's Church Ormskirk
    Started by onthespot 08/12/2002

    A Brief History The Parish of St Anne's was founded in 1732 and has always been served by Benedictine monks. At that time the Mass Centre was a house in Aughton Street until a chapel was built in 1747 on part of the site of the Social Centre. That one was replaced in 1795 by another which...

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    08/12/2002 12:53 PM
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  17. The History of Ormskirk
    Started by onthespot 08/12/2002

    In Ormskirk there are many reminders of the town's history which you can see in the present town, for example, the old courtyards such as Court No 5 on Church Street. Ormskirk's first settlers were probably the Vikings or Norsemen from Ireland and the Isle of Man who invaded and settled in the...

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    08/12/2002 12:36 PM
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