Earlestown

Sankey Viaduct seen from the Sankey Valley Country Park.
Detail of the viaduct from third arch.

Town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside, England.

- Earlestown
Sankey Viaduct seen from the Sankey Valley Country Park.

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London and North Western Railway

British railway company between 1846 and 1922.

British railway company between 1846 and 1922.

Early 1900s map of the LNWR system and that of their Scottish partners, the Caledonian Railway (north of ) The thick black lines denote the lines of the two companies
LNWR's initials carved in Portland Stone on one of Euston Station's entrance lodges
The erecting shop at the Crewe Locomotive Works ca. 1890
Illustration of a LNWR passenger locomotive, c. 1852
LNWR No. 1881, a Webb 0-8-0 four cylinder compound – frontispiece from The Railway Magazine June 1903

The company inherited a number of manufacturing facilities from the companies with which it merged, but these were consolidated and in 1862, locomotive construction and maintenance was done at the Crewe Locomotive Works, carriage building was done at Wolverton and wagon building was concentrated at Earlestown.

Randall's Arch

Newton-le-Willows

Market town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

Market town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

Randall's Arch
Newton-le-Willows railway station
Church of SS Mary and John
St Peter's Church, Newton-le-Willows

The wider built-up area of Newton-le-Willows includes Earlestown and areas of Wargrave and Vulcan Village.

Metropolitan Borough of St Helens

Local government district with borough status in Merseyside, North West England.

Local government district with borough status in Merseyside, North West England.

'Billinge Lump' is the highest point in St Helens and Merseyside

The borough is named after its largest settlement, St Helens but also includes neighbouring towns and villages such as Earlestown, Rainhill, Eccleston, Clock Face, Haydock, Billinge, Rainford and Newton-le-Willows.

Old Boston Colliery baths

Haydock

Village within the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

Village within the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

Old Boston Colliery baths

In 2009 local schools from Haydock and Earlestown planted a variety of trees on the hill as part of the plans.

Size of electorate in each constituency

St Helens North (UK Parliament constituency)

Constituency created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by the Labour Party's Conor McGinn, Shadow Minister without Portfolio from 4 December 2021.

Constituency created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by the Labour Party's Conor McGinn, Shadow Minister without Portfolio from 4 December 2021.

Size of electorate in each constituency

It includes the north of the town of St Helens, and Billinge, Seneley Green, Earlestown, Blackbrook, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows and Rainford.

Earlestown station buildings viewed from platform 1

Earlestown railway station

Earlestown station buildings viewed from platform 1
The Manchester and Liverpool Railway at Newton, by Charles Calvert
The station ticket office.
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 departs from platform 5.
A Northern Rail Class 156 waits at the station.
The oldest station building in the world, which is still in passenger service.

Earlestown railway station is a railway station in Earlestown, Merseyside, England, and one of the few "triangular" stations in Britain.

Sir Hardman Earle, 1st Baronet, slave owner, railway director

Hardman Earle

British railway director and slave owner.

British railway director and slave owner.

Sir Hardman Earle, 1st Baronet, slave owner, railway director
Sir Hardman Earle, 1st Baronet

Earlestown in Newton-le-Willows is named after him.

Earlestown Town Hall

Earlestown Town Hall

Earlestown Town Hall

Earlestown Town Hall is a municipal building in Market Street in Earlestown, Merseyside, England.

Railways around Chester

Chester–Birkenhead line

The Chester–Birkenhead line runs from Chester to Birkenhead via Hooton.

The Chester–Birkenhead line runs from Chester to Birkenhead via Hooton.

Railways around Chester
Railways around Birkenhead

The schemes to do so were turned down by Parliament, and the Grand Junction settled for connecting to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway via the Warrington and Newton Railway at Earlestown instead.

The Beatles working in the studio with their producer George Martin, circa 1965

Gravy Train (band)

Progressive rock group from Lancashire, England, formed by vocalist and guitarist Norman Barratt in 1969.

Progressive rock group from Lancashire, England, formed by vocalist and guitarist Norman Barratt in 1969.

The Beatles working in the studio with their producer George Martin, circa 1965

J.D. Hughes said: "We began rehearsing at St. Helens Cricket Club in the summer, I think, of 1969. I was still living at home in Liverpool, Les Williams and drummer Barry Davenport were from St. Helens and Norm from Earlestown, Lancs."