Photographic contributions mainly from Ernest Hall, Reg Morgan and David himself. Ernest Hall’s contribution of images of the Littleton Point to Point Races and Romany Families in the Village are particularly fine, and illustrate life in the 1960’s and 70’s. He was one of the first people in the village to use Kodachrome colour slide film, and as they were rarely viewed they are still in immaculate condition.
For many years Christleton had a history of successful boat building for the leisure industry. David starts the story in 1935 and relates how it grew and prospered thanks to Wain's Yard on Skip's Lane, Charlie Luxton's Yard on the other side of Rowton Bridge and Deans Marins on the banks of the canal.
Moving from Boat Building last month to Historic Working Boats this month David tells us about the Easter Festival at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, the working boats that carried, cheese, wheat, barley coal and timber. Also featured are the very necessary work of canal repairs and dredging.
Back onto dry land this month and a visit to the business premises of Christleton past. Looking at some of the advertisements I could imagine that one could quite easily be able to get all the necessary goods and provisions without ever having to leave the village. I suppose this is true today in what would have been an unbelievable and very different way, but have we really progressed by losing that personal touch.