The Village of Euxton, Lancashire, England.
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My Euxton:  Why Create This Site?

Pure nostalgia for glorious times past, living a young care-free life in Euxton Village, in the finest of all counties.

As a youngster I must have walked, ran and cycled around Euxton more than any one I knew.

My life in Euxton started during World War 2 (~ 1942), when my family moved to Armetriding Farm (possibly the second oldest building in Euxton).  As a child in Euxton’s green fields, glorious woodlands, flowing streams and rivers it was a paradise found.

Given the isolation, we had few folk around us there, but we had neighbours at Armetriding Cottages along the lane and at Commissary Farm , of the famous Cromwell fame just across the Yarrow River (by rickety wooden footbridge up Back Lane) where we collected our daily water supply from an hillside spring.

Outside of school time, we spent our days playing around Armetriding Farm with all its fields and barns, or playing along the  mill leat that provided water power for Armetriding Cotton Mill. Inside the mill,

I "still" see the cast iron
Pelton wheel that stood motion-less after a ~century of powering the old mill.
Given the isolation, we had few friends, but we had neighbours at Armetriding Cottages along the lane and at Commissary Farm (of Cromwell Fame) just across the Yarra River (by rickety wooden footbridge up Back Lane) where we collected our daily water supply from an hillside spring.
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On Sunday it was off to Chapel (Methodist and Truth!), walking alongside the Yarrow River and its old mill leats with their drawn-off river water.  The old cottage buildings of Pincock still stood then as did the 'Millwright Arms'.  Pubs It was located about halfway up Pincock Brow.

Having a very spiritual Mum (clairvoyant and more) was daunting! Mum could I know, read my mind. I recall her describing a number of spiritual visits with us, an interesting one was the "Spirit" that met Mum on the staircase at Armetriding Farm. 

Mum had got us all to bed, Dad was very sick with pneumonia.  Mum was coming up to bed,  when down the stairs came the "Lady with the Lamp".  The "Spirit" brushed right past
my Mum and went straight out "through" the front door and down the long flight of stone steps that lead to Mill Lane. Life was never quite the same again!   Ghost Visits

Occasionally, Mum would provide tea and scones (in our Armetriding Farm garden)
Armetriding Farm Recipes  for the ramblers and history seeker groups, guiding them  on to interesting localities.  My Mum was solid on Euxton history.
In the mid-evening they (the ramblers) would hear a choral of  church bells ringing up the valley from Eccleston village,
far away in the beautiful sunsets

Where the date stone (1662) is built into the retaining wall of "our" Armetriding Farm,  we would watch the Blue-Tits nesting in the "gaps in the wall", it was also a favourite place for bee nests.


The farm house itself dates from 1570, whilst the 1662 date stone was set in the retaining wall by Bill Carr, who lived at the farm from 1953 to 1989.  The 1662 date stone is from an old cottage, now demolished, that was about 50 metres to the East of the Armetriding Cotton Mill, just under the old mill leat.  My Aunt Jane and Uncle Will Heffron lived in the old cottage during my farm days, whilst Mrs White lived in the cottage next door.

Teenage years (~1953) saw us move into a house (pure luxury) in the village proper. For the first time in our family life, we had running water, electricity, gas and a real flushing toilet.

There was even a back door that had hinges, and worked!
But, my mystical Mum still missed "our" Armetriding Farm.

My first movies were seen at the Village Institute,
Pubs, an old timber building where films used to be shown one night of the week. It was here, that I learned that I was in the 20th Century!

Now came responsibilities and industry: three paper rounds for Mr. and Mrs. Webster's paper shop, delivering groceries for Mr. and Mrs. Tittle's grocery store / post office , and child minding and all this and school and studying. These responsibilities took me to every address of Euxton village.

After a while "chapel" gave way to C of E. One could not attend youth group unless one attended the Parish Church. I cannot yet understand the reasoning of it.  For at the church, and the youth  group, no-one preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified!  (It took The Queen’s
Commission in the Royal Australian Engineers, for one to find The Living Christ).


But one still has very fond memories of "our Armetriding Farm".


My very own prayer for belief!

After a while chapel gave way to C of E. One could not attend youth group unless one attended the Parish Church. I cannot yet understand the reasoning of it.  For at the church, and the youth  group, no-one preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified!  It took The Queen’s Commission in the Royal Australian Engineers, for one to find The Living Christ.
Why did the Ranters stop preaching at the chapel?

Why did the C of E not understand the importance of what the Ranters preached?   Why oh why? 
  Ranters

Why have church youth leaders, who do not know "The Christ"?

Whilst
studying, I would gaze from my bedroom window

(10 St. Mary’s Gate) at Rivington Pike some 10 miles away, longing to understand what this (life) was all about.  I did understand a little of the issues of invasion, the Spanish fleet
and the early warning system set there upon Rivington Pike.

Whilst delivering papers to the garage (the old Bugle Inn site) the "old" mechanic, would demonstrate his new form of "continuos power" bicycle, an Euxton invention was going to revolutionize peddle power!  Euxton was not as sleepy as I thought.

A little further down the A49, near Balshaw Lane, I would deliver papers to Euxton Hall.    My entrance to the hall was through a small timber door set in the high stone wall that surrounds the grounds.  Making about three stops in the grounds at various premises, I would pass by the numerous old stables and out-buildings that made Euxton Hall mystifying.

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