Kirkby Timeline - Part 3

  • 1848 New Vicarage built in Old Hall Lane.

    Kirkby Railway station opens, part of the Liverpool, Bolton and Bury line.

    Waterworks built by St. Helens Corporation completed.

  • 1861 Birth of Robert Atherton (Robin o' Bob's), ploughboy poet: known as the Lancashire 'Burns'.

  • 1871 New Parish Church of St. Chad consecrated. Ceremony performed by the Lord Bishop of Chester.