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Huyton appears in the Domesday Book as 'Hitune'

1086
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Grant of the church at Huyton by Robert de Lathom to the priory he founded at Burscough

c.1189
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The Corpse Way, a footpath from Tarbock to Huyton in use as a route for burial parties to Huyton Parish Church

1520
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Datestone on Huyton Hey Manor

1670
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The Red Hazels built

1764
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Original Huyton Cross erected, designed by Thomas Rickman

1819
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• Hurst House built
• Huyton Gate railway station built; part of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first passenger line in the world

1830
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Huyton Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed

1850
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• St. Agnes Roman Catholic Chapel built on land provided by the Molyneux-Seel family
• Huyton Congregational Church built on Huyton Hey Road

1856
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Huyton Cricket and Bowling Club in Huyton Lane founded

1860
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School built alongside Huyton Congregational Church, Huyton Hey Road

1861
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Discovery of a Norman font found buried under the tower of St Michael's Church

1872
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St. Gabriel's school built in Huyton Quarry, also used as a temporary church

1873
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Huyton Local Government Board established

1877
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• New Congregational Church built at the junction of Victoria Road and Seel Road
• Former Congregational Church in Huyton Hey Road becomes known as Park Hall

1890
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• Huyton Urban District Council, covering Huyton, Roby and Thingwall formed
• St. Gabriel's Church, Huyton Quarry consecrated
• Liverpool College for Girls, Huyton (later renamed Huyton College) opens

1894
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New Huyton Cross erected, replacing the original to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

1897
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Royal visit by King Edward VII

1905
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Huyton-with-Roby's war memorial to the Great War dead erected in the grounds of the council offices, Derby Road

1921
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Internment camp established on newly built housing estate at Page Moss

1940
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Prisoner of war camp established on King George V Playing Fields

c.1943
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First of Huyton's new wartime housing estates under construction

1940s
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Huyton-with-Roby's Royal Air Force Association Branch formed (R.A.F.A)

1948
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Huntley and Palmer's biscuit factory opens on Wilson Road, Huyton Industrial Estate

1961
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Development of Huyton Village into a modern shopping centre began

1960s
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Huyton M.P. Harold Wilson officially opens the R.A.F.A. branch headquarters [located in the former villa 'Fairfield'], Archway Road - July 1964

1964
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Huyton-with-Roby Royal British Legion Club opens in 'Heathbank', Archway Road

1967
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Huyton Rugby League Football Club formed. From 1969 they played at the new Alt Park ground, off Liverpool Road

1968
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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council formed

1974
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Huyton Suite opens - 5th April 1975

1975
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ASDA opened its store in Derby Road - 8th November 1977

1977
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Huyton Central Library building opened in Derby Road - 20th April 1978

1978
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Huyton Rugby League Football Club play their last game at Alt Park. The club moves to Runcorn and changes name to Runcorn Highfield

1984
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Knowsley United Football Club (formerly Kirkby Town F.C.) move to the Alt Park ground, off Liverpool Road (former home ground of Huyton Rugby League F.C.)

1988
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New Huyton Library and Gallery building opened in Civic Way

1997
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• Nutgrove Villa, NHS walk-in centre opened in Westmorland Road
• ASDA-Walmart open a two-storey superstore off Huyton Lane - 28th August 2005

2005
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A new modern Huyton-with-Roby Royal Air Force Association headquarters and club opens in Ellison Grove. The old 'Comet Club' building [formerly known as 'Fairfield'], Archway Road is then demolished

2006
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Huyton Sports and Arts Centre for Learning secondary school built on former Knowsley Hey School site in Seel Road

2009
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• Knowsley Leisure Centre and Culture Park opened on Longview Drive
• Amalgamation of R.A.F.A. branches. The Ellison Grove site in Huyton becomes the Huyton-with-Roby & Liverpool R.A.F.A Branch

2011
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• Huyton Sports and Arts Centre for Learning, Seel Road, changes name to the Lord Derby Academy
• Appraisal of The Orchard Conservation Area completed - December 2014

2014
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• An Extra Care facility, housing 100 people at Blue Bell Park, Alamein Road, opens - October 2015
• Appraisal of the Victoria Road & Huyton Church Road Conservation Area completed

2015
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Council-owned Volair Limited takes over running of all KMBC's leisure centres including Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton

2016
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Knowsley MBC introduce their new vision for Huyton Village in a Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document, a guide to development up to 2028

2017
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‘Foodie Friday’ events begin in Huyton Village featuring street food traders and live entertainment - June 2018

2018
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• Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant Eton Place opens on Derby Road - February 2019
• Appraisal of St Michael's Church Conservation Area completed - March 2019
• Development plans for Huyton Village underway: more new shops and restaurants to open and a shop front improvement scheme begun - March 2019
• ‘Foodie Friday’ events re-start under the new name: ‘Huyton Live’ - June 2019
• New shops, The Coffee House and Hays Travel open on Derby Road - December 2019

2019
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• Tapas restaurant El Pueblo opens on Derby Road - 25th January 2020
• Restaurant and bar Common opens on Derby Road - September 2020
• The whole year 2020 was dominated by the Coronavirus COVID-19. Working from home or being on furlough became the new normal, together with social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings

2020
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• The Venue, Civic Way, officially closes - 1st January 2021
• Two Huyton projects gain financial support from the Community Environment Fund: St Gabriel's Parish Church Community Garden, Huyton Quarry and The Old Schoolhouse Community Project, Huyton - February 2021
• Work is completed on the installation of 18 CCTV cameras providing full coverage throughout Huyton Village centre, following investment by Knowsley Council - March 2021
• Demolition begins on The Venue (formerly The Huyton Suite) building in Civic Way - July 2021
• The popular 'Huyton Live' returns to Huyton Village on Friday 24th September 2021
• First Artisan and Craft Market to feature in Huyton Village on Saturday 25th September 2021

2021
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