Timeline – Huyton

 

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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 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 housing estates under construction

1940s
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Development of Huyton Village into a modern shopping centre began

1960s
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Huntley and Palmer's biscuit factory opens on Wilson Road, Huyton Industrial Estate

1961
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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
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Huyton Central Library building opened in Derby Road (20th April)

1978
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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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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

2011
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Huyton Sports and Arts Centre for Learning, Seel Road, had a change of name to Lord Derby Academy

2014
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• New Greystone footbridge opens above M62 motorway, October 2015 • An Extra Care facility, housing 100 people at Blue Bell Park, Alamein Road, opens, October 2015

2015
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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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• Development plans for Huyton Village underway: new bars 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

2019