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֍ During the years 1245-1355 - township was recorded as: Quitstan, Wystan, Quystan, Whystan, Whytstan, Whyghtstan, Quistan, Whistan, Whiston

1245 - 1355
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֍ First mention of Halsnead

1246
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֍ First mention of coal mining in the area

1521
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֍ c.1660 - Carr House built

c.1660
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֍ Thomas Willis, Liverpool merchant, bought the Halsnead estate

1684
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֍ Almshouses built on Warrington Road by Oliver Lyme for the poor of the district

1707
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֍ Carr Colliery opened

1769
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֍ First mention of a pottery in Whiston

1798
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֍ Whiston and Halsnead Collieries opened

1802
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֍ The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened

1830
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֍ Whiston Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built

1832
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֍ Whiston Public Elementary School built
֍ Whiston Wesleyan Association Chapel erected

1840
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֍ Whiston Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed

1842
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֍ Prescot Union Workhouse opened (later to become Whiston Hospital)

1843
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֍ Whiston National School opened - January 1853

1853
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֍ St. Nicholas Parish Church consecrated - 30th July 1868

1868
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֍ Formation of Whiston Rural District Council. The district comprised the townships of Bold, Cronton, Ditton, Eccleston, Hale, Halewood, Knowsley, Rainhill, Speke, Tarbock, Whiston and Windle

1874
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֍ Whiston Free Methodist Chapel built

1879
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֍ Whiston Colliery closed
֍ Whiston Welsh Methodist Chapel built

1890
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֍ Halsnead Colliery closed

1895
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֍ Tushingham's Metallic Brick Works started production

1898
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֍ Hulton Colliery's first coal raised (later named Cronton Colliery)

1915
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֍ Stoves Ltd., gas appliance manufacturer opened its factory in Stoney Lane. The factory site straddles the boundary of Whiston and Rainhill

1925
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֍ War memorial in the grounds of St, Nicholas' Church struck by lightning and later demolished

1928
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֍ Halsnead Estate sold by auction

1929
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֍ Halsnead Hall demolished
֍ Replacement war memorial erected outside St Nicholas’ Church

1932
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֍ St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Shaw Lane; foundation stone laid. Opened for services in mid-1940

1939
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֍ Whiston Higher Side Comprehensive School built

1964
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֍ Whiston becomes part of the newly created Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

1974
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֍ Whiston Railway Station opens

1990
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֍ Knowsley Cemetery opens in Fox's Bank Lane

1996
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֍ Transformation of Whiston Hospital site begins with demolition of the original workhouse buildings of 1843 (Prescot Union Workhouse)

2006
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֍ Whiston Higher Side Comprehensive School closes after 46 years

2010
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֍ St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning opens on Cumber Lane

2010
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֍ Under a government housing initiative, KMBC submit proposals for a Halsnead Garden Village creating around 1500 new homes on land at Halsnead and the former Cronton Colliery site

2016
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֍ Government ministers announce first 14 successful garden-village housing development plans, including the proposed Halsnead Garden Village

2017
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֍ Funding of £12m pledged by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for road infrastructure improvements surrounding the garden village site
֍ Consultation process completed with Whiston residents ahead of commencement of Phase 1 of the Halsnead Garden Village

2019
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֍ 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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֍ Knowsley Council's Planning Committee approve plans for 350 homes to be built on land to the west of Fox's Bank Lane, north of the M62 motorway, part of the new Halsnead Garden Village. Also approved are the plans for a new Country Park within the Halsnead Garden Village development. The 28 hectare country park will be created on the old Cronton Colliery site - July 2021
֍ Public urged throughout the year to become vaccinated against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)

2021
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֍ Following the successful COVID-19 vaccination programme, the government removes the remaining legal restrictions to public freedom - February 2022

2022
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