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֍ Huyton appears in the Domesday Book as ‘Hitune’


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


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


֍ Datestone on Huyton Hey Manor


֍ The Red Hazels built


֍ Original Huyton Cross erected, designed by Thomas Rickman


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


֍ Huyton Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed


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


֍ Huyton Cricket and Bowling Club, Huyton Lane founded


֍ School built alongside Huyton Congregational Church, Huyton Hey Road


֍ Discovery of a Norman font found buried under the tower of St Michael’s Church


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


֍ Huyton Local Government Board established


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ New Huyton Cross erected, replacing the original to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee


֍ Royal visit by King Edward VII


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


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


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


֍ First of Huyton’s new wartime housing estates under construction


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


֍ Huntley and Palmer’s biscuit factory opens on Wilson Road, Huyton Industrial Estate


֍ Development of Huyton Village into a modern shopping centre began


֍ Huyton M.P. Harold Wilson officially opens the R.A.F.A. branch headquarters located in the former villa ‘Fairfield,’ Archway Road – July 1964


֍ Huyton-with-Roby Royal British Legion Club opens in ‘Heathbank,’ Archway Road


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


֍ Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council formed


֍ Huyton Suite opens – 5th April 1975


֍ ASDA supermarket opened in Derby Road – 8th November 1977


֍ Huyton Central Library building opened in Derby Road – 20th April 1978


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


֍ 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.)


֍ New Huyton Library and Gallery building opened in Civic Way


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


֍ 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


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


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ 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


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


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


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


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ Two more restaurants open in Derby Road: The Solasta Steakhouse and Floga, offering Greek cuisine – February 2022
֍ Discount retailer B&M open a new larger store in Cavendish Walk – May 2022
֍ The internal archway of the railway bridge in Archway Road is illuminated with LED lighting – May 2022
֍ Menswear shop ‘Suitable Attire’ opens in Sherborne Square – June 2022

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