Ormskirk Market Day

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News update


Next meeting...

Wednesday 24th July 2024

Inns and Beerhouses of Ormskirk

Dot Broady-Hawkes

Guide Hut, Moorgate, Ormskirk (Opposite Hesford's) L39 4RU

Doors open 7pm, AGM starts 7.30pm

Refreshments available, all welcome

 Next Ormskirk Library Family History Helpdesk

Monday 5th Agust 2024

10.30 a.m.- 11.30 a.m.

See "Events" and "Meetings" pages for details of upcoming events.

A moment in time around Ormskirk town centre - April/May 2022

There is so much development work of Ormskirk town centre buildings at the moment, so our librarian Kathryn MacDonald took some photos in an attempt to capture a moment in time.


 April 2022 magistrates court

The former Ormskirk Magistrates' Court, Derby Street undergoing conversion to a hotel


 April 2022 Scotts of Ormskirk

Scott's of Ormskirk


April 2022 Regal Cinema

Church Street, Ormskirk redeveloped to accommodate shops, a cafe and student flats


April 2022 bus station

Ormskirk Bus Station awaiting demolition


April 2022 Windmill Inn

The historic Windmill Inn, Wigan Road, Ormskirk


April 2022 mural

A new mural in Aughton Street by artist Carrie Reichardt depicts a Viking figure known as "Orme" chasing a gingerbread man representing the town's past gingerbread making industry


April 2022 Coronation Park

Ormskirk and district Scouts and Guides congregate in Coronation Park after the St. George's Day Parade


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Wheatsheaf Walk (off Burscough Street) after development and removal of the pagoda in 2021


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The Buck i' th' Vine, Burscough Street


May 2022 Jubilee flags

Jubilee Flags, Church Walks


May 2022 Former TSB

A new use for the former TSB building on Derby Street


May 2022 roadworks

Roadworks on Moor Street


May 2022 mural

A new mural in Burscough Street by Paul Curtis celebrates Ormskirk’s history of master watch and clockmakers. The mural depicts Thomas Barry and his Astronomical Clock.


 Springtime in Coronation Park, Ormskirk

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Ormskirk Hospital...

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Ormskirk Hospital buildings, Wigan Road

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The former finance offices and board room, Ormskirk Hospital, Wigan Road 



Ormskirk station platform 

Ormskirk Station Platform

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A view from the bridge.  The train to Liverpool waits at Platform 1, Ormskirk station

One of the former Ormskirk railway buildings

One of the former Ormskirk railway buildings


Emmanuel Methodist United Reform Church Derby Street

Emmanuel Methodist United Reform Church, Derby Street


Corner shop Greetby Hill

Corner Shop - Greetby Hill


Old Ormskirk bus station

Old Ormskirk bus station


The Chapel Gallery St Helens Road

The Chapel Gallery, St Helens Road

Another Aughton Street

Some views of Aughton Street

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Aughton Street

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Aughton Street

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Aughton Street

Work has started on the old Ormskirk Market Hall to create a food, drink and entertainment venue.  Ormskirk indoor market closed in 2019

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Court 8 sign and Fogg gravestone outside what is now Morrison’s car park.  The Court 8 sign was restored and placed in its current position in 2018...

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Around Victoria Park, St. Helens Road

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Flags flying at West Lancashire Borough Council

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Chapel Street, Ormskirk

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Chapel Street, Ormskirk

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Ormskirk Registration Office, Derby Street

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Kut-N-Dunn Barber’s on Moor Street still showing the signs of a car accident earlier in the year.

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Bath Springs Brewery building

Ormskirk Market - 14 May 2022

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Ormskirk Mediaeval Weekend, 14/15 May 2022, Coronation Park

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The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment parading through Ormskirk to exercise its Freedom of the Borough.

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Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street