Wednesday 30 November 2011

Stairlifts Wilmslow - Cheshire stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Wilmslow, Cheshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
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Stairlifts Wilmslow – Stairlifts Cheshire

Weatherfield and Wilmslow couldn’t be more different, yet two of the long serving members of Coronation Street – Britain’s favourite soap – live in Wilmslow, Cheshire.  Real life and screen life are somewhat different no doubt!

Are you a resident in Wilmslow?  Are you leading a double life?  Apparently cheerful and getting on with things but secretly frustrated at no longer being able to climb those stairs?  Castle Comfort Stair Lifts would love to help you.  How could we assist?  Well we are the national agents for all stairlift manufacturers so not only can we supply but we can also give you an unbiased opinion about the best one for you.

Want to know more?  Please watch our founder Keith’s short video above and then please give us a ring on 01625 886 599.

Yes William Roache who plays Ken Barlow and has starred in Coronation Street from its first episode in 1960 lives in Wilmslow as does his colleague Simon Gregson better known to all as Steve McDonald.  Both characters have grown up on the street as it were, Gregson is close to completing his 22nd year.  He was picked whilst still at school to play one of the McDonald twins.

Just like Weatherfield is a suburb of Greater Manchester so is Wilmslow; it is just 11 miles from the centre of Manchester and just 7 miles from Macclesfield the home of Castle Comfort Stair Lifts’ Cheshire office.

Unlike the soap suburb, Wilmslow is renowned for its famous and rich residents mainly footballers and businessmen.  Back in 2005 is was reportedly the home of over 100 millionaires including businessman Peter Jones – not the ‘Dragon’ but the founder of the Emerson Group.  At that time he was thought to be worth in excess of £460 million, somewhat richer than either the Queen or Mohamed al-Fayed owner of Harrods.

Wilmslow is also home to a number of footballers such as Manchester United players, Nemanja Vidic and Park Ji-Sung as well as Alex Ferguson, Man U’s manager.  Arch rival Manchester City players Joleon Lescott and David Silva have both chosen Wilmslow as their home too as has Titus Bramble who plays for Sunderland.

Just 6 miles away in nearby Prestbury you’ll also find a host of well-off residents who like to earn a bob or too kicking a ball about including Wayne Rooney, Robbie Savage, Carlos Tevez, Stan Pearson, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves and with different ball skills ‘Freddie’ Flintoff.

Robbie Savage who last played for Derby Country was labelled as the ‘dirtiest player in the Premier League’ and now presents 606 on BBC Radio Five Live.  He has gone on to shine in Strictly Come Dancing on BBC TV.  Dancing with Ola Jordan he has reached Wembley again – he has played at Wembley before striking up 39 caps for the Welsh national team.

If you wish your dancing was still as hot as Robbie’s but actually making the stairs is the first hurdle, why not give Castle Comfort Stair Lifts a call.  We’ve got an office in Cheshire where are team will be happy to advise you - 01625 886 599.

Take a look at our information, use the £50 voucher – even the canniest and richest businessmen will take advantage of money saving offers – and consider a new or reconditioned stairlift from us now.
What’s the attraction of these parts?  A short tour around Wilmslow will be enough to explain: expensive houses – prices of around £2million aren’t uncommon, designer shops, cafes and restaurants all suggest the ‘Cheshire lifestyle’!  Its neighbour Alderley Edge is similar and has attracted a few big names of its own.  It was the home of the Beckhams before David went to play for Real Madrid; and remains home for Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Christiano Ronaldo, Mikael Silvestre, Andy Cole and Stoke’s own Peter Crouch!

Actress and ex Coronation Street star, Denise Welch and Richard Fleeshman also late of Coronation Street live here alongside Stuart Hall well-known as host of It’s a Knockout.  It is also home to two of the band members of New Order/Joy Division, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook.

Alderley Edge and Prestbury encompasses village life with proximity to the urban conurbation of Manchester just 12 and 18 miles away respectively for access to transport links.

About Wilmslow
The name actually comes from old Anglo-Saxon for ‘mound of a man called Wighelm’ – not very inspiring!  But the discovery of Lindow Man one of the most important iron-age finds in the country again gives Wilmslow that exclusivity.  Lindow Man can now be seen at the British Museum.

Wilmslow is part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ with Alderley Edge and Prestbury for on-going house price rises and its affluence.

Things not to miss in Alderley Edge
The Edge in Alderley is a geological term for a red sandstone escarpment which rises 215 miles above see level and forms a horseshoe.  Stormy Point is a popular place with visitors to view the surrounding countryside of the Cheshire Plains and the Peak District.  It is a National Trust Site.

Engine Vein
Engine Vein is a natural fault in the rock which is rich in copper and other minerals and was excavated by Bronze Age miners and later the Romans.

Hare Hill Park and Gardens
A small 19th century estate covering 276 acres of beautiful countryside with rolling hills, the gardens at Hare Hill are home to a collection of exotic plants and wire sculptures.

This pretty village dates from Saxon times and its name is thought to mean ‘Priest’s fortified enclosure’.  Probably chosen for this purpose as it stands on fairly high ground for a clear view of the River Bollin.  In the 19th century it was big in the silk industry so many of the houses in Prestbury were built as factory or weavers’ cottages.  Wayne Rooney’s pile is somewhat bigger than these!

Nearby Grade I listed Adlington Hall still owned by the Legh family has parts of this historic building open to visitors on published dates.  It’s worth taking a look at the 15th-16th century Great Hall and timber framed courtyard.  Any special occasions coming up?  You can hire the Great Hall or the hunting lodge!

If getting up and down those stairs would be event enough for you, then Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are the event organisers you need!

Give us a call to discuss what you need and find out just what we can do.  Our local office number is 01625 886 599.

Monday 28 November 2011

Stairlifts Macclesfield - Cheshire Stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Macclesfield, Cheshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 01625 886599.  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Macclesfield – Stairlifts Cheshire

Here we are in Macclesfield in Cheshire.  It’s the home of Castle Comfort Stair Lift’s Cheshire office where you can find out all about the services we offer, the reviews we get (at Macclesfield and other areas) and get advice from our local professional team.
Castle Stairlifts founder Keith himself goes back a long way in Macclesfield, well  before stairlift days. He was head hunted and 'imported' there by a ceramic tile specialist in the early 1970s - as his Stoke on Trent pottery industry training made him hot property! Keith's professional contacts in 'Macc' have continued for nearly four decades. Apart from going there weekly to shop  (its quicker to get from Newcastle under Lyme to Macclesfield than to Stoke on Trent's Hanley shopping centre - and  it's FREE PARKING) - the stairlifts firm  has it's office located at the building of the  MD's friend Paul Williams  Paul has continued to trim Keith's hair since he stopped being a scruffy hippy!

So, back to stairlifts -  if you, or a loved one need some help up he stairs at home, then please give our Macclesfield office a call on  01625 886599. - you may even need a haircut too!

 Meanwhile we’ll take you on a short tour of Macclesfield’s delights!

Hello all Maxonians!  This is the affectionate term for someone from Macclesfield which has only come into existence in the last 20 years or so mainly via the media.

The town name Macclesfield is thought to derive from old English for ‘Maccels’ open country’ from the Saxon Macca i.e. Macca’s fields.  Presumably not ancestors of Paul McCartney!  It is often referred to as Silk town as it once had a thriving silk industry though more traditionally it was known as Treacle town!  Legend suggests this because a ship spilt a barrel of treacle on one of the streets and all the poor rushed out to scoop it up.  It is more likely to be that the mill owners supplied unemployed weavers with barrels of treacle!

Macclesfield is a happy town according to a survey carried out just three years ago.  In fact it was the 5th happiest of 273 areas in Britain.  The survey was carried out by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester which asked residents to rate themselves in terms of personal well-being.

Maybe it’s Macclesfield’s pleasant location that makes them happy?  You can find it in east Cheshire some 41 miles east of county town Chester close to the county borders with Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.   It is only 20 miles north of Castle Comfort Stair Lifts ‘home town’ of Stoke on Trent and 18 miles south of Manchester and the Peak District is just a stone’s throw away in the east.

In fact Macclesfield and Buxton (12 miles away in neighbouring Derbyshire) are joined by The Cat and Fiddle Road which is named after the pub which sits at the top.  It has great views over the Peak District, the Cheshire Plains and the conurbation of Greater Manchester, and is regularly named the most dangerous road in Britain and which has become a popular ride for motorcyclists.

Did you know that Macclesfield is the original home of Hovis bread – not the pretty southern hill (Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset) that the old advert used to show?

The small village of Disley still within the Borough of Macclesfield and just 10 miles from the town is close to nearby Lyme Park, a large estate with a Tudor mansion.  Disley itself was once home to at least one cotton mill, its name in Anglo-Saxon means windy settlement presumably because of its geographical location on the edge of the Peak District.  It still retains its old world charm and has a few famous connections: TV presenter David Dickinson once had an antique shop here – his first; it’s the birthplace of author Christopher Isherwood; British historian AJP Taylor lived here.

Do you still have old world charm?  Do you typify Maxonians in being happy?  Let Castle Comfort Stair Lifts make you even happier with their offering of a wide range of stairlifts.  As the national agent for all stairlift manufacturers we can be sure to find the right one for you either brand new, reconditioned or even in part-exchange for your old one.

Why not watch our video when our founder Keith explains how and why the company came about and then give us a call on 01625 886599 to discuss how we can help?  In the meantime take a look at the price comparisons on our website.

Interesting buildings
The 17th Century Macclesfield Town Hall at the heart of this market town is still very much in use for council business but also as an event venue and for private hire.

Armoury Towers was once the home of the Militia in Macclesfield during the 19th Century but this beautiful Grade II listed building is now private apartments.

The Grade I listed building at Lyme Park was built in the 16th century by the LeighsPemberton, Darcy’s home in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice and in complete contrast was a location used in an episode of Red Dwarf.

Famous Maxonians
Macclesfield is the home town of blues singer John Mayall;  Ian Curtis of Joy division grew up here as did his band-mate Stephen Morris;  Gillian Gilbert also hails from here and she later joined Stephen Morris to form New Order and is married to him too.

Stoke City player Peter Crouch was born in Macclesfield; he has become famous for his robotic celebratory dance.  The dance was apparently inspired by the Arctic Monkeys’ song, ‘I bet you look good on the dance floor’.

Jonathan Agnew, cricketer turned commentator was born here too; as was Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie.

Former Radio 4 Presenter on the Today programme, Brian Redhead was born and died here; author Vera Brittain who wrote Testament of Youth about her experiences in WWI spent part of her childhood in Macclesfield.

Can you recall some memories from times gone by when you were more sprightly?  We bet you can.  Let Castle Comfort Stair Lifts help lift your spirits with some assistance to get up those stairs.

We can supply straight and curved stairlifts which ever suits you best.  If the outlay is too much there are grants available or if you can’t wait for the process of applying then you could consider a 0% finance deal.

Why not give us a call to find out more on 01625 886599 and don’t forget you can use our £50 voucher towards your purchase.

Friday 25 November 2011

Stairlifts Widnes - Cheshire Stairlifts

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Stairlifts Widnes – Stairlifts Cheshire

Entrepreneur John Hutchinson was referred to as the father of Widnes in Cheshire.  He gained this title because he built and opened the first chemical factory in 1847 which literally catapulted Widnes into existence.  Before this it had just been a number of smaller settlements.  From this start Widnes became the chemical capital of the UK as other factories sprung up.

If you have no spring in your step then please let us help.  We are Castle Comfort Stair Lifts and we supply stairlifts to help you keep moving!  Our local office in Macclesfield can advise you on the best one for you or any other of our aids to keep you sprightly.

Please give the Macclesfield office a call on 0151 676 2727.

How it all began
As you’ll have gathered we are in Widnes in the county of Cheshire.  Widnes claims the northern bank of the Runcorn Gap opposite the town of Runcorn which we visited recently.  Like Runcorn, Widnes has a dock and access to the waterways and the railway which meant that all chemicals produced in this town were easily transportable both all over the UK but also overseas.

Though John Hutchinson started the whole chemical industry in Widnes at the tender age of 22, he didn’t stop at one factory; he went on to own several others and into partnership with other manufacturers too.  Other chemical plants grew up fronted by other entrepreneurs John McClelland, William Gossage, Frederick Muspratt, Holbrook Gaskell a local magistrate whose sister-in-law was the author Elizabeth Gaskell and Henry Deakin who at one time worked for Hutchinson.

Hutchinson manufactured Alkali used in the glass, textile, soap and paper industries for production, but a number of other substances were also produced in Widnes including soap, borax, soda ash, salt cake and bleaching powder.

All this industry whilst earning Widnes riches didn’t gain it any accolades, quite the opposite in fact.  In 1888 Widnes was claimed to be ‘the dirtiest, ugliest and most depressing town in England’ and later as ‘a poisonous hell-town’.

It did bring a lot of work to the area though and not only attracted workers from other parts of England but also from Ireland – many flocked to England looking for work during the potato famine – Wales, Poland and Lithuania.

Cleaning up
By the 1890’s the chemical production industry here was already in decline as more efficient production methods were developed in other places.  However, Widnes still has a big chemical industry to this day and over the last century as production methods have improved, the town has been ‘cleaned up’ and Widnes is looking better!

Spike Island, affectionately referred to as Spikey locally, is evidence of this.  This area in Widnes was the home to many of the factories so that it became a maze of abandoned and disused buildings used for production, railway lines, canal docks and industrial pollution all of which has now been reclaimed as woodland, wetlands and green space.

 One remaining old warehouse houses the only museum in the UK dedicated to the chemical industry, Catalyst Museum or the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre to give it its full title.

The building that houses the museum was originally known as Tower Building and was built by our old friend John Hutchinson for his factory office and later became the HQ of the Gossage Soap Production Factory.

What can you see at the museum?  Hands on scientific exhibits, an overview of the historical development of this industry and original documents and films.  There is also information about jobs and career opportunities within the industry and a glass observatory built on to the old building where you can not only view the surrounding landscape but also see exhibits dealing with the important topic of recycling.

Connections to notable people
Did you know that Spike Island hosted an outdoor concert for The Stone Roses in 1990?  Two members of this ‘Manchester’ band are Cheshire ‘boys’: Ian Brown lead singer was born in Warrington and John Squire in Altrincham.

Paul Simon is said to have penned Homeward Bound on Widnes Station.  A quote from Simon says, “If you know Widnes, ... you’ll understand how I was desperately trying to get back to London as quickly as possible.  Homeward Bound came out of that feeling.”

Maybe you can’t escape Widnes or maybe you need help to appreciate it more?  Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are here to do just that.  We hope this short arm chair tour helps you to appreciate this industrial town.

If you would like to talk to us about stairlifts or other aids, if you’d like advice on which type of stairlift is right for you and your budget, if we can help in any way, please give us a call on 0151 676 2727– don’t forget to watch our video for information too.

More did you knows:
· Mel C one of the pop group The Spice Girls went to school in Widnes

· Actor David Dawson acclaimed for playing Tony Warren in The BBC 4 production of the Road       to Coronation Street was born in Widnes and went to the same school as Mel C

· Professional snooker player Andrew Higginson comes from Widnes

· Physicist and Nobel Prize winner for his work on x-rays Charles Glover Barkler also hails from      here

· German chemist, Ludwig Mond came to Widnes during the industrial revolution, stayed and      took on British nationality; he worked with many of the other industrialists of the time and also formed the Society of Chemical Industries which still has its head quarters in Belgrave Square, London

You may not be as celebrated of any of these famous people but you still deserve some dignity to get around.  At Castle Comfort Stair Lifts we recognise this; our founder Keith who you watched in the video knows from personal experience how important it is to retain this for yourself or loved ones.

At Castle Comfort Stair Lifts we can not only help you source a suitable stairlift, be it brand new or reconditioned, we can even point you in the right direction to find grants to fund the purchase or to 0% finance to make buying your stairlift easy.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about how to buy the right stairlift for your needs -0151 676 2727.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Stairlifts Ellesmere Port - Cheshire Stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.

Give us a call today on 0151 676 004  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Ellesmere Port – Stairlifts Cheshire
Here we are in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, an industrial town and port.  Maybe you’re looking for stairlift suppliers in the area?  Look no further, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts at your service!

We have a local office in Macclesfield where our expert team will be on hand to offer you all the information you need to know to help make that final decision.  Remember that we guarantee our work so you can be sure any installation you set up with us will be worth its weight in gold/salt.

Talking of weight, our cheshire stairlifts can hold weights up to 30 stone so if you’re a little heavy, please don’t let that put you off.  Talk to us today to see what we can suggest on 0151 676 004.

So here we are in Ellesmere Port another town hugging the bank of the Mersey – or the Manchester Ship Canal in this case.  With all the industry that has grown up in the area and with access to the open waters and also to the canal system, it is little wonder that so many of these Cheshire towns are home to ports.

The biggest industrial contributors to the area are Stanlow Oil Refinery – mentioned by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on one of their tracks – and ICI.  Vauxhall Motors also produce their Astra cars here, now Vauxhall’s only plant in the UK.

The waterways
Ellesmere Port is located where the Ellesmere Canal meets the Mersey.  The canal was built as part of a project to join three rivers namely the Severn, the Mersey and the Dee.  The canal does connect to the River Dee at Chester but the project was never completed so the link to the Severn was never made.

Ellesmere Canal joined the Mersey at the village of Netherpool later to become Ellesmere Port.  The canals were used to transport raw materials, produce and food across the country in the 18th – 19th centuries; it was a cheap and efficient method and made excellent use of the 100+ canals that were built.  Railways effectively killed-off the industrial use of the canals as the railways were faster.

Ellesmere Port is fittingly home to the National Waterways Museum where visitors enjoy an historic boat collection, the pump house and a visit to the blacksmiths or a cruise up the Manchester Ship Canal.

The visitor map is helpful marking trails suitable for push chairs and wheelchairs.  There is a lift – though not one of ours – to get you to the top of the Exhibition Hall.

Whilst we’re on the subject, remember that Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can help you get about especially in your own home – though we do also supply commercial wheelchair and passenger lifts.
Our local office Macclesfield will be happy to advise and as we are the national agents for all UK manufacturers, there will be something that suits you, your home and your pocket.

Please call Castle Comfort Stair Lifts for more information on 0151 676 004.

Staying with the water theme, something all ages can enjoy is the Blue Planet Aquarium where youngsters can swim with sharks or see ‘amazing amphibians’ including a number of frogs – red-eyed tree, golden or green dart frogs, tomato frogs and more.

Another part of the attraction is the Aquatheatre where you can see and hear about some interesting water creatures including the beautiful but aggressive French Angel Fish, the Big-eyed Squirrel Fish that sometimes swims upside down and the Atlantic Spadefish that favours ship wrecks; or enjoy the Pirate’s Playground.

People of note with connections to Ellesmere Port
The Cheshire Cat first appeared in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  Unfortunately the Cheshire Cat with his knowing grin is completely fictional.  Its origin beyond Alice is unsubstantiated; it could be a reference to happy cats in the County of Cheshire where so much milk is produced!  Or from cheese production when cheese was sold in moulds resembling a cat who was grinning!  When ‘grinning like a Cheshire Cat’ refers to humans it means that we are grinning showing our teeth and gums!

English footballer Sam Chedgzoy was born in Ellesmere Port and played for Everton.  Controversially he changed the laws of English football when he scored a goal – well almost – dribbling the ball from a corner.  The year was 1924.  Prior to this, goals from corners were only allowed if another footballer also had contact.

Ex Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott who served under Tony Blair went to school in Ellesmere Port.  Beverley Hughes aka Baroness Hughes of Stretford was born in the area and also served under Tony Blair.

Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, star of radio and TV lived in nearby Little Sutton.  ‘Charles Bronson’ aka the most violent criminal in Britain lived and committed offences in the area; he began his career as a bare-knuckle boxer in the East End of London.

If you’re not grinning like a Cheshire Cat or you’re feeling like a bare-knuckle fight to get what you need, remember Comfort Castle Stair Lifts are here to help.

No need to rage if you’re frustrated that you can’t get about like you used to or if you think you can’t afford a stairlift.  Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can point you in the direction of funding through grants or even 0% finance so that you can take advantage of our £50 voucher immediately.

Don’t forget we can also offer you a chance to part-exchange your old stairlift or take a look at our reconditioned models too that might fit your budget better.  Whatever you do, give us a call so that we can discuss your needs and come up with a solution.  Our local office number is 0151 676 004.

Monday 21 November 2011

Stairlifts Runcorn - Cheshire Stairlifts

 Click here to find new and reconditioned stairlifts in Runcorn, Cheshire

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Runcorn, Cheshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0151 676 2727  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Runcorn – Stairlifts Cheshire

Industrial town and coastal port Runcorn in the north west of Cheshire is our destination today.  The captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith bought a retirement home in Runcorn but never lived there as he went down with his ship.

If your ‘retirement’ home could benefit from a stair lift, then please get in touch with Castle Comfort Stair Lift’s local office.  Their expert advisers can explain the benefits of the various chairs we supply as national agents for all stairlift manufacturers.

Take a look at our video first and then give us a call on 0151 676 2727.

Runcorn sits on the southern bank of the Mersey opposite Widnes on the northern bank; this is where the Mersey estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap.  It is just 16 miles to Liverpool going west and 8 miles to Warrington one of our earlier destinations going east.

Runcorn was a health resort  back in the 18th and early 19th centuries but as the industrial revolution took hold and industries in the area developed, Runcorn took advantage of its location and became a port.  Its links to the canal systems that were being built meant Runcorn had access to the sea and to the interior waterway system of the UK for perfect distribution of any products.

In the 19th century Runcorn Railway Bridge was built across the Runcorn Gap joining the north and south banks of the Mersey for easier transport.  Last century the Silver Jubilee Bridge was built nearby so that in most photos you see both bridges.

Film location
Runcorn has often been used as a film location, so much so that it has been nicknamed Woollywood; part reference to Hollywood with the Woolly coming from the nickname for the Liverpool dialect, Woolyback and also given to folk from the north bank of the Mersey.

Merseybeat a BBC police drama was filmed in Runcorn as was the same network’s situation comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps about the lives of a group of twenty-somethings.  It was written by eighteen year old Susan Nickson for whom Runcorn is hometown.  The title comes directly from punk band Splodgenessabounds’ 1980 hit single ‘Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please’.

A BBC Three drama, Drop Dead Gorgeous was also set in Runcorn; the title sequences showed shots of the Silver Jubilee Bridge and Halton Castle.

If you’re the wrong side of twenty-something and need a little help or if you’re no longer able to ‘walk the beat’ as often as you’d like, why not let Castle Comfort Stair Lifts lend a hand?  Our local office can offer all the assistance you need to source the right stairlift for you.

If you need assistance to purchase, we can give you information about funding grants or details of  0% finance deals for more instant help.  Don’t forget we also offer a part-exchange deal to trade in your old stairlift for a new one and some cash.  You can even use our £50 voucher towards it.  Give Castle Comfort Stair Lifts a call on 0151 676 2727.

Listed buildings in and around Runcorn
Just like Chester, Runcorn is steeped in history.  It has 59 listed buildings!

Halton Castle dates back to the 12th century probably originally built of timber and then later of local sandstone.  It was held by the Royalists in the Civil War.  There is a connection to John of Gaunt and his son Henry Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV of England and certainly once he was king, the Castle became part of the Duchy of Lancaster.  The Castle is in ruins now but the former Courthouse rebuilt in the 18th century survives as the Castle Hotel.

The oldest standing building in Runcorn is Seneschals House in Halton.  It was originally built in the 16th century for Judge John King.

 Only one wing of 15th century Hallwood Mansion also in Halton survives as a public house.

Just three miles from Runcorn in the village of Norton is Norton Priory it was a 12th century Augustinian Abbey, now you can see the excavated ruins, a museum, the surrounding gardens as well as the walled garden which was redesigned in the 1980’s.

The Georgian Bridgewater House was built in the 18th century near the canal of the same name.

In nearby Danesbury you can still see Danesbury Hall built in the 18th century as a former home.  This Georgian beauty has three storeys and seven bays; it is now owned by the charity Scope and used as a residential home.

Who do we know from Runcorn?
Current celebrities Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud formed after they won Popstars the Rivals in 2002 comes from Runcorn as does comedian John Bishop and a regular visitor to the area is Kym Marsh ex Hear’Say singer – the ‘manufactured’ band won Popstars in 2001 - and Coronation Street star.  Gary Barlow of Take That fame was born in nearby Frodsham; he is a Warrington Wolves supporter.  Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote also comes from Frodsham.

Physicist John Holt was born in Runcorn.  He went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics and to play a part in the development of the atom bomb.  19th century businessman Thomas Hazlehurst also hails from here; a staunch Methodist, he was responsible for building 12 Methodist chapels and 3 schools in the area and carried on the family business Hazlehurst & Sons in chemical manufacturing.

OK we’re at the end of our short tour of Runcorn and you know the drill.  If you are still looking for a stairlift, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are the people to contact.  Our local office will be able to help you with all aspects of sourcing and funding if necessary.

Check out our comparisons on our website and then give us a call on 0151 676 2727.