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Chapel Lane   Views: 2626
CHAPEL LANE   Comments: 12
Photo: Frank Orrell   Item #: 29508  

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  A view across the bottom end of Millgate and Rodney Street towards Chapel Lane with Trinity Methodist Church on the left and Wigan gas works and Westwood cooling towers in the background in the late 1960s.  

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Comments by JJP, 1st July 2017  
Can we go back to then now please !!!. Thanks Frank for the memories, love it !.

Comments by Garry, 1st July 2017  
It makes me cry, our beloved Wigan destroyed and they call it progress!

Comments by Howard P, 1st July 2017  
I suspect there's nothing here left...is the?

Comments by Thomas(Tom)Walsh., 1st July 2017  
Thanks for these Frank. The books you've recently published are fascinating ?

Comments by Veronica, 1st July 2017  
Its as if bombs were dropped to destroy everything-what a shame. These pictures are wonderful and I will get a copy just to remember it all.

Comments by Dave C, 1st July 2017  
Another great photo Frank. For the first couple of years of my life we lived in Jordans Entry, which was literally an alley-way at the side of the Chapel you see in the photo. The wall which runs along the side of the church formed the right hand passageway wall, abutting which were our outside loo's. (You can see the outline of the whitewashed internal walls of them on the photo). from memory there were three houses in the alley and an entrance into a yard which served the properties on Chapel lane and the street which ran at right angles, down to Harrogate street.There is an old photo looking in the same direction somewhere else on this site, showing all the buildings as they were at the turn of the century.

Comments by Albert., 1st July 2017  
Frank. Isn't that bit shown still Chapel Lane, and Rodney Street further up on the right as you turn right into King Street?. The old fire station was on the right opposite the church, and just after the fire station, the side entrance to the parade room of the police statio.

Comments by Frank Orrell, 1st July 2017  frankorrell@sky.com 
Thanks to everybody for the comments. Veronica these four pictures are not in any of the books that I have out at the moment but will be in a future book with lots of photos from the late 1800s to 1971.

Comments by Sam.h, 2nd July 2017  
Frank , if I remember rightly around this area when I was growing up in 1950s-60s there was a few warehouses developed from old houses that sold children's and adults clothing my mother called them scotch men,she used to get what were called provident clothing checks,as there were five of we had it in turns to go along for clothing for school which she then had to pay back weekly,hard but happy times, bless her.

Comments by Veronica, 2nd July 2017  
I look forward to the book coming out then Frank ...and thank you!

Comments by AH, 7th July 2017  
The Methodist church was in chapel lane,fire station was on the opposite side [today its a car park].at the junction with darlington st & king st was the derby arms

Comments by John D, 9th July 2017  
The opposite corner to the Derby Arms was the Brewer's Arms.

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