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Darlington Street   Views: 1697
Aerial view   Comments: 10
Photo: Keith Beckett   Item #: 29669  
Aerial view
  Photo showing the old gas works, the Brittania works of the Westwood car company and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway crossing diagonally.  

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Comments by Carolaen, 21st August 2017  
The main road shown ie running from the top to the bottom of the photo is surely Warrington Road, although Darlington Street is visible right at the very top of the shot running under the railway line which would have gone to the old Wigan Central station.

Comments by Ken Smith, 21st August 2017  
Just missing Harper St were my grandparents lived Mr & Mrs Fillingham and Roy Pitcher and his parents they lived at no 19

Comments by Kevan (taylork54), 22nd August 2017  
Ah, ( Look at all the photos Kevan)
The original Retort House I referred to in Keith's other submission is on this photo,whilst the New larger one has not even been started. The new one would have been on the clear ground to the right of the large rectangular building in the upper left of
the photo.

Comments by AH, 22nd August 2017  
Carolean:you are right wigan central line crossing darlington st and canal[top right]and on to lower ince station

Comments by jmjh, 22nd August 2017  
Your right kevan, ive got a picture in a book showing both works somewhere i'll dig it out.

Comments by Handsomeminer, 22nd August 2017  
Britannia bridge school bottom centre and the bowling green at back of the Big Rock left centre

Comments by tuddy, 22nd August 2017  
What's the dark square towards the bottom left? Is it a bowling green?

Comments by Handsomeminer, 23rd August 2017  
It is stey it was out of use by about 1970 we used to play football on it

Comments by Ste Wigan, 23rd August 2017  
The old turntable is visible too. Just across the railway line from Westwood Cars.

Comments by Carolaen, 23rd August 2017  
Ste Wigan

Well spotted on the Turntable. As a small boy in the late 1950s i remember seeing this and wondering why no engines were using it. Anybody any idea when this was last used ?

Incidentally i can still recall vividly lying in bed at night listening to the sound of steam trains and the wagons clanking - we lived just off Darlington Street East - which I found very comforting.

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