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Started by: jo anne (32440)   Report abuse
www.timepix.uk has a fascinating collection of old photographs & itís growing!

We mapped 766 new (old 1950s) photos of Wigan this month, finding shops, houses, railways, industrial works, canals and a number of local residents getting themselves into the photos. Curious children, some of them very tiny, were out and about on the streets and of course many of those old terraced houses have since been demolished.The photos are searchable by surname, street name and keyword. (Link)

Link: Wigan Photo Maps - Wigan Central & Ince-in-Makerfield / Wigan West / Wigan North

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (152) Report abuse
Brilliant Jo anne

Posted by: Axcroft (88) Report abuse
Jo anne, These are amazing! A revelation. Professional quality pics of my old haunts. Just done a few now and then comparisons on Google Street View, and it stirs the soul....the passage of time. Wow!

Posted by: jarvo (29552)  Report abuse
Jo anne: These are unbelievable.

One of the photo's show mi Mum and Dad's house being built - the place where I was born.

Others show Highfield with NO housing estates...Bliss.

Thank you.


Posted by: Salmon & Ball (660)  Report abuse
How good is that!

Ive just spent an hour having a look round.
And there are a lot more hours to be spent on it.
Thanks for that, Joanne

Posted by: basil brush (13546) Report abuse
Brilliant, thanks Joanne

Posted by: Jazzy (8654)   Report abuse

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4499) Report abuse
It is good and there were some right cack holes in Wigan back then

Posted by: jo anne (32440)   Report abuse
I like your review, Tommy Two Stroke.

The siteís well worth a revisit if youíve not looked for a while - lots more photos added.

Posted by: aussie94 (2340) Report abuse
jo anne is there a problem I cannot get on the link , thank you

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (660)  Report abuse
Just click on the link Aussie then when the page loads click on " Home" at the top. It worked for me

Posted by: aussie94 (2340) Report abuse
jo anne got it ,what a brilliant collection. Well done

Posted by: aussie94 (2340) Report abuse
Yes , Wigan like most Northern Industrial Towns were not "pretty" but they provided jobs which at the time were welcome . It relieved poverty. But all it was doing was making the rich so called aristocracy richer. I cannot understand how this exists in a modern Britain . Lord this , Lady That. Duke of Nothing.Traipsing around like they are superior to everyone else Get rid of the bludgers

Posted by: Anne (3714)  Report abuse
I went through the Lower Ince section not recognising much as most appeared to be on railway lines. However a few pics were recognisable, until, until I got to no, 694/5 and then.....up came a picture of houses corner of Westwood lane Mountview. So recognisable even the plate on one house denoting piano lessons (the lettering not obvious to everyone) this was where my husband grew up.

Posted by: jo anne (32440)   Report abuse
Sorry, Aussie94, I hadnít noticed the initial link is now defunct.

Exploring the siteís photo maps is a good way to locate local photos:

Photo Maps Link

Posted by: aussie94 (2340) Report abuse
All good then you joanne you are a darling, if you do not mind me saying that in these PC times

Posted by: aussie94 (2340) Report abuse
S & B thank you for your help .


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