My parents often repeated this story of the man who fell down the pit shaft.Apparently he had left the house first and had turned round to help his BLIND wife through the door when he fell and she was left standing, unaware what had happened.
I can remember those houses being there in the early 50s but just can't remember when they were demolished.I can remember one of the families in The Viaducts(this was the actual address name of the houses)their name was Unsworth and their grandson Derek lived with them.Many old Ince residents would remember Derek who was like a gentle giant and he had a beautiful voice and would often sing in the pubs and clubs in Ince.
People living in Raven Street and Farmer Street were also known as Viaducters or 'Dockers' as we kids used to call them.
Oh what memories you have all unleashed,I can see myself begging my mother to let me have an ice cream off the man with a cart who always stood in the 'Docks'.This was always refused if I asked after 4pm because of course the ice cream wasn't refridgerated and she would say "NO,IT WILL HAVE GONE OFF !!!ah well,I'll get back to my dreams