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AERIAL VIEW RYLANDS MILL 1920'S
AERIAL VIEW RYLANDS MILL 1920'S
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33811
AN AERIAL VIEW OF RYLANDS MILL AND SURROUNDING AREA OF WHITLEY 1920'S

Comment by: Tony Sharp on 13th June 2022 at 10:02

Fascinating Picture. I was born in 1947 at a house in Silverdale which would be in the bottom left hand corner of this picture. It was bought brand new in the 1920's by my paternal grandfather when he came down from Cumberland to work for the Wigan Electric Company. The house remained in the family until the late 1970's.

Comment by: tuddy on 13th June 2022 at 22:57

Is that Walkden Avenue running through the centre of the photo?

Comment by: nigb on 14th June 2022 at 01:17

Kenyon Road running through the middle. Walkden Avenue going left to right, Halls bakery bottom right.

Comment by: Rich on 14th June 2022 at 07:56

"Is that Walkden Avenue running through the centre of the photo?"
It looks like Kenyon Road to me with Walkden Avenue to the right. Although it doesn't look like todays Walkden Avenue as it seems to come to a dead end? The photo could have been taken before Walkden Avenue was fully developed?

Comment by: Tom on 14th June 2022 at 08:08

Walkden is to the right of the crossroads with Kenyon Rd running straight on into the town centre

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