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Higher Ince Walking Day


1960s walking day, Higher Ince.
Photo: irene roberts nee griffiths
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Item #: 11393
Procession walking up Ince Green Lane towards Ince Bar.Shows Postlethwaite's butcher's on the corner of Ince Green Lane and Smithy Green. Many's the time, when shopping in there with my Mam, I have collided with a huge side of beef hanging from a hook, and the floor was sprinkled with sawdust."Possy's" later took over Morton's which was just across the road.

Comment by: Gerry on 6th August 2009 at 18:40

Eeee! Irene I used to bump into the beef and all Greens went across the road to next to Mace a chap called Harold Turner ran it( he was a great piano player)

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 6th August 2009 at 20:04

Where did yopu live, Gerry?

Comment by: Gerry on 9th August 2009 at 18:40

I lived at 4 Battersby St until 1961 then at Kendal Road
If you remember they built the Kendal Road estate because the houses in Tolketh Street had collapsed

Comment by: Vp on 10th August 2009 at 19:59

Gerry there was a butchers years ago over Rose Bridge Marjoria Turner and her brother had it i wonder if they were related to Turner on Ince Bar

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 11th August 2009 at 08:23

Ben Turner's was a chain of butchers shops, with a number of branches. The man who ran the Ince Bar shop, opposite Belle Green Lane, was Jim Briers. I think he went on to have his own name over the shop.

Comment by: Gerry on 20th August 2009 at 15:50

There is a photo of Jim Briers shop on this site. probably somewhere in the INCE folder Irene

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