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Higher Ince Walking Day


Higher Ince '63 or '64
Photo: Stephen Price
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Item #: 7137
Me and my sister again. This time with Gran (Florrie) outside her house 14, Belle Green Lane which was next door to Ashursts pie shop.

Comment by: irene on 29th August 2008 at 18:23

do you or anyone you know have any photos of Ashurts pie shop, or Cains as it was also known?

Comment by: Stephen on 29th August 2008 at 18:42

Irene, Sorry i don't have any but it would be great to see some. I grew up with Rodney Ashurst, i'll try and get in touch with him to see if he has any. WATCH THIS SPACE

Comment by: irene on 30th August 2008 at 09:52

thanks Stephen. I'm in touch with Neil Cain, grandson of Mr Cain from the shop and he is in touch with Valerie Ashurst.I vaguely remember Rodney from Ince Central. A bit younger than me I think. Nice to talk to you.

Comment by: Stephen on 31st August 2008 at 12:22

Irene, where you from Belle Green Lane? I think my sister was friends with Valerie. Hope you get some photo's.

Comment by: caztaly on 31st August 2008 at 19:26

my hubby says he knows you his name is alan taylor, he has a brother called david, they used to live in russell street and then they moved to west street, alan was in the school band at rose bridge.

Comment by: Stephen on 31st August 2008 at 21:32

Caztaly, I certainly remember both of them from school. I also played in the band and i also remember playing in a football team with them briefly. We used to train on Ince common and then go for a pint at the pub (can't remeber the name of it) that was on Manchester Rd just after the bridge past Ince Park on the left going towards Hindley (What a terrible description) I can remember Malc Perkins and his twin brother also played. How's Alan and David doing? I always thought Alan would end up an actor as he liked drama at school. Never a dull moment with Alan.

Comment by: caztaly on 1st September 2008 at 10:56

alans ok, still as nutty as ever, he still plays cornet every nov 11 on ince bar, he has just recieved an award from the coucil just to say thanks for playing last post for 30yrs. dave is ok he loves in hindley green.

Comment by: irene on 1st September 2008 at 14:15

stephen, no I'm not from Belle Green Lane, i'm from Ince Green Lane opposite the Long Neck Pub. a little terraced row set back behind St Williams presbytery,long gone!

Comment by: Stephen on 1st September 2008 at 18:57

Caztaly, That sounds just like Alan, never a shrinking violet was he. Good on him. I can just imagine him stood on Ince bar waiting for his moment. Do Alan and David still fall out? lol. I remember mi mother coming home one night and telling me she'd just seen the two of 'em knocking lumps out of each other at the bottom of Belle Green Lane. Happy days.

Comment by: Stephen on 1st September 2008 at 20:53

Irene, Do you have a particular interest in Ashursts shop? I've just been given Rodneys email from another owd mate, i'll see if he any photo's he can post

Comment by: irene on 2nd September 2008 at 09:47

i went regularly as a child and am a friend of NEIL CAIN whose grandfather kept the shop before Ashursts. neil would dearly love a photo of the shop.

Comment by: Stephen on 9th September 2008 at 08:27

Irene, Ive been in touch with Rodney Ashurst. He doesn,t have any photo's but he will ask his 2 sisters Viv and Val if they have any. I'll let you know asap.

Comment by: irene on 10th September 2008 at 19:09

thanks for all your trouble, Stephen.

Comment by: julie on 19th September 2008 at 12:48

DOSE anyone have old pics of rose bridge?

Comment by: Stephen on 19th September 2008 at 16:55

Julie, there are quite a few in the Schools section

Comment by: caztaly on 3rd October 2008 at 12:19

stephen, if you look in assorted pics (1st wigan boys brigade) you will see some pics of alan.

Comment by: Stephen on 3rd October 2008 at 13:51

Caztaly, Just had a look. That's exactly as i remember him. I think he spent a short time with me at Wigan & District brass band.

Comment by: Kathleen Devine nee McSorley on 29th June 2009 at 18:13

Stephen did your sister go to Ince C of E Junior School? I know her name from somewhere and her face is very familiar. Ask her does she remember Kathleen McSorley.

Comment by: Stephen on 1st July 2009 at 20:28

Hi Kathleen, yes Janet went to Ince Central and then HAGS. I'll tell her you have been asking about her next time i speak with her.

Comment by: kenny on 19th September 2009 at 11:02

Hey dice - dont you look a sweetie

Comment by: Stephen on 19th September 2009 at 11:44

Lol Kenny, i think that was the last time i wore a tie

Comment by: Bill G on 23rd September 2009 at 09:29

Dicey, That's not the last time you wore a tie; I lent you one to get in t'Casino about 10 years later in 1973. I never got it back.

Comment by: eddie howarth on 15th November 2009 at 15:55

Iremember queing up every saturday morning for pies from cains bakery lived on kendal rd 1964-69
steven I think the pub you are trying to describe was called the lancashire union just opposite the entrance to ince tip
it is now an italian restuarant

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