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Ince Wagon Works


Ince Wagon Works
Photo: Perkin Warbeck
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Item #: 20456
Could be the opening of a bowling green.

Billy Fleetwood's grandad is on the extreme right

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 19th April 2012 at 17:44

The Manly pub in the background and Lower Ince railway station to the left. I didn't know a bowling green existed in that area? Good photo Perkin.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th April 2012 at 18:02

The Manley and the "posh" houses down Ince Green Lane, just past the church bridge,in the background. Hope you can put the one of the walking day on too, Perkin.

Comment by: hindley man on 19th April 2012 at 18:24

posh houses in ince?

Comment by: aitch on 19th April 2012 at 18:45

That is a very early photo, it was taken up and replaced at the Central wagon works site for a while, but in the late 70s was again taken up and replaced back at the Ince wagon works site, I was one of the men who helped to do it, it was there till we closed in 1983, then I dont know what happened to it , the land was sold for building purposes, and where the bowling green was is now the site of the Spindlewood estate, there are a few photos on of the area showing the site of the wagon works from junction terrace (old railway snaps)

Comment by: aitch on 19th April 2012 at 18:48

??? no sign of the clinic building, anyone know when that was built

Comment by: winder on 19th April 2012 at 18:48

The 1954 map shows a Bowling Green and Tennis Courts in that area

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th April 2012 at 18:58

Yes, hindleyman, and they're still there.

Comment by: Loz on 20th April 2012 at 12:20

Hello, Perkin. You've made an incredible recovery since Tyburn, AND travelled through time! What was it like to be 'drawn'? Terriifying I would think...

Comment by: Nicola on 21st April 2012 at 20:26

What year approx would this be? Grandad worked there but not sure when..

Comment by: Bill F on 22nd April 2012 at 20:14

I would have thought this would have been taken sometime in the 1930,s.

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