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Car Races
Car Races
Photo: Gerry
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Item #: 14703
Around Poplar Ave Pemberton about 1932 not sure which Street we are looking at

Comment by: dave johnson on 3rd May 2010 at 01:38

Corner of Larch Ave and Elm Ave with Ridyard St in the background.

Comment by: RON on 3rd May 2010 at 10:28

Wow they would be worth a bit now

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 3rd May 2010 at 10:44

A joy to see! Children had an innocence then that is being lost earlier and earlier in their lives now...sad.

Comment by: RON on 3rd May 2010 at 12:49

Hi Irene you are correct. How many kids these days would spend hours peddling a car bike etc. up and down the street.
As you say the age of innocence has gone. All they want now is Computer games and mobile phones... A friend's 14 year old daughter has just run up a moble phone bill of over £200.00. She is now on a £10.00 month Pay as you go. Kids today lead very sad lives.

Comment by: John on 3rd May 2010 at 12:51

Who needs computers eh?

Comment by: Wigwann on 3rd May 2010 at 16:13

Computers, where would Wiganworld be..........

Comment by: Gerry on 3rd May 2010 at 19:04

Well Done Dave.. I have just been on Google Earth and looked at 10 Larch Ave. Pemberton and the same (modern) photo is there. its still the same apart from the small tree

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 4th May 2010 at 12:47


Comment by: Helen on 4th May 2010 at 15:28

I used to have a little car just like the one on the far right of the pic... it was like a bit of old tin, sharp edges galore, think I inherited it from my older brother & sister. Do you remember the homemade carts that used to be all the rage, bits of wood, rope & pram wheels & no brakes ?!!

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 4th May 2010 at 17:55

Yes Helen, I had one , and we deliberately went down the cobbles on it going "aaaaahhhhh" so our voices would shake. Weren't we easily amused back then?!

Comment by: Gerry on 5th May 2010 at 10:44

I have some pram wheels from an old Silver Cross pram behind my shed ... I might just make a "Trolley" for the grand childer. or put it on e bay..

Comment by: frank on 7th May 2010 at 12:54

If this is 1932 the children are well dressed. No clogs or bare feet or ragged clothes. What are all the caps?

Comment by: dave johnson on 7th May 2010 at 18:18

frank, this is the "posh" side of Worsley Hall tha knows.

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