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Behind Warrington road
Photo: Neil Parkinson
Views: 4,085
Item #: 15262
Taken from back window in Windermere road looking onto rear of houses on Warrington road around 1966.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 12th July 2010 at 12:38

Very atmospheric! Which area of Wigan is this?

Comment by: Cyril on 12th July 2010 at 14:09

I think it will be in Abram Irene.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 12th July 2010 at 14:42

How odd.....i'd no idea. I live on Warrington Road but not when this was taken, only since 1974.I wouldn't have realised it was Abram! Thanks.

Comment by: Tom on 12th July 2010 at 20:46

if this was taken from Windermere Road in Abram, those bungalows will be the ones inbetween The Bucks Head and Lee Lane

Comment by: Alan on 14th July 2010 at 02:42

It cant be the bungalows that are standing now, the pic is 1966 or so it states. i was born in 1962 and i remember the red tin mission church on that land when i was in my teens. the location looks right with the pens behind but the 1966 date does not fit in.

Comment by: Alan on 14th July 2010 at 02:50

Ah sorry i know them now the date is correct. i was totally mixed up.

Comment by: Phil.Taylor on 14th July 2010 at 10:38

I'ved lived in Abram for 66 years and I'm confused with the location of the photo.As Tom says the houses run up the hill from Lee lane but the bungalows aren't the same as the one in this location.They look more like the bungalows facing the Labour Club on the site of the old Methodist tin chapel, as Alan says.

Comment by: Alan on 14th July 2010 at 11:52

those are not the pens, but the rear gardens of the council estate and it shows the rear of the bungalows that are on your left walking from Lee Lane up to the Bucks Head.It would have been taken from the Tin Houses/Prefabs i'm thinking!

Comment by: neil parkinson on 15th July 2010 at 11:20

you're right about the tin houses, it was taken from the upstairs back bedroom of 18 windermere road. My grandma and grandads house, Johnny and Alice Flynn.

Comment by: Tom on 15th July 2010 at 22:52

I'm thinking these are the two old style bungalows that are about 100yards up the hill from Lee Lane they were there when I was a kid in Abram (1950 ish )

Comment by: tony on 23rd November 2012 at 11:47

the house which the photo was taken was 18 windermere rd after the flynn's lived there my daughter angela lived there for a few years and the two bunglows my uncle lived in the one to the left,the westby family

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