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old church
Photo: d carter
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Item #: 18325
this photo were taken in the 1980s

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th August 2011 at 18:05

I was christsned here. Thankyou so much for posting this. Have you any more pics of Ince?

Comment by: Albert Edward Short on 28th August 2011 at 18:46

Is this the church that was situated on the the Darlington Street side of Rose Bridge?. That may be the Empress Mill, in Anderton Street Higher Ince, that can be seen in the back ground.

Comment by: cliff on 28th August 2011 at 20:05

i must have walked past it a hundred times dident see it went to rose bridge school from 57 to 60 good photo CLIFF

Comment by: aitch on 29th August 2011 at 09:24

The white building to the left was the Rose Bridge Inn, till it closed and was eventually re-opened as a printing works, my wife was a Sunday school teacher in that old church, as well as the new one later, the lower part of the church was used on a youth employment scheme for a good few years, till it went the way of all good schemes, not enough funding.

Comment by: peterfrost on 29th August 2011 at 11:21

we used to have all our printing done at printing works for the boys brigade functions we used to hold especially our news years eve dances. oh happy days!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 29th August 2011 at 19:26

The printing works was Clarrington Press.

Comment by: cliff on 31st August 2011 at 19:45

? IS THERE SOME STEPS GOING TO THE CUT AT THE SIDE OF THE PUB AND A MILL REMEMBER GOING DOWN THERE A FEW TIMES IN THE 50S WITH MY MATE GOOD TIMES THEN

Comment by: jc on 6th September 2011 at 22:10

My mother was married in this church 1949 and lived in the street which would have been where the grass is now

Comment by: berylatherton(nee Kinley on 12th September 2011 at 21:21

Was this rose Bridge Methodist church, if so, that was my childhood church!

Comment by: Michael McDonough on 26th December 2011 at 21:04

When they were knocking down the Chapel we'd just bought our house in Westwood Lane, the front step was missing. We bought a big section of Chapel step and cut it to fit our house, if anyone wants to walk on it then feel free..No 13..

Comment by: Nightowl on 10th October 2013 at 23:45

My Grandad was Headmaster at Little Rose Bridge Methodist school (which was attached to the church, and a lay preacher at the Church on Rose Street - Harry Lancaster. His dads church too Bob Lancaster.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 30th January 2016 at 18:32

My granddad Jimmy Cain went to the school behind this church in the 188os/90s. So impressed with the grounding it gave him he sent his son Teddy there. Teddy born 1905

Comment by: terry ascroft on 2nd August 2016 at 00:18

i went to this school with my 2 brothers remember mr lancaster.also his dad who used to visit school. also remember teachers miss leyland.mrs pearce.mrs wardle.whos husband later became headmaster of big rose bridge.also a blind man came to tune piano.and mr melling the caretaker.and the christmas parties.great school.great memories.

Comment by: Roland Martland on 1st September 2016 at 14:29

Harry Lancaster changed my life by putting me in for the 11 plus in 1968. Taught me maths and English so I passed the test. Went to Hindley Grammar followed by university and a global career in the oil industry. Remember him also giving me the cane!! A great man.

Comment by: Roland Martland on 12th September 2016 at 09:39

Harry Lancaster changed my life by putting me in for the 11 plus in 1968. Taught me maths and English so I passed the test. Went to Hindley Grammar followed by university and a global career in the oil industry. Remember him also giving me the cane!! A great man.

Comment by: June Strickland on 16th September 2021 at 09:21

I was a Steward & Safe Guarding Officer at this church in the new millennium. shame the old building had to be taken down.
great times I had there.. miss it loads....

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