Unknown Strret Scene12 Comments
Item #: 21192
The house on the left,with coal and scales,must have sold coal by the bucket,people unable to afford to buy by the bag.How hard times were for so many in those days.Thank God,for improved housing and living conditions in general.
This is on the Old Gallery as Rylance Row, Standishgate, c.1900
What a fantastic photo. I hope someone knows where it is.
This is definately the same picture of Rylance Row off Standishgate which is on Wiganworld, Old Gallery, MIxed. My great great grandfather was a Lodge House Keeper in Rylance Row on the 1881 Census.
It is Rylance Row off Standishgate, taken in 1900 just prior to its demolition according to the potted history of Wigan published by Geoffrey Shryhanes, that I own
The pile of coal would be the part wages of the collier who lived there. The colliery owner made sure that the load was taken from the tubs filled by the collier. This ensured that the collier didn't fill dirt in with the coal because he never knew which tubs he would be getting.
Fred. They weren't short of nous in those days were they?
It would seem the ladies were using a very good soap, dolly, and scubbing board. Their pinnies are certainly white.
Rylance row was opposite the white horse pub in standishgate on an old map of the area.
as poor as they all were its a beautiful photo i love it !
Rylance Row. My Birchall and Dawson ancestors lived here at the time of the 1851 census: the Birchalls at 25 and the Dawsons at 9. The Dawsons appear on the 1861 census at number 40 and the Birchalls in 1871 at number 18. By this time Margaret Dawson from number 9, later 40, had married Peter Birchall from number 25 and they had moved to Bolton. They were my great, great grandparents.