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Taylors lane, Springview


Corner of taylors lane Springview
Photo: Hayley Makin
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Item #: 21542
My dad Jimmy Makin and Sister Emma Makin, taken on the corner of taylors lane, leading onto warrington road.

Comment by: Albert on 27th September 2012 at 16:53

A bit of a different scene, since I took out newspapers, for Tatum's, in the 1940s. Walmesley Arms seems to be still flourishing.

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th September 2012 at 21:06

I love these old pics showing the shops that were still thriving then. Albert, do you recall a lady called Clara who used to play the piano in The Walmesley Arms?

Comment by: Albert. on 28th September 2012 at 10:37

No Irene. When I receached the age for drinking, I had moved to Lower Ince. Frequented the Little Rock, and the White Swan, but did most of my socialising in the Wigan area. Pear Tree, Frog Lane, and The Commercial, town centre. From ninteen,to twenty four, I was in the R.A.F.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th September 2012 at 12:02

Thanks, Albert. I am from Higher Ince but my brother married a lady from Spring View and I had relatives there, (Griffiths family from Taylor's Lane and Gittoes family from Hope Street). I also had an Auntie and Uncle, (Alice and George Parkinson) in Lower Ince, (Frederick Street, moving to Cheltenham Avenue when Frederick Street was demolished).

Comment by: Albert on 28th September 2012 at 13:40

Irene. I lived in Winchester Grove, round the corner from Cheltenham Avenue. Frederick Street was still in exsistence, when I lived there.

Comment by: josie on 28th September 2012 at 22:27

hi hayley, think i commented on this pik before,about the pram it would have been a carry cot as well hence the handles on cot your mum would have had a stand and the cot (pram body) would have been babbas cot as well as pram ,beltin times x

Comment by: ant on 30th September 2012 at 22:02

worked with your dad about 10yrs back daft as a brush and oasis mad hope hes doin ok

Comment by: Hayley Makin on 8th October 2012 at 16:11

Dolls prams are bigger now, hehe.
Yeah ant he good, he got his 5 year old son keeping him on his toes!!


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