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Marus Bridge


Marus Bridge
Photo: Darren W Wadsworth
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Item #: 22467
this is where my farther lived (roland wadsworth).the house is where the roundabout is now,and in the back ground is the terraced houses on poolstock lane.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 17th January 2013 at 23:51

Darren,very interesting photographs, both this and the one on Standishgate have you any idea on dates?

Comment by: Janet on 18th January 2013 at 01:15

Doesn't that look just lovely, I can't say I remember that, I do remember coming down from Wigan through Goose Green, there being houses all the way down to what is now the roundabout and ended with a small petrol station.. Then there was nothing but fields all the way to what is now the roundabout at the M6 on/off ramps....Lovely photo Darren.. Thanks for sharing...

Comment by: Catherine on 18th January 2013 at 03:10

I can't orientate myself with this photo. I was brought up in Marus Bridge. Isn't this actually in the middle of where the dual carriageway is now?

Comment by: trewyth on 18th January 2013 at 08:46

Is that the path that lead to Tan Pit Wood and eventually Pony Dick ?

Comment by: Mick on 18th January 2013 at 09:15

Unless I miss my guess, this is all around where Marus Avenue is now.

Comment by: John Brown on 18th January 2013 at 11:42

Superb picture Darren. I now live in the row of terraced houses in the background of this pic. I was born in 1950 and remember the old junction at Marus Bridge before the new road. The house in this picture was gone by the time I became a teenager, and I don't remember it at all. Thanks for putting it on.

Comment by: Catherine on 18th January 2013 at 11:53

If what you say is correct Mick, then this is Delph House farm which was falling apart when I was last home at Easter last year.

Comment by: sandra webster on 18th January 2013 at 12:20

Had a look at an old map of the area and think this could possibly be Delph House

Comment by: mw on 18th January 2013 at 13:51

great photo darren, i lived in marus ave,my dad was tommy jones, but i cant remember this scene , what year was it ?

Comment by: mw on 18th January 2013 at 14:14

i think Delph cottage was in Marus ave , right opp. where i used to live,

Comment by: sandra webster on 18th January 2013 at 16:16

refering back to the old map there shows two buildings one being Delph house farm ... which is the building on Marus Ave that was only demolished a couple of years ago ... the other being Delph house which was situated at the crossroads of Poolstock lane and Warrington rd ... this looks possible as the houses that you can see on Poolstock lane look like the ones still standing just before you get to Marus Bridge roundabout ... hope this is helpful ...

Comment by: micky east on 18th January 2013 at 16:23

thats not poolstock lane in the background
delph cottage was knocked down last year new houses have appeared.

Comment by: micky east on 18th January 2013 at 16:28

looking at the picture of marus bridge r/about posted previously circa 1963,i would say thats a view from what is now crestwood ave

Comment by: Joan Beckett-Wilding on 18th January 2013 at 22:29

I am sure those houses in background are the one near to the island at Marus Bridge, but I don't remember that cottage, What a beautiful cottage it was. Can't ever say I remember it being on Marus Ave either.

Comment by: pp on 19th January 2013 at 09:39

The cottage looks at the side of the dirt track leading to the other side of marus ave.

Comment by: Bob on 19th January 2013 at 11:46

That place is exactly where it says it is, at the end of Poolstock Lane, if you go down Poolstock Lane, when you get to junction with the roundabout, if you look to the left there is a grassed area with some trees and that is where the farmhouse was located, the semi detached houses on Marus Avenue and Poolstock Lane had not been built when the photo was taken, however the houses in the background on Poolstock Lane had been built and can be seen on street view on google earth.

Comment by: peter on 19th January 2013 at 12:03

thats right.PP.the gap in the terrace houses is leading through to Ruskin ave.

Comment by: Darren W Wadsworth on 19th January 2013 at 12:46

to MW,You are right this is not Delph House Farm,that was in Marus ave where my uncle lived (Horace Wadsworth),across from (Tommys Jones) house.I remember tommy very well..missing him and his wine !!!his back garden backed on to the back garden of 370 poolstock lane where i lived.

Comment by: mw on 19th January 2013 at 14:37

Darren i do remember my dad talking about you and how you used to visit him from time to time . long time ago. hope your keeping well

Comment by: Catherine on 19th January 2013 at 15:14

Bob, when was this building knocked down then? My parents moved into their house on Coppice Drive in 1963 and they never mentioned a building on the spare land there and I certainly don't remember it. The only building I remember was the pit shaft on the other side of that land.

Comment by: Cathy Bolton on 20th January 2013 at 23:04

I've just looked at the 1911 Census for Delph House which shows that it was then divided into three dwellings.
In 1 Delph House are the Derbyshires, a widow and her two children. In 2 Delph House are five Catteralls and a boarder. At No. 3 there are seven Prescotts. Sixteen of them packed in there altogether!

Comment by: Norman Rigby on 24th January 2014 at 13:09

I was born in 1938 and lived opposite Barkers Farm. Post war,these cottages had been demolished.We kids used to play
here, we called it "The Dump"

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