christopher street lower ince may queen21 Comments
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jean fishwick mary smart mary hilton helen & betty (twins) winstaley barbara banks lynn porter boy at the back i think alan hilton
I spent the first couple of months of my life 1939 down Christopher street (number 34), with my grandparents till our house was vacant in Petticoat Lane
I also forgot to mention, I started work there in 1954, in the foundry, which was to the right of the picture, the small building to the right was originally part of the foundry workshop, where I was employed as a dresser, which entailed chiseling the sharp edges off number and name plates before buffing them down with a grindstone.
Aitch. Is this street where Ince Council Office was on the corner, in Ince Green Lane?.If so, did Higher Ince commence on the other side of the railway brdge?.
Albert yes Christopher st is where the council offices are.
I was told the boundary line is on the side of the bridge where Ince Parish church is some say it is near the Manley. The postal address for Christopher st was Lower Ince.
It certainly is Albert, but although I have lived in Higher Ince all of my life, I am not sure where Higher Ince and Lower Ince start and finish, I always thought it was near the clinic, which was just beyond the Public Hall
We were always informed that Higher and Lower Ince were divided by Lower Ince station and the railway line,don't know whether it is fact or not Harold!
that would be about right Bill, the clinic was always in Higher Ince, and was just before Lower Ince station, but I still seem to remember a signpost on the corner of Church street with the legend Higher Ince poining to the left, and Lower ince to the right, but maybe my memory is not what it was.
aitch.In 1939 my dad lived at 24 christopher st and my mother lived at no.50 they married in 1946 and lived all their life at 24 and we where all born at 24
You would have gone the side of our house to clock on the clocking on room and canteen was at the back of our house just missing in the picture
What was the name of your grandparents?
Carol, my grsndparents lived at number 34, Bob and Alice Whittle, they had 3 children, Edna, Jimmy, and Robert, my mother was Edna, I do vaguely remember the Hiltons
Was Alan Hilton your brother.
aitch i carols sister mary.we knew whittles
aww I know most of these girls,lynne porter, jean fishwick,mary smart, etc lovely photo carol !!! your maiden name wouldn't be parr ?
aitch knew your grandparents.
Glyn yes Alan is my brother
Josie my maiden name was Hilton i married Terry Togher he went to cardy you would have know his brother Mike who sadly died in feb this year
My granmother lived over the bridge in Raven Street, no. 1 or no. 2. She died in 1949,or 1950, aged eighty six years. I remember her telling me, she was working in Whitechapel, when Jack the Ripper was active.
How fascinating about your Grandma, Albert! I knew Raven Street well in the early sixties as my schoolfriend Christine Shirley lived at no.6, and we were forever walking between her house and my house which was behind St. William's Presbytery wall. Farmer Street used to fascinate me; on dark Winter nights it looked almost Dickensian and oh! there were some real "characters" lived in those streets.
I see mary smart a lot shopping in Wigan.Its over 30 yrs. since I See Betty Winstanley one of the twins from this photo.my daughter was in hospital and betty came in with her daughter.
Bill Fleetwood did you go in the amberswood across from the park hotel
Mary how's your Alan keeping I would like to get in touch with some of the boys from the street
hi mike sorry not been on ww for ages. r carol say u left message.r al ok he was saying he love to cu.
Are you the Carol Hilton who was manageress of a shop called Jailbird in Wigan in the early 80s, then you opene your own shop, I think it was called called Sincerely Yours?