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Withington Lane Top Lock
Photo: cindy
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Item #: 26012
Walking day 1950s?

Comment by: Julie on 12th February 2015 at 18:02

Super picture candy, thankyou

Comment by: cindy on 13th February 2015 at 15:49

Julie Do You come from Top Lock.

Comment by: Julie on 13th February 2015 at 16:23

Sorry cindy, spelt your name wrong. No Cindy, fraid not.

Comment by: julie on 13th February 2015 at 16:44

Oops!! Sorry Cindy , spelt your name wrong. Top lock no .

Comment by: Phil on 13th February 2015 at 20:44

I remember Marshall's shop as a kid was not open very often. To much competition from Battles/Maggs and Ivy's on the corner of Leeds st

Comment by: jack on 14th February 2015 at 16:42

Hi Phil i remember the competition being Parky Boyle.first shop in Withington Lane and Alan Lathom on the corner of Leeds St. Always remember sitting outside of Marshalls on a Thursday waiting for the Brooke Bond van to cadge some tea card.Battles had the chip Shop then

Comment by: cindy on 14th February 2015 at 17:55

Phil What Years did You live in Top Lock.And would I know You.

Comment by: bill on 14th February 2015 at 22:47

Harry Marshall who owned the shop lived in the detached bungalow in Withington Lane the one facing Ash Lane.his brother owned the farm facing the saw mill across the canal

Comment by: Phil on 15th February 2015 at 00:36

Cindy I was born in Leeds st in 1960 moved to Albion Drive when the old houses got pulled down.I moved to Australia in 1981 and been here ever since.

Comment by: phil on 15th February 2015 at 00:39

Jack when I was growing up it was Bessie who who had the chippy Battles was a about 5 doors down from the chippy

Comment by: jack on 15th February 2015 at 13:06

Hi Phil Bessie did have the chippy but only after battle's stopped doing chips and turned it into a sweets cigs crisp
and pop shop. your to young to remember the song we use to sing as kids Paddy Battle sell fish threeapunce a dish it went on and on

Comment by: Dave on 16th February 2015 at 11:42

What about the post office Mary Boyles . Great memories .

Comment by: cindy on 16th February 2015 at 16:59

There was Mcindles Chippy @47 Liverpool st.Bob Telfords,corner of Leeds st @ a toffee shop at other end corner of Albion st, Knowles fruit shop corner of Coils entry withington Lane,also a shop on canal bank, liverpool st opposite side of road to the Kirkless.

Comment by: bill on 17th February 2015 at 09:05

Hi Cindy your definitely in the late fifties everybody knew everybody in toplock then

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th February 2015 at 11:17

Got excited when I saw the name " Marshalls". The logo is the same as the amplifier manufacturer!! LOL

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th February 2015 at 12:59

Looks like the 60's Cindy by the cut of the hairstyle and clothes on the young lady behind the two little girls!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 19th February 2015 at 14:37

Anyone used to know my cousin Peggy and her husband Jimmy Marland on Withington Lane?

Comment by: cindy on 19th February 2015 at 18:12

Neil I remember a Cliff Martland,Dont know any Marlands

Comment by: neil Cain on 20th February 2015 at 13:23

Jimmy worked for Wigan Corporation and Peggy had her old mother, my Great Auntie Maggie,living with them .I think it was at No.6, nearer to the New Springs Bridge.I think my Great Auntie Jinny Rutter and her husband Matt lived nearby.

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