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James Street, Lower Ince


Photo: Frank Orrell
Views: 1,778
Item #: 32983
Children of James Street, Lower Ince, who had nowhere to play except in and around the derelict houses in December 1971.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 4th March 2021 at 16:42

Would make a great Record sleeve cover for the group.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th March 2021 at 17:49

Very true, Ron....I never thought of that!

Comment by: Edna on 4th March 2021 at 18:26

I wonder do any of them recognise themselves??

Comment by: CJAlan on 4th March 2021 at 18:34

There's something both iconic and periodic about this picture. It's not dissimilar to that famous one of the workmen having their tea break on that elevated beam thousands of feet above ground.


Comment by: Andrew on 4th March 2021 at 19:58

Edna wrote "I wonder do any of them recognise themselves??"

At least one of them does that I know of,Edna.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th March 2021 at 20:24

It's the dramatic background that I like about this photo.
A mix of Lowrey and the modern Banksy .

Comment by: Mr X on 9th March 2021 at 22:57

Where is this location? I am guessing next to the main line railway in Lower Ince where there is a gloomy tunnel for pedestrians. Westwood power station is on the other side, but only the cooling towers can be seen. In 1971 the railway has no overhead electrification wires.

Comment by: gibo. on 11th March 2021 at 22:37

Mr X When you walked through the tunnel that goes under the WCML. from the Kays houses side, as you come out there was a dirt path on the right that led to the wall. Spent many happy hour train spotting on the wall in the early sixtys. Carry on up the path and you came into james street.

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