James Street, Lower Ince6 Comments
Photo: Frank Orrell
Item #: 32984
Please note that even though I took all these pictures that they are copyright of the Wigan Observer/Wigan Evening Post and cannot be published elsewhere without permission of the editor, thanks.
Brilliant photos of these children, wonder were they are today.There was lot of demolition going on around Ince and Scholes around this time.
The Health and Safety brigade of today would be having kittens<g>We all played in similar places. How many kids did you know who got killed or ended up with serious injuries playing in places like this?
I remember playing with other kids in an empty building in Scholes in the fifties. I fell through the floor into a cellar, it was the one and only time I ever saw stars, I really did. I daren't have gone home and told my mam how I got the lump on my head! We were tough in the 50's - some of us anyway.
My brother in law Anthony Ollerton is the little lad swinging on the window frame. He has seen these photos on facebook, remembers them being taken.
When I lived in Lower Ince, these houses were filled with families not blessed with many materialistic advantages, but blessed with being good, and friendly neighbours. Tolerant, and friendly in there dealings with all in their locality. In just five words. ‘The salt of the earth’.
Hi Frank, I love the picture.
My name is Charlie, I'm a music producer/composer from Standish and was wondering if I might be able to use this picture as part of a slideshow/covering photo for my artist page on Facebook and other social media platforms.
I like to use the aural history of Wiganers telling their life stories as inspiration for all of my pieces and like to use photos that reflect this.
I would make sure that you are referenced as the original photographer.
Anyway, If this isn't something that interests you then I fully understand, I just thought I'd ask rather than just take the image.
Have a good'un!