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Amberswood Terrace(Can Row) Hr Ince


Amberswood Terrace (Can Row) Higher Ince
Photo: Arthur Pilkington
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Item #: 3909
These houses were on Amberswood Common near to the park, I think I've got the address right, photographed in the summer of 1956 when the houses flooded. They were demolished the following year.

Comment by: Paul Stebbing on 30th August 2007 at 23:18

Great photos - they make a nice addition to Wiganworld. I would love to see more photos of parts of Ince that no longer exist.

Comment by: JOY on 14th September 2007 at 20:02

my great great grandfather lived on Can Row in 1881 number 44 Thomas Leyland his wife Sarah and their 7 children thank you Arthur i will now put these photos in my family history folder

Comment by: Vivian Halsall nee Grange on 29th September 2008 at 11:21

My husband Terry Halsall lived at No 3 later known as East View. I have a picture of him in his wellington boots. I will have to get it out and post it onto the site.

Comment by: Marlene Austin [nee Cain] on 5th October 2008 at 12:52

My dad was from Can Row Edward Cain and coinsidently my father in law James Austin.

Comment by: Linda on 22nd October 2009 at 10:35

my great great grandmother lived at number 19 in 1871, with her husband and 5 kids, makes me wonder how old these houses were?

Comment by: Karina Lowe on 22nd December 2010 at 19:21

I lived on Can Row with Mum Gwen Lowe , Dad Mannie Lowe and brother Terry Lowe ,i'd be 3 Terry 5 . Anyone remember us ?

Comment by: Elizabeth (nee winstanley) Foster on 30th June 2011 at 16:16

my grandparents Nicolis Lee his wife Sarah Farworth and my mother Elizabeth Ellen Farnworth lived can row back in the 1920 untill 1938 where they where moved to woodlands ave higher ince into the new counsel houses that where built on the old nail works.does anybody remember them. !!!Hi vivian grange remember me from rose bridge shool 1960-1964.

Comment by: terry halsall on 30th August 2013 at 08:50

thank you for this lovely photo arthur it means a lot to me,my family lived here for generations Halsalls,ryans,eatocks all lived here at some time. marlene I remember the cains although I was small I think they had some geese which chased strangers down the street the secret was to carry a slice of bread locals knew that. karina I do remember you and your mum & dad very fondly, your brother terry was my childhood friend I still came to play when you moved to petticoat lane,if you see this tell your brother. elizabeth, vivian remembers you and so do I ,my dad had a friend jimmy farnworth so they were still in the area they may have been related. Iam posting another photo of can row/east view floods, cant date it exactly im guessing 1952/3 its a beauty,see street scenes....

Comment by: Bushell on 3rd September 2013 at 15:09

My great Uncle Henry Bushell lived on Can Row with his in-laws, the Eatocks. Thank you for posting this great photo

Comment by: terry halsall , western australia. on 11th September 2013 at 02:31

Bushel, I have seen the name on censuses or on my family tree somewhere,we are distant reletives as my mothers mother was an eatock

Comment by: Trevor J Molyneux on 1st January 2016 at 17:02

I'm reacherching my families past, my Grandfather was Thomas Molyneux he was born in a house at (Can Row) 24 East View his father was also called Thomas Molyneux his mother was Nelly Halsall not 100% on Nellies first name?, he also had a brother William (Billy) Molyneux & a sister called Ethel Molyneux , I found my great grandfather's grave at Westwood Cemetery, It's also believed that Nelly? is also buried at the same place, if anybody can shed any more light on the above information I would appreciate it...

Comment by: Terry Halsall on 15th December 2016 at 08:33

Hi Trevor I think you already know that Nellie ( Ellen) was my grandfather Evans sister and you already have our family tree info , Terry .

Comment by: Louise on 17th July 2020 at 02:44

Hi, my family lived at Amberswood Terrace for quite a long time, my great great uncles where James and Joseph green, and Annie and Fred Cranshaw, my dad John Bamber also lived with them for a while. Anybody any memories? Thanks

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