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Scholes c1960
Photo: charnock
Views: 3,588
Item #: 14356
Prior to/during demolition

Comment by: Jean Jones on 3rd April 2010 at 11:51

I can see what's left of the house I lived in as a child, just the bedroom walls left standing on Scholefield Lane. Can also see old St. Catherines school where I used to attend.

Comment by: ste s on 3rd April 2010 at 18:36

good old days very intresting

Comment by: winnie on 3rd April 2010 at 22:34

is caroline st on this pic is that st pats church

Comment by: Jean Jones on 3rd April 2010 at 23:18

Not sure if they where that good. I remember us having the outside loo and no bath. Very cold damp house with just a coal fire to try to keep it warm.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 4th April 2010 at 06:22

by Winnie
[is caroline st on this pic is that st pats church]

No, that is St Catherines, the road is Scholefield Lane, just before the junction to Scholes. If you look you can see the road splits, the road on the left was in fact the original line of Scholefield Lane and it is basically just going nowhere in that shot, the road curving to the right put there to line it up with Greenough Street making it a better 'crossroads'. Copy and past this link into your browser...

... you can see the original line of Scholefield Lane, with Greenough Street offset to the left of the junction with Scholes.

Comment by: Chris gaskell on 4th April 2010 at 23:17

All I get for that web address ( is........
"Why are you snooping around my server space?
Your IP Number has been logged, and emailed to me, I probably won't do anything about it, but I will know you have been snooping."

What's your game???

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 5th April 2010 at 04:40

Chris, therte is no game. As onlg as you use all the link... including the 'scholes.jpg' bit you will see the map. If however you just try going to without the jpg file you will get that message. In the past I have had people perusing the files I have on there, this is just to deny them access. That original link was to a specific file on the server, which should be no problem.

Sorry about the confusion.

Comment by: Mick on 5th April 2010 at 13:06

Your link works perfectly well for me, Dennis.

Comment by: Dorothy Hesketh (Ince before) on 15th May 2010 at 10:58

What a terrible shame to see the aftermath of where I lived, went to school & got married. So many happy memories. All of Linney St seems to have gone, but a little of Caunce St remains. Our house had been converted to a comfy house with a bathroom and a lean to, at the back. Dad was devatated when he got notice from the council, to pull his home down, after working years in the pit, to be comfortable. But it wasnt just him whole families where moved from familiar places where they all felt safe with one another. Up near the church has never altered. My daughter was married there, and it had been renovated with a new lick of paint. How proud I was to be there again. After leaving these shores to return to somewhere like St Catherines so homely & familiar. We settled back within the Wigan area. Love looking at the old school photo, but am surprised at only one of the old school. More please.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 18th March 2014 at 11:50

Fabulous photograph bringing back happy memories before the wanton destruction of Scholes. The house we lived in from 1955 to 1964 is still just standing - 22 Scholeifld Lane. next door travelling up Scholeield Lane is George Conroys fruit and veg shop on the corner of Neville St. On the other corner was Hollands Off Licence, then there was a butchers. The street to the left is Gaskell St and there are still a row of more modern houses still standing. Running almost parallel to the original line of Scholefield Lane is Linney St and then Caunce St running up to St Catharine's. St Catharine's Parish Hall and new school can be seen on Catherine St where Holand St once stood. Is that the old school as well or terraced houses? Great memories. The petro l station is now a fast food and car wash.

Comment by: Val Speed on 30th September 2014 at 14:11

How nostalgic to see this photo. we lived in the last row at the top end of Caunce St (52) Still standing. Neighbours on our side Gaskell, Pilkington, Ellis, Foster and Hill. Neighbours on opposite side Church side) Leyland, Baldwin, Farrimond and Brown. Taken much later than 1960 though as this was year I was born and remember well areas of Caunce St and Linney St that are demolished on this pic. We moved around 1970. Great community spirit. Those were the days.

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