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Crawford Terrace, late 1950's
Photo: Bill Bithell
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Item #: 15866
The photograph is of Crawford Terrace taken in the late 1950s which ran parallel with Greenough Street. In the background is to be seen the arch which led to the main road of Scholes. Scholefield Lane is just visible beyond the archway. On either side of the arch was situated a chemist’s shop and Reg Sutton’s Gents’ Outfitters. The large building on the right foreground was the gable end of a Welsh Chapel, the front of which faced onto Greenough Street.

Comment by: Cloie Brevik on 27th September 2010 at 22:45

Hello Bill - Would you by chance be related to Ernest Bithel (deceased) ... he lived in Ashton-in-Makerfield with my aunt Nellie Green. My uncle Ernie was from Scholes.

Comment by: John Banks on 28th September 2010 at 09:28

No1 was where my aunty lived Anny Derbysher No2 was where my grandparents Mr Mrs John Banks learned how to ride a two wheel bike there in 1955 aged 7 free wheeling down the hill my dad frank went to St Georges at the back.

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 28th September 2010 at 12:03

I served my apprenticeship at D. H.&N Tyldesleys in Greenough street,the rear entrancewas off Crawford Terrace there was an arch at the bottom end as well a bit tight when loaded up.

Comment by: Ron D. on 28th September 2010 at 19:55

Cloie. Sorry but Bill isn't on line, I rang him about your question but I am afraid it was negative .Sorry.

Comment by: Cloie on 29th September 2010 at 15:22

Thanks, Ron. I'm guessing "negative" means he isn't related or didn't know him?

Comment by: roy thompson on 27th October 2010 at 15:31

i remember this street and if i am correct there was another little bit of forgotten wigan at the back of these houses called jackson square with a methodist chapel in it as that is where i went to sunday school

Comment by: Derek Bond on 28th October 2010 at 21:50

Correct Roy, but I think the entrance to Jackson's Square was from Scholes almost opposite McCurdys shop. I'm sure there was a chippy on Scholes at the entrance to it. I went to St George's school in the late 1940s with a lad called Brian Gerrard who lived in Jackson's Square. It's a long time ago but I seem to remember that his father worked for a firm who had premises in the square and the house Brian lived in was owned by the Company. As I say, it's a long time ago but I think the Company dealt in fats of some description.

Comment by: sheila worsley on 14th February 2012 at 21:07

hi derek my fathers name was gordon matthews and he lived for a time with his grandmother in crawford terrace his mother was frances matthews nee bond could we be distant relatives i know she had brothers called william and tom and also sisters who lived in leyland surely their could not have been two families in crawford terrace called bond would be nice to hear from you

Comment by: JohnAlan on 16th May 2012 at 08:36

Hi Roy are you Roy Thompson? Sheila we will have to stop meeting like this! There was a chippy on Jackson Sq Look at the street maps I uploaded of Scholes which shows Jackson Sq. From memory is was an eerie place on dark foggy nights.

Comment by: David Parkinson on 5th March 2018 at 21:23

My Grand Parents, Bill and Jane Parkinson, lived at number 7 Crawford Terrace in the 1950's and 1960's.

Comment by: Stephen Smith on 27th March 2019 at 13:49

The chapel in Jackson Square - which I used to frequent - was not Methodist but Church of Christ, which believes in adult baptism by total immersion. Today we have the Longshoot chapel in its place.

Comment by: Christine Frier nee banks on 29th February 2020 at 16:18

My grandparents lived at number 2 my auntie and uncle lived at number 1 my dad grew up with his brothers and sisters in Crawford Terrace ,we’re twins lived a few doors away believe there surname was Bond think it was Jean and Lillian used to spend my school holidays with my grandparents .

Comment by: mavis on 7th March 2020 at 16:17

Ilived in the very 1st house going into Crawford terrace in the late 40,s early 50,s, our postal add was back mount street, I remember john smith, and the twins jean and Lillian bond, john lived half way up and the girls lived in top house, there was also june brown who lived in hairdressers at top of Greenough street.

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