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Walmesley Arms, Warrington Road, Spring View.
Photo: Brian McDonough
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Item #: 1799
Walmesley Arms, Warrington Road, Spring View.

Comment by: Andycapp on 24th May 2009 at 08:54

I know two of the Ladies in the photograph. Could you give the date or the year that the photograph was taken. ?

Comment by: joe aaron on 26th June 2009 at 09:39

well the post office is still there an the house next to it i used to live in 1 and i moved out when i was about 2 so it was in 74

Comment by: Albert Edward Short on 25th February 2011 at 15:05

.I do believe the pub was on the corner of Repton Avenue, on the opposite corner was Tatums post office and newspaper shop. I took papers out for Tatums in mid to late 40s Next to Tatums was Clarence Evans butcher's shop. Opposite was Taylors Lane, and Harold Jackson's milk delivery concern.

Comment by: josie on 19th August 2011 at 23:28

joe , the post office has been gone for years, 70s i remember when lots of people were in there and the floor collapesed ,its not there now.

Comment by: gillian boursiakis nee hughes on 19th October 2011 at 14:44

no it's on the corner of field street. Repton avenue is further up where the council houses are.Next door to the pub was Mather's grocery shop and opposite was the bookies.

Comment by: annette gill nee waterworth on 27th January 2012 at 19:11

hi everyone...im the current landlady of the Walmesley and yes its on the corner of Field Street facing Taylors lane..the post office was on the corner of Repton Ave facing Duggels house now Bargain Booze. We very often talk in the bar of all the local shops that we had not forgetting the other pub we had too...the Railway..my mam Edna Lowe {as she was known} from up Taylors Lane always says they knocked the best pub down. I remember it but wasnt old enough to go in it b4 it was knocked down. We had umpteen shops here then butchers,McCarthys bakery,Marlenes fancy goods,chemist, barbers,Renes hairdressers, Ginny Walls florist,a cple of chippys alf taylors a 2nd hand shop, Stokes fruit n veg, gaskells, jenny Brockleys{Mathers} Woods corner shop nr phone box opposite side of Walmesley..not forgetting Thelmas cloggers, Mortons, the laundrette,and I remember Moulinex paper shop and Turtons next door..we also had Sids bookies.Jacksons coaches..Will never forget the sunday mystery tours...always knew when we were going to Blackpool coz it was dearer .and not forgetting Annie Maudsleys outdoor further up towards the church.. will never forget the small jars of cockles they sold .. when we tell of all the shops we had folk cant believe it..

Comment by: Ian Reynolds on 29th January 2012 at 19:35

I remember this view very clearly. I was born in Malvern Crescent in 1942 where we lived at number 75 with my grandparents Tom & Jane Ann Reynolds (nee Kyte). My Dad was in the RAF so we moved South in 1950 but I kept coming back to Spring View in the school holidays and after until my granny moved to Derby to my uncle's house in about 1967. I was Christened at Hope Street Independent Methodist Chapel I think by Percy Latham, who was the Superintendent Minister in the 1940s. Don't foget Maggie Naylor's grocery shop opposite Alf Taylors haberdashery. I also well remember the sound of the miners' clogs as they came off shift and clip-clopped along Warrington Road, covered in coal dust. They really were good times and I remember that we had fish & chips once a week from one of the chip shops - 3d for fish, 2d for chips and 1d for peas if I remember right. And does anyone remember Mellings farm where I used to play with the daughter (Dorothy) and was facinated by the threshing machine at harvest time as well as the farm cats catching rats and mice that had hidden in the straw. They really were good times, everyone seemed to know everyone else and I never heard a swear word or saw bad behaviour in the street - you really could go out and leave your door unlocked.

Comment by: jim12 on 4th August 2013 at 18:41

hi annette i lived in haywood st my elder brother telling me that in summer late 40sour dad and his matesused to have foot races from the walmsly to the bottom of hope street i have a photo taken inside the walmsley of my father and friends later in life about 1955stood round the drummer

Comment by: Mandy Millard (Bailey) on 13th October 2013 at 13:50

I remember this view very well you can see our house!! Top of the picture is the post office across the road is the Duggles house that used to be a TV repair shop before the Wilkes family bought it, Next was Jimmy and Betty Lloyds then us then Frank Caswell then After he died Frances and Norman further down the row were the Dowd's the Kelly's and the Mellings then you got to the hairdressers and Jenny Willis' flower shop! cross the road then it was Gaskells and Kays off licence, the Newsagents Peter and his wife and the Cloggers oh what a reminisce. I remember 2 butchers One up hope street and one almost opposite Jacksons and the chippy and Little Joes sweet shop next to my Grandma Baileys

Comment by: Dave B on 7th December 2013 at 15:58

The bus gives the biggest clue to the date, it appears to be one of a batch of Leyland Fleetlines that entered service with Lancashire United Transport in late 1977 and early 1978, so its after then.

Comment by: Karen Ashton mulligan on 7th March 2017 at 20:15

My Aunty Betty woosey had the post office in spring view I remember when the shop floor collapsed my mum vi Ashton was outside of the shop at the time. Betty woosey died last year age 93 yrs old

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