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Old Scholes gives way to new
Photo: Part of Syd and Trevor Smith's Archive
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Item #: 18971

Comment by: micky east on 22nd November 2011 at 19:43

those three rows of houses lower left look ok all they needed was refuurbishing how much would that have saved the council all those new maisonettes are now demolished .just as poor planning and council thinking then as now.who says history does'nt repeat itself

Comment by: winder on 22nd November 2011 at 20:22

Great pic!
Looks like bottom of Millgate looking up to Scholes.
St George's school over to the left?

Comment by: Wiganreds48 on 22nd November 2011 at 20:40

From memory the landrover on the copse belonged to Websters Demolition Company who knockd down all the houses around this area. This would have been around 1965/66. The famous Billy Boston worked for them for a while

Comment by: Denise on 22nd November 2011 at 22:16

This is the bottom end of Scholes where all the high flats were built, we moved into Mannion House 1967.

Comment by: Helen on 23rd November 2011 at 13:49

I think this sort of thing is called 'progress' & of course the people who instigate the 'progress' are hoping their names will be writ large somewhere, sometime. They may well be writ large but not for the reason they think...

Comment by: Cyril on 25th November 2011 at 10:35

Those terraced homes had all the joys and the sorrows of life being lived in them far longer than those concrete pigeon lofts that were built to replace them.

Comment by: No 3 Winder on 25th November 2011 at 10:40

Photo taken in the 1960s,the building in the middle foreground being demolished was Andertons sowing factory my mother worked there in the late 1950s.This was Millgate looking up to Scholes crossing this location is very different today and believe you me not for the better!!!

Comment by: betty boop on 15th December 2011 at 18:48

yes denise , your spot on . We moved in Mannion house in 1967, many happy childhood memories.Im told there are no under 16 s allowed now .

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2018 at 09:29

Makes my heart ache when I look at this picture. I lived in John Street. I recall visiting a couple who lived on the top floor of the Flats - they were nice inside and the views were amazing - being able to see Haigh Hall as can be seen in the picture but it became 'alien' as time went on to what had been.

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