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Manchester Road, Higher Ince
Photo: Daniel Houghton
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Item #: 19206
I think this is Manchester Road, Higher Ince - can anyone help?

Comment by: Garry on 18th December 2011 at 20:00

I think it's Darlington St, the pub on the right is the Silverwell.

Comment by: josie on 18th December 2011 at 22:44

its darlington st in the 60s.

Comment by: Gerry on 19th December 2011 at 10:35

That car there on the left, the one with the three part brake light was it a corsair? I smashed into one on my honda 50 in darlinton st I wonder if it was that one??? luckily the chap let me off with a good shouting at..

Comment by: jed on 19th December 2011 at 13:19

Not Darlington Street East. All two story terrace houses on the left. Those too large. Think the only pub was the Silverwell. Not another that close. Very unsure of the wherabouts of this picture!!!!!

Comment by: Mani on 19th December 2011 at 14:02

Gerry the car on the left was a mk1 cortina the car in front of it was either a morris oxford or a austin cambridge

Comment by: tony on 19th December 2011 at 16:57

is it not manchester rd to the right of the photo is the end of pickup st and pub at the end its still there although derelict

Comment by: josie on 19th December 2011 at 19:24

tony,i can see what you mean about pickup st and the pub but the other buildings dont figure in my memory if it was pickup st then that rd would be manchester rd,but it still looks like darlington st to me .

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th December 2011 at 19:30

I was born and brought up in Higher Ince and this doesn't look like Manchester Rd. to me, but I am willing to stand corrected if I am wrong. It does look more like Darlington St. except that it doesn't appear as flat, unless that is due to the camera-angle.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 21st December 2011 at 03:24

If you look into the right distance there is a Mini car, and just behind that and to the right is another white car on a side road. That side road looks very wide, and it not just a side street but a major junction.

Could that be Smithy Green on Ince Bar?

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st December 2011 at 08:55

No, I don't think so, Dennis, but I could be wrong. As I say, I was brought up there and remember Ince before the mass demolition in the late 60s/early 70s and that scene just doesn't look "right" somehow. If it IS in the vicinity of Ince at all, it looks more like the area past Rose Bridge, between Clarington Brook and Warrington Lane.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 21st December 2011 at 10:18

Hmmmm... but Darlington Street East would have more terraced housing, the 1929 map show long rows of terraces with the odd pub on corners. It certainly is a conundrum!

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Comment by: RON HUNT on 21st December 2011 at 12:38

IF the view is from the top of Darlington St. east looking towards town, has as been suggested. There wasn't/isn't a bend in the road, as the photo. appears to show, looking at the houses in the distance. Alsi at first thought I thought it was darlington St. The buildings on the corner of the streets on the right don't match the buildings in Darlington St. east at the time. There was only one pub THE SILVERWELL, whereas this photograph appears to show a pub type building on the corner of every street???

Comment by: dk on 21st December 2011 at 12:51

There's a suspicion of a cooling tower, or some tall structure, in the left distance but if you scale that Mini across the road this is nearly a motorway. Can't the street sign or the shop lettering be read on the original?

Comment by: Ron Hunt on 21st December 2011 at 16:50

Looking at the picture magnified. There appears to be a small structure of some kind in the middle of the road, in the distance. Where it looks like another major road goes off to the right. At first I thought it mat be Hindley with Ladies Lane going off to the right, looking from Bridge street, but there is no slope in the road, and I don't think that there where that many buildings on the right. My conclusion is I don't think it is Wigan???

Comment by: dk on 21st December 2011 at 17:00

copy the image and mirror it round!

Comment by: dk on 21st December 2011 at 17:11

no - bad idea - can't be

Comment by: h churnside on 21st December 2011 at 18:47

could that pub in the middle background be on the corner of chapel lane looking from king st

Comment by: John on 22nd December 2011 at 00:07

Road is too wide for anywhere I can think of in Wigan. However, looking at the style of the street signs (I know its grainy when you zoom in) these seem typical of street signs found in Liverpool. The really heavy cast iron type with a pronounced border around the edge

Comment by: Steve on 23rd December 2011 at 13:59

That's a good shout John. If it is Liverpool the tall builing in the distance could be the old Cathedral

Comment by: Steve on 23rd December 2011 at 17:55

Could it be Edge Lane

Comment by: barbara cooke nee thorpe on 5th January 2013 at 16:33

i lived on manchester rd for a long time, the rd im looking at i swear is warrington rd lower ince, it was a lot wider than manchester rd and this one is wider, hope im right.

Comment by: watchalot on 7th November 2016 at 19:22

i was born in harper st just off darlington st east in 1943 and that photo is never darlington st in memory of man

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