Future Mr Atlas contestants???10 Comments
Photo: Albert Short
Item #: 25729
Albert,spent many an happy Summer swimming in Trenchie it's were every kid in Spring View &Lower Ince learned to swim ,and ice skating in Winter.
How did you access Trenchie pond and is that Ince Moss Pit in the background?
Aubrey. We got to the Trenchie by cutting across the field at the rear of Ainscow Street, passed the clayhole pond, passed Spring View Wagon Works, and jumped across the little river, the Trenchie was about fifty yards from the river. I don't think it was Ince Moss Colliery, Aubrey. In fact, it is so long ago, I don't know what the place would have been, sorry.
Aubrey,Lads&Girls coming from Lower Ince would come down Donkey Lane across from St Mary's School,us from View could go over little bridge over line going to Wagon Works behind St Mary's church.or cut through Wagon Works and ( borrow) some wood to make our rafts,cross Litle River and go to our Outdoor Pool. Got some photo's but been in an Album since about 1957/8, took with a Brownie 127 not very clear see what I can do
Having had another think about it Aubrey, it looks, in the distance, railway traffic. It may be that line that passed by St Mary's School, and the works in the distance, could possibly be Ince Forge. I'm only speculating.
Looking again it probably is Ince Forge.
Park webb works to the left, and the Pemberton railway loop line next to it.
Thank you Colin.
Colin. Was Park Webb works, originally Ince Forge?
It was Ince Forge Albert.
The company was founded by William Park, the firm later merged with Joseph Webb in 1969, and became Park Webb LTD. In later years the firm became Dobson Park, later Gullick Dobson.