greenough st17 Comments
Item #: 31388
This is wonderful. illustrates where I live and, all my childhood friends in the 60s. Thank you.
The streets of my teenage years as well. I have scrutinised the photo for the steps leading down from one of the streets to the side of the Douglas, but can't make them out. It was a lovely cobbled stone path with iron bars at the sides, they went past a couple of houses with gardens ( unusual in those streets).
The only time I went up greenough st was when I went to watch wigan rugby but looking at the street photo is the balcarase pub on this photo
central park. greenough st on the right.st georges school on left follow the river douglas
I bet this photo brings back a lot of happy memories Tony
Calderbanks scrap yard is clear on the picture.
Veronica, I can't make out the steps you refer to but I think the houses you mention are the ones on the opposite side of the river Douglas from the Central Park stand to the middle/left of the picture whose roofs can be clearly seen.
How did 47000 people get on central park ,
Those houses lasted probably three or four times longer than those maisonettes did and possibly were in a better condition at the time of demolition too, even after twenty odd years the reinforced concrete structures of the maisonettes had become eroded and cracked with the strengthening bars being exposed and rusting, the environmental health chiefs and town planners of the 1960s and 1970s were too ruthless in their notoriety to make Wigan modern, wonder how many of those houses could have been modernised.
I thought they might be near the garden houses Derek - but too small to see the steps....
You are right veronica. Those steps are in front of the garden houses opposite the double roofed Spion kop stand and to the right of St Georges play ground.. I remember they flooded on a regular basis
The Balcarres is not on the photo, it would be over the top of the picture just left of centre.
The top of the photograph. Is that going in the direction of Whelley?.
top left albert is going to longshoot and grear acre
Sure does WN1 Standisher. I lived Opposite the pub, bottom right, 3 houses up. 77 Greenough St.
Thanks Tuddy, people who lived there must have a lot of great memories.
I was looking for Greenough's Gardens off 1871 and 1891 census... would that be in this area?