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greenough st
Photo: surfer_tom
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Item #: 31388
greenough st

Comment by: Tony G on 1st August 2019 at 20:08

This is wonderful. illustrates where I live and, all my childhood friends in the 60s. Thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st August 2019 at 22:47

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).

Comment by: Owd viewer on 2nd August 2019 at 00:03

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

Comment by: tom on 2nd August 2019 at 01:08

central park. greenough st on the georges school on left follow the river douglas

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd August 2019 at 08:04

I bet this photo brings back a lot of happy memories Tony

Comment by: Ed on 2nd August 2019 at 11:55

Calderbanks scrap yard is clear on the picture.

Comment by: DerekB on 2nd August 2019 at 13:11

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.

Comment by: Tom on 2nd August 2019 at 14:02

How did 47000 people get on central park ,

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd August 2019 at 14:22

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2019 at 18:01

I thought they might be near the garden houses Derek - but too small to see the steps....

Comment by: Carl on 2nd August 2019 at 18:43

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

Comment by: tuddy on 2nd August 2019 at 22:44

The Balcarres is not on the photo, it would be over the top of the picture just left of centre.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 3rd August 2019 at 10:07

The top of the photograph. Is that going in the direction of Whelley?.

Comment by: tom on 3rd August 2019 at 14:33

top left albert is going to longshoot and grear acre

Comment by: Tony G on 3rd August 2019 at 16:12

Sure does WN1 Standisher. I lived Opposite the pub, bottom right, 3 houses up. 77 Greenough St.

Comment by: Owd viewer on 3rd August 2019 at 22:44

Thanks Tuddy, people who lived there must have a lot of great memories.

Comment by: Susan McNally on 20th January 2020 at 20:57

I was looking for Greenough's Gardens off 1871 and 1891 census... would that be in this area?

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