Photo: Tim Cooke
Item #: 32070
Taken in 1958 showing Brunswick methodist church on Ormskirk Road, with the junction of Scot Lane.
Browns off licence just in shot.
For those who don't know the location. This is now Aldi car park. Great photo keep em coming<g>
Great photo of a handsome building Tim. Thanks.
And to think what gatepost finials could have done for it … which remind me, I once saw one of those lamps put out of action about the time this photo was taken.
Aldi car park is across Junction where Brown's off licence was Ron
. Theres a block of flats now where Chapel used to be.
I remember this mission being demolished in the 1970's.
Definitely not 1958. Concrete lamp standards only erected on Ormskirk, Warrington Road and, Wigan Lane in the mid sixties. Also look at the Ariel's displayed: BBC 2 ones. Sign on lamp standard also suggests later date
My mum has a couple of old photographs of Ormskirk Road dated around 1961/62 and the concrete lighting columns like the one in this picture where definitely not erected then. I'd say this picture is more likely to be 1970s.
A culverted brook runs under there and it was a source of an emergency water supply in world war 2, it had the letters EWS painted on the Scot Lane side wall.
I've always wondered if the folks in the off licence were the same family who had the Black Bull, their name was Brown, this pub was where the new ambulance/fire station is.