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Greenough Street, Wigan

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Independent Methodist Church, Greenough Street
Photo: Adrian Roxburgh
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Item #: 32223
Another inside photo of the chapel at Greenhough Street.Taken before its destruction in 1940.

Comment by: Cyril on 12th May 2020 at 20:15

Thanks for sharing these photos Adrian, surprised to see that it was intricately ornate inside compared to the photos on here of the plain brick exterior. A shame it was bombed, though if that hadn't destroyed it the council clearances 20 odd years later would have.

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 13th May 2020 at 10:31

I am still quite shocked by the devastation of the clearances. So little of the old streets are left. They did more cultural damage than the war. Very Sad.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 13th May 2020 at 11:31

An auntie of mine was a regular attender at this church, Ethel Short. She got married there, somewhere about 1938/39.

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 14th May 2020 at 13:26

Hi Albert,
An Ethel Lithgow married into the Myers family at this church as well. In the late 1930s. Good name !

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