Photo: Ed Owens
Item #: 935
Used to walk across the Flash often in the 40's when we had very icy cold winters.Walked from Wigan Rd across Mr Fairhursts field,then over the Flash to Bryn Rd. Happy days
Thats not right, the flash was thriving until, it was filled in when the 3 sisters slag heaps were leveled to make the 3 sisters country park as it is now, as a lad i uses to get rides in the trucks from the slag heaps over bryn road to dump in to the flash, wich was filled in, and all the kids from the area, helped to de stone it before it was grassed.
I remember the flash, I think the Hampson's lived in one of the houses on Nicol Road to the left of the picture, the children were Brian, Sheila and Jean, further to the left on Nicol Road Harriet Westhead and John Bolton lived. The next block along near the chippy Derek Corless lived.