Wigan Road Bryn.
Just been on Google Earth, looking at No 156 where I was brought up in the 30s & 40s. Although the property has been modernized over the years, the original front gateposts are still there. Although faded over the years, you can still see the outline of the house name which was "Warwick House".
Started: 1st May 2020 at 15:53
There's evidence of how well-built houses were back then. I can't imagine the new stuff, that's thrown up in a fortnight, lasting anything like the same time!
Replied: 1st May 2020 at 18:31
Number 156 has got an Ordnance Survey Benchmark on the gatepost.
(You can look up in their database, exactly how high above see level the mark is.)
Replied: 1st May 2020 at 21:40
Last edited by priscus: 1st May 2020 at 22:00:29
Sorry. Have to correct. How high the mark, once upon a time, was. Apparently they are now way out as a result of subsidence in what were once mining areas.
Replied: 1st May 2020 at 22:07
My Grandfather bought the house when it was built, must have been in the early 30s. Numbers 156 & 158 were 2 bay-windowed that was added to the row of terraced houses.
Replied: 1st May 2020 at 23:19
Yes, I had observed that they were additions, as the vertical mortar-filled gap exists in lieu of the bonding of the brickwork being continuous with the house to the South.
Garden wall bonding is continuous, so I guess that done after completion of house build.
Replied: 1st May 2020 at 23:30
is this your grandfather
Replied: 2nd May 2020 at 12:49
Richard Hunter's life in 1939
156 Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield U.D., Lancashire, England Hunter household
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Richard Hunter 06 Nov 1878 Male Butcher Retired Married
Elizabeth Hunter 15 Nov 1878 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married
The record for this person s closed
Replied: 2nd May 2020 at 12:51
Thanks, Winnie, you are spot on with Richard & Elizabeth. The 3rd person in the household I assume would have been me. I was born in 1934, but my parents split up and I was pushed on to my grandparents. I can never remember my dad John Hunter living with us until after the war had ended.
Replied: 2nd May 2020 at 15:59