The old Council Houses behind Leyland Park.

Started by: Evie (14)

Is anyone on here who used to live in the old Council Houses behind Leyland Park in Hindley? Mainly Eckersley Avenue and Raynor Avenue. I know they have all been demolished and new houses built on them. I have found out they were nicknamed 'Little Hell' does anyone know why?

Started: 9th Nov 2019 at 16:44

Posted by: retep1949 (814)

I knew a few people who lived "back ert park"but never heard it called Little Hell.Could it be little L maybe after the layout of the roads or because it was near Leyland park?It was an out of the way place and there were a few characters who lived there but also some very nice people.

Replied: 10th Nov 2019 at 15:26

Posted by: Evie (14)

Its like the place never existed. I was born in one of the Houses behind the Park as they were known back then, in the early 1960's.

Replied: 10th Nov 2019 at 15:30

Posted by: soreen (84)

Auntie Minnie & Uncle Ike Walker lived in council houses, Eckersley Ave.They kept coal in their bath & Auntie Minnie used to shelter young offenders when they broke out of the young offenders prison near Bickershaw.My 3 cousins are still alive, wont say any more.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2019 at 22:18


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