baron street Scholes

Started by: paul b (70)

Any one remember baron street up Scholes the one with steps at the bottom leading to the police houses. i lived there untill 1970 used to make trollies from old prams and push each other down the street, the number of kids that got hurt going down those steps. Further on was the black patch were we played footy think that was the whelley labour club car park (not many cars in them days) ,

Started: 21st Dec 2007 at 23:18

Posted by: hilly (76)

Yes, I do. I lived in Knowles Street, the other side of Platt Lane, and we used to cut through there to get to Hilton's paper shop on Whelley. My mum used to clean at Bibby's wool shop just further along. And those injuries - a friend of mine rode his bike down Baron Street and down the steps at full tilt( you used to do things like that in those days ), and, guess what ? He fell off and broke his arm ! Happy days, eh ?

Replied: 25th Dec 2007 at 17:19

Posted by: marken (375)

I remember Ben Round having the paper shop on one corner and Billy Worthington the barbers shop on the other corner.

Replied: 25th Dec 2007 at 21:33

Posted by: Bronach (7)

My grandparents (Mother and Father)Paddy and Alice Dyer moved from Bradshawgate to Baron Street in the early '60s. My Mum was Eileen Dyer and my uncles were Tony and John Dyer. Their friends around scholes were: Martin and Edwin Gallagher, Joe and Bill McFarlane, Tack O'Neil, John Fallon, Vera and Mick Lyons, Annie Ruddie (Ruane), Philomena Rogers, Kitty Conway, Terry Burgess.
In Baron street I remember the McMahon kids, David Moore, Vanessa Jolley, (Christine Pendlebury, Neil Marsh and the Parkinsons from the police houses on Northumberland Street)Yes, I remember the steps which I roller skated down and the derelict house on the bottom corner of Baron and Bolton Street that was haunted.We played cricket on the "Breid" at the bottom and walked over the fields to the iron bridge over the canal near Top Lock.

Replied: 11th Mar 2014 at 16:04

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Ben Round????????????Remember paper shop belonging to Eric Hodgson,and if paul b used to play football on black patch circa 1964 he will know me and my twin brother

Replied: 12th Mar 2014 at 12:53

Posted by: Tess (1)

Hi Bronach I see this post is from 2014 but worth a mention your grandparents Alice and Paddy Dyer, your mum Eileen and uncle Tony...I believe that Alice may have been my grandaunt Alice Dyer nee McGowan originally from Sligo, apologies if I have the wrong family..Alice m. P Dyer, they lived in Wigan with their family which inc John, I have a photo of John in the old gallery photo album on this site, is this your uncle? Please if you read this I would be delighted to hear from you.

Replied: 5th Feb 2020 at 19:02


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