California St Worsley Mesnes

Started by: acr47 (59)

Does anyone have any pictures or stories of this street. I don't know when it was demolished.

Started: 31st Jan 2015 at 23:33

Posted by: kathpressey (5350) 

if you go on facebook check out the Wigan Remembered page. this guy is collecting lots of photos of old Wigan.

Replied: 4th Feb 2015 at 08:50

Posted by: acr47 (59)

Thank you Kath I'll have a look.

Replied: 7th Feb 2015 at 20:55

Posted by: baker boy (15574)

demolished circa 63/64,tight up against the embankment of the pemberton loop line railway embankment.behind poolstock lane, opposite worsley mesnes drive.the only people I knew who lived thee was colin causey and his wife and kids.

Replied: 10th Feb 2015 at 14:00

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

Hello Baker Boy:: Don't know if you knew or not when i was around 8-16 i lived on the "new" estate ST Paul's Avenue ,off by Walpole ave. Well today all those streets on the left side heading into Wigan ,from the Bold pub and there were
several streets ( california ) being one of many. Now today it appears as if they are all going to make a come-back.

All the area has had all the tree's lopped down and flattened, and looks like new homes are going to be built there. I do not know if they are to be private or council property .

Replied: 24th Feb 2017 at 15:50

Posted by: baker boy (15574)

GB its holt street getting the housing, california st sits under the car park for the flashes.

Replied: 4th Mar 2017 at 21:27

Posted by: britboy (6794)

California St was a rat infested hole, I rented a house for a short time there, my wife was having her first baby and was advised by my doctor to find somewhere better to live "this is not a place to bring a new born into the world" he said.
Found our kitten playing with something under the kitchen sink one day, it was entertaining itself with a cockroach

The toilet was at the bottom of the yard, better to take a torch to check for rats before using it!

Distant memories of early married days that are still very vivid!

Needless to say, it encouraged us to buy our first house only a few weeks later, heeding the doctors advise.

Replied: 28th Mar 2017 at 13:51

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

HI BAKER BOY ,Just heard this afternoon that all the house's that will be built on that section of land are to be COUNCIL HOUSE'S. It's strange looking at it now and in my mind's eye i can see the OLD streets and house's then i blink again and here we are building new house's again eerie .

Replied: 29th Mar 2017 at 18:34

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

Hi Baker Boy: you wouldn't by chance have a map of the area you. said california st was ,only i'm having trouble in my mind's eye placing where it was thanks gb

Replied: 1st Apr 2017 at 15:28

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 


Replied: 9th Apr 2017 at 15:06


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