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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008)

Hurst's Jam

Hurst's Jam
Anyone knbow where this is?

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: Dave Johnson on 23rd December 2008 at 05:43

Yes,but did you have permission to stand in the garden to get that angle?

Comment by: Brian on 23rd December 2008 at 08:41

I drove past yesterday and thought it would be a good photo for photo-a-day, coincidence or what?

Comment by: Mick on 23rd December 2008 at 09:23

I posted the same photo up a few months ago and asked Where in Wigan is this gable end.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd December 2008 at 10:26

I don`t KNOW where this is, but you must have supped some `stuff` on your birthday !!!

Comment by: Dave on 23rd December 2008 at 10:45

I wasn't stood in anyone's garden Dave. I was stood in a car park :)

Ernest: Guilty as charged - although these photos are uploaded weeks in advance :)

Comment by: Jo Anne on 23rd December 2008 at 12:04

I'm stuck - not in jams and marmalade though.

Where is this? :o)

Comment by: Danni on 23rd December 2008 at 12:24

just past Boston House !

Comment by: Tony on 23rd December 2008 at 12:44

It has been tken from the pharmacy door on Boston House car park! Parking there is dreadful!!!!

Comment by: Dave on 23rd December 2008 at 15:07

yes - I took it from Boston House car park when I was taking shots of the NHS buildings for work.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd December 2008 at 20:29

Where is Boston House, Dave?

Comment by: Tony on 23rd December 2008 at 21:56

Opposite the tip on Frog Lane. Hard to decide which is the tip!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd December 2008 at 22:31

Thanks Tony. I was born in Diggle St.,off Frog Lane in Jan.1928.

Comment by: fred foster on 5th January 2009 at 07:17

Does anyone know where Hursts Jam Works was situated? I have a feeling that it was where the Asda car park is at present. You approached it through the street between SCS and The Warehouse. I seem to recall a sort of archway at the entrance.

Comment by: Ian McL on 11th January 2009 at 17:31

Looking at the map of the area for 1908 the road you are talking about is Douglas St which has the Warehouse (Birdi'th'Hand) on the corner. This led to Ellesmere Mill which I'm sure was the site a jam factory - but something at the back of my mind is saying something like Empire Jams or something!

Comment by: Gwyneth Harrison on 3rd July 2011 at 12:08

The picture is in Frog Lane. The jam works was in Soho Street where Asda now stands. William Hurst( my great grandfather started the firm in 1911 and was eventually taken over by Thomas Hurst one of his sons. It was sold in about the 1950's. I would be interested in any information that anyone has as I am trying to do some research on William Hurst.

Comment by: Christopher Thomas Hurst on 9th March 2012 at 18:05


Actually did a search on the jam works aft my Father told me about it last night. I knew vaguely about the cotton mill on Longcauseway and he also mentioned about a chemist in Farnworth owned by his family.

Any other info would be gravely received.


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