Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008)
Yes,but did you have permission to stand in the garden to get that angle?
I drove past yesterday and thought it would be a good photo for photo-a-day, coincidence or what?
I posted the same photo up a few months ago and asked Where in Wigan is this gable end.
I don`t KNOW where this is, but you must have supped some `stuff` on your birthday !!!
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 :)
I'm stuck - not in jams and marmalade though.
Where is this? :o)
just past Boston House !
It has been tken from the pharmacy door on Boston House car park! Parking there is dreadful!!!!
yes - I took it from Boston House car park when I was taking shots of the NHS buildings for work.
Where is Boston House, Dave?
Opposite the tip on Frog Lane. Hard to decide which is the tip!
Thanks Tony. I was born in Diggle St.,off Frog Lane in Jan.1928.
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.
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!
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.
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.