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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 8th June, 2016)

Loch Street


Loch Street
Orrell.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 2,638

Comment by: Fred Mason on 8th June 2016 at 07:59

I haven't seen this scene for years.

Good one, Mick.

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 8th June 2016 at 08:14

At least in your picture you can see that british chippy sign there isn't a lot of them left today left.

Comment by: Garry on 8th June 2016 at 08:38

Sorry boring Mick. Get out and shoot some wildlife and flowers in our parks, you can see shots like this during winter.

Comment by: kath on 8th June 2016 at 08:53

You can't win can you Mick? if you post photos of wildlife someone will say "What's that got t do with Wigan?" post a photo of a Wigan Street and you get told it's boring! well I like the photos as I walked down there many a time although I can't remember it being on a hill.

Comment by: Johnny on 8th June 2016 at 08:58

I always assumed Loch Street was in Pemberton!

Comment by: PeterP on 8th June 2016 at 09:02

Nice one Mick .Most people just walk down a street and never notice what is going on around them building wise.

Comment by: Vb on 8th June 2016 at 09:07

When these houses were built in the 19th century who could have foreseen the rows of cars on each side? The odd horse and cart -yes clattering over the cobbles -hidden under the tar-mac and children playing in the "cart road"!

Comment by: Barryh on 8th June 2016 at 11:21

Hi Johny , Loch st is classed as being in Orrell ,

Comment by: britboy on 8th June 2016 at 12:57

I may be wrong but is the view in the direction of the junction with fleet st/city rd?
That end quickly dropped off to the hill down city rd, I've not seen this street in many years. Went to Lamberhead Green school and walked the short distance from school (can't remember that street name) the turned left into loch street and down the hill (city rd) everyday. Fit as a flee then, infants at St Johns, up and down the hill every school day and juniors at Lamberhead Green, up and down the hill every school day.
Move to a prefab in Green Hey and took the short cut then, through infants at top of green hey, up the side of the school field then up the track at the back of the houses past the aroma of fresh baked bread at the bakery and out to orrell rd and on to Abraham Guest School.
All the walking done hail or shine.
One of many childhood memories which a simple photo of loch St can prompt a recall.
Thankyou mick for encouraging a great childhood memory😃

Comment by: lectriclegs on 8th June 2016 at 14:14

That chippy has not been open for 6 months, in fact nobody has made it work. Unless that's down to the people being tight.

Comment by: Johnny on 8th June 2016 at 19:50

Thanks Barryh for that info.

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