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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 9th January, 2018)

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End of terrace at Henry Park Street as it meets the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Photo: Steve Carter  (Panasonic DMC-SZ3)
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Comment by: Ken R on 9th January 2018 at 00:54

Am I correct in saying that the River Douglas, the canal and this area meet for annual flooding.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 9th January 2018 at 03:12

Maureen yesterday’s photo the ladies name could have been Grace she had golden coloured hair very posh .Steve great photo not sure exactly where it is i know its Henry park street before someone writes and tells me .

Comment by: JJP on 9th January 2018 at 06:44

Strange house is this, like so many of this period, end terraced were not square but rather what was called a smoothing iron shape. The house was much narrower at the rear. I lived in one exactly like this back in the 1960s - the front was around 17 ft wide but the rear was barely 6 ft wide, never understood why they had to be like this, perhaps someone will know !. Good picture Steve, it will serve as a reminder in years to come.

Comment by: Mick on 9th January 2018 at 06:48

Its nice to see the tow path gate open.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th January 2018 at 08:33

Jim,thank you but it doesn't sound like the lady I remember..she would be in her later years ,very small,and slightly disabled..looked like a spinal problem..but a very pleasant lady.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2018 at 09:09

It must have been a nightmare hanging wallpaper- full of character all the same! I always wondered what these houses looked like inside and how the furniture was arranged.

Comment by: Sonia on 9th January 2018 at 09:13

This street is just before Clarington Brook not far from where Manchester Road ends.I haven't heard of it flooding there.

Comment by: Anne on 9th January 2018 at 09:21

As an Incer, I would say that was Forge street where a friend of mine lived.

Comment by: Alan H on 9th January 2018 at 09:24

Ken, you are not correct. The river Douglas is nowhere near Henry Park street.

Comment by: Maurice on 9th January 2018 at 09:49

There wasn't much choice with the shape,if the end was squared off,it would have been in the canal,it must be a pain to decorate.

Comment by: John D on 9th January 2018 at 10:35

I'm almost certain that the oddly shaped house is actually at the end of Forge Street.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2018 at 10:51

It could be off Darlington St. The name of the street sounds vaguely familiar.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th January 2018 at 11:03

There used to be a house similar to this at the corner of Warrington Lane / Sovereign Rd..which I believe George Orwell stayed in .I knew the family that lived in it in the 70s.

Comment by: Anne on 9th January 2018 at 12:05

There are several in Lower Ince built like this, particularly running off Manley street.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th January 2018 at 13:01

I'm sure the photographer knows where he took the photo. As has been said, these odd-shaped end terraces weren't unusual in Wigan; I know the ones in Lower Ince mentioned by Anne. Henry Park Street IS off Darlington Street, Veronica, but not directly...you have to gown down another street to get to it, (Chatham Street or Gordon Street, I think). I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Comment by: good old days on 9th January 2018 at 13:07

looks like the bottom of Gordon street where the road bends at the bottom were the lock is

Comment by: veronica on 9th January 2018 at 13:48

Its definitely off Darlington St. Chatham St leading to Henry Park St. Passed it on the bus this morning.

Comment by: JJP on 9th January 2018 at 14:12

I never had a problem decorating the house I lived in but -- the carpet waste was horrendous, whole chunks of it just sent to waste !!. At the rear of ours was a pantry, only one person could safely be allowed in otherwise- you bumped into each other.

Comment by: JJP on 9th January 2018 at 14:20

Maurice, I understand your way of thinking but--- it was common to have this shape of house at the end of a terrace not just on the canal bank. The one I owned was at the end of a row and had ample room at the back for a more square build so, I'm none the wiser !.

Comment by: Mick on 9th January 2018 at 14:28

Forge St, the little down stairs window would have been used for something to do with the passing canal barges

Comment by: Elizabeth on 9th January 2018 at 16:08

You can reach this street from off Darlington Street as well.I remember the house near Sovereign Road/ Warrington Road, Maureen and some off Manley Street, in Lower Ince.

Comment by: Brian Brad on 9th January 2018 at 20:20

The terrace on the left, is BROOMFIELD TERRACE, the houses on the right, are on the canal bank. Facing Broomfield , the houses are in Forge St which begins in Manchester Road Ince.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 9th January 2018 at 21:57

Although I'm of the opinion that this property is actually in Forge St., as it hasn't already been stated, Henry Park St and Forge St. meet, to the left of Steve's shoulder. So it's academic really. Henry Park St. joining Darlington St East almost opposite the blind steps, whilst Forge St. runs directly behind what used to be Clarington forge, to meet Manchester road a hundred yards East of the Crispin Arms. I assume Forge St. takes its name from Clarington forge. Not an unreasonable assumption in my view, but a view open to contradiction nonetheless.

Comment by: John D on 10th January 2018 at 12:55

Ozy, Forge Street does join Henry Park Street as you state but the latter does not continue to Darlington Street East. When you reach the Ince boundary it changes to Chatham Street, Wigan.

Comment by: Darren on 10th January 2018 at 21:34

The row of terraced houses is Broomfield Terrance, which are in Forge st. the houses facing this row (out of shot) are addressed Forge st. but these are addressed Broomfield Terrance, the ones in view on the canal bank are addressed Canal Terrace, just passed those are another row of terraced houses set back from the canal which are Broomhey Terrace. was a postman for years and did this round for a while.

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