Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 11th October, 2023)
I don't suppose I would recognise Orrell today. I remember the crossroads before the bus went on down to Abbey Lakes & perhaps the big pub I remember was The Stag ?
My Grt Grandmother lived not far from Orrell, an area called Far Moor ?
I love the house on the right.
That reminds me I need to take some ‘cuttings’ off the Geraniums…
I can remember where the bar is being a locksmiths for a number of years, and the house next door was where the local sub Post Office was, and being there for many years too, strange how when the local P.Os. close then all the other shops around seem to suffer from a lack of custom too, they brought a hive of activity with folks drawing pensions and benefits, paying bills and generally buying goods locally.
In a discussion on communicate, Places yesterday, https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f2&msd=1571193&page=1&subject=Wigan%20Tech%20Spring%20Gardens%20Annex%201970-72
ML1954 is wanting information on the Wigan College Spring Gardens Annex where they studied, and Ena has put Rushton's aka the old gas showrooms of being the annex, and it wasn't, the annex was a different building on Spring Gardens off Frog lane:
If you are looking in ML1954 this photo which was a previous PaD by Thomas Walsh - link below - is what was being used by the college and what you'll remember being known as Spring Gardens Annex, it was All Saints Men's Institute and is still there on Spring Gardens behind the Old Pear Tree pub, though it is now flats:
The old Orrell lock and key centre.
The house on the right was a farmhouse belonging to the Ashcrofts. The farm lands behind it became a council house estate. It has been upgraded since I last saw it.