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St James', Poolstock   Views: 1432
St James', Poolstock ~ 1950   Comments: 29
Photo: Margaret   Item #: 29614  
 
St James', Poolstock ~ 1950

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  St James', Poolstock ~ 1950  

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Comments by Peter, 7th August 2017  
The prossesion is passing Holt St, worsley Mesns !,The cobbled Street on the left.

Comments by Mavis, 7th August 2017  
Peter , I can't remember The gardens in the houses looking like that , I think it's the row of houses before eckersleys arms , Could be wrong , what does anyone else think. ?

Comments by JG, 7th August 2017  
Mavis, I am with you because to my memory Holt St, was
tarmac with a grey shale stone on top, not cobbles. those cobbles i think are between the garage and the bungalows near where you say.

Comments by Sniltub, 7th August 2017  
These houses are definitely the ones opposite Holt St

Comments by Daisy, 7th August 2017  
Sniltub I definitely agree with JG , they are the houses leading up to Eckersleys arms , Holt street never had cobbles I lived there in the 50s

Comments by Peter, 7th August 2017  
Studied the photo Mavis is right looks like roadside cafe in the background.

Comments by Paula, 7th August 2017  
This is definitely the row of terraced houses opposite Holt St, behind which is now Worsley Mesnes Health Centre / Chandler House. The entrance of which is between the end of the terrace and the newer houses. Have a look on Google Earth, interesting.

Comments by Snosaesoh, 7th August 2017  
Yes this is definitely the row opposite holt street. If you look on google earth you can see the houses set back at the end of the row which are still there today.

Comments by Mavis, 8th August 2017  
Looking again at this photo , Peter I think you got it right the first time, but the garden walls on th houses and the cobbled street threw me ,

Comments by JG, 8th August 2017  
For those people who mention google earth, please take a good look at the difference in the lintals over the doors and windows in the photo too the terraced houses still standing opposite where Holt St was, I was born in Holt St
in the 1930`s left in 1950-- No cobbles, also look how narrow that entrance is

Comments by Alan, 8th August 2017  
JG. The reason is the front elevation was different was all knocked down years ago and rebuilt

Comments by Mavis, 8th August 2017  
Over to you Peter !!

Comments by JG, 8th August 2017  
At the end of those 3 houses that drop back used to be a
stone built house a family called rigbys lived there so how did the modern brick house get there in 1950, in the three houses that droped back lived myeres, sudworths, prices,those that still stand today.in talking about worsley mesnes

Comments by Sniltub, 8th August 2017  
Alan you are correct. The fronts were rebuilt years ago.

Comments by Jim Latham, 8th August 2017  
I think this is Poolstock, photo taken from in front of Circular Motors. The inset houses,(shops) are where the Roadside cafe is now.
There are no Bow windows at the end of the row.
The houses across from Holt St. have and have always had a few Bow Windows at the Worsley Mesnes Club end.

Comments by Jim Latham, 8th August 2017  
I think this is Poolstock, photo taken from in front of Circular Motors. The inset houses,(shops) are where the Roadside cafe is now.
There are no Bow windows at the end of the row.
The houses across from Holt St. have and have always had a few Bow Windows at the Worsley Mesnes Club end.

Comments by Mavis, 8th August 2017  
I'm confused !!

Comments by David, 8th August 2017  
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5292886,-2.6441861,3a,60y,69.35h,92.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVKtIOUdEnZLIp5ThtqTfAA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Comments by Peter, 8th August 2017  
Still think it is opposite Holt street worsley Mesnes.

Comments by Alan, 8th August 2017  
I do peter , and. I'm not a worsley mesneser

Comments by Sniltub, 9th August 2017  
Alan, Peter, we are right. Look at the houses at the left hand side of the terrace, they are HOUSES and not the shops opposite Circular Garage.

Comments by bakerr shops, 16th August 2017  dside cafe and othe 
jim your wrong the houses near the roadside cafe had no gardens,also no roadside cafe and other set back shops.
the lead girls are opposite thompson street

Comments by Ex wigan girl, 17th August 2017  
I am one of the girls walking. It is on Poolstock Lane going towards St James' Church, almost up to Tipping St. I do not know what is like today, but I remember the road and houses at that time.

Comments by AH, 17th August 2017  
they are walking towards st james;s church.the 3 semis in the top left corner are still there,behind them entrance to Morton ave you can not see roadside café.it is set back behind end of terrace

Comments by Daisy, 18th August 2017  
Baker shops , you are right defiantly opposite Thompson street worsley mesnes

 
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