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pemberton centre   Views: 1142
Pemberton Police Station, 2005   Comments: 19
Photo: Rev David Long   Item #: 30751  
 
Pemberton Police Station, 2005

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  Corner of Woodford Street. Demolished 2010.  

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Comments by Jarvo, 18th September 2018  
In later years it never seemed to be open. But I remember in the mid sixties when Scott Crone lived in Woodford House (part of the building) along with his parents and brothers and sisters. No coppers these days, but Pem isn't poorer for it. The war against young dickheads seems to have abated. I think the mobile phone has stopped them in their tracks.

Comments by Philip G., 18th September 2018  
Jarvo. Am I right to assume that TS Lady Crawford had dropped anchor at the bottom end of the street on the right of the photo? I last stepped onboard in 62-63.
And what in heaven's name have your lads done to their strip? I watched then on TV recently when they resembled a flock of linnets - never Old Gold!

Comments by Jarvo, 19th September 2018  
If they play under the lights, it does look like old gold. But I totally agree, Philip. We waited 40 years for Adidas, and they messed it up. I won't be buying a shirt that's for sure. Norman Deeley must be turning in his grave.

Comments by Philip G., 19th September 2018  
Thanks Jarvo. Having your lads back in the top-tier looks and sounds great. I hear it now, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 Manchester United 4 (Half-time 0-0).
Oh, I searched, and then found that TS Lady Crawford had indeed dropped anchor at the bottom end of 'Woodford Street' - PaD 27th July 2015.

Comments by TRacey, 19th September 2018  
According to locals, the police station station was said to be haunted. Probably someone they locked up in the cells and forgot all about!

Comments by Chris, 21st September 2018  
The whole of Pem is haunted by ne'er-do-well's and always has done. The cop shop is empty because they gave up with the drunks, smack heads and their dealers running the place, go into any pub and there they are sat around like wanna be gangsters waiting for the local Fagin to turn up to pass on their wares. Depressing bloody place with majority of the people in a permanent vegetative state, can't work won't work is the watchword of the godforsaken area. Unmarried mothers in leggings effing and Jeffing at their toddlers while the babby is stuck in the pushchair with a feeding bottle filled with Vimto and they carry on breeding time after time, no wonder decent folk can't have a nice things or houses with these vermin that roam Pem. I live in this place so don't tell me it ain't so.

Comments by Veronica, 21st September 2018  
You paint a very depressing picture Chris - but very true in many cases. It's not only in Pemberton though - lots of Police Stations are closed down up and down the country. I never thought I would see the day the one where I live would close. We do need them more than ever these days. Since Westhoughton lost its Police Staton we have had two bank robberies at Barclays. Now to get inside we have to go through two sets of doors with safety locks on them. It seems like the days of the Wild West has returned - but much worse than Jesse James and his brother Frank and co! As for the little toddlers in pushchairs knocking back Vimto my heart bleeds for them - especially when it's cold and they have no socks on their feet.

Comments by Jarvo, 21st September 2018  
And I always thought that Scholes and Ince were much worse. Platt Bridge in particular is dodgy. Pem is no worse than these places, believe you me.

Comments by Chris, 22nd September 2018  
It's no use comparing one place with another, the place I live is as I have described and it's a disgrace. The people are the most ignorant I have ever come across, they are nothing less than self centred state handout bloodsuckers who want everything for nothing and think the world owes them a living. Yes this may be the same in other parts but here they seem to pride themselves on being the lowest of the low, god forbid any honest working person should have anything nice because they become the target of these vermin.

Comments by DTease, 22nd September 2018  
I can see you have a point Chris, but I had to lie down in a darkened room after reading your comments. I haven't been so depressed since I broke my leg and was forced to watch "Eastenders" for a full half hour.
I take it that you hold out no hope for the future then Chris? Should I start preparing for the end now then? Surely there is still some hope, after all "Strictly" can't go on forever can it?

Comments by Chris, 23rd September 2018  
Mock if you must but then you probably don't live here and have the constant worry of your vehicle being vandalised or stolen or your home violated and ruined on a regular basis to the point that your family are scared to be alone if you have to be away overnight or longer. Pemberton is a horrible place, worse now but it was just as bad many years ago.

Comments by Al, 25th September 2018  
The war against young "d***heads" as you put it is rather hypocritical and ironic considering half of the police today are complete buffoons, ex school bullies, thugs and people who clearly have mental and anger management issues. They just employ any clown off the street and there's no proper training to assess if they're suitable for such a job.

Comments by chris charnock, 30th September 2018  
well chris if thats your opinion.... move away>> ive lived around ere neaerly 50 years..... yea some nobs here as everywere else ...........but your bang out of order with your opinion pak

Comments by Chris, 1st October 2018  
I'm sorry if the truth hurts you Chris Charnock. I can't afford to move I have invested a lot of time and money into my home working non stop to do so and I have no intention of seeing it ruined by the workshy scum that surrounds the place who think they can take what they like. The place is a cesspit and if my opinion displeases you you will have to live with it. What is a "pak"?

Comments by Jarvo, 1st October 2018  
...A 'pak' of lies...

Comments by Chris, 2nd October 2018  
Jarvo I don't know if what he posts is a 'pak' of lies, I don't know him but I am certainly not telling lies.I think perhaps he meant to type pal.

Comments by chris charnock, 5th October 2018  chrischarnock2002@gmail.com 
yea was meant to say pal..... but you get my drift mate

Comments by Norman Eastham, 9th October 2018  normaneastham@hotmail.com 
I seem to remember there was an iron plaque on the wall with linear measurements marked on , presumably so that traders could check any goods against this official standard.

 
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