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Gathurst   Views: 1527
Gathurst Post Office   Comments: 13
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29160  
 
Gathurst Post Office

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  View of the Post Office in Gathurst Lane c. 1908  

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Comments by Mick, 8th March 2017  
I knew the woman who lived in cottage on the right and I knew the last post mistress who had the post office on the left

Comments by Henry7, 9th March 2017  
Lovely picture of times gone by.

Comments by JB, 9th March 2017  
Where abouts is this on Gathurst lane

Comments by Dave, 9th March 2017  
Just over canal bridge on the left if you were coming down Gathurst hill, now a big new bungalow.

Comments by Jack Flash, 9th March 2017  
JB its by the hump back bridge over the canal on the left hand side as you head towards Shevington center.

Comments by Mick, 9th March 2017  
The farm track on the left used to lead up to the farm and the old Gathurst golf club, before the M6 came then the golf club was moved to Miles lane

Comments by MikeW, 9th March 2017  
Gauge recollections of the building, pulled down early 70s if I recall

Comments by Gordon, 10th March 2017  
Can remember before this row were demolished, one of the buildings had some old fashioned oil lamps on display for sale in a shop window and seeing smoke from chimney of bungalow in the mid 70's

Comments by Wigwann, 12th March 2017  
My mum said she stayed in a farm cottage, Milk house Cottage either during or just before the last war, Would this be near it?

Comments by Mick, 12th March 2017  
Wigwann - Milk House Cottage was at the bottom end of Dean Wood, about twenty minutes walk away.
If you went into the wood from the Gathurst end, the cottage was at the top of the embankment on the Roby Mill side of the wood.
The cottage's foundations can still be found in the undergrowth, and there are (or were a few years ago) a couple of old apple trees in what was the cottage garden.
I understand it burned down, fifty or sixty years ago.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 12th March 2017  
Gathurst must have been very rural. In photos of people I posted 2 pics taken in Gathusrt when my mother was about 12 yrs old. Interesting to see this colour print.

Comments by Wigwann, 12th March 2017  
Many thanks Mick for the info, Mum said it was like being in the country,a pleasant change from Platt Bridge!

Comments by Rev David Long, 13th March 2017  david@scars.org.uk 
For those who haven't already found them - here's the link to a set of slides I sent to WW some years ago, mainly of the very rural Gathurst/Apppley Bridge area at the turn of the 19th century:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/oldgallery/matthew.php

 
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