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post office corperation st poolstock
Started by: aspey (168) Report abuse
my mum and dad had the post office has any one any memories (mary carters toffee shop)

Posted by: lectriclegs (3623) Report abuse
i remember jimmy berry the barber and bettys hairdressers at the top (bottom ?)

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
lectriclegs,was bettys husband a policeman and was the hairdressers facing the post office? also was there an outdoor shop on the corner of Corporation street/Walmer street i think the owners name was Cadman.

Posted by: jeremyb (616) Report abuse
I remember a club in that street,think it was a Conservative club.
Used to rehearse there with a couple of guitarists.

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
The club was on the corner of Peet street.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3623) Report abuse
xrh59, CANT REMEMBER THAT FAR BACK WAS PROBABLY ONLY ABOUT TEN AT THE TIME AND WENT TO POOLSTOCK C OF E . MY NAN LIVED AT NO 45 CORPORATION ST BACKING ON TO THE DUGGIE.

Posted by: susie q (1676)  Report abuse
I remember Bulloughs chippy and Taylors chippy on opposite sides of the street. Also Swift and Robinson Chemist and The Co-op at the other end also there was a shoe mender or (Cloggers) as he was called then.You,ve got me thinking of the names of all the others now--

Posted by: susie q (1676)  Report abuse
oops sorry they were all in Pool Street not Corporation Street

Posted by: bumper (311) Report abuse
My Nan lived at 48 corporation street her name was Lowe (Nee Greenhow), also there where whittles that where related in the same street any memories anyone thanks Bumper.

Posted by: aurora (6) Report abuse
I was born at 83 Corporation St. in 1943, opposite the post office. When I married in 1964 I lived in Walmer St. for 2 years before moving to Worsley Mesnes.

The post office was on one corner of Walmer St. and the outdoor licence run by Joe Howarth was on the other.

The Harrisons ran the 'open all hours" shop before it was taken over by by Reg and Mary (nee Carter) Hunter.

The hairdressers used to be the O & G Rushtons grocers when Bill Knox was the manager.

The Conservative club was on the corner of Peet St. and Eccles butchers on the other.

The Co-op was on the corner of Pool St. and Hollands grocers on the other. (This later became a paint and wallpaper shop)

There was another grocers half way along
Corporation St (can't recall the name)

Jimmy Berry's barber shop was towards the top end. This became a greengrocers at one time.(Stokes, I think)

At the top end was the Westwood pub and the Labour club was across the street on Poolstock.

Pool St had lots of shops too.
Marion's hardware (next to the co-op)
Outdoor Licence (Lions Ales)
Barton's grocers
Sally Simm's grocers (Dave Whelan bought this later)
Ben Turner's butchers (Ned Silman manager)
Sift and Robinson's chemist
Barber Bobs (Bob Turner) In his front parlour next to chemist.
Taylor's fish and chips.

On the other side of the street,
Poolstock C of E School
Bradley's newsagents
Bullough's fish and chips
Stan Croft's butchers
Tommy Dickinson's cloggers.
Honeysuckle Inn
De Roma's ice cream (across from pub)

These are my memories of Poolstock in the "Good old Days" when everyone knew their neighbors and most of them were employed at Eckersley's factory.

That is were I had my fist job. I was wages clerk for the "Leisure shift" then for No.2 Mill. 1959 to 1965

Is there anyone out there who lived in Poolstock around this time?


Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
does anyone know Leonard Winstanley and his brother Alan from poolstock?Think he lived in Corporation street.Hes about 76ish.

Posted by: susie q (1676)  Report abuse
Hi Aurora, I was brought up around Poolstock and went to the school dance at St James school every Friday night. I later went on to work at Clifton Mills untill 1969. You're right they were the good old days.

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
"Bullough's fish and chips" Yuck!

Posted by: weldy (25) Report abuse
Hi Aurora,Iwas brought up in walmer st in the 50s your memories of poolstock are brilliant, it makes good reading, any more tales to tell or memories to share,like you said the good old days.

Posted by: weldy (25) Report abuse
Whats up wi you xrh59, bullough chips were alreet when taylors were shut unless you went to reeds at top of corperation st.

Posted by: jeremyb (616) Report abuse
weldy
Do you mean that little chippy on Poolstock facing Corporation Street?
Used to go there in the early 70's
The food was lovely.

Posted by: itsme (179) Report abuse
my first job was in the co-op poolstock.it was 1965 folk would send great long lists for thier order for saturdays an a lad would deliver them
on a push bike with basket on front .customers i remember are mrs horocks and mrs jackson .i think the lady next door was called mary

Posted by: weldy (25) Report abuse
hi jeremyb,thats the one,

Posted by: howard (7) Report abuse
Hi,
I'm not from Wigan but am interested in early industrial history. This conversation has been about the post office in Poolstock. A friend of mine has acquired an old letter box which we think is from the old post office in Poolstock. Can anyone tell me when the post offcie closed - I have records from 1977 and it is not listed then? And can anyone remember if the letter box was set in the wall of the post office and had a white enamel plate on the front below where the letters were posted. Thank you in advance.

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
"My Nan lived at 48 corporation street her name was Lowe (Nee Greenhow), also there where whittles that where related in the same street"

Sorry only just seen this post Bumper: my mum's side were Whittles and, weirdly enough, one was married to an Elizabeth (Lizzie) Greenhow - in fact there was a photo of her on here not long ago - a picture of workers at ROF Beech Hill !

Posted by: aurora (6) Report abuse
Hi Howard,

I was born in Corporation St. in 1943 across the street from the post office and lived there until 1966. ( See my previous message )

Many is the time I have run across the street to post my Uncle's Football pools.
The letterbox was set in the wall and had an enamel plate on the front.

When I left Poolstock in 1966 the post office was still open. In the same year my Aunt moved from the house in Corporation St.and my parents moved from Walmer St. because the houses were condemned in that area. I think the post office closed not long after that. Not sure of the exact year.

I would love to see a photo of the letterbox if it is at all possible.


Posted by: howard (7) Report abuse
Hi aurora,

I have a picture of the box as it is now. It has been beautifully restored by my friend and is most probably in better nick than when you used it. I wonder when it was taken out of service. Very often if the post office closes the box may remain until much later.

Can you tell me where I can post pitures on this site.

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
Howard do you have a photobucket account? If so upload the pic to there and then copy the http code.

then insert in a post like this

[img=http......

and then close with ][/img]

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
We are almost certain the post office closed in late 1971.

Posted by: aspey (168) Report abuse
The Post Office closed in the 1970s we were one of the last buildings left standing my dad complained and said it was vunerable this was about the time the Black Panther was about mum was terrified somewhere i have a picture of the front of the shop

Posted by: taffy58 (184)   Report abuse
my wife lived nxt door to bettys hairdressers 89 corporation street lynn richardson was her name

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
1971!

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
aurora (5)
I was born at 83 Corporation St. in 1943, opposite the post office. When I married in 1964 I lived in Walmer St. for 2 years before moving to.........

Aurora, You have a good memory of shops etc

I lived near there at that time.... in Roberts St

You must have lived across from Horsefalls

There were 2 sisters, Maureen and ??

The Donahue family who had a pen nearby and Vernons ? Mary and her cousin on the same side as you

Calderbanks lived in the little side street

I remember the post office, quite small

We posted our letters in the 'Lane'
The postbox was in the old brewery, later Thompsons
I'll bet you remember Kenny Murdoch and his brothers in Wignall St

Did you go to St James's school ?

cordy

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
I was born in Swan Meadow Road in 1959 and me, my twin sister and elder brother all went to Poolstock C of E School.

I can remember then cobblers, the Co-op, Swift and Robinsons Chemist, Whelan and Taylors mini market and Mrs Jarvis had the hairdressers.

We used to hang around outside both the Conservative Club on Corporation Street and De Romas Shop with our "Penny for the Guy" every November - we used to make what we thought was a fortune!!

The chippy at the top of the Street - actually on Poolstock was called "Yvonnes" she was a Scoucer and had the best Fish and chips for miles around. (and she knew how to make a "wet mixture" )

A lot of my friends from School lived in the area and when they pulled the terraced houses down I felt that a lot of the character of Wigan dissapeared

I miss all shops that used to be there - you have to go into Town for everything you want now. Shame !!

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
Can't beat a trip down memory lane and that's Corporation Street for me. But can anybody out there settle an argument between me and my sister. I say there were no trees - just cobbles - in Corporation Street. She reckons I'm wrong.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
i-spy

What years did you live in Corpy St ?

I vaguely remember trees, but can't be sure
Will ask my sis when I contact her in March

cordy

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathykins are you related to Kat Higham ?.
She use to have a nickers stall In old Market Hall.Also my Uncle Tony Morley lived In Swan Meadow Rd,next door to a Higham.

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
happy new year cordy.
didn't live there but walked down it a million times with my uncle on way to cricket club, or going fishing.
would have been early 1950's. My uncle always called at offlicence, think fella who ran it was called Joe, and there was a toffee shop on Duggie side of street.Remember the Meadows as well - not been back there for years but I dont suppose the allotments are there any more.
I'll keep checking in case your sister can solve the tree mystery. cheers

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
Hi Keno

I am indeed Kathy Higham!!

Lived next door to Maggie Morley

Her daughter Margaret, husband Eric and daughter Lorraine lived next door (Marg and Eric still do)

Unfortunately I have never owned a knicker stall on Wigan Mareket (although I do own enough pairs to open my own shop)


How thing in Sunny Oz?

Bloody freezing here and has been snowing in Beech Hill last night (non here though in Poolstock - which is strange) !!

Happy New Year

Kathy

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathy the Kate I knew use to live at Norley Hall ,now lives at Scholes and works at Hotel next to Railway Station.I think this Kate was Married to an Higham.Please give my regards to my Cousin Margaret.Aunt Maggie was Married to my Mothers Brother Tony.I visited them with my Wife In 1987.Aunt Maggie use to love her Cigarettes.
It Is stinking hot here,It will be till the end of Summer.I enjoyed a few Nights at Poolstock Labour Club.
Does Swanmeadow Rd still exist? ,I was over there In 2005 but couldn't find It.

Posted by: knitcraftgreen (inactive) Report abuse
my dad used to live in tipping street, my Grandad and grandmother used to have the cricket club their name was Draper.

Posted by: daikler (77) Report abuse
Kathykins hi,ive put a photo on schools in the album under poolstock c of e you and your carole are on it,so am i.

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathykins could you please do me a big favor,could you get me the Phone Number of Margaret and Eric ,I would like to ring them ,once I have number I could tell you and you can Delete It.I would very much Appreciate It ,thank you.Keno

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
keno

Kate Higham married my uncle Eddie (donkey years ago)

Not seen her for ages

Will delete number tomorrow

kathy

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
Daikler

Beltin photo of Poolstock C of E School!!
My mum has the same photo somewhere in her house.

Happy days! - I remember doing the nativity play - Julie Stead played Mary and I was Angel Gabriel!!

I also remember doing the Black and White Minstrel show and being covered in stage make up (was a bugger to wash off) - we wouldn't be allowed to do anything like that these days as it is not P C (shame)

Great Memories eh?

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathykins thank very much for the number ,I really appreciate It.
Regards Kate Higham ,My Cousin was the one who told me that Kate Married a Man from next door back In 1984 when I was on a visit.I went to Poolstock Labour Club with Kate at that time.I also met your Uncle Eddie at the same time when he visited Kate to visit one of his Sons At Norley Hall ,I happened to be there at the time.Thanks Again for your Kindness.Keno

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
Keno

No problems mate!!

Did you know that uncle eddie passed away?

He died a few years ago now (about 6 I think) his daughter (my cousin Rachael)is in Sydney now on a 5 week holiday - been there since before Christmas- she is staying with my Uncle Tommy in Coogee Bay

Soaking up the sun and the gin and tonics I believe (good for her)

Take Care

Kathy

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Hi Kathy ,I bet Rachael Is living It up at Coogee.I spent many a happy hour at the Coogee Bay Hotel when I lived In Sydney.Where I live Is 600 Kilometers from North East of Sydney,on the East Coast ,also near a Beach.Eddie wasn't that old was he?.Anyways thanks again will ring Margaret tonight.
Keno.

Posted by: itsme (179) Report abuse
my first job in 1965 was in the co-op facing the honysuckle

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Hi Kathykins just got off the phone after speaking to Cousin Margaret ,she was very surprised to hear from me.
Itsme have had a few drinks In the Honeysuckle,It was a nice Pub.

Posted by: itsme (179) Report abuse
if i remember right the manager of the co-op was eric manageress ada a long time ago i was 15

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
Hi Keno

I didn't mention anything to either my mum or Margaret about being in contact with you - thought I would leave it so that it would be a big surprise!!

worked great- I bet it was a big shock eh?

Take Care

kathy

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathykins thanks again It was a great surprise.Keno

Posted by: kathykins (150)  Report abuse
Keno

Apparently when you rang Margaret she had taken the phone round and was actually sitting with my Mum next door!!

Small world eh?

Take Care

Kathy

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Kathykins wonder's never cease.Margret's a good talker like her Dad was.

Posted by: rossy (162) Report abuse
Trees in Corparation Street?
My wife Mary Nee Dickinson was the cloggers daughter living then in Gerrard Street has a photo of them during a walking day procession if we can find it we will put it on here sometime. We also lived in Peet Street at no's 37/39 all one house once used by Morris's as a cole merchant we sold parafin in the shop. Left Peet street in July 1971 to come to Leyland The Post office was still open then.
=

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Rossy
Well you cleared that up then, trees did grow in Corpy St

I remember the shop that sold paraffin

Always a strong whiff of the stuff, I remember the shop being a bit on the dark side

In Gerard St was the Hardman family, Mrs was Irish, daughters Ann and I think Margaret

cordy

Posted by: lectriclegs (3623) Report abuse
HELLO DAIKLER I AM ON THAT PHOTO OF POOLSTOCK C OF E
BUT SOMEBODY GOT MY NAME WRONG [EITHER THAT OR ITS NOT ME]
HAPPY DAYS

Posted by: rossy (162) Report abuse
= Mary lived next door to the Hardmans

Posted by: fred rosbottom (1930)   Report abuse
Keno, to answer your earlier question, as far as I know, Swanmeadow road still exists. it was there when I went home about 8 years ago I lived at number 5 when I was first married. Does anyone remember the amature player's from St James? they often put on stage plays around 1955, I have a photo of a scene of one of them somewhere, I will dig it out and put it on WW album.
Fred

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Thanks Fred I know that now ,but when I was over In 2005 I was looking for It and couldn't find It.In 1984 on another visit I was living In a place near It ,It backed on to Wigan Pier at the Back.I visited Swanmeadow Rd In 1987 to visit my Relatives with my new Wife.

Posted by: keno (2840)  Report abuse
Fred My Uncle Tony Morley use to live at 27 Swanmeadow Rd.

Posted by: rossy (162) Report abuse
I have posted a photo of Corperation Street with trees, look under walking days St. James Poolstock.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Re Gerard St, didn't the Collingwood family live there

I saw Bob working at Total Fitness not long ago

Posted by: daikler (77) Report abuse
Hi lectriclegs there"s a couple i cant remember but im sure i got the rest right.Where are you on the photo?

Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
Does anyone remember Doris ardern.She had a daughter called Jean.They lived in Corperation St.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Winston
Yes, Doris lived at 18 Roberts Street, off Corporation St

Jean would be 70ish now, she had a brother too -- was he Brian ?

Roberts St was previously called Byron Street but they changed the name because of the confusion with Byrom St which was also in Poolstck -- near Chadwick St

Cordy

Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
Hi Cordy yes your right she did live in Roberts St. How do you know them? Jean is my mother-inlaw would she know you and your family?

Winston

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Winston
Yes she will remember us



cordy

Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
Hi Cordy yes it is derek.jean said you must be mary? You have 3 or 4 brothers?Jeans mum Doris died in Feb 1991.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Winston

This is me

Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
Sorry for that Jean thought you were Mary.Is your name Mike or John? Have you a pic of your Anne? If you have Jean would love to see them.

Thanks Winston

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Winston
Does Jean remember the "Pom Pom" ?

I will look for photos



cordy

Posted by: winston (578)  Report abuse
Hi Cordy Jean does remember the pom pom your mum was 93 when she died that was a good age hope i live as longWe will put a pic of Jean on when i get one.

Winston

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi all you poolstockers. I was born @ 98, Swanmeadow Rd 1944. Moved to 79, Corporation St in 1957.
I remember P.Simm rearing a pig in his house to sell as pork at Christmas. He would go into the Honeysuckle and take orders,then when Christmas arrived he would slaughter the poor pig himself.
I remember well all the shops others have mentioned.
I once climbed onto the roof of Eckersleys mill and had to be rescued by the fire brigade.
I mated around with Keith parkinson, Alan Barton, Alf McCoy, Johnny Leak Cyril Prendergast and others.

Alf B.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
James
Hi, bet you remember Bert Naylor too

I remember Johnny L, Alf M name seems familiar but can't place him

Kevin Hodgkinson lived in Corpy St -- on the river side -- his dad had pigs in a pen near the Duggy, he will be 2 years older than you

Not seen Kev for about 20 years, he worked at Triangle valve

cordy

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi Cordy, Was speaking to Bert naylor last week. He's been having cardiac probs, but is doing ok now, still follow Wigan Warriers with his wife.
I remember Kev Hodgkinson very well, He worked at Walker Bros engineering with my Dad Joe Beckett.
.I have fond memories of the greyhound track. Some of the older boys sometimes put us younger ones in the traps and made us run around the track.

Alf.

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi I-Spy, Hope this settles the argument between you and your sister.
Yes, there did used to be trees in Corporation St. Not sure when they were cut down, perhaps the mid 50's at a guess.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
James
Are you related to Bert Beckett and his brother who used to drive the coach that took Wigan RL to away matches ?

They lived in Sandown St Poolstock

Johnny Bretherton would have been one of your mates too ?

As I remember he was a nobody 'til he turned up with a Norton Dominator -- LOL !!

cordy

cordy

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi Cordy, bert Beckett was my Grandads brother.
I knew Johnny Bretherton, I seem to remember he always wanted to be a train driver.
The wife wishes she'd seen that Norton Dominater

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
So was your grandad the coach driver ?

Is Bert - Herbert - still alive ?

btw did you know Keith Davies the bookie ?

He had a Norton too !!

Questions questions..........

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi Cordy, No, my G/Dad was Harry Beckett, he lived at Newcastle-on-Tyne . Bert Beckett died. There were quite a few Becketts and I sometimes get confused over them all.
Paul Beckett owned the coaches and he was my Dad's cousin.
Keith Davies' mother and Bert Beckett were ( I think) brother and sister.
I am quite curious as to why you are interested in the Becketts.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
James
Bert was Paul's brother then, he was a lot older than me
Would he have been about 80 now ?
Look at the photo above -- me as an alter boy, St Josephs

When I was returning from church about -- 7-45 am -- and passing Bert's house he would be getting his scooter out --NSU 150cc from memory

Bert would let me ride his scooter round the side streets

This for a then 14 year old lad was fantastic!
Later he bought a Matchless 350, he often let me ride that too
I have not seen him for 40 years

KD's mum, was she Violet? used to go to the dog-track with K's dad Fred
One of Keith's mates was Brian Addison, he died a few years back
cordy

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
btw, I still have a motorbike -- a Yamaha 900



Bert taught me to ride

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi Cordy, The Mrs and myself find your



Hi cordy, That was very interesting. Violet was Berts mother.
My Mrs thinks the photo of you as an alter boy is very sweet. It is her who has an interest in motor bikes, though she prefers classic ones.








Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
James
No, not the same Herbert - although he did live just round the corner from Ethel St where KD lived

Across from Keith lived Alf Higham about the same age

Alf lives down south now but used to post on Wigan World

Here is a pic of me in West Australia

No connection of course, but hey it's a cold morning

Posted by: james (178) Report abuse
Hi Cordy, Good photo. Camping out were you?
I do know Alf Higham, jackie Parkie, "Ninnie" Croft, his Dad was the butcher.

Posted by: joseph c (205) Report abuse
to xrh. when you mention about certain chippies , theres always one isnt there!! what a sourface, seems youve lived everywhere in this town.

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
Your right "there's always one isnt there". "Lived everywhere in this town," please explain !

PS. I don't mind who's toes get trod on, their chips were greasey and full of fat very poor !

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
Don't call me a "sourface" please you don't know me.

Posted by: joseph c (205) Report abuse
who are you to call good hardworking and law abiding folk who have now passed away, YOUR ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION YES! BUT NOT TO SLANDER AND NAME PEOPLE, i wont lower myself and call the dead.

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
Way over my head now matey.

Posted by: joseph c (205) Report abuse
To HELL WITH IT!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive) Report abuse
I see you edited your posts Joseph c, ah well.

Posted by: ken rutter (387)  Report abuse
looking at our family records part of my family came from around corporation St Pool St and Peet St, My great granddad died in 1990 in Corporation St ,and looking at cemetery records a lady called Margaret Rutter 85 and another lady.In our famiy we had a Ellen born in 1877 she appeared in 1881 census at 9 Oxford St and 1891 Pool st this lady could be a relation of mine if anyone know of any family please contact me

Posted by: cindy (5730)   Report abuse
Aurora think the grocers shop was J&L Myers, recollect the post office was run by a man named Bill, still got my post office book with poolstock stamped on the front.

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
Spotted Kevin Hodgkinson the other day, looking fit and riding his bike.
I remember his dad's pen , off Miry Lane I think it was, cos the pigs always scared me to death,
Ps Still not convinced there were trees in Corpy Street.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Good to know that Kevin Hodgkinson is still knocking about
I remember his sister Jean too

He was always keen on the Latics when they were in the lower divisions

He won't miss a match now to be sure

You could ask Kev about them trees

Poplars they were

Posted by: cindy (5730)   Report abuse
Sorry i-spy there were definitely trees in corporation street, we had one in front of our house No 59,& Had the council take it down because it was causing problems to foundations.Mrs Tinsdales Chippy in Coronation were realy good 1 of her boilers was fired by coal & 1 by gas.Who remembers Fred Rowe the bookies on pool sreet,I think his Brothers name was Bill Did some singing at Poolstock Labour club,Ive put a picture on.

Posted by: aspey (168) Report abuse
Bill Lowe and his wife Dorothy ran the post office from the early sixties to the seventies when it was demolished they were my parents sadly nolonger with us.

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
can anybody remember the names of the streets off Corporation street walking up from the Pool Street, Honeysuckle end.
I had an old map listing them but Ive managed to lose it.

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive) Report abuse
First was Walmer street then Peet street and I've forgeet the next ones.

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
its a start joe..

Posted by: gaffer (6055)   Report abuse
james

I used to stay at your grandads in Byker. Evelyn and Vera will be your aunties.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Walmer St, Peet St

Wignall St, Robert St
Oldfield St was across the bottom of these Streets

Crawford Rd went from the bottom of Roberts St up to Poolstock -- 'the Lane'

Off Crawford Rd was Granville St

Posted by: cindy (5730)   Report abuse
Chippy in Pool St was Etheringtons before Bulloughs.

Posted by: kameras (444)   Report abuse
My Uncle Jack Lived in Peer Street. I remember the long long row of houses I used to get lost trying to find it when we visited amd I played outside the houses all looked the same to a child.

Sad they demolished them ,I have no idea if they were in bad condition but it was a community. Sad.

Posted by: i-spy (14396)  Report abuse
Corporation Street today is rather posh it's one way traffic.

Posted by: cordyline (4925)   Report abuse
Yes I-spy; Corpy St is posh

When the new property was built there some new residents wanted to change the name

Posted by: baker boy (14370) Report abuse
ispy corporation st is only one way right at the top with poolstock.any one remember the ecks and frank and marge

 
 
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