noddy2 - I'm not sure how old you are - but I was born in 1945 (left the U.K. in 1967) - I remember going down Alma Hill on the left hand side was the farm - a little lower down was the UpHolland Council Offices - then the 'Owd Dog' - next door was a large house which part of it was a sweet shop.
A 'boy' that I went to school with lived there 'Albert Glover' - Albert went to Billinge & UpHolland Secondary School 1957 - 1960.
After the 'shop' you could turn left and go down a narrow cobblestoned lane which had a couple of cottages on the left hand side - that lane came out onto the main road.
Does what i've written make sense ?
Can I ask what year you were born ? and what part of UpHolland are you from ?