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California St Worsley Mesnes
Started by: acr47 (59) Report abuse
Does anyone have any pictures or stories of this street. I don't know when it was demolished.

Posted by: kathpressey (5117)  Report abuse
if you go on facebook check out the Wigan Remembered page. this guy is collecting lots of photos of old Wigan.

Posted by: acr47 (59) Report abuse
Thank you Kath I'll have a look.

Posted by: baker boy (15426) Report abuse
demolished circa 63/64,tight up against the embankment of the pemberton loop line railway embankment.behind poolstock lane, opposite worsley mesnes drive.the only people I knew who lived thee was colin causey and his wife and kids.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3068)  Report abuse
Hello Baker Boy:: Don't know if you knew or not when i was around 8-16 i lived on the "new" estate ST Paul's Avenue ,off by Walpole ave. Well today all those streets on the left side heading into Wigan ,from the Bold pub and there were
several streets ( california ) being one of many. Now today it appears as if they are all going to make a come-back.

All the area has had all the tree's lopped down and flattened, and looks like new homes are going to be built there. I do not know if they are to be private or council property .

Posted by: baker boy (15426) Report abuse
GB its holt street getting the housing, california st sits under the car park for the flashes.

Posted by: britboy (6793) Report abuse
California St was a rat infested hole, I rented a house for a short time there, my wife was having her first baby and was advised by my doctor to find somewhere better to live "this is not a place to bring a new born into the world" he said.
Found our kitten playing with something under the kitchen sink one day, it was entertaining itself with a cockroach

The toilet was at the bottom of the yard, better to take a torch to check for rats before using it!

Distant memories of early married days that are still very vivid!

Needless to say, it encouraged us to buy our first house only a few weeks later, heeding the doctors advise.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3068)  Report abuse
HI BAKER BOY ,Just heard this afternoon that all the house's that will be built on that section of land are to be COUNCIL HOUSE'S. It's strange looking at it now and in my mind's eye i can see the OLD streets and house's then i blink again and here we are building new house's again eerie .

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3068)  Report abuse
Hi Baker Boy: you wouldn't by chance have a map of the area you. said california st was ,only i'm having trouble in my mind's eye placing where it was thanks gb

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3068)  Report abuse


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