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Lower Ince Sheds
Photo: RON HUNT
Views: 1,373
Item #: 33393
Photograph taken 20/06/37

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th October 2021 at 11:53

I loved going there with my older brother to collect his wages on a Friday afternoon and being bought a cup of tea and a cake in the canteen.

Comment by: Albert.s on 24th October 2021 at 12:12

Ron. I suppose these would be the sheds just prior to the railway station, in Ince Green Lane, near to the Manley Hotel. L.N.E.R. Locomotives.

Comment by: Bernard lowe on 25th October 2021 at 12:59

Lower Ince shed closed 1952?.used to watch the engines from Britannia bridge school yard when I was at school there.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th October 2021 at 15:22

My apologies; I just assumed this was Springs Branch where my brother worked,

Comment by: Albert.S. on 26th October 2021 at 10:00

Easily done Irene. I lived nearly on top of Springs Branch up to nearly sixteen. Henry Street. Smell of the locomotives always drifting through my back bedroom window. Never did me any harm.

Comment by: Bernard lowe on 26th October 2021 at 12:58

Albert .s.i worked at springs branch from 1956 until closure then moved to wall gate,retired 2006.are you related to Kevin Sanctus.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 26th October 2021 at 14:42

No Bernard. Went to school at the same time as Kevin. I think I was a little bit older than Kevin. Kevin is on two school photographs Spring View School, 1947.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th October 2021 at 20:29

Bernard Lowe, I wonder if you knew my brother at Springs Branch? His name was Colin Griffiths.

Comment by: Bernard lowe on 27th October 2021 at 13:43

Irene Roberts.I worked with Colin,remember him well.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 27th October 2021 at 16:02

Bernard. Are you related to Kevin Sanctus?. Is Kevin Still about?.

Comment by: Bernard lowe on 28th October 2021 at 14:00

Albert s.no relation.kevin Santus died 20/25 years ago.

Comment by: Garry on 28th October 2021 at 14:55

This was taken where the former Kwik Save store was built after the shunting yard finished.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 29th October 2021 at 09:25

Thank you for the information Bernard. May Kevin rest in perpetual happiness, and peace.

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