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Ince

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Manchester Rd
Manchester Rd
Photo: Veronica B
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Item #: 35012
When Ince was a lot
busier.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th March 2024 at 10:51

The pawn shop on the corner was Lythgoe's, (which everyone pronounced "Lygo's). I don't recall The Maypole Shop but this photo was taken in 1951, the year before I was born, so it was probably there during a part of the 1950s....I just don't remember it. I remember Whalley's Temperance Bar, Franca's Chemists and Ron Leigh's Electrical Shop. There was also a bank and Melling's Shoe Shop along that row.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 27th March 2024 at 11:12

Remember it well.X

Comment by: Phoebe on 27th March 2024 at 13:15

The pawn shop, Lythgoe's, is in the building called Ince House, the Post Office stands there now.

Comment by: Rich. on 27th March 2024 at 16:04

Imagine leaving all that stuff outside the shop unattended these days!

Comment by: Garry on 27th March 2024 at 16:05

I can remember Williams Deacons Bank, T. Melling the Butcher, Green's and on the corner Mace the general store.

Comment by: Arthur on 27th March 2024 at 16:22

Rich, you wouldn't be walking off with those wooden ladders, they'll weigh a ton.

Comment by: Sandra on 27th March 2024 at 16:41

Garry the memories flood back, I remember the Mace on the corner with humphes Street.
The advertising was "remember the MACE like mine"

Comment by: Veronica on 27th March 2024 at 16:48

Everything would be tied down nowadays. It was the same in Scholes at Adam’s Hardware shop and Sherrington’s on Scholefield Lane.

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