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Derby Street


Derby St
Derby St
Photo: Veronica B
Views: 447
Item #: 35025
Not sure where this street is but I really like the photo with the gang all there. I would love them to recognise themselves.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 30th March 2024 at 07:12

According to Wiganworld stuff street index,it was off Beaconsfield Street,Whelley.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 30th March 2024 at 07:15

Sorry,there is another Derby Street,off Pearson Street,Lower Ince on the directory.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th March 2024 at 07:23

Lots of boys used to wear those knitted balaclavas.... I think I was told it was so they didnt get earache ! A couple of them have hardwearing clogs on. Veronica & bet they were the Derby St Gang !

Comment by: . Ozy . on 30th March 2024 at 07:51

Derby St . still exists Veronica in Spring View , as do the terraced houses , although the school appears to have been recently flattened .
It runs parallel with Warrington road at the bottom of Pearson St. and Darnhall St.

Comment by: Roy on 30th March 2024 at 07:52

Derby st Spring View

Comment by: . Ozy . on 30th March 2024 at 08:03

Sorry ! …. Pearson St . now appears to be called Repton Ave .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th March 2024 at 08:36

I think it's in Spring View, Veronica, but am happy to stand corrected. I love the little lad with the clogs and the balaclava!

Comment by: Veronica on 30th March 2024 at 09:52

It looks like the big lads have been playing ‘footie’ . I seem to recognise the tall lad he does look familiar.
I agree it could be Spring View as well I did look on ‘streets’ on WW. This is why this is such a good site. ( apart from the disagreements!) ;o))

Comment by: Owd viewer on 30th March 2024 at 14:08

The tall house in the background could be on the corner of Warrington Rd and Spring St.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 30th March 2024 at 14:31

Pearson Street was opposite to Cecil Street. I played under 17’s rugby at the Spring View school playing field which was at the bottom of Repton Avenue.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 31st March 2024 at 21:32

They are outside number 2 Derby Street, Ince, at it's junction with Repton Avenue.

Comment by: tuddy on 1st April 2024 at 22:24

It's not the Derby Street in Whelley, that was my play ground, it was cobbled.

Comment by: John H. on 5th April 2024 at 13:18

This is Derby Street at Spring View (Lower Ince).
Note: The Ordnance Survey location boards always give the map reference (coordinates) as: sheet no. followed by kilometre grid square corner X,Y followed by x-increment of the square (in tenths of a square = 100 metres) then the y-increment. So in this case: map ref. SD 595 037
Use the NLS website to find a map of the right scale and date to find the location of the photo. I used map sheet SD50SE - A, published: 1956.

Comment by: Meg on 6th April 2024 at 11:31

C c can anyone else s s see a g g ghost?

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