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aeriel view of Ince showing St. Williams' Church and School 1972
Photo: irene roberts nee griffiths
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Item #: 11297
This photo was taken in 1971/72. I have marked three places with red stars. The furthest to the right is where our house stood until its demolition in 1971. The area is now incorporated into the school grounds. The other red stars show the building shown a little further down the Album picturing girl pupils in 1952/53, and the other building marked is the old canteen.

Comment by: John on 26th July 2009 at 12:17

What a brilliant photo - so many landmarks !!.
The house where me my brothers and sister was born (and our Dad) at the corner of Patricroft Road, Double Seven Youth Club, and St Williams Catholic Club.
Along Ince Green Lane, Ernie's Chippy Jimmy Eccelstons Grocers Shop and Lauderette (now Brian's Chippy).
Do you have anymore Irene ?.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 26th July 2009 at 14:35

Hi, John, just about to put another one on of the "new" Ince Central; thanks for your comment.

Comment by: Evelyn on 26th July 2009 at 22:38

Like John says I was born in the house on the corner of Ince Green Lane and Patricroft Road and my next home when I married in 1961 was in the row down from St Williams Church, only 16 houses away from my birth place.Wonderful memories.
Thanks Irene.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 27th July 2009 at 09:54

Hi, Evelyn, and thanks for your comment. We used to play top and whip in the row next to St. Williams because the flags were wide outside the first few houses opposite the co-op. Glad the pic brought back memories.

Comment by: Joseph on 27th July 2009 at 11:48

Great photos, Irene, thank you for sharing them. I can see Mr. Rose's classroom and Mrs. Maloney's next to it. At the back of those, Mrs. Grimshaw's the dinner lady's house would have stood. Thank you so much for the memories, funny how you get the smell and taste of places coming back after seeing a photo.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 27th July 2009 at 12:57

Hi, Joseph, thanks for your comment. I lived in Mrs. Grimshaw's row.Our house was the last one, next to the school.Some people think it wrong to keep harping back to the past, but I once read in an article on nostalgia: "To refuse the backward glance would be to have lived for nothing". I think a lot of Wigan World fans would agree!

Comment by: Gerry on 4th November 2011 at 18:59

I went to St Williams as a boy and It always struck me as odd that we played rugby not on the rugby field adjacent to St Williams club (pictured) but we had to walk to the FORGE field about half a mile away

Comment by: jim 12 on 29th April 2020 at 17:01

does anybody hae a picture of raven st and farmer st please i would be so gratefuljim

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