Lower Ince13 Comments
Photo: Rev David Long
Item #: 13320
David, the junction is at the shop on the left, just behind the 1100. Manley Street is straight on and Ince Green Lane to the left. The photo certainly brings back memories.
What a brilliant picture, Rev Long.....a part of my childhood. Thankyou!
Thanks, Kevin, that's where I thought the turning was - and you can see the fronts of the first few houses after the turn, but now that the bridge has gone, along with the shop and houses in the apex between Manley Street and Ince Green Lane, the junction is very clearly visible nowadays, whereas it can't really be seen in this shot.
You can just see the old Ince Clinic beyond the scaffolding.
On the left hand side, just about level with the 1100, wasn't there a schools clinic and dentist? I remember going to collect orange juice and tins of dried baby milk. Was there not also a kitchen where they cooked school meals???
Those cooling towers were certainly a blot on the landscape!!
i remember walking up from lower ince labour club to ince station to catch the speial train,which would take us to southport on the annual "club trip".we all had to have a identity label attached in case we got lost.it never rained on this day!.
I must have seen this view thousands of times walking home to Manley Street from St Williams School and Church on Sundays. I never remembered the cooling towers looking as imposing as on the photo though.
I think the shop on the apex between Manley Street and Ince Green Lane was a grocer's called Mortons and had a pale green front.
This is a lovely photo Rev Long and it brings back so many happy memories for me. Thank you!
Jack, not sure if there was a school meals kitchen on Ince Green Lane, but there was Ince Central Schools Kitchen down the bottom of Christopher Street, where the council Building Department is now. That was a very large kitchen has they made and delivered meals to a lot of schools.
This photograph certainly brings back memories of the 60s.
I remember walking down Ince Green Lane and Manley Street many times to visit my late grandparents, who lived near Lower Ince labour Club. I can also remember two-way traffic on Manley Street, but because of the danger vehicles faced turning right on to Warrington Road, towards Britannia Bridge, a real accident blackspot, the powers-that-be (rightly) erected "NO ENTRY" Signs, but only for a short distance from the junction to Harvey Street. Great sight of the cooling towers, good advantage point to see them demolished in the late 80s. Thanks for sharing it.
geoff i remember meeting at lower ince legion for pop and crisps before catching the train to southport cyril the scool meals kitchen was at the bottom of christopher st i was born at 24 christopher st my gran who lived at no.50 worked in the kichens i can remember the school meal vans leaving through the 2 large green gates at the bottom of christopher st. it was also the council yard the mortuary was also in the yard and a building where dogs were put down they used to gas them later on they electracuted them as kids we used to play in the council yards when i look back it was a gruesome place to play another play area on the picture opposite the manley pub was what we called the jungle it was grass hills and trees the big lads used to make a swing in the trees just as you came down the steps into the jungle i also remember the clinic going with my mam for orange juice and the dentist many memories thanks david for putting this picture on
Hi Colin were you relative to Angela Harlow we were friends as children, my name was Doreen Hickey.
mortons used to display row after row ofbiscuits in tins with glass lids so you could choose your selection which was then weighed nice shop