Photo: Allan Hughes
Item #: 15346
I never knew that there were houses across what is now the entrance to Christopher Street.
Very familiar and not much has changed in almost 100 years.
The houses to the left have long since gone, now it's a small car park. The Council Offices have stood the test of time and Lower Ince Railway Station ( Junction Terrace ) can be seen in the background.
Great photo Allan.
Cobble roads and street gas lamps, not much as changed. Arnt black and white photos much better than colour....or is it just me.
This is a brilliant photo of a time long gone....so atmospheric. Thankyou for posting it.
All the door steps as white as snow, remember the rubbing stone, use to get them off the rag and bone man.
There was a little shop on the end of the little row with the white steps, (to the left of the houses shown).
You are right there Irene, the shop was owned by Jimmy Evans and his wife,and was mostly a bakery, the little meat patties from there were out of this world, we had a standing order for them evey saturday, am slaverin here thinkin abowt um.
If you look closely, there were also two houses between the ones shown and Christopher Street; they stood back off the road and had little gardens. You can just see the steps where the front gates were, next to what I think is a drainpipe.
What a lovely nostalgic photo of a view that is very familiar to me, although I must add that this pre-dates me by many years!
You can even see a faint image of the two cooling towers behind the tree on the right. You can see them not so much looking directly at them but if you look away slightly, if this makes any sense!
Margaret it won't be the cooling towers you can see the power station was only built in the late 1940's early fifties.
Sorry Margaret, Westwood power Station was only built in the early 1950s, this photo's 1915. After saying that I see your logic.
I was brought up at No 197. The last house in view before the Council offices. My family moved there in 1939. It was built in 1859. The two houses set back with gardens were older and I beleive had been a convent many years previosly. Evans's shop was previously Miss Chadwick's and she ran the shop and bakery with her two spinster sisters. The row was demolished in the eighties.
margaret i dont know if you have ever seen the dvd of st williams walk day 1957 as theres a good view of the cooling towers on it