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No 15 Whelley
Photo: Stuart Jarvis
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Item #: 18961
The Door and Windows to the right is my Grandparents Annie and Harry Jarvis's House taken not long before demolition. The Windows to the left is Mr and Mrs Piper's House and was on the corner of Windermere Street.

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 22nd November 2011 at 16:39

More of the so called slum clearances then?!

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 22nd November 2011 at 18:29

Stuart..we knew Alan and Jean Piper,from some years ago..they still lived in that area,Alan died some time ago...just thinking because of the unusual surname they could possibly be the same couple.

Comment by: chris piper on 22nd November 2011 at 18:53

You are right stuart the house to the left is my grandads house No 17 Whelley

Comment by: chris piper on 22nd November 2011 at 18:55

The house was on the corner of Bedford street

Comment by: chris piper on 22nd November 2011 at 19:39

Maureen my dad was Allan, he died in January,this is his dads house, my mum lives just round the corner on Platt lane

Comment by: Jenny on 23rd November 2011 at 05:49

I'm curious as to the numbering of the houses in Whelley.
My ancestors lived in Whelley in the 1800's and often the number was something like 30 Twenty Houses Whelley. Any ideas on what this actually means? And how does this translate to 'simple' numbers like 17 in the picture?
Curious!

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 23rd November 2011 at 09:40

Very sorry to hear about your dad Chris..he was a very nice man,always had laughing eyes..will you please tell your Mum that Mo and Cliff said hello.

Comment by: Stuart Jarvis on 23rd November 2011 at 11:20

SORRY! Chris Piper I checked with my aunt who lived for a while at no 15 and I stand corrected.

Comment by: chris piper on 23rd November 2011 at 13:01

Sorry Stuart i wasnt trying to be smart,my mum remembers your family i think she said one was a fire man, is that right ?

Comment by: Stuart jarvis on 23rd November 2011 at 14:15

No problem Chris! I confused Windermere Street with Bedford Street ( thought it sounded 'more exotic' ). Yes my uncle Harry Jarvis ( the youngest son ) was in the Wigan Fire Brigade ( he died in 1976 ) and it was his wife, my Aunt Nancy that I phoned ( she is 85 ). My father William Jarvis was the eldest son and he joined the Leicester City Police Force in 1935 and that is where I was born.

Comment by: chris piper on 29th November 2011 at 07:50

Thanks for nice comments Maureen my mum said she hasnt seen you for a while and hopes you are keeping well

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