Photo: Stuart Jarvis
Item #: 18961
More of the so called slum clearances then?!
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.
You are right stuart the house to the left is my grandads house No 17 Whelley
The house was on the corner of Bedford street
Maureen my dad was Allan, he died in January,this is his dads house, my mum lives just round the corner on Platt lane
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?
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.
SORRY! Chris Piper I checked with my aunt who lived for a while at no 15 and I stand corrected.
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 ?
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.
Thanks for nice comments Maureen my mum said she hasnt seen you for a while and hopes you are keeping well