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Photo: Eddie Porter
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Item #: 25321
The Wigan to Liverpool Express at Church Brow,Billinge,circa 1930.

Comment by: Janet ( FL) on 3rd July 2014 at 01:45

Tonker will be saying, Billinge is in St Helens not Wigan, lol... Great pic all the same...

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd July 2014 at 07:36

Ted; To go to Liverpool by bus from Wigan now, you have to change at St. Helens.

Comment by: Joe Thomas on 3rd July 2014 at 14:07

This Part Is Where The Hospital Was Is Under Wigan

Comment by: Bob on 3rd July 2014 at 19:07

The part where the hospital was is Higher End

Comment by: Mick on 4th July 2014 at 00:22

All of Billinge, both Higher End and Chapel End, has come under the aegis of Wigan in the past. The church was originally a Chapel of Ease within Wigan parish, and Billinge was also the responsibility of the Wigan Board of Guardians.
The ties between the two places are undeniable.

Comment by: DerekB on 4th July 2014 at 13:47

Are those petrol pumps at either end of the wall in front of the telegraph pole?

Comment by: Dave on 4th July 2014 at 15:53

This is no where near the hospital just to the right of this picture is the stork pub.

Comment by: Eddie P on 4th July 2014 at 21:22

Derek B
That is a petrol pump behind the dome shaped stone,which is still there today.The petrol was Cleveland and was there until the late 50s. The shop to the right is now De Roma Icecream Parlour. Eagle and Child pub on the left. The photo must have been taken from in front of the Stork Hotel.

Comment by: Gary Winstanley on 5th July 2014 at 12:36

Ah' the wonderful Stork. 'Ow's Mr Taberner?

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