Marsh Green11 Comments
Photo: Ray Smyth
Item #: 27905
Geoffrey Shryhane put it on his page in the
Wigan Observer,March 26th 1997. Coming up from
what was the Bridgewater Pub,this row of houses
and shop was approx 100 yards on the left.
Do you know where the families from these houses went to live? There are still a handful of the old Marsh Green houses.
What a poor sketch.
It just needs colouring in Robbie.
It doesn't matter if it is a poor sketch, the person who took the time to do this sketch has recorded a piece of history that folks can look back on; just the same as if it had been a photograph.
Those cottages once housed the entire family of Red Cloggs. Hard to believe, but actually true.
I delivered papers for bakers paper shop in Newtown in 1956,and that area of marsh green was one that I delivered to,it was OK in summer but in winter cold on the hands and very dark with limited lighting
Hi Maggie K, Most of the families from that row of houses
came to live in Severn Drive,Norley Hall. I moved to Severn Drive from there in 1957,and I still live in Severn Drive.
Over the years,most of them moved elsewhere,and many of them
will have passed away by now. Marsh Green was a great place
to live,when I was a young child.
Well said Cyril, Excellent comments to some one who has
nothing better to do but criticise the efforts of the artist. It is a piece of Marsh Green history
I lived at Number 6,which was our house,and also my parents
shop and bakery. After moving to Severn Drive in 1957, my mother,who was a time served baker and confectioner,kept the
shop going,helping to supply hot meals to the builders,who
worked for McGeoch of Wallasey,Merseyside.
My ancestors lived in those cottages in the late 1800s. Gaskells. I remember walking across the Red Ash from Norley Hall to visit Uncle Peter. He also moved to Severn Drive
All 5 of us jim,dave,phil,mandy & me was born & need in marsh green,sadly our dave recently passed away