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Lancashire Constabulary Police Station, Spring View
Photo: Dave Houghton
Views: 2,674
Item #: 7809
Lower Ince Police Station, Warrington Rd, Spring View. The date of this photograph is not known but probably early 1900s. The Police Station had stables at the rear for Mounted Officers, these closed in 1953 with the transfer of the horses and men to Stretford and Formby.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th October 2008 at 19:56

Thanks for this view - it removes any lingering doubts I may have had that the pic I sent a couple of weeks ago of Sgt. William Wright posing outside this building was correctly located - the fine railings may be seen in that shot too. They are long gone, with the pavement moved back against the building itself, and a laybye set where the pavement is in this view.

Comment by: Art on 31st October 2008 at 09:45

The railings would have been removed for the war effort, as were all railings at the time.

Comment by: June on 7th December 2008 at 19:15

I worked here as a girl cadet in 1969/70,more memories of a wonderful place to be - unless you were on the wrong side of course !!

Comment by: Albert Edward Short on 25th February 2011 at 18:49

When I was a child 1936-37,I lived opposite this police station. About 25 yards this side of the viewed police station,a railway line crossed the main road. A railway engine pulled wagons across the road to a works situated about a quarter of a mile behind where I lived. I have no idea what type of works it was.A man with a red flag would hold up the traffic, In those days there was not much traffic to speak of.

Comment by: brian on 6th September 2011 at 05:34

hi albert, what number house did you live at. as i have lived in number 555 for about 6 months. be nice if you new who lived in there when you was growing up.

Comment by: Albert. on 11th May 2015 at 10:24

Brian. Sorry, I have only just returned to this page. I lived in the very end house, where there is a garage now, according to the Google map. You lived directly opposite the police station. The Aindows lived next door to us.

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