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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 18th October, 2020)

A bit left


A bit left
A bit of Scholes that survived. Vauxhall Road, Scholes.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 09:15

Just around the corner beyond the trees is where I lived ( and played) for 20 years. Next to the furthest end in the first block was Isaac's chip shop, now reverted back to a house. It takes me back seeing the red bricked houses.

Comment by: Kath H on 18th October 2020 at 09:59

My grandparents lived in Vauxhall Road and myself and my two brothers used to go there every Sunday, in our best clothes as you did in the 1950’s. It was the house at the corner of Wellington St. we always went when it was the Whit Walks and my grandma used to put chairs out overnight, so that we had somewhere to sit as the walks went on for hours.

Comment by: Kath H on 18th October 2020 at 10:08

Wasn’t there a shop on the corner called Rushtons.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 10:45

The shop on the corner of Bradwhaw Gate was Price's aka Jinny Dyke's .
Where the trees are was Higham St and at the top was Rushtons once upon a time, then it became Wadsworth's, , later still was Rose Handley's (Hart). Our corner shop.

Comment by: Kath H on 18th October 2020 at 13:29

Yes, my Uncle used to live in Higham St.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 16:03

I can see in my mind's eye the old ladies standing at their front doors. One or two wearing their dust caps, pinnies and clogs and going to Isacc's chippy with a basin. It was a cobbled road then, just the other side missing, with the Harp, The Stocking Factory, the Breid for playing on and Ginny Dykes on the corner. Another couple of rows and around the corner to my house. Imprinted on my memory, never forget!

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 18th October 2020 at 17:06

Wasn’t there a nightclub on Vauxhall Road at one time?

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 17:24

It was on the missing side, n what was the stocking factory Dennis.

Comment by: Edna on 18th October 2020 at 18:01

Veronica, I can't believe this photo is on here.So many memories.Angela's house is still there forgot all about it. I used to go there in 1958/59. Yes Dennis, the nightclub was straight across the road from the middle block of houses.

Comment by: peebee on 18th October 2020 at 18:30

Very handsome houses just love red bricked buildings, it always seemed a feature of the Wigan area when I wus little.

Comment by: John on 18th October 2020 at 19:09

Seddon's stocking factory became The Paradise Club.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 18th October 2020 at 19:10

Does anyone remember the name of the nightclub?

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 19:37

Yes Edna the block furthest away next to the end. Next door was her Auntie Polly and her Auntie Nellie. I used to love playing in Angela's backyard. ( She had more dolls than me!)

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th October 2020 at 19:50

What lovely memories, Veronica! I can recall dust caps and pinnies too, but in Ince when I was a very small child. What was the nightclub called please?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 18th October 2020 at 20:01

Thanks for that John.

Comment by: Edna on 18th October 2020 at 21:31

Veronica, do you know there are some of the old houses left in Scholfield Lane? Opposite were Monica's toffee shop was.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2020 at 22:12

I know Edna, looking a bit worse for wear now, they weren't as nice as those on Vauxhall Rd though. I remember Monica's toffee shop at the top of Gilroy St, I think there's a garage there now.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2020 at 11:14

Vauxhall Rd was always busy with people walking to Scholes and back doing their shopping. It was only on a Sunday when it was quiet like this.

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