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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th April, 2023)

Ince Bar


Ince Bar
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,762

Comment by: Alan on 17th April 2023 at 08:02

Rough round Ince Bar lately many shops closed and boarded up. Scruffy towards some photos taken of it in the 1960s. Plenty junk food outlets they too are Scruffy looking and Untidy, tired place sadly. Just one pub left now and you wouldn't want to go in there with your best clothes on.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th April 2023 at 08:18

Belle Green Lane. I think thats where my Granny Elizabeth Ellen Bradshaw nee Prescott was living for a while before her marriage to John Bradshaw. Does anyone know where a Working Mens Club, was or is down there , as years ago it was a house & she was lodging there before moving to Taylors Lane.

Comment by: Arthur on 17th April 2023 at 08:38

Ince Bar had so much going for it years ago, you could buy almost anything you want. TVs, laundry, DIY shops, 10 pence bar, loads of pubs, newsagents, Smithy Green was lovely and neat with small cottages. Shame its all gone.

Comment by: Owd Incer on 17th April 2023 at 08:42

One run down pub and thats it! No real shops and good amenities anymore.
Ince Bar is slowly dieing.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 17th April 2023 at 08:45

My first boyfriend was from bird st.

Comment by: Garry on 17th April 2023 at 08:58

Looks sad and tired, needs some new investment instead of junk food shops everywhere.

Comment by: Sandra on 17th April 2023 at 09:11

Don't know too much about Ince, only go through it by bus. And yes looks unloved with nothing going for it. That's just my opinion from the bus window.

Comment by: Harry B on 17th April 2023 at 09:16

Used to be a pie shop at the bottom of Belle Green Lane, Ashurst I think. When I worked in Ince we would call there for our dinner, best pies in Wigan at that time .

Comment by: Sylvia on 17th April 2023 at 09:19

Why a Tax shop in Ince

Comment by: Neil Barker on 17th April 2023 at 09:51

It may be a taxi office and the I fell off.

Comment by: Alan H on 17th April 2023 at 10:12

Helen of Troy, it may have been Ince Labour club which originally was upstairs in a property on Stopforth Street before it moved to Anderton Street. Now gone forever like most Labour Clubs in Wigan.

Comment by: IAN on 17th April 2023 at 10:28

Higher Ince Legion went to Mr Earls later, now demolished. Helen.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 17th April 2023 at 16:43

You are so right Arthur,it used to be a good shopping area with great variety of businesses.Smithy Green was lovely with neat cottages around it.Still believe there would have been a conservation order on it if it had been another area of the Borough.

Comment by: Sue on 17th April 2023 at 19:34

When I first saw the photo, I thought it was Shevington at first.

Comment by: DTease on 17th April 2023 at 21:27

Now, now Sue...play nicely.

Comment by: Julie on 19th April 2023 at 19:48

There's no need to be sarcastic Dtease,Ince Bar used to be a lovely area.

Comment by: DTease on 20th April 2023 at 07:32

Looking at the state that this area as been allowed to fall into, I think there is every need to be sarcastic Julie.

Comment by: Julie on 20th April 2023 at 16:09

Yes,'allowed to' is the right phrase but it isn't the Ince people who have allowed it !

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