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c1906. Final Demolishing old properties in Bridge Street in preparation for widening.

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1907. Olivers shop window signs read - Building Coming Down, For Sale By Auction.

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1897. Looking from Rylands Street toward Bridge Foot.

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1905. Towards the corner of Bridge Street & Sankey Street, showing Crampton's 'English' Store.

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1908 Warrington Bridge Street

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1908 Warrington Bridge Street looking toward BridgeFoot

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1910. Seven Stars Yard, later the Royal Oak Yard awaiting demolition.

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1910. Tram waiting for passengers at the top of Bridge.

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1911. Bridge Street.

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1887 Bridge Street

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2nd photo where you say the sign says "Building Coming Down, For Sale By Auction" 

How strange and why would someone want to sell or even buy a building that was about to be knocked down?  

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It will be the stock they are selling by auction Dizz, not the flippin' shop. :rolleyes:

 

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

 

"Sometimes the questions are simple and the answers are simple."

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Charming :lol: :lol:      There was no mention of STOCK  :P

Hey maybe they were planning to auction the bricks after it was knocked down.... NO ??

"Life is really simple, but I insist on making it complicated...."

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Dizz, at the top of the window on the two posters and above 'SALE BY AUCTION' there are two words in smaller print, I can't make the first word out but the second word is definitely 'clearance' possibly 'STOCK' or 'GOODS CLEARANCE'

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Ah but you didn't say that... you said "1907. Olivers shop window signs read - Building Coming Down, For Sale By Auction" and I can't read the writing on the actual photo on my screen or with my eyes so that's why I always rely on you and yours :lol:

PS are you shouting at me by the way re the use of CAPITALS :lol:x

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Sory for shouting tuppence, bye the way who left the gate open there's a bloody wolf prowling round. :D

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Enjoyed looking at these photographs of Warrington'centre in the early 20th century , especially as I haven't seen them before. I am a new member. I was born and brought up in Warrington, and have searched for photographs of Winwick Rd where my Mum was born and my grandparents lived. They have all been pulled down, including The Horse and Jockey! They've turned the church i was married in into a climbing studio! Grandad was born in Watkin st and that's gone too. I can hardly recognise the place when we visit relatives living there.

 

 

 

 

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Hi and welcome to the forum whitewitch (great name by the way :D  )

Yes lots of changes along Winwick Road and everywhere else and like you say hard to recognise some places at times if you've been away.  I think I might have some old photo's of Winwick Road area but I have a feeling they may be further down towards Winwick Street area so I'll check.  

Algy's the man when it comes to old photo's of anywhere and he has way more than I have these days.

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Here is an aerial photo showing most of Winwick Road including the church, Watkin Street etc.

 

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I can't quite get my bearings Baz.  Is Winwick Road the long straight road on the upper right with the church on it and if so what are the buildings with the tall chimney behind the church ? 

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I can't quite get my bearings Baz.  I

That's because you only start off somewhere near to where you really are.

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I can't quite get my bearings Baz.  Is Winwick Road the long straight road on the upper right with the church on it and if so what are the buildings with the tall chimney behind the church ? 

Is the church what is now the climbing centre and the large chimney part of Walkers Brewery?

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