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My mother in law used to live in the houses on Church Street where Sainsbury's is now? Her maiden name was Boyle which later became Lee.

 

 

 

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Seemed like half the town lived round the Cockhedge/ Church street area - that's where the work was.

 

As a young policeman I was shown how to catch people riding down the snicket (sixpenny walk). Nobody ever got booked but it passed a few minutes in those boring, pre radio days.

 

Happy days

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Great pictures Baz.

 

You would never know walking past those places now. I have been trying to find an old picture of Orford Road Bridge, as that is the closest to me but had no such luck.

 

The steel works picture. That bridge is still there and if you look at google earth you can see it is old railway sidings for Rylands. Not used any more but the bridge behind is the passenger line for Warrington Central.

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The Jockey Bridge picture would be where Matalan is now.

 

It must have been a big job removing the bridge and digging the embankments out. My Dad used to live in Winwick road in the old terrace houses but moved in 1968 the house was compulsory purchased due to the widening of Winwick road. That must be when the bridge was removed during the widening. But apparently the houses on Winwick road were empty for a couple of years before demolition.

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Seemed like half the town lived round the Cockhedge/ Church street area - that's where the work was.

 

As a young policeman I was shown how to catch people riding down the snicket (sixpenny walk). Nobody ever got booked but it passed a few minutes in those boring, pre radio days.

 

Happy days

 

Yahboo! You never caught me! :lol::lol::lol:

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Cleo

 

My mother in law used to live in the houses on Church Street where Sainsbury's is now? Her maiden name was Boyle which later became Lee.

 

 

 

Bill :)

 

I can't remember the name Boyle but then it was about 40 years or so ago. I remember the Noons and the Greens, The Harrisons and their in-laws who lived in the house next to the entry before Ryalnds' general offices. And Martha Groarke who had the corner shop in Gaskell Street but then I would remember her because she was my dad's cousin.

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When I saw the name Green I thought we’d stuck lucky but that’s only my name. The Boyles would have been there forty years ago and the houses were those right near to the Rylands main office.

 

When my mother in law used to get confused with her Altzimers, she would always ask me to take her home to her house on Church Street that of course is long gone.

 

 

Bill :)

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It didn't cross Orford Avenue as such, but i think it would be classed as Alder Lane which started where Orford Avenue turned sharp right & became O'Leary Street.The bridge crossed Alder Lane about 30 yards past this point.

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Pommie there are a few different ways. 

1) In the 'Reply to This Topic' editor box when you are composing your reply you will see a button bottom right of the editor/reply box which says 'More Reply Options'.

Click on that and it opens the reply box in full editing mode.

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The down side of doing it that way is that each forum member only has a small amount of space set aside for attachments so if you want to upload quite a few you finish up having to delete some old ones to release space.

I upload mine to Photobucket instead then simply post the inage link code into my forum reply.

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Hi Davy51. The reason I thought it went across Orford Avenue is because I found this photo on fb .

As you can see,  the person said it was taken from Orford Avenue and it looks as though it goes across it.

 

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looks like it was taken from around the spot synge street joins orford avenue. if you go on google street view you can get a similar view but without the bridge. in fact that part that the bridge crosses/used to cross is still called orford avenue.

 

On a side note synge street still has one of the best pie shops in the warrington area with the pies cooked on site and queues around the corner most days.(i know you like pie shops, are you sure you were from warrington and not wigan)

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Thanks again Evil Sid. Definitely Warrington.   Born in Broadbent Avenue, Latchford  .  Probably obsessed with pies because it is hard to get a decent one over here in the colonies.  :P

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That's a good old picture Pommie Lass, one that I've never seen before.

 

It seems from the maps that the road name changes at the bridge so it's up for debate as to whether it crosses Orford Avenue or Alder Lane.

 

 

 

Bill :)

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I have the same photo and it is Orford Avenue as it's written on it.  The building on the other side of the bridge is the old Training College which was once Orford Hall.

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