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St. James's Church.

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1901. Greenall's Brewery at Wilderspool, the cottages in China lane are just visible at the side of the Saracens Head public house. Ellesmere road with new houses having recently been built.

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1902. Wilderspool Rd. viewed from Bridge Foot, the Bridge Inn right, Norton Arms left by the railway crossings.

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1910. A Steam locomotive heading towards Stockport or perhaps beyond, passing through the crossing. The three little girls on the left seem to be holding an intense conversation and don't appear at all to be aware of the passing train

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1910. A fairly relaxed scene at the crossing, this would alter dramatically with the introduction of motor propelled vehicles over the next fifty years.

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The Bridge Inn on Wilderspool Rd. by Bridge foot.

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Tram No.9 on it's journey either to or from Wilderspool. There has only been one Warrington tram preserved, this was preserved by the Merseyside Tramways Preservation Society after being discovered being used as a bowling green shelter at Cuddington, Cheshire in 1977, the top deck had been removed.

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Another quite day at Wilderspool.

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Saracens Head.

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1920. A view of the Arpley View terraced houses in River Road, Wilderspool, the front of these house face the Mersey and as their name suggests had views across Arpley Meadows.

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Why was it called China Lane Algy, me owld china? :D

Blumin' Eck' Cleo what an earth do you think I am, I have searched and found nowt' as they say, so out of desperation here's my theory:-

Back in 1890ish the lane was in existence but with no name, on the map across the fields was a steam laundry, now, a lane leading to a short cut across the fields leading to a steam laundry and a steam laundry was always associated with the Chinese, Chinese - China Lane, get it!. The laundry may have washed overalls etc for the brewery workers!.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING! :wink::lol: :lol: :lol:

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