rita worthington barnes DESCRIBED and shown brilliantley in every detail well done and full marks kind sir enjoyed every minute i still live nr by
John T Fantastic, I was born above the British Legion in the flat my grandparents had while being stewards of the club. You have just brought back some fantastic memories Thanks so much
EILEEN W REALLY ENJOYED THIS. LOVELY TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. WAS BROUGHT UP IN PEMBERTON AND SOME OF MY FAMILY STILL THERE.
gail loved it.
julia realy enjoyed the tour brought back good memories when we were kids the fun we had in pey willock were kcf is now sit & tell ghost strories
E,R Billinge Great memories from Pemberton that I left years ago.
TC Billinge excellent
p ashcroft realy good information
dick green Priceless memories stired , I'm home sick now.Thank you .
Jim Designed by the pupils of St. John's Primary School.
Jim In front of the soldier figure is a plinth which simply states " dedicated to the people of Pemberton and Lamberhead Green".
Jim The soldier figure on its plinth is carved from a single block of wood.
Jim Just around the corner from the Masonic Hall, where Chapel Street joins Smethurst Lane, is Pemberton Memorial garden.
maureen hurley very good i was brought up in lamberhead rd and only moved to city rd when i got married
Kath Willis ne Tindall (Mothers name Lowe Thanks Jim, I enjoyed the trip round pemberton. I was born here, my grandparents had the Travellers Rest, we lived in Queens Street and Pigot street and another relation was Jem lowe.
Jim Yes Chris, I can see Mrs Pollitt now, chopping up fish on that wooden slab.
Chris n Norman Thanks Jim; yet another trip down memory lane - for Norman, especially. I only came into the district in 1963, when we married. Always used to shop in Pemberton in the early days. Many of the shops gone now, sadly. Remember Mrs. Pollitt's for fish?
linda grat video, loved how you showed bits that i see every day but now see in a different light
Jim It was built at a cost of £4766.
Bill F I always call this paert of tthe Wigan town Gods own country Bcause I was born here almot 92 yrs ago and whenever I come back from travelling its like heaven to come back to .Those old fotos of Pem take me back bringing loads of memories , thanks Jim you old story teller more power to your elbow
Jim St. John's Primary School.
Jim 1920s. Women cleaning the steps of the Queens pub on the corner where GeeTees blue shop is in the next picture. Trams ran from Wigan centre to Pemberton where they turned around. Black Bull is behind.
Jim A 1960s view of the White Swan junction.
Jim The new Bradshaw Medical Centre and pharmacy off Orrell Road.
Bill F Memories ,changes , and ghosts of the past . you brought them all back Jim
M. Grundy Thanks Jim. My grandmother and great grandmother were both born in Pemberton. Really enjoyed the tour.
Jim This was the junction in 1900 - The George Inn is where the KFC outlet is in the previous photo - behind the men is the old Machine Inn, described in the next photo.
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Jim I made this slideshow of Pemberton because I spent a happy childhood there, if viewing it has brought pleasure to other Pembertonians, then it was time well spent in making it.
Jim It was built in 1864.
Jim The estate was built on farmland after the second world war. In the distance is the top of the DW Stadium - home of Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors RL teams.
Jim Looking across to the hills of the West Pennine Moors.
Jim Back on Fleet Street where it joins Loch Street.
Jim ..and off Loch Street is situated Lamberhead Green Primary School.
Jim Originaly children started school here at age 4 and left to start work at 14, that's if they had not made it into secondry education by passing their eleven-plus examination which was taken at age 11.
Jim In front of the school are new playing fields on the area known as the Gossips.
Jim With new wind turbines producing electricity for the newly built Abram Guest Acadamy and public library behind the school. Both the old school and library were situated on Orrell Road.
Jim Team talk..
Jim ..seeing them made my morning - who knows, there might be a budding Wayne Rooney amongst them.
Jim City Road runs from Pemberton down to Kitt Green and the H. J. Heinz factory, the largest food producing plant in Europe, and it sits right in beautifull green countryside.
Jim Seen from St. John's Street.
Jim St. John's Street.
Jim Senior citizens bungalows in Fleet St.
Jim Also in Fleet Street is the Jehova's Witness meeting hall.
Jim Further along the street the Lamberhead Green Methodist Chuch which linked to another church building behind it in Loch Street.
Jim We turn off Fleet Street into Lamberhead Road which is part of Wigan Council's Norley Hall council housing estate.
Jim St.Johns church and school is opposite.
Jim Pemberton traffic lights, looking towards Fleet Steet.
Jim The Wrightington Hospital bus waits to turn right, and will return to the terminus in Wigan via Kitt Green, Gathurst, Shevington, Appley Bridge, Wrightington and Standish.
Jim The White Swan.
Jim England's butchers has served Pemberton for over a hundred and fifty years.
Jim Looking towards Orrell this section is still referred to as the Bottleneck, from the days when the road narrowed here.
Jim Pemberton shops.
Jim This building now stands on the site of the old Pemberton Police Station.
Jim "Who will buy my flowers"..
Jim The now long gone Queen's Cinema section - it stood on the left...
Jim ..now occupied by this block of apartments. Ah! Many a time I've queued for the "pictures" - 9p for front seats and one shilling and threepence for the better seats. (that's nine new pence)
Jim Wigan Hospice charity shop - on the corner stood a pub called The British Queen and behind the car was the British Legion Club.
Jim Back at the traffic lights, if we went straight ahead it would take us through Ormskirk and on to the coastal resort of Southport 16 miles away.
Jim This building used to be The Machine Inn, named so because it had a weighing platform for vehicles on the side of it - which I am told is still there under the present road surface.
Jim Now in Fleet Street, with the Trinity Church, simply referred to as The Clock.
Jim Turning right opposite Trinity we reach the public car park ( free) and Pemberton's primary church, St. John's which is Church Of England by denomination.
Jim Built in 1832, it was one of a large number of basic brick churches that were built quickly in industrial towns in Lancashire to cater for the increasing population caused by the Industrial Revolution
Jim In front of the church this road leads to St. John's Primary School.
Jim Again it was built in the Victorian era, and would have catered for a much wider age range of children.
Jim From the church can be seen St. John's Street of terraced houses.
Jim The churchyard. Childrens names feature a lot on the older gravestones - child mortality was very high a century ago.
Jim The church.
Jim Pemberton stands on what was the richest seam of coal in Lancashire, and had numerous collieries surrounding it. - its origins date back to ancient times. It is situated one mile from J26 of the M6.
Jim The old surgery was in the house far left.
Jim Orrell Road.
Jim Jireh Chapel - even though Pemberton is tiny, it has a wide choice of churches set up in the 1800s.
Jim The Fishergate pub on Orrell Road.
Jim Sheltered housing on Orrell Road.
Jim This restaurant was once the Travellers Rest pub.
Jim You can get your five a day at the Fresh Pickings.
Jim Pemberton Conservative Club built in 1905
Jim An alley behind White Street.
Jim Henry Fairhust's, generations old gardening and pet food shop.
Jim The Masonic Hall in White Street, once a huge street light stood where the small rounabout is, known as the "Big lamp" - under it gathered Pembertonians to celebrate the end of the wartime "blackout".
Jim Pemberton Working Mens Club.
Jim Brook Lane, as children this was our escape into the countryside, totaly unsupervised, except for big kids looking out for younger ones, and with jam and bread and a bottle of water.
Jim The Dog and Partridge - or Jem Lowe's as it is better known - the oldest pub in Pemberton - now as of 2013 it has closed and now has a different business use.
Jim White Street lights - once the Pemberton terminus for the bus from Wigan, the bus stop was by the shops on the left. The bus would then turn right for its return journey to Wigan 3 miles away.