Then & Now (1/5)

Allison Arms then

Allison Arms then

Allison Arms now

Allison Arms now

Allison Arms pub, Sherratt Street The house on the right remains but the Allison Arms has long gone. In its place are the Uppingham flats

Barton's Farm then

Barton's Farm then

Barton's Farm now

Barton's Farm now

Barton’s Farm, Wigan Road The land which once housed Barton’s is now home to Scanachrome, Glebe Road, Gillibrands

Chapel House Inn then

Chapel House Inn then

Chapel House Inn now

Chapel House Inn now

Chapel House Inn, Church Road Not much boozing has been done on the old site of The Chapel House Inn since the 1960s, when it was replaced by Trinity Primary School

Digmoor Hall Farm then

Digmoor Hall Farm then

Digmoor Hall Farm now

Digmoor Hall Farm now

For more info about the hall and who lived there, see our census archives from 1861 and 1901 Nothing more than a patch of grass on Pimbo Road, Pimbo Industrial Estate…

Digmoor Methodist Church and Chapel, Daniels Lane then

Digmoor Methodist Church and Chapel, Daniels Lane then

Digmoor Methodist Church and Chapel, Daniels Lane now

Digmoor Methodist Church and Chapel, Daniels Lane now

  The chapel is still at the back of the church, but is largely obscured by the house built since our original picture was taken

T & W Garner, Witham Road then

T & W Garner, Witham Road then

T & W Garner, Witham Road now

T & W Garner, Witham Road now

  Still going strong all these years later…

Outside the Grimshaw Lane Inn, Ormskirk Road, Digmoor then

Outside the Grimshaw Lane Inn, Ormskirk Road, Digmoor then

Outside the Grimshaw Lane Inn, Ormskirk Road, Digmoor now

Outside the Grimshaw Lane Inn, Ormskirk Road, Digmoor now

  One of the few places which remains intact more than a century later…

Junction of Hutton Road and Sherratt Street (Allison Arms pub on right) then

Junction of Hutton Road and Sherratt Street (Allison Arms pub on right) then

Junction of Hutton Road and Sherratt Street (Allison Arms pub on right) now

Junction of Hutton Road and Sherratt Street (Allison Arms pub on right) now

  The pavement is the only thing which seems to have remained intact… the Allison Arms was bulldozed to make way for the Uppingham flats

Iddon Road, Old Skelmersdale then

Iddon Road, Old Skelmersdale then

Iddon Road, Old Skelmersdale now

Iddon Road, Old Skelmersdale now

  Iddon Road was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by the Uppingham flats, which run along the back of Witham Road down towards Hutton Road
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3 thoughts on “Then & Now (1/5)

  1. My Great Grandparents lives on Sherrat Street in 1912 most of the Birchalls lives on Sandy Lane would love to see some old photos

    Regards Eileen

  2. To Eileen. I live in Australia. My grandparents (father’s side) lived at 12 Skerratt Street, Skelmersdale in 1911. They were John and Clara Birchall. Are you part of their family?

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