Then & Now (4/5)

Top of High Street towards the Skem Arms then

Top of High Street towards the Skem Arms then

Top of High Street towards the Skem Arms now

Top of High Street towards the Skem Arms now

All the old terraces were knocked down to make way for the Waverley flats

Liverpool Road, Old Skelmersdale then

Liverpool Road, Old Skelmersdale then

Liverpool Road, Old Skelmersdale now

Liverpool Road, Old Skelmersdale now

Most of it has gone now – even the cat crossing the road!

Homes on Liverpool Road (High Street side) then

Homes on Liverpool Road (High Street side) then

Homes on Liverpool Road (High Street side) now

Homes on Liverpool Road (High Street side) now

Once the home of Hotter Shoes, it has recently been redeveloped into a housing estate called Regents Gate

Market Street (and Skem Shoe Co) in the snow then

Market Street (and Skem Shoe Co) in the snow then

Market Street (and Skem Shoe Co) now

Market Street (and Skem Shoe Co) now

Now used mostly as a car park for the local taxi firm on Liverpool Road

Sandy Lane then

Sandy Lane then

Sandy Lane now

Sandy Lane now

Some buildings gone, but most of this end of the lane remained intact

Looking down Sandy Lane from Elson Road then

Looking down Sandy Lane from Elson Road then

Looking down Sandy Lane from Elson Road now

Looking down Sandy Lane from Elson Road now

New buildings replaced the old in the 1960s

Sherratt Street (junction with Oak Crescent is on the right) then

Sherratt Street (junction with Oak Crescent is on the right) then

Sherratt Street (junction with Oak Crescent is on the right) now

Sherratt Street (junction with Oak Crescent is on the right) now

The old terraces long gone, the site is now home to the Uppingham flats

Skelmersdale Arms, 1 High Street then

Skelmersdale Arms, 1 High Street then

Skelmersdale Arms, 1 High Street now

Skelmersdale Arms, 1 High Street now

To find out who lived there in 1901, click here Now the site of the Whitburn flats

Skem Police Station, Clayton Street then

Skem Police Station, Clayton Street then

Skem Police Station, Clayton Street now

Skem Police Station, Clayton Street now

The old police station and the Welsh Chapel have long gone – infact this end of Clayton Street has been substantially redeveloped.
However, the original terraces can still be seen in the distance
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One thought on “Then & Now (4/5)

  1. its a great site and makes me proud to be a skemmer. so many wondrefull people

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