Then & Now (5/5)

Smith Street, off Sandy Lane then

Smith Street, off Sandy Lane then

Smith Street, off Sandy Lane now

Smith Street, off Sandy Lane now

Hardly recognisble from its heyday… Smith Street has effectively been chopped in half

Sunday School Mission, Witham Road then

Sunday School Mission, Witham Road then

Sunday School Mission, Witham Road now

Sunday School Mission, Witham Road now

It’s now part of Sandy Lane car park

Skelmersdale Town Hall, Sandy Lane then

Skelmersdale Town Hall, Sandy Lane then

Skelmersdale Town Hall, Sandy Lane now

Skelmersdale Town Hall, Sandy Lane now

The Town Hall site is now someone’s back garden in Clayton Mews

Looking up Witham Road from near the Marchbank Road junction then

Looking up Witham Road from near the Marchbank Road junction then

Looking up Witham Road from near the Marchbank Road junction now

Looking up Witham Road from near the Marchbank Road junction now

One of the few little parts of Old Skem that remained untouched – apart from the cobbles, we mean!

Witham Road and the junction with Sandy Lane then

Witham Road and the junction with Sandy Lane then

Witham Road and the junction with Sandy Lane now

Witham Road and the junction with Sandy Lane now

PS – Does anyone know in which year did Noreen’s Milk Bar, which used to be on this site, open and close? The old terraces long gone, the site is now used as workshops for local businesses

Top of Witham Road (Coronation Park on the left) then

Top of Witham Road (Coronation Park on the left) then

Top of Witham Road (Coronation Park on the left) now

Top of Witham Road (Coronation Park on the left) now

This part of Witham Road has long gone, today it is just a footpath going towards the back of Sandy Lane Health Centre
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One thought on “Then & Now (5/5)

  1. Amazing! I love these old photos and I found one of Smith Strret where my mother grew up, My brother and I used to go there for our holidays all the way from Wigan. happy days

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