Accrington Web
   

Home Gallery Arcade Blogs Members List Today's Posts
Go Back   Accrington Web > Pictures > Accy Photos
Donate! Join Today

Accy Photos Lets see some of your good Accrington photos. Please refrain from uploading copyrighted pictures! Also, if anyone has any photo requests, maybe some of our users could get them for you.


Welcome to Accrington Web!

We are a discussion forum dedicated to the towns of Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and the surrounding areas, sometimes referred to as Hyndburn! We are a friendly bunch please feel free to browse or read on for more info.
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, photos, play in the community arcade and use our blog section. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!



Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-07-2004, 08:19   #1
Senior Member+
 

Our disappearing "loos"

There is a poem in the Observer today about the disappearing loos of Accrington. Some are named i.e. Edgar Street, Manchester Road, Blackburn Road, Queens Road West. Any of you out there remember any of them?
Here are a couple some of you may recall

The first one shows the "round" one that used to be in Union Street, designed by an Accrington man (photo thanks to Owd Bert)

The second, not very clear, showing Woolworths. If you look carefully, you can see the entrance to the Mens loos, which were down steps. The Ladies entrance was a little higher up the street, almost opposite to where Andys Florists is. When the toilets belonging to the Umbrella market opened, they closed the Dutton Street ones, and just piled rubble into them to level them off before tarmacing the road
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Unionstreetfromgilberta_resize.jpg (71.4 KB, 132 views)
File Type: jpg woolworths.JPG (85.2 KB, 121 views)
Judith Addison likes this.
Atarah is offline   Reply With Quote
Accrington Web
Old 02-07-2004, 09:06   #2
Full Member
 
Ceejache's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

I loved the 'circle' toilets as a child (to look at, not hanging around in...). That will be Platt Saco Lowell in the background?
__________________
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Ceejache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 12:05   #3
Senior Member+

 
janet's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

Would it be in the 60's that the toilets in Dutton street dissapeared.
__________________
janet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:00   #4
Senior Member+
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

Hi Janet, yes it was. Not sure of the exact date, have it somewhere, but not got around to looking yet, but . ....I will do!
Atarah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:13   #5
God Member

 
Tealeaf's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing

I think it was 1962 when they built the "old" New Market with it's new loos.
Tealeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:33   #6
Filthy / Gorgeous

 
lettie's Avatar
 
Bejeweled Blitz Champion!
Re: Our disappearing

I remember the circular toilets I'm afraid the other one was before my time. At least we haven't got one of these yet, but with HBC anything is possible!!!

A loo with a view...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg best_toilet_ever.jpg (96.4 KB, 108 views)
__________________
Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.


The views expressed here are my own and not necessarily those of my family, friends, employer, this site, my neighbours, hairdresser, dentist, GP, next door's dog or anyone else who knows me..
lettie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:39   #7
God Member

 
Tealeaf's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing

Someone did'nt flush the toilet properly.
Tealeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:41   #8
Full Member
 
Ceejache's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

Nice one Lettie! I have to say that I would be JUST A BIT wary of using one of those! One can only imagine what the voyeuristic types would get up to in there.....!
__________________
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Ceejache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 16:46   #9
God Member

 
Tealeaf's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing

I bet it costs more than 20p to use one of those things
Tealeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 19:58   #10
Full Member
 
Weary Tourist's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

Now here is an interesting site....
http://www.cromwell-intl.com/toilet/
There are some interesting pictures taken of toilets he has encountered whilst on his travels.

However my favourite loo is the last one on this page
http://www.lpf.com/adventure/toilets/
__________________
Interested in local and family history for Accrington and surrounding towns
Weary Tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 22:43   #11
Resident Waffler

 
WillowTheWhisp's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

I remember the loos in Dutton Street. They had thick glass tiles on top to let light in but you could also walk over them.
__________________
http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic1202_2.gif

WillowTheWhisp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2004, 00:34   #12
Filthy / Gorgeous

 
lettie's Avatar
 
Bejeweled Blitz Champion!
Re: Our disappearing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tealeaf
I bet it costs more than 20p to use one of those things
Probably about a quid!!!!
__________________
Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.


The views expressed here are my own and not necessarily those of my family, friends, employer, this site, my neighbours, hairdresser, dentist, GP, next door's dog or anyone else who knows me..
lettie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2004, 19:59   #13
Senior Member+
 

Loos in Dutton Street

Found this, might help you visualise where the entrance to the underground toilets was. Not the best of photographs, but you can see the Town Hall so that should help get "your bearings". Will look out for some more photos.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dslth.JPG (14.4 KB, 98 views)
Atarah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2004, 20:04   #14
Senior Member+
 

More loos

These two were taken in Oak Hill Park. The first one of course now demolished, this was near the Manchester Road side of the park. The second one no longer in use, this is by the lower entrance in Hollins Lane. Fine buildings, aren't they?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Oakhill2.JPG (28.2 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg OakHillParkloos.JPG (29.6 KB, 76 views)
Atarah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2004, 20:28   #15
Resident Waffler

 
WillowTheWhisp's Avatar
 

Re: Our disappearing "loos"

I knew there used to be loos in Oakhill Park. What a shame there aren't any now. It's crazy if you go there for a music festival or something and you are miles from town centre. Can't remember if they have portaloos for things like that but I do recall being there with kids who "need a weewee" and having to head back to town centre.
__________________
http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic1202_2.gif

WillowTheWhisp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



Other sites of interest.. More town sites..




All times are GMT. The time now is 21:52.


2003-2013 AccringtonWeb.com


Page generated in 0.26569 seconds with 12 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1