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Old 03-08-2003, 08:43   #1
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Owd Bert will send me some of his old pictures from Accrington for everybody to see if they can identify the location.



Q. Name of Street and closed Pub (white frontage).
And how about the make and model of car.
 
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Old 03-08-2003, 13:08   #2
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gee looking at that it could be any street!!!! but I think it's round the bold street/ water street area????? Is that a garage at the top?
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Old 03-08-2003, 17:37   #3
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I can name the Pub as The Colliers Arms, I think the street is Lee Street, and a guess at the car it could be a Morris Oxford.
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Old 03-08-2003, 19:52   #4
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Elephant St?

Wolsley car?
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Old 03-08-2003, 20:03   #5
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dont know the area on the pic but good new section

i think the car is a wolsley  ???

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:18   #6
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Hi, I am almost sure it is Elephant Street, around the Birtwistle Street area of town.  
What a smashing new section this could prove to be!
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:26   #7
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Looks like Willows Lane area. Reminds me of a street that often appeared in "Oranges are not the Only Fruit".
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:31   #8
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[quote author=atarah link=board=bertsphotos;num=1059900193;start=0#5 date=08/05/03 at 10:18:19]Hi, I am almost sure it is Elephant Street, around the Birtwistle Street area of town.
What a smashing new section this could prove to be!
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I agree! Note how many views the section's had!

Well Done Owd_Bert!
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Old 05-08-2003, 11:31   #9
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I am now sure it is the 'Welcome Inn', 7 Elephant Street and this in fact was where George Formby's wife (Beryl) grew up.  Her parents moved from Alliance Street. Baxenden to this pub.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:00   #10
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I was wrong with the name of the pub, I remember there were two Lion houses, The Welcome was on Elephant Street and the Colliers which was on Birtwistle Street, I should have known because we lived in Chapel Street round the corner. well done Atarah on the info about George Formby's wife, quite interesting.
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Old 05-08-2003, 19:23   #11
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just found the Welcome Inn listed on a map

I always thought Beryl was brought up in Accy myself, but not according to this sitehttp://www.btinternet.com/~dajaca/bingham.htm

Younger people might be interested to know Elephant St was so called because a circus elephant had died in the close by in 1845.
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Old 05-08-2003, 19:26   #12
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i think this is cheating looking it up on the net :-[
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Old 05-08-2003, 19:30   #13
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The question wasn't about Beryl Formby, Mick, it was about the picture!!!!
Already new about the elephant, local knowledge.
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Old 05-08-2003, 19:32   #14
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oops sorry cazzer i aplagise :-[
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Old 05-08-2003, 19:33   #15
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I should think so too!!! ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
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