Imagine how much nicer this was than the messy car park on the Old High Street is now.
The picture shows the building that I have always called The Greedy Pig! At this point (1960s) it is a Post Office. It is next to Mack’s which has long gone.
Curiously to the left of Mack’s is Dickinson Bros. This was later the car show room at Shell at Over Square (where Spar is now).
This picture shows the bottom of Wharton Hill and the way that the traffic over the Town Bridge used to be two-way outside the Red Lion. You can see the road become the High Street at the top of the picture – now, of course, the Old High Street. All buildings on the left of the photo have now long gone.
A great picture which shows really clearly the Nat Lane Industrial Estate and Morrisons.
Morrisons is one of three large supermarkets in Winsford. It opened in the 1990s – does anyone know the exact year? – after the construction of the Wharton Road bypass.
You can see the roundabout outside Morrisons. If you follow the road to the left you’ll see Wharton Park pub and then Arnold Clark car showroom. You’ll also notice Focus (now Wickes).
All of the cars next to Morrisons were at Car Transplants which has since moved elsewhere. A vehicle sales showroom is now at the site.
The huge Stanley Cooper buildings can be seen on the Nat Lane Industrial Estate.
At the top of the picture is the Winsford Industrial Estate.
Across the road from Morrisons you can see McDonalds which opened in around 1996 – I think.