Prescot from the Air: Vintage Photos

By on Thursday, July 4, 2013

Prescot vintage photo and postcard collector Alec Wallace has kindly given Prescot Online permission to reproduce some of his collection online.

Here are six stunning aerial views of our historic Lancashire town. The first three photographs were certainly taken not long after 1916, which is when the War Memorial was erected on the corner of Church Street and West Street, just past where The Deane’s House pub still stands today:



The street at the bottom of this photo is Sewell Street, running up to the old Town Hall, with Market Place ahead and Kemble Street on the right:


This photo of Whiston Hospital was probably taken within a few years of World War Two. The field just off-centre is now Henley Park, with Delph Lane running along the right and Warrington Road (A57) underneath:


And finally, a reminder of British Insulated Callender’s Cables, aka BICC, the company that dominated industry in Prescot for most of the twentieth century:



See larger versions of these photos on the Prescot Online Facebook page.

One Comment

  1. Roy McDonald

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Fantastic images.

    Does anyone happen to know whether the feild which became the park at Delph Lane is where Whiston Football Club played?

    There are plenty of reference to their Green Dragon ground and Warrington Road ground but I am struggling to actually place it.


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