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Blackrod   Views: 1305
Over the boundary   Comments: 16
Photo: DTease   Item #: 30922  
Over the boundary

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  Shoemaker Fold Blackrod. Just over the Aspull boundary.  

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Comments by Alan, 3rd February 2019  

Comments by Brian B, 4th February 2019  
In the occupied territories of Blackrod!!

Comments by DTease, 4th February 2019  
Knowing how touchy Alan is about his boundaries Brian B, I thought I would make it clear from the beginning that Shoemaker Fold was not in Aspull. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to have made much difference.

Comments by Eric, 4th February 2019  
Got to agree with Alan, it is in Bolton.

Comments by Veronica, 5th February 2019  
I seem to recall many years ago coming home from work at the ROF through Blackrod back to Wigan. I was told Blackrod was partly Wigan and partly Bolton- I don't know whether that still applies or not! I know I didn't dream it!

Comments by DTease, 5th February 2019  
Veronica, Blackrod is part of Bolton in the same way that Aspull is part of Wigan. I deliberately wrote "Shoemaker Fold, BLACKROD" to signify that it was over the boundary from Aspull, but Alan is Alan and I can't tell you how much I have missed his happy smiling comments.

Comments by Veronica, 5th February 2019  
It's right I was told that Dtease. As a young girl I knew workmates from Blackrod. I may have had 'jolly robins' in my head at that time but nevertheless, that stuck with me! Perhaps they felt more akin to Wigan!

Comments by Allan Hilton, 5th February 2019  
Heres one for you Wigan Golf Club, Arley Hall itself is in Blackrod

Comments by erwick, 6th February 2019  
Do you know TONKER????

Comments by Alan, 6th February 2019  
Arley Hall..WN1 2UH.

Comments by John D, 6th February 2019  
Alan, postcodes are not indicative of the local authority. For example, Golborne which is part of Wigan borough has a Warrington postcode (WA). Likewise, Southport has a Preston postcode (PR). Burnley has a Blackburn postcode (BB). I assure you Arley Hall is firmly in Blackrod despite its WN postcode.

Comments by Cyril, 6th February 2019  
Before the reorganisation of boundaries Aberdeen and Arley Hall was within the Wigan boundary. i.e. Aspull UDC

Comments by Brian B, 6th February 2019  
Alan, some of us in Blackrod have a Wgan telephone code but we are still in Blackrod!!!

Comments by Alan, 6th February 2019  
So sorry to hear that Brian!

Comments by bewley, 8th February 2019  
Perhaps it`s because Wigan Corporation buses had a regular route there.

Comments by Veronica, 8th February 2019  
You are probably right Bewley as there was decent bus services up till a few years ago. BLackrod does seem nearer to Wigan than Bolton. It seems strange to me that Dicconson Lane comes under Bolton! We get one bus an hour now to go to Aspull. The same with Blackrod- I had to walk from Tanner's Brew last year when the bus didn't turn up to the Royal Oak at Westhoughton. I was shattered when I finally got home.

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