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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 1st April, 2019) Views: 1,721 
Shoring up the railway
 Shoring up the railway   by David Long  (Apple iPhone)
At the junction of Prescott Street and Miry Lane. A crane prepares to lift a shutter into place as an hydraulic pile-driver forces another into the embankment behind.

Comment by Gary on 1st April 2019 at 07:54
Must have been water ingress to require a substantial shoring operation like this.
The job is being done properly.
Good photo David.


Comment by XPat on 1st April 2019 at 17:35
To those who lived in Prescott St and nearby . My family came here with sweet FA , But ,
Thanks to your kindness, help and your true and genuine heart , we were given a chance in life . Itís hard to relate the hardship my parents had to this modern world , but what you can relate to , and never forget is the fact there are some truly wonderful human beings out there , who will give , even though they donít have themselves.


Comment by Mick on 1st April 2019 at 22:21
Next to Cricket Street, the home of Wigan cricket


Comment by Roy on 2nd April 2019 at 00:34
Sorry Mick, the home of Wigan Rugby !!!


Comment by Mick on 2nd April 2019 at 08:35
Sorry Roy the home of Wigan cricket


Comment by Pete Schofield on 2nd April 2019 at 12:10
Roy / Mick. I was led to believe that Prescott Street was the original place where Wigan Rugby League used to play prior to moving to central park. There used to be an engine depot there which on the advent of the demise of steam engines was used to store equipment for the electrification of the West Coast Main line late 60s early 70s and Douglas Bank signal box was reopened so that the trains could access the depot from the Wigan to Southport Railway Line


Comment by Mick on 2nd April 2019 at 16:12
Peter rugby did play there for a while but they were using the Cricket clubs ground, theres a clue in the street name


Comment by Mick on 7th April 2019 at 23:31
A Share certificate issued to Makell William Peace.
The company was formed in July 1885. With a capital value of £2,000 divided into 400 shares at £5 each.
The initial shareholders were:-
Maskell William Peace (40 shares) solicitor of Ashfield House.
Thomas Fairhurst, (20 shares) Brewery Owner of Kilhey Court, Worthington.
Charles Wall, (35 shares) Editor of Wigan Observer of 35, Upper Dicconson St.
Charles Oldfield, (20 Shares) Brewery Owner, of 20 Belmont Street, Southport.
A.H. Crossley, (10 Shares) Tailor & Draper, of 34, Swinley Road
Thomas Wall (10 Shares) founder of Wigan Observer, of 14 Park Road, Southport.

The company purchased the land in Prescot St, where the cricket club had played since 1875, from the Earl of Derby on 21st Feb 1888 for the sum of £800.

The land was sold in May 1898 to the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway for £3,600. The company gave Wigan Cricket Club £750, with additional private donations of £200 to layout and level the current Bull Hey ground


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