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Lamberhead Green


map of old lommera green
Photo: t darbyshire
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Item #: 10372
I do not no the year.

Comment by: John Jarvis on 10th April 2009 at 08:38

Can't see Pig ont wall....

Comment by: dave johnson on 10th April 2009 at 11:17

John band must already have gone past, if you`ve seen the postcard?

Comment by: Tricia on 10th April 2009 at 11:26

Personally, ah reck'n thin etten it!!!!

Comment by: David on 10th April 2009 at 15:57

1984 OS map

Comment by: Jimmy on 10th April 2009 at 16:27

I think it's earlier than 1984 David
look at all the buildings where there is now just the White Lion and the club. Do you mean 1894?

Comment by: David on 10th April 2009 at 17:01

Ooops! yes I did mean 1894. It's from the 1:2500 series on Old Maps

Comment by: dave johnson on 10th April 2009 at 17:08

1984, Where is Norley Hall?

Comment by: christine bishop on 12th April 2009 at 18:14

interesting , st john street was called factory street then, was there ever a factory ?

Comment by: Mick on 12th April 2009 at 19:34

Perhaps something to do with Brickcroft nearby Christine?

Comment by: SJH on 28th May 2009 at 22:52

I have been trying to find information about the pig on the wall but without success - does anybody know a little more detail - I remember coming across the story when I was little

Comment by: Tricia on 29th May 2009 at 17:54

Hello SJH

My dad came from Lamberhead Green and my mother used to tease him about this. It may not be fact, but the story is that someone put a pig on a wall to watch a band go past.

Comment by: christina bishop on 20th June 2009 at 20:49

my mum is 96 years of age , she allways used to talk of pig on wall ,though she thought before her time .there was a farm at the bottom of fleet street , forgot their name , people used to say they put the pig,on the wall there ,would be very interesting ,to know the true story ,also mick you could be right regarding factory street , brickcroft never connected that

Comment by: christine bishop needavies on 23rd June 2009 at 12:15

dave johnson .where carr lane is or was is norley hall ,used to be allotments there

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th August 2009 at 19:38

We moved into 74 Helvellyn Rd around 1951/52 when I was just 6 years old. Across the field was a footpath leading to Fleet Street, there still is, but on the left of the footpath I seem to remember a farm, so that would be almost opposite Loch St entrance. The present houses on Saddleback Cres were constructed soon after.

Comment by: Ann A on 21st March 2012 at 11:32

I believe the story of the pig on`t wall concerned the Carter family from the Fleet St. area. I met an old lady in sheltered accommodation who delighted in telling the story of her family and the pig.

Comment by: Malcolm on 30th October 2015 at 18:12

Scott's fields in around 1904 buffalo bills Wild West show came to pemberton and wigan .

Comment by: David Ashworth on 13th October 2018 at 22:10

My Great grandfather Thomas Heaton of Fleet street put the farms pig (next door) on the wall to watch the band go by.

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