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woodhouse lane


woodhouse lane
Photo: Allan Hughes
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Item #: 17238
Not really my area, is this where park road meets woodhouse lane, (with yet another gas lamp in the middle of the road) photo dates from 1903 – 1906, published by millard of market st, wigan.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 27th February 2011 at 20:13

Yes Allan, this is where Park Rd.meets Woodhouse Lane, looking down Frog Lane.

Comment by: ken on 27th February 2011 at 22:58

Actualy, Derek,you are looking down Woodhouse lane towards Frog Lane

Comment by: horace on 28th February 2011 at 12:44

Could do with some sort of lamp post or roundabout there now. Springfield Corner must be one of the oddest junctions known to man. Which is the main road and which is the subsidiary, especially when approaching from Standish Lowere Ground ? Great picture of how it used to be. The Raj and Late Shop on the right, the houses long since gone.

Comment by: Duncan on 28th February 2011 at 14:13

Does anybody remember the police box (Tardis) that used to be in front of the outdoor license near the corner of Springfield Road?

Comment by: Derek Bond on 28th February 2011 at 16:48

Thanks for that info. I lived in the Beech Hill area for most of my adult life. I never realised (or must have forgotten) that Frog Lane didn't run up all the way to connect with Park Rd.

Comment by: Mick on 28th February 2011 at 20:58

Horace - Park Road/Woodhouse Lane (B5375) is designated as the major road passing through this junction, but often a greater volume of traffic travels along the two stretches of Woodhouse Lane, in and out of town.
I regularly had to do point duty on this junction in the 1970's and 80's, when the Latics were at Springfield Park, and it could be an absolute swine.
Also the coldest place in England on a windy winter's day.
Before I forget - an excellent photo, Allan.

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