Greenough Street, Wigan22 Comments
Photo: Jim Banks
Item #: 18293
Not sure date this map was printed - lost the front cover and there's nothing on the map. Maybe bought it in the late 1960's. I thought it might help to answer some of the questions about the names of the streets off Greenhough St. There are one or two abbreviated names that might be difficult to read such as Westminster St.(between Portland Street and Burlington St
Bloody Mountains - site of battle.
I haven't seen that on a map before. Which battle ?
Battle of Wigan Lane.
I believe it was the "battle of Wigan lane" 1651
It was the Civil War, Cromwell's lot v The King of England.
Cavaliers and Roundheads.
Longshoot was so named because Cromwell's canons fired canonballs down to the Parish Church from there. I think the marks can still be seen and someone will correct me if I am wrong but I think there is still a canonball lodged there to this day (???) The town was a Royalist stronghold , hence the Motto 'Ancient and Loyal'
Also heard Longshoot got its name from being a site where archery was practiced, when it was compulsory.
Yes, Mick I heard that too. Also that Bonnie Prince Charlie spent the night in the Tower at the Parish church and also in a house at Bridgeman Terrace. There is also the Monument at Monument Road in connection with the events.
Never known as Bloody Mountains as a kid but as 'Camels Hump'!
That is right, too , Malc, says my O.H.
Malc, when I went to St. Georges School the Camel's Hump was where we were taken to play our weekly game of football. Thinking back on it, I don't know how we ever managed it as I don't remember it being level anywhere.
map probably dates from 1965/66.states on map wigan central station closed.last trains november 1964
Regards Bonnie Prince Charlie see plaque on building across from Anvil pub by bus station
To Scholes Malc, Dont know where you lived as a child , I was born in the scholes area 71 years ago, The Camels hump was also well known as the Bloody mountains, Houses on there now, Site of Civil war battles,
IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS WYNARDS HILLS
my grandparents lived in Platt lane nr Jane Street spent all my young days at Scholes park and camels hump!!
used to love playing on the camels hump also the little jungle down the water side
Camels Hump never in the memory of man was it called Winnards hills,