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THE WILDS OF WIGAN
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 26517
POSTCARD SHOWING SLAG HEAPS IN WIGAN. LOOKS LIKE BLUNDELLS COLLIERIES IN PEMBERTON. WHAT WE CALLED THE "YO YO"?

Comment by: Mick on 26th May 2015 at 12:03

Possibly on the Goose Green side, around Lady Lane, Ron?

Comment by: Cordyline on 26th May 2015 at 14:48

Could it be the Slag Heaps at top of Belle Green Lane - Kirkless area Ince ?

Comment by: Loz on 26th May 2015 at 15:41

Three Sisters at Bryn?

Comment by: John Brown on 26th May 2015 at 16:19

I'm pretty sure it's not Blundells, or as we used to call the area. 'The Tips'

Comment by: Jarvo on 26th May 2015 at 19:25

Could be the early formation of the actual Yo-Yo.

Comment by: Mick on 27th May 2015 at 07:17

It could be anywhere in the Wigan area

Comment by: John G on 27th May 2015 at 13:05

One slag heap looks like another however this is a big one,so logic dictates a very large pit nearby,Mick with goose green area could be a good guess, also loz with three sisters,When I was a youngun I used to play on a very large slag heap that became three sisters I remember the bull dozers putting them in heaps that was in Harold Wilsons era.

Comment by: baker on 27th May 2015 at 14:33

does not remind me of blundells in the late 50's/early 60's ,but it does have the railway line running the right way across goose green,bottom of duke st/ladies lane.

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