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Decorated Horse early 1900's
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Postcard of a horse decorated for... could it be Wigan Carnival? Location unknown Taken by Wigan Photographer J. COOPER. Can anyone identify the location

Comment by: Henry7 on 9th November 2016 at 17:49

Great photo. The young lad and the horse look really smart, wonder what the occasion was.

Comment by: Anonymous on 9th November 2016 at 22:16

Freckleton Street corner of Ashland Ave, Swinley.

Comment by: daveĀ© on 9th November 2016 at 23:29

Comment by: RON HUNT on 10th November 2016 at 08:24

I would never have discovered the location as its an area of Wigan I haven't frequented very often. Thanks

Comment by: Mick on 10th November 2016 at 08:46

Well spotted, Anonymous.
I had a flat here, many years ago.

Comment by: Ian on 10th November 2016 at 09:26

I was also thinking the corner of Ashland Avenue / Freckleton Street. The camera man would have Swinley Lane behind him.

Comment by: George on 10th November 2016 at 17:26

"Dave" & "anonymous" nailed it - trust " wiganworlders" to come up with the goods.

Comment by: sally on 13th November 2016 at 07:21

An aunt of mine told me years ago that on May Day (1st of May) people dressed up and horses were groomed and paraded around the local area,perhaps this young man and his horse were taking part in May Day celebrations.

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