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Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32778
After seeing the excellent picture of Wood Lane on PAD, I remembered this view from the past. Strickland House Farm on Wood Lane, Standish, in April 1968. The other submitted pictures are of other good walking and leisure areas of Wigan and district.

Comment by: Poet on 12th November 2020 at 10:29

This set of photos is magic . Takes me right back to boyhood . We went everywhere on our bikes . Often two on a bike . Riding on the pedal sometimes . Out all day . Only going in when your Mum shouted you .
Thanks for this latest set Frank , they are brilliant.

Comment by: Mr X on 12th November 2020 at 11:32

Wood Lane, Standish is about two miles long that goes from St Maries RC church all the way down to Willow Road, Beech Hill.

Comment by: Eddie rowland on 12th November 2020 at 11:39

These black and white photos bury the coloured ones for clarity.

Comment by: CJAlan on 12th November 2020 at 11:58

Am I right in thinking that farm is still there?

If it's the building I'm thinking of - it is painted a cream colour now and there is a small lawn just to the side of it.

Comment by: Linma on 13th November 2020 at 06:24

The amount of times I have walked down that lane.

Comment by: Arthur on 14th November 2020 at 20:53

The Wigan Observer Photographer, the great late Arnold Hall took the photo in 1968, the Daniels family owned the farm at that time. Arnold took another photo of Jo Daniels that was on the front page of the Wigan Observer, she was ploughing the families field with a David Brown tractor.
Great days.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 14th November 2020 at 22:57

Thanks Arthur, I acknowledge Arnold's ability as a photographer. I would credit who the photographer was but during research for my books the Wigan Observer files don't indicate who the photographer was but I have to give a name on posting these pictures. I will probably use this picture in a future book and publish a list of photographers who were hopefully responsible for any pictures.

Comment by: Arthur on 15th November 2020 at 10:22

No problem Frank, keep them coming.

Comment by: Jo nee Daniels on 17th November 2020 at 17:24

I did have my photo taken,ploughing which was on the front page of the observer

Comment by: Anne on 17th November 2020 at 21:07

Do you still have the photo Jo?

Comment by: Jo on 18th November 2020 at 09:25

Yes I do have the photo,it was also in the Lancashire evening post in the retro page

Comment by: Keith on 18th November 2020 at 10:24

Never thought l’d see this again. Almost 60 years ago would use this walk from Beech Hill to Wigan Old Boys rugby club to play for the Colts team.

Comment by: Mr X on 18th November 2020 at 14:46

A proposed road that has never been built to avoid Standish town centre will come from the M6, through Arbour Lane and Standish Wood Lane to Boars Head near Gidlow Cemetery.

Comment by: Roy on 22nd November 2020 at 11:04

Hi Jo, is your Jimmy still around ? I went to school with him and came to his birthday parties at the farm.

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