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Victoria Brewery, Westwood Lane, Poolstock
Photo: Rev David Long
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Item #: 33110
Old Map showing position of the Airey Brewery at Poolstock - a bit of a way from Britannia Bridge.

Comment by: gibo on 25th April 2021 at 14:51

David it should be westwood road poolstock.Westwood lane is in Lower Ince.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 25th April 2021 at 17:58

You're right, of course, gibe. I should have remembered that Roads turn to Lanes one they cross the boundary into Wigan.

Comment by: John Noakes on 27th April 2021 at 20:56

That, of course, is not true Rev David Long. Of all the roads that enter Wigan, I can name just one which turns into a Lane from a Road and that's the A49 from Standish.
On the contrary, I can name two Lanes which lose their title when entering Wigan. That's Scot Lane which changes to Beech Hill Avenue and Poolstock Lane which changes to Poolstock, both on entering Wigan.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th April 2021 at 16:40

You're nearly right, John - I realised as soon as I'd sent it that the Westwood Road/ Lane change happens the other way round - the Road changing to Lane as it leaves Wigan. But - Warrington Road changes to Warrington Lane at the Boundary Street border beside Britannia Bridge

Comment by: John Noakes on 28th April 2021 at 22:08

You'll find it doesn't. It changes to Warrington 'Lane' after it crosses Darlington Street.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th April 2021 at 09:46

According to Google Earth... but not according to my A-Z , or Old Maps....

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 29th April 2021 at 13:51

John’s correct. The addresses between Boundary Street and Darlington Street are Warrington Road.
Warrington Lane is from Darlington Street towards Scholes.

Get down Shep!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 30th April 2021 at 09:19

That is certainly the way that the road is signposted now - but it does not change the historical fact that Warrington Road, Ince, became Warrington Lane, Wigan at the Britannia Bridge boundary.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 1st May 2021 at 08:51

Right. So, taking David Long's word for it, we've got Warrington Road to Lane coming in from Ince. We've got Wigan Road to Lane coming in from Standish. That's two out of ten.
I declare Noakesy the winner, all Roads do not turn to Lanes once they cross the boundary into Wigan. Although two of the ten do. Can anybody name the other eight that don't?

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 1st May 2021 at 18:46

Me Miss! Me!

Poolstock Lane to Poolstock.
Ormskirk Road to Wallgate.
Scot Lane no change.
Wigan Lower Road to Woodhouse Drive.
Gidlow Lane no change.
Wigan Road to Whelley.
Poolstock Lane to Poolstock.
eeeerrrrrr,
Manchester Road to Darlington Street.

And another one, Miss,
Leyland Mill Lane no change.

Do I get an orange?

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