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Hindley Toll
Photo: Keith Beckett
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Item #: 33409
A 1934 photo of the toll gate. The horse and cart belonged to the Puddy family who were grocers based at 93 and 95 Ladies Lane.

Comment by: Linma on 12th November 2021 at 16:32

We would do a swop and get a donkey stone for our step. A long line of terraced houses with clean front steps.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th November 2021 at 20:14

You still, believe it or not, have to pay a toll to go over Warburton Bridge near Lymm. It's 12p to cross the bridge or you can get a day-pass for 25p.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 12th November 2021 at 21:08

Warburton Bridge - Near Lymm ?

Comment by: Edna on 12th November 2021 at 23:03

I remember the donkey stone Linma.It seems another life time ago.( giving our age away,there) Step day was Fri.Ready for the weekend.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th November 2021 at 07:33

Can anybody give more information as to why the toll gate was there ?

Comment by: wigginlad on 13th November 2021 at 08:14

Thanks for this one Keith, fantastic photo of yesteryear. The horse 'n' cart are facing in the direction of Aspull, I remember the toll house from when I was a small boy over 70 years ago now before Hall Lane was paved.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th November 2021 at 08:31

Yes, George, Warburton Bridge near Lymm. I have been over it many times when going to The Green Dragon pub at Lymm.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 13th November 2021 at 09:28

Irene. The Green Dragon is now serving Mediterranean food. It re opened a couple of weeks ago as the Ego at the Green Dragon.

Comment by: Maureen on 13th November 2021 at 10:14

Is this the one at the bottom of Whiteside Avenue.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 13th November 2021 at 10:43

My mother always used donkey brands. If you were posh, the lady of the house would use Cardinal red tile polish.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th November 2021 at 11:16

Thankyou Keith. I will probably give it a miss in future in that case! But still a nice ride to Lymm on a sunny day.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 13th November 2021 at 17:19

Yes Maureen,it is .Only round the corner from where your Mike lived.Helen ,you used to have to pay a toll to get up Hall Lane to Aspull,tell gate long gone.The toll-house with the porch was demolished mid 1980's when the farm next to it was sold,there are a small development of houses there now.

Comment by: Maureen on 13th November 2021 at 17:48

Thank you Elizabeth,it seems like you're the only one that knows.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 13th November 2021 at 21:19

Thanks Maureen ????x

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th November 2021 at 09:46

Thanks Maureen,I don't know why the question marks came up,I typed a 'thumbs up' emoji !x

Comment by: wigginlad on 14th November 2021 at 11:22

Helen, just to give you a little more background on the Toll Gate. Long ago the road from Hindley to Aspull was maintained by local people, it was un-adopted, so the toll money paid for the upkeep. later years and when I was a young boy, the road was taken over by the Lancashire County Council and paved (tarmac) so that it could be used by traffic that was becoming more and more busier. One of the benefits being a bus service run by Lancashire United buses that made the journey to Hindley much simpler and cut the time down from hours to minutes. Now our taxes pay for the upkeep.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th November 2021 at 11:35

Elizabeth,if I had a pound for every times that's happened to me I'd be rich..I keep forgetting which forum will show the intended figure and which just puts question marks on..so you're not on your own.lol

Comment by: alanwink on 14th November 2021 at 14:54

I used to call regular at The green Dragon LYMM many years ago with my parents . HAPPY DAYS ......

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th November 2021 at 21:15

Thanks Maureen,I know what you mean.Wigginlad,there hasn't been any bus route up Hall Lane for several years incidentally. Much missed bus service.......

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 15th November 2021 at 12:43

Thanks Wigginlad...for making it all clear to me , its always interesting to know how things came about.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 17th November 2021 at 11:31

When I see young lads of this age group, as the one in the cart, I should imagine that such youngsters would have later served in the Second World War.

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