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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th April, 2009)

New Build

New Build
More new housing. These are on Walkden Avenue, close to the traffic lights with Mesnes Road.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Art on 9th April 2009 at 00:18

That used to be Aspinalls fertilizer place.
I've handballed tons of nitrate off me wagon there, brought from ICI Billingham, or ICI Avonmouth.
20 ton of nitrate in 1cwt (12lbs) plastic bags= 400bags. Don't ½ get you warm..;o)

Comment by: Art on 9th April 2009 at 10:18

The above should read 1cwt=(112 lb's)...Doh!!!:o(

Comment by: rob on 9th April 2009 at 12:00

more red brick!

Comment by: Al on 9th April 2009 at 14:05

How,s your back after unloading 20 ton, of number nine nitrate. Also do you have any other colour of bricks apart from red,in wigan.

Comment by: DAVE MARSH on 9th April 2009 at 14:13

They look like homes for robots,Brian

Comment by: jayeye on 9th April 2009 at 14:34

how do you open the french windows upstairs with those rails around

Comment by: Cloie on 9th April 2009 at 17:23

Very carefully, I would imagine. The doors may slide open - so they need no space to do their job!

We don't have alot of brick homes where I live - so I enjoy seeing all the "red" ...

Comment by: Jim Latham on 9th April 2009 at 17:38

French Windows open inside. It's much safer that way. Not daft those French people!!!

Comment by: ashfield on 10th April 2009 at 11:22

Looks a lot better than Aspinalls did - red brick or not. Lived in Walkden Avenue for 20 years. prefer red brick to the garish colour they have painted Crompton House Flats.

Comment by: Colin on 16th April 2009 at 23:02

jayeye asked this - "how do you open the french windows upstairs with those rails around"?

That's another typical not-so-breet wigginer comment.

Comment by: alan wink on 16th February 2017 at 15:35

I believe it was ART who said it used to be Aspinalls Fertilizer well he is correct, and how do i know? When i left school back in 1962 I joined J.MORRIS & SONS OF 136 FROG LANE . On the mobile butchers shop i was on with a great bloke JOHN BENNET, Well i move on, one of our our customers
"OLD MRS ASPINALL " the old is not meant in a disrepectful term but it was true she was a very undoubtedly a remarkable lady for her age she had all her wits around her ,we would pull up on Mesnes Road side opposite front door ,i used to run up the side of the house knock on door and shout " buthcher's here MRS A, she beckoned me in and gave me the order .Back to the photo which is a good one but just shows how times and places have changed happy day's.

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