Photo-a-Day (Monday, 30th January, 2012)
Photo: David Devine (Canon Coolpix S6100)
Well that's different...
Remember they used to have something like this in a cabinet in Haigh Hall
I was going to say exactly the same Julie !
A very interesting find. Where will I find information about the Battle of Wigan lLane ?
Nice one, David. Where you the one that found it?
Try wikipedia Helen - copy and paste the link below. Very interesting picture. That's what is interesting about Wigan. for a smallish town it has a great history.
There is a small booklet:-
The Battle of Wigan Lane
This is a reprint of chapter 3 from volume 2 of David Sinclaires "History of Wigan"
My copy says Smiths Books 1987.
Sorry no ISBN number.
Worth seeking out.Must have got my when it was the reai Smiths bookshop.
Helen I just googled 'English Civil War, Battle of Wigan Lane' and it brought lots of interesting stuff up.
Do you remember the monument on Wigan Lane?
its a rifle isnt it?
Hi Dave, Very intersting, Did you find the rifle whilst Metal detecting, Houses now built on some of Battle site,
Thats different from birds and water pictures rather have the others though. good bit of history to read up on.
It Isn't a rifle muskets are smooth bore.
No Fred,a friend found it while having some building work done.
there was also the skeleton of a horse buried near it.
FACINATING !! was it somewhere near the school ?
Well i'll be blown thats amazing, very interesting. What do they plan to do with it? Would the horse have been a soldiers horse. Thankyou for the very interesting photo.