Photo-a-Day (Monday, 9th September, 2013)
Park Road Bridge
Can't remember how many times I've walked home along here, then up Gidlow lane to Dawson ave, after a night pub crawling. Not forgetting dropping in at the chippie on gidlow lane. Of coarse, when I was single in my younger days.
Nice photo Mick. Memories...
Amazing how a photo can bring back memories of sights you have forgotten. Thanks Mick
I wonder how many times I walked under this heading for Springfield Park.
First house on your left under the bridge is where Mrs Merryfield the murderess lived before ,moving to Blackpool.
I go under this bridge when travelling between Shevington and Wigan.
I lived in Stratford St. for 18 months from 1936 and walked under this bridge to go to Blue Coat school in Hallgate. Followed the tram lines in thick fog.
Anyone know if the tram lines are still there under the road?
Also been over it on the train many times travelling North.
Did you, Mick, cycle or use the car to get there to use your Sony HDR?
Lance Todd lived at number 7 Park Road.
I was on my bike Ernest.
Walked along here many, many times in the 60 s and early 70s, it doesn't change a lot really.
Walked/cycled under it daily going to and from the Thomas Linacre School from Springfield, 1955-1962.
Also frequented Alice's chippie on Gidlow Lane: is it the same chippie that Derek visited?
Thanks for the memories.
I think Tom Paine lived along here somewhere.
David ,you are correct Tom Paine did live very near ,his his Father was Chief Consable
Tom PEY, not Tom Paine.
Yes Norman it would have been the same chippie, the best steak pudding and chips.
It was Tommy Pey and he lived on the left a bit further back towards Wigan
Regarding my comment above ,on reflection
I think the surname of The Chief Consable may have been Pye ,can anyone throw light on this . His son certainly lived near to the bridge.
Same here Norman, passed under it many times going to Christopher Park and Woodhouse Stadium for cross country and athletics at Tommy Linacre....61-66. Happy happy days what a terrific school.
Tom, Chief Constable Tom Pey served from 1921 to 1946 as article in Past Forward Issue 25 states. See :-
His son Tommy was a good cricketer and he lived where Mick`s comment at 16:44 says.
Good picture Mick.You have certainly stirred up good memories..
Nobody mentions a very important "stopping Off" place when walking home from town to SLG.
The Gents urinal by the railway embankment, on the right where the figure in a blue coat is...;o)
Art; Extract from Forum, General :-
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:48 pm Post subject: Urinals in Wigan.Locations
------------------------------------ I can remember the following locations of urinals in Wigan Town centre. Can anyone remember any more???
Wallgate Bridge. Wigan side.
Top of Chapel Lane. On left
Geenough St Douglas bridge.
Park road near Railway Bridge. Park side.
Next to Wigan Little Theatre. on side of Douglas
Bottom of Library St (Still there. I think this is the only one left?)
Underground ones Market Place.
Under railway bridge Darlington St. I think?????????
Why were there so many for men and nothing for women?????
For all the replies, see :-
Sorry - I got mixed up with the name of the man who was involved in the French and American revolutuions.
Dear Thomas(Tom)Walsh: His name was NOT Pye. It was PEY, geddit?
Top o' Greenough St, below t'Top Long Pull. A slate one, no running water, but still handy when needed :o)
I used to live on Delph St, walked home after many a weekend across the park at The Brocket Arms....hic
I must have walked under that bridge hundreds of times on my way to school, the Methodist Junior School in Dicconson Street.We used to walk in to Wigan for shopping too, no using the bus, and on visits to the Salvation Army in Hope Street.
just back from hols, yes brings back memories, living in Barnsley ST. I must have walked under this bridge thousands of times on my way to Wigan town centre and the park.