Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 11th October, 2014)
Ron, great pic. Will you pop into Galloways and get me a couple of steak pies and two custard tarts, thanks.
great picture ,my sons used to go to nursery above the shops,I used to take my laundry to the laundrette used to be a good chippy as well,paper shop used to be owned by Roland I think.happy days
Aspull must come second best to Shevington in Wigan to live according to its green spaces.
There used to be a good (English) fish and chip shop in that block years ago.
Mick, Ashton one of the best places to live, Aspull in good, but not good for shops-supermarkets etc etc.
is that the same Salters chemist who had 2 shops in Platt Bridge? I had a couple of years at school with Margaret Salter, the same family. I would love to know what happened to her.
This video show some of Aspull and also Pudding Chips and Gravy being consumed in what was the finger post chippy.
If your hungry skip the video forwards to 3.00 mmmmmmm
The folks of Aspull will hopefully have far more sense and lot more pride in their village than the folks of Shevington who sold their souls to the parish council and Wigan council planners; who passed development plans and allowed the vast green belt that was once around Shevy to disappear under vast housing estates, along with the obvious traffic gridlocked roads and exhaust/noise pollution to add to the already ever present exhaust/noise pollution from the M6 motorway, Shevy is hell on earth compared to Aspull.
mick where can I find this video?
Good picture, got me thinking of meat and potato pies and fish and chips (across the road). I need to visit aspull again. Mind you only when I recover from the injuries received on my last visit to Wigan
Very interesting comments above. I do not know this area well, having come from Norley Hall but no one has commented on the architecture in the photo and so on, most of the comments are about pies and fish and chips...FOOD..!! None on beer and a pub so I will comment...how we love our pints in Wigan and well done to everyone who mentioned the food items. You must be true Wiganers..!!!
Also, good pic, Ron. GREAT STUFF....
owd marrer Shevy still has a lot of green right in the village centre and now even more now the council as bought what was the robrite fields and woods.
Joe just copy and paste this youtube link
Mick, Hopefully , NOT to develop on. Fred, can you help me regarding the architecture you mention in the picture. Please forgive my ignorance.
Shevy, Aspull, as well as Gathurst and Parbold (is that even part of Wigan?) are all nice but very few on a low wage can afford to live there anyway, which surprises me as there's more houses than ever in the area. There's good areas in these towns, and also bad areas I suppose, unless you are unlucky to live in the slums of Platt Bridge, Worsley Mesnes and other undesirable places. As for people caring for the local fields, I doubt it, nobody cares about issues like that, and the ones that do care and go about campaigning against it get stepped on, ridiculed, patronised and looked upon by others (usually the locals and councillors) as being a whinger or nutty and of the fringe crowd, much like the very brave people who had the guts to stand up to the fracking that's going on, which is certainly not for the benefit of the public/residents. The council, or rather, the government (because councils are just puppets on a string) want people into cramped, densely populated places where people can barely breath. Even school playing fields are being bought up by private developers for profit.
thank you for that,great picture lived there for 27yrs.best wishes.
mick I have tried it not recognising it,could you e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks.
Al, so interesting to read your prospective and point of view.
Nice.clean and tidy little area,well done to all.
Jean F, thankyou oh great one!!! Which member of the royal family are you?