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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 7th December, 2014)

Top of Haigh Road

Top of Haigh Road

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Fuji FinePix E900)
Views: 3,948

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2014 at 00:04

Historic part of Wigan, Im surprised its never been used for a film location.

Pub, Church, School Cobbles and Windmill its got everything.

Comment by: Ken R on 7th December 2014 at 00:36

Thanks Ron, this pic brings many different memories, having a cool drink in the pub, playing cricket behind the pub, my mother and niece are in the Church Yard,, the last time I saw my father was in the funeral arrangers through the arch behind the van, also when I was a kid through the arch taking my grandfathers pony to be shod at the Blacksmiths. So much history for me in this one small picture. THANKS.

Comment by: Ken Smith on 7th December 2014 at 10:34

All my family are in St Davids cemetary dating back to 1863 fantastic photo.

Comment by: Alan on 7th December 2014 at 12:10

Ron has the post office shut down?

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2014 at 13:30

Alan yes the post office as shut down

Comment by: David Fairclough on 7th December 2014 at 19:32

Most of mine too Ken I visit St David's every time I'm in Wigan. Not often enough
Nice photo Ron

Comment by: Alex on 7th December 2014 at 20:27

Ron, any idea why that small section of road is still cobbled?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 7th December 2014 at 20:40

Good picture, always go in the balcarres or the vic or both when staying with my brother and sister-in-law

Comment by: Ron D on 7th December 2014 at 21:36

Alex. No idea ,but they where relaid about 5 years ago.

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2014 at 22:54

Alex its cobbled all around the pub even the car park is still cobbled

Comment by: Garry on 8th December 2014 at 09:42

Cobbles last longer than tar.

Comment by: tom on 12th December 2014 at 13:35

worked on a house in that row it had a walled garden the well had a tunnel halfway down looked like it leading to the church

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