Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 4th February, 2015)
Many good citizens of Aspull and Haigh have passed through here on their way to a Better Place.
Mick, why would you call this Copperas Lane ?? I don't know if the place you are standing has a name?? The Road across the arch is Haigh Road, Copperas lane would IMO start close to those pub tables and go at an angle to the left. Nice picture tho.
good picture Mike taken from an interesting position
I wonder what the purpose of the stone bollards was? Maybe to stop the cart wheels from running into the corners of the buildings?
I was thinking that Wiganer! Nice shot framed by the arch; very unusual! Another tavern to visit!
Ken I didnt name the photo Copperas Lane, that name must have been added in by the Photo a Day selection team, I just named it ​Balcarres Arms Haigh
wiganer,It stops gypsies going on the land.
There,s no cart that wide for it to run in the walls.
I'd like to know how the other end of Copperas Lane between New Road and the car parks came to change to School Lane. The cottages next to Moat House/ Haighlands are identified as Copperas Lane on censuses 1861 to 91. Now they are School Lane. Unusual view Mick by the way.
Thanks Mick, Nuf sed.
Garry - you're right, but if a cart is run in at an angle, drawn by a horse which isn't really all that bothered about what's happening behind it, its wheels are likely to cut the corner - hence the bollards, which are commonly seen in such situations around Wigan and elsewhere, if you look.
Well thats sorted that!!