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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 14th December, 2015)

Overshadowed


Overshadowed
Cottages on the Leeds Liverpool Canal next to Trencherfield Mill.

Photo: Brian  (Nikon D5000)
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Comment by: alan on 14th December 2015 at 03:27

Appalling ! What has Wigan come to ?

Comment by: Pw on 14th December 2015 at 08:52

Nice shot of Wigans industrial past.People who lived in the cottages years ago more than likely worked in the mill

Comment by: Maggie K on 14th December 2015 at 08:53

Do not understand your comment Alan?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th December 2015 at 09:03

You're right, alan - the rot obviously started back in 1907 when Trencherfield Mill was built, overshadowing the canal cottages. It should be torn down!

Comment by: kath on 14th December 2015 at 09:35

I bet their walls rattled when that hooter went off!

Comment by: mortarmillbill on 14th December 2015 at 09:57

Alan
These houses have always been in the shadow of the former mill

Comment by: Wendy on 14th December 2015 at 10:56

Who lives there I wonder....would like a toot inside...

Comment by: Ken R on 14th December 2015 at 13:12

Agree with Maggie K, and Rev what is rotten of what the photo shows.

Comment by: Mick on 14th December 2015 at 13:56

Last year one of the men who lived in one of the houses found some old canal lock tools in his shed.

So he put them on display next to his gate to sell to any passing boaters

Comment by: AB on 14th December 2015 at 14:29

My mother was born in one of these cottages along with 5 sister and 6 Brothers My Grandfather was an Hostler for the L&L Canal Co Horses were kept in the stables adjacent, to change whilst the barges proceeded through the Wigan Locks

Comment by: Aubrey on 14th December 2015 at 15:43

These are quaint cottages and appear to be well maintained.

Comment by: Anne on 14th December 2015 at 16:24

Marvellous what a small amount of embellisment does for otherwise plain buildings, plus the co-ordinated paintwork.

Comment by: Mags on 18th December 2015 at 16:22

My Gran Kate Forshaw lived I the one nearest the bridge, her dad Richard was a master boat builder who worked for the Leeds Liverpool Canal co.her mother was Mary Gill.
The Gills worked the boats.

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