Photo-a-Day (Monday, 14th December, 2015)
Photo: Brian (Nikon D5000)
Appalling ! What has Wigan come to ?
Nice shot of Wigans industrial past.People who lived in the cottages years ago more than likely worked in the mill
Do not understand your comment Alan?
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!
I bet their walls rattled when that hooter went off!
These houses have always been in the shadow of the former mill
Who lives there I wonder....would like a toot inside...
Agree with Maggie K, and Rev what is rotten of what the photo shows.
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
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
These are quaint cottages and appear to be well maintained.
Marvellous what a small amount of embellisment does for otherwise plain buildings, plus the co-ordinated paintwork.
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.