Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 6th April, 2016)
I've run down there loads of times in the late 50s early 60s from the pub to catch the kick off at Central Park.
I've fumbled many a young lady in this alley after a night out in the town. I don't recall the lamp post...black as Newgates knocker in those days!!
From Wigan Lane to Tesco Mick, Wigan Lane was there LONG before Tesco, a short cut to Central Park.
Not a good alley to walk; on a dark night. Is that the Convent school on the right.
That's next to St Mary's School, walked up there so many times. Thanks Mick
I`ve been thro` that alley many many times to watch Wigan RL play at Central Park.
Mick it comes out in Standishgate
Walking down that snicket a few years ago workmen were repairing the wall, "come on missus we'll stop while you come passed". Missus, I used to get a whistle and was called lass. Where did the years go.
Been 'up and down ' there many times years ago. I am surprised its still there!!
Is it up to Wigan Lane or down?
Johnny I notice you use the past tense!Are they all just beautiful memories?
Powell st. to Standishgate
Not changed a bit since I was at st Mary's , early 40s late 50s
You little tinker, Johnny!
I bet you were a 'rum'lad Johnny.
Perhaps it should be named 'Memory Lane Alley'.! !!!! It was a dirt track as I recall not nicely laid with Tarmac.
Just beautiful and happy memories. I always escorted my dates home if the last bus was missed, no matter where they lived. These alleys were ideal for a "heavy breather". Its a long walk to Standish and a longer walk back home :-)
Thank you girls for the compliment!
Hilton Street to Standishgate
It is Hilton Street to Standishgate
What a gem! Some things have stayed the same in Wigan, you just have to look for them, great photograph, a place still locked in a past time and obviously rekindle some fond memories :-)
Neil its up to Wigan Lane, even if the path was going down hill it would still be up.
its up to STANDISHGATE oh mick you really are a village idiot
I believe it came out at the side of the Royal Oak Pub on Standishgate