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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 20th April, 2017)

Lamberhead Green

Lamberhead Green

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: A.W. on 20th April 2017 at 09:00

Very nice Mick,presumably taken early in the morning or on a Sunday perhaps? The traffic is usually very heavy at this junction.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 20th April 2017 at 09:01

Over forty years since I've seen that view - take away the road paint and plastic shop fronts, not much has changed.
This is the type of picture Wigan exiles, in the UK and abroad, will study for ages.
Thanks for this.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th April 2017 at 09:45

This is near the kennels where we used to take Our Ben. We lost him in December but he is never far from my mind and I got a pang when I saw this photo. That song "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" is so true.

Comment by: britboy on 20th April 2017 at 12:44

Looks like big brother is watching to!!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 20th April 2017 at 14:11

Where I grew up, and we always called it Pemberton, back then. Anyone remember the stocks in the little grassy area where the KFC is now?

Smashing pic, Mick.

Comment by: Allan on 20th April 2017 at 14:31

It is Pemberton Fred

Comment by: Veronica on 20th April 2017 at 15:12

I recall my dad pronouncing Lamberhead Green as 'Lommerra Green'! Does it still get called that?

Comment by: Irene roberts on 20th April 2017 at 15:41

Yes, Veronica.

Comment by: A.W. on 20th April 2017 at 17:30

I remember the stocks being there Fred till about 20 years ago, when they built the the shops where KFC is now they moved the stumps to the back of the new buildings round the corner on Fleet Street, not sure if they're still there or not.

Comment by: tricia on 20th April 2017 at 18:19

You mean Pow Hillock x
Brit Boy will remember that as well.

Comment by: Celeste on 24th April 2017 at 05:58

That's not Lamberhead Green. That's Pemberton. Lamberhead Green is at the back to the left of that photo.

I remember the stocks on Fleet Street as well.

Comment by: tricia on 24th April 2017 at 15:20

The only thing I would say about that is that The 'Council School' as it was called sometimes, way over to the right of the picture,down Bradshaw Street and 'Gossips' was called Lamberhead Primary School !
St Johns C of E down Church Street was St Johns Pemberton.
Confusing or what ?

Comment by: tricia on 25th April 2017 at 08:33

Typo !!! Should have said Lamberhead GREEN Primary school .

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