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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 31st October, 2018)


Houses being demolished because of a mineshaft on Wallace Lane, Whelley.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Mick on 31st October 2018 at 10:45

Im glad I dont live there or next door even

Comment by: Veronica on 31st October 2018 at 11:17

I hope the owner's were well compensated! I can't imagine being told I was living above a mineshaft! How curious it wasn't known about when the houses were built - why do we pay for search fees?
Mind you it happened were I live in W/H. With some beautiful new houses- they all had to be vacated and were empty for years - and classed as a 'Danger Area'. The owners were all out of pocket though with one expense after another.

Comment by: MikeW on 31st October 2018 at 23:29

The shaft/workings were probably unrecorded. No doubt there are many others in the Wigan area.

Comment by: Fred Foster on 2nd November 2018 at 11:52

I read that there were 133 pits in the Wigan area in 1882

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