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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 25th July, 2020)

Scot Lane

Scot Lane
Scot Lane, Aspull. Now and then. Inset-item#: 21157.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 25th July 2020 at 07:14

Brilliant Dennis, great photo, an area I remember very well. As a young boy I delivered groceries for Billy Croston who had a small shop opposite the Moorgate Inn back in the1950s . All so different now as the insert shows.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th July 2020 at 08:30

Good one! I love before-and-after photos. Very interesting. xx

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2020 at 08:38

Brilliant idea these before and after photos. I hardly remember today's p a d

Comment by: Mick on 25th July 2020 at 09:51

Was the Moorgate Inn originally a Tollgate

Comment by: Gary on 25th July 2020 at 10:04

Just past the Moorgate, up the hill, on the left, Doris Eckersley's fish & chip shop.
Popular in the 60s - when fish and chips was an inexpensive meal.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 25th July 2020 at 11:02

Mick, I don’t think it was ever a toll gate. I think the word “gate” is used as it’s old meaning of “road”. “Moorgate” meaning “ The road across the moor”.

Gary, I was born next door to the chippie in 1947.

Comment by: Pw on 25th July 2020 at 11:21

Spent many happy hours in here before going to The Pink Elephant

Comment by: Alan on 25th July 2020 at 14:56

Irene and veronica the photos are called now and then.

Comment by: fw on 25th July 2020 at 22:02

Never been to Aspull,
Never been to Ince ,
Never been to Hindley ,
so there hasn’t been a since .
Never been to Billinge ,
Goose Green , Pem or
Crooke ,
Upholland, they say is nice , but I haven’t had a look.
Worsley Hall or Worsley Mesnes , Standish , Scholes or Shevvy , Appley Bridge and Abbey Lakes ,
Haven’t been to any .

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 26th July 2020 at 05:53

fw , you need to get out more !

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