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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 2nd October, 2020)

Wigan Lane

Wigan Lane
The leaves are turning on Wigan Lane. Autumn as arrived.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2020 at 06:03

I cant understand why that car number plates as been crossed out

Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2020 at 06:21

The reason this place is called the Allotment, is because the couple who own it have an Allotment up at New Springs, and said to me when they were getting ready to open the place a couple of years ago that the plan was to use there own home grown produce in the cafe.

I bet theres not many Wiganers will know that.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 2nd October 2020 at 08:42

Good grub in there :)

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd October 2020 at 09:13

It looks a lovely place to pop into,and a nice place to sit outside. Trees are looking gorgeous.

Comment by: Kath H on 2nd October 2020 at 09:23

Been there many times, lovely food and service. This is one Wiganer who did know why it was called The Allotment. All you need to do is Google it!!!

Comment by: Kath H on 2nd October 2020 at 09:27

As I said previously, it is not rocket science to find out why it’s called The Allotment. Did you know the building which was on this site before?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd October 2020 at 09:39

10 minute walk from our house and never been in. Looks nice though. A big improvement on what it replaced

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd October 2020 at 09:54

I have been in once since it has been a cafe but it was a few years ago when it was under a different name. It used to be the gents' toilets at one time with a rather bad reputation!

Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2020 at 10:47

Kath I know you can finds loads about different stuff on Google, but my knowledge comes from talking to the owners before it opened.
I also know what was on the site before the cafe, it was a flower shop and before that a Gentlemens lavatory

Comment by: Kath H on 2nd October 2020 at 10:55

WN1 Standisher.
You should try it really good, and as you said, big improvement on what was there before.
We are also 10 min walk away, which is very handy.

Comment by: Kath H on 2nd October 2020 at 11:47

Mick. I also discussed it with the owners. I was intrigued as to why it was call The Allotment. It was nice when they told me their Allotment was in New Springs, as I used to play there as a kid, and remember being given rhubarb from them.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 2nd October 2020 at 20:08

Prior to being named The Allotment, the place was called The Orchid Room. Interesting though, your explanation about the name ' The Allotment ' Mick. I'd always assumed that it had been given that name due to the legions of uphill gardeners that constantly plagued the area when it was a public convenience.
I vowed to throw a lighted paraffin soaked rag into the place on more than one occasion. Fortunately reason prevailed and the place was finally and thankfully closed down.

Comment by: John on 2nd October 2020 at 20:56

For those with a weak bladder, where is the nearest loo?

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