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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 5th October, 2021)

College Avenue


College Avenue
Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Cyril on 5th October 2021 at 00:32

College Avenue, and it looks very clean and not like the last time I went past it, then it was quite filthy with wafts of urine drifting from it and more than likely vomit too.

Comment by: Eileen on 5th October 2021 at 08:29

Well I was born and bred in Wigan but I have never noticed this very narrow street.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th October 2021 at 08:48

I like those quirky little alleyways of Wigan. I used to get off the bus in King Street and nip up here to the library before having a look round Wigan. There doesn't feel as if there is much worth going to Wigan for these days,.

Comment by: joe bloggs on 5th October 2021 at 09:19

Irene is right, little reason to visit Wigan nowadays and spending millions on a new town centre and apartments isn't going to change that. Luckily for me there are regular buses to Chorley which is a pleasure to visit.

Comment by: Edna on 5th October 2021 at 09:37

This has been cleaned up a lot since I last saw it. Your right Irene, there is nothing to go to Wigan for, and soon there won't be a post office.

Comment by: TonyL on 5th October 2021 at 11:08

Makes a change seeing this little street clear of muck and filth.
I remember a friend saying a while back - "I'll not say I was out early this morning, but i was in Wigan before last night's blood and vomit had dried on the pavements."
Unpleasant but true.

Comment by: Mick on 5th October 2021 at 12:53

The Wigan council workers do a splendid job in keep our streets clean.

Last year there was a lot of complaints about people being fined for dropping cig butts, but not now, maybe its because the dirty cig but droppers stopped.

Comment by: TerryW on 5th October 2021 at 13:05

Not one of usual ones mick, your not moaning about it.

Comment by: Bill on 5th October 2021 at 14:09

Victoria Buildings on the left,offices used by Post Office telephones maintenance and installation departments in the late 60's and 70's.
A fine building and worth preserving as is a lot of King St.

Comment by: tommy39 on 5th October 2021 at 17:30

aye bill,but if this council gets its own way,it will kill the centre of wigan.imo

Comment by: Veronica on 5th October 2021 at 17:58

It does look clean and tidy. I must admit I used to love all the little quirky alleyways around Wigan - there's still a few if you go and look for them.

Comment by: Roy on 5th October 2021 at 20:13

Is there anyone except Maureen remembers another alleyway, Wilgoose Lane, also known by another name which i won't print as it would probably give the game away ?

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 5th October 2021 at 23:33

Copy and paste ......

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Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2021 at 08:36

Hello Roy..yes and it played quite a big part of my growing up as well..and I'm sure our Michaels photo on 'People'is taken there as well..xx

Comment by: Pw on 6th October 2021 at 08:54

Looked it up on Google and saw Maureen's comment for the nickname of Wilgoose Lane but I have to admit I have never heard of it Roy.

Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2021 at 09:35

Pw, I think Roy could give a better explanation as to why it was called ‘The Ropewalk’ than I can.

Comment by: Roy on 6th October 2021 at 09:57

Thank you, JH, Maureen and PW.
Locally known as The Ropewalk.
Can't see Michael there amongst your family photos Maureen, but there is one photo of Wilgoose Lane on Street Scenes taken about 1958.

Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2021 at 10:19

Roy..it's on Wigan Album..'People'.in fact there's a couple of him on there.

Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2021 at 10:40

Roy, the Ropewalk photo with our Michael on is on the same page as the one of him and his mate in Blackpool..you commented on that one where I'd put the wrong date on lol.

Comment by: Roy on 6th October 2021 at 11:05

Thank you Maureen.
There are several 'Ropewalks' in the country, wherever there's a rope works there's a ropewalk, it's a long straight narrow lane where the strands of rope are laid out before being twisted into a rope.

Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2021 at 11:40

Thank you Roy,it’s been nice ‘talking’ to you.

Comment by: Roy on 6th October 2021 at 12:38

Same here Maureen, thank you.

Comment by: Pw on 6th October 2021 at 14:58

I remember Mansleys rope works in Leigh just over Leigh Bridge,it was a long building at the side of the canal.It burned down in the 80's or 90's,wonder if that had a Ropewalk.

Comment by: Pw on 6th October 2021 at 15:20

Looked on Google,Mansleys had a ropewalk,it was 170 yards long at the side of the canal.It burned down in 1982 and I remember the fire ,time flies by.

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