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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 12th June, 2022)

The Dead Lodge

The Dead Lodge
The Dead Lodge, near St David's Church, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Julie on 12th June 2022 at 07:37

Looks lovely and peaceful, a very nice photo.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th June 2022 at 08:04

Where's me fishing rod?

Nice one, Dennis.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 12th June 2022 at 08:10

Remember the lodge very well Dennis. I bet you've done the research as to why its so called, I often wondered !!. I notice that there are now fishing platforms, does it belong to an angling club perhaps, we often visited here when we were kids on our way to Th'all Marra.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th June 2022 at 09:50

What a lovely scene Dennis,I'd love a walk around there.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 12th June 2022 at 10:11

Yes Walt, like most of the lodges where we used to fish as kids, they are all owned by Fishing Clubs now. Sadly, the days when kids could go fishing with nothing more than a cane rod and a gut bottom are long gone. You need a licence for everything these days.
I imagine that the name came about because the lodge is situated at the bottom of St David’s Graveyard.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2022 at 10:43

That’s an unusual name for the Lodge -connotations of a disaster of sorts. It does look peaceful though in that sunny glade.

Comment by: janet on 12th June 2022 at 13:53

dead lodge next to chuch yard i think veronica

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th June 2022 at 16:58

I have walked past St.David's loads of times but didn't realise this was so near,lovely area.

Comment by: Cyril on 12th June 2022 at 18:07

It is nice and serene, but why the awful name, even though it is beyond the graveyard surely the locals could have thought up a nicer name.

Posted under History of Wigan on Communicate Boards.
Started by: JR (328)
When I was a youngster, there was a pub opposite the bottom shops at Marsh Green. This would be around 1959 when we moved to MG. Anyone know its name?

If JR is looking in, the building opposite where you say was the remains of Dingle House Farm, and the pub was around where those shops are and was The Duke of York.

Comment by: Dave on 12th June 2022 at 19:01

Cyril , Jimmy in Album names a pub The Bird Ith Hand Inn , which was 200 yards up from Scott Lane on Kitt Green Road on the right hand side . 200 yards up would place in close to the bottom shops if I remember , but it’s been a long time so this is just an idea . I don’t remember any pub opposite bottom shops .

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2022 at 19:38

There’s a beauty spot at Hindley Green and it’s called the ‘Clayhole’. Going past sometimes on the bus I think why on earth give such a lovely spot that name!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th June 2022 at 21:39

Veronica what was the 'Clayhole,'is called Westlake now.It is lovely,you're right.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2022 at 21:49

That’s an improvement Elizabeth, but I bet it will take a long time to catch on…

Comment by: Edna on 12th June 2022 at 22:29

There are some very nice hidden gems around Aspull. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Cyril on 13th June 2022 at 23:53

Dave, there was actually three pubs according to a comment by gaffer on Communicate: "There was a pub opposite Dingle House farm, the Duke of York listed at 23 Marsh Green. Also Bird in the Hand pub and The Inn beer house on Marsh Green."

I also have the same 1908 map that gaffer has posted, as you can see the only pub shown for that date is Duke of York. scroll down to map.

Comment by: Cyril on 21st June 2022 at 19:30

Ron has a photo of the Bird i'th Hand at Marsh Green on the Album (well a newspaper cutting of the pub before it was demolished)


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