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Scholes and Millgate junction   Comments: 10
Photo: Cliff   Item #: 29511  
Scholes and Millgate junction

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  1849 Map showing end of Millgate and start of Scholes at the Douglas Bridge. The mill Millgate was named after was on the Douglas here but it had gone at the time the map was made. The patch of land that can be seen between the Douglas and Warrington Lane used to be called Mill Meadow.  

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Comments by RON HUNT, 2nd July 2017  
Interesting to see the location of Wallgate Station I knew that at one time the station was near to what was PEMPS in King St. West but I didn't know that it was in this location.I remember that this area was full of cattle pens.

Comments by Carolaen, 2nd July 2017  
Ron. Surely that would be Wigan North Western Station, which Wikipedea tells me has been there since 1838, rather than wigan Wallgate.

Comments by RON HUNT, 2nd July 2017  
Carolean yes you are probably right, looking again, it appears the Wallgate L&Y line wasn't built then.

Comments by Albert., 2nd July 2017  
A great deal changed between 1849, and 1970. What a change between 1970, and 2017. It is deemed as, progressive advancement. From previous comments, I doubt that old wiganers would agree.

Comments by Ray, 2nd July 2017  
Definitely Wigan North Western Station at bottom left.
Look closely,and you will see that Library street did not
exist,as we know it today.

Comments by Carolaen, 2nd July 2017  
Ray. yes well spotted that there is no Library street, and I never knew (even an a WGS Old Boy) that the Grammar School was roughly where the Main Library (as was) would be built. Its also interesting to see that Millgate was obviously one of the main thoroughfares and not the back street that it became, and that conversely King Street seems much less significant.

Comments by Garry, 2nd July 2017  
Looks like Wigan North-West station opened in 1838.
Wallgate station opened in 1848 and Wigan Central only opened later in 1892 and closed in 1964.Not show on this map.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 2nd July 2017  

The History shop at the bottom of Library Street was the second Wigan Grammar School.
Prior to the refurbishment of the History shop there was a plaque on the Rodney Street wall denoting that the building was the old WGS.

Comments by Mick, 3rd July 2017  
Keith - I think the plaque you mention stated that the library/history shop stood on the site of the old grammar school, not that it was the same building.
The building that stands there today was purpose built as a library in 1877/1878, to a design by architect Alfred Waterhouse.
Mill owner Thomas Taylor provided the funds for construction, and the building was completed and formally opened in May 1878.

Comments by AH, 3rd July 2017  
The station is the North West: UE bottom left corner [QUEEN ST]

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