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Road Map 1720   Comments: 4
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29675  
Road Map 1720
  Shows how the spelling of names of places have changed over the years.  

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Comments by John D, 24th August 2017  
I notice that the River Douglas is called Dughouse Brook on the map. My maternal grandmother, Alice Dean, always referred to the river as the "Duggus" which is not much different to Dughouse.

Comments by A.W., 25th August 2017  
John D. The Douglas was also called the "Asland" at one time.

Comments by Mick, 26th August 2017  
Modern Ordnance Survey maps of the area still show the two names 'River Asland or Douglas'.
'Douglas' has its origins in the Gaelic 'Dubh Glas', meaning dark water, or dark stream.

Comments by John Davies, 29th August 2017  john.davies274@btinternet.com 
This is the route of the A49 from south of Warrington then through Winwick, Newton, Ashton, Wigan and Standish to just south of Preston (Bamber Bridge) where it joins the A6 to Garstang.

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