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Goodbye to Shevington
Started by: nyce horse (1949) Report abuse
If anybody from Shevvy is interested, it's in the WEP that the planners are RECOMMENDING that the Roburite development goes ahead, mi mate tells me there is also a site visit on Tuesday morning at 9.05 am,by the planning committee "The public may attend to obseve".
So you can say goodbye to all those stupid trees that do nowt, and all those dirty little animals and birds crapping and making a noise. Lots of nice new houses and families with nice shiny cars, far more sensible, dead vibrant

WMBC BENT AS NINE BOB NOTES, THICK AS PIG MUCK.

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
I always thought that the old ICI dynamite factory (Roberite) was in Gathurst, Not Shevington!

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
but plenty of concil tax

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
what happened to the locos on the narrow gauge

i have never met anyone who worked there

Posted by: joseph 1 (23222) Report abuse
I don't think it will be missed, Shevvy I mean.

Posted by: micky east (inactive) Report abuse
building development companies and WMBC go hand in hand , like hansel and gretel, jack and jill .all telling us fairy stories

Posted by: thesurgeon (1445) Report abuse
would have been a better question asking if anyone from Gathurst is interested.

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
I was driving through Shevington one afternoon towards Gathurst, when a bus coming the other way flashed his lights and was waving his arms about madly and he was trying to tell me not to drive down the hill into Gathurst and when I got to the bottom of the hill I found out why, because just before the canal bridge there is a green cabinet at the side of the road and inside it is a Gas Main and a tractor had just run into it and what looked like a three inch pipe was open to the air with gas under pressure escaping from it and the smell was terrible, so not wanting to turn into a cinder I turned round pronto and went back to Shevington and it made me wonder if that gas had ignited and if the ICI works had still been making Dynamite, then there could have been a very large BANG there

And it could have been goodbye to both Gathurst and Shevington

Posted by: i-spy (6697)  Report abuse
where does Shevvy end and Gathurst begin

Posted by: bennielechat (inactive) Report abuse
I would say at the canal.

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743) Report abuse
I would say at the canal too, I used to live right near ICI my address was Shevington!

Posted by: bennielechat (inactive) Report abuse
I know for a fact that Deandane Riding/\kennels is a Gathurst address so I reckon we are right Twigginer.

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
Gathurst is an old Norman word meaning 'the way through the wooded hill'.

Gathurst is not a place in it's own right.
The River Douglas divides Shevington and Orrell and the area around the road which leads from Orrell to Shevington is historically known as 'Gathurst', or 'the road through the wooded hill'. So, it's in both Shevington and Orrell.

Forget postal addresses, telephone numbers, milk man, boy scouts, bus route etc. etc. etc..

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
Oi Twonks saw a Fire Engine today and on the side it said:

Greater Manchester COUNTY Fire Brigade?

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
It was on it's way to Tonks house and the 'O' fell off, apparently.[:O

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
naughty naughty Gwim

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
Obviously, that's because Greater Manchester is a county, danni!

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
now now Twonks you always say and I quote

"Greater MANCHESTER is an administrative district"

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
What do you think a county actually is then?

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
sorry lets edit

now now Twonks you always say and I quote

"Greater MANCHESTER is an administrative district not a County "

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
Find it then. Show us the evidence, danni!

Because I know exactly what a county is, and Greater Manchester is one of the Metropolitan Counties (administrative areas) created by the local government act in 1972.
Wigan is in it!

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
blah di blah di blah

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743) Report abuse
Roburite Urbex

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
greater manchester is not a county it aint got a cricket team

Posted by: ecmdj (7390)   Report abuse
robrite . used to work there , it was lovely sitting in that wood every bird you could think of ,well not every one , it was a happy place , and one lady would sing from morning to finishing , whilst dipping cartridges in wax , before any wise cracks no it was not 1940 .my friend wore glasses , and they turned yellow with the powder

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive) Report abuse
owd un

Two of the locomotives are preserved at the West Lancashire Railway in Hesketh Bank near Preston.

Hudson Hunslet. Works Number 4480.
Rushton & Hornsey. Works Number 381705.

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
thanks ruddy duck will have a ride there

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive) Report abuse
owd un

You may have to ask someone if you can see them as they have a lot of lococamotives which are not on display to the public.

By the way the R&H is now called Dame Vera Duckworth.

Posted by: nyce horse (1949) Report abuse
Is it any wonder Wiggin is such a shit hole, self opinionated badly informed experts arguing amongst themselves over totally irellevant points while any decent places left in this rotten borough are destroyed by the council.

APLS there has never been any Dynamite within 1000miles(or should that be 874.5 miles, or would you prefer kilometers?)of Roburite since the 1980's.
The stuff made there now would not explode if you threw it on a fire.The site is "perfectly safe for workers and visitors" unless of course you want to build on it, then it suddenly becomes dangerous and needs to be cleared.Of course the H.G.V.'s carrying Ammonium Nitrate, Aluminium powder and other chemicals are allowed to rumble down Vicarage lane daily without one word of protest from residents or the council, borough or parish.And just in case all you "not bothered, nowt do wi me" types did'nt know, ALL the land from shevington/gathurst lane, bordered by the canal, across to Wigan lower road is owned by Orica(Roburite) so if you think that area is safe you are deluded.

Get th'ale in vote labour, job's a good un.

P.S. apologies in advance for any mistakes in advanced grammar, or any minor blips in longtitude or latitude, not to mention any mediaeval boundary changes I may have missed.

Posted by: britboy (4079) Report abuse
I can remember managing to obtain a map which showed endangered areas with the centre at Robrite works, it showed concentric rings at one mile intervals from the works centre and commented at each ring what the damage would be if there was a catastrophic explosion at Robrite. I used to live at Appley bridge and was within range of one of the predicted rings on the map. Within one mile of the works there was a LOT of possible devastation!

Posted by: nyce horse (1949) Report abuse
But not anymore. This "danger" aspect is very useful to keep the public out of the site so they are unaware of what really exists on that site.I will repeat the companies own words "the site is perfectly safe for workers and visitors".
The only manufacturing that takes place at this time is within one building at the Vicarage lane entrance, plus, the whole site is looked after by ONE security guard, draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: cllr gareth fairhurst (4846) Report abuse
If this is allowed to go ahead Shevington will not be able to cope with traffic. And Orrell and Standish will be made worse with the traffic. Over 200 cars extra in the area. Any improvements in the roads? No!

I know Cllr Debbie Fairhurst will be attending and speaking at the planning meeting against this proposal.

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
so its alright for cllr fairhust to have a home but 200 other families can do without nice man not

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
yea thers one at redrock for a million quid bet thers none on the new build at that price

Posted by: micky east (inactive) Report abuse
tom its what the builder /developer wants ,ie max profit,poorer people dont have a say.and no one or organisation cares ,unfortunately.

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
As long as there's people who are willing to pay a high price for, what can only be described as thirty thousand pounds worth of building materials put together in the shape of, a house, the developers will keep building 'em!



Posted by: ŠartŠ (6120) Report abuse
Gathurst Golf club is on Miles Lane, & according to Geoff Shryhane, the estate on the Gathurst lane side of the M6 bridge where he lives is Gathurst..

Posted by: micky east (inactive) Report abuse
tonker could,nt agree more poor houses made of wood with rubbish brick skins,be falling down in forty years ,bet their not using accrington stock brick!sky high prices rubbish materials.

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
so gatherst station is realy orrell station a long walk tonker

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
No, owd un.
Both stations are in Orrell. However - whereas Orrell Station is in the part of Orrell known as 'Far Moor', Gathurst Station is in the part of Orrell known as Gathurst.

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
so does orrell have two stations like wigan

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
It seems to have. Like Ashton in Makerfield too!

Posted by: cllr gareth fairhurst (4846) Report abuse
just got back from the planning committee where this application was heard. What I saw you could not make up.

The fight will continue, this corrupt Council will be fought on this.

The best comment of the day was by Cllr Ann Rampling. she said, "she worried about some of the reports as they might niot be right as money talks?"

And thats from a Labour Cllr. Well said Cllr Rampling. Fighting for the residents well done.

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
but it will make jobs for some people and homes for others

Posted by: owd un (878) Report abuse
full time jobs for bin men etc

Posted by: nyce horse (1949) Report abuse
Is it true it was passed even though the council are still waiting for contamination reports?
Sounds like it was classed as a detached single garage application, not something that could affect Shevvy for years to come. Just heard that BA systems are doing the de-contamination, I hope they make a better job than they did on the Nimrods. Still, it's only Wiggin who cares? Get th'ale in vote labour, job's a gud un.
I can't believe the people of Shevvy, do they have Ostrich genes, you could'nt make it up.

WMBC BENT AS NINE BOB NOTES, THICK AS PIG MUCK.

Posted by: bennielechat (inactive) Report abuse
If they'll close down a school that transformed the lives of the most cruelly fated children and their families, i.e Mere Oaks, then they are capable of anything.
Irony is they can't sell the houses that are there now.
Like others have said, the majority of Wiganers must be pig thick and vote these corrupt gangsters in time after time.

Posted by: danni (inactive) Report abuse
Kay Close is being built on what was contaminated land,dug out to a great depth before building. Central Estate in Ince is built on contaminated land, all the gardens dug out and replaced. How many of you live on contaminated land and dont know it.

Posted by: tonker (16110)   Report abuse
Nyce horse, it's got passed by the planners. First hurdle! Contamination is a building control issue, and planners have nothing to do with building control.
By the way, it's not 'only in Wiggin', it's in Shevington.
And the present government, at all levels, is Conservative/Lib.Dem. Not Labour.

Bennie, Wigan council has to follow guidelines laid down by Parliament. They can't please themselves. The council can't always go along with the wishes of the local Labour councillors rather than follow the laid down rules.

Posted by: nyce horse (1949) Report abuse
I don't think Wiggin council will take on the mighty Orica,
even if they wanted to. Everything, wildlife, woodland, traffic and de-contamination has been passed,because they have been given the O.K. by "approved consultants", all criteria being met.
The hump backed bridge over the canal should be a laugh, give way system to be set up with give way points 120metres from the bridge in either direction.who thought that one up? an "aproved consultant"?
Best I was told today was one of the planning committee having his arm pulled down by the woman next to him, so either she did'nt like the way he was voting, or he did'nt know what he was voting for.THAT'S LEGAL IS IT WMBC?
Still why am I bothered, nobody in Shevvy gives a monkeys..............YET

 
 
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