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Bomb Hole?
Started by: cashy (142)  Report abuse
Why is the huge crater in the valley in between beech hill and giants hall pond named the bomb hole? Did a bomb actually go off there? I lived near it for years and nobody seems to know?

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive) Report abuse
Not a clue mate but I came through Beech Hill last night and it looked like one had gone eoff theer. Jeysus wept, it looked rough!

Posted by: thiek c (1093)   Report abuse
If I am on the right place I think it was a very small area dug for the stone

Posted by: jo anne (27465)  Report abuse
Hello and welcome to Wiganworld, Cashy.

Hope someone is able to help with your query - I've searched on WW and found a great photo' of the bomb hole (by Explorations - just over 3/4 of the way down the page).

Posted by: scoop (3103)   Report abuse

welcome cashy. hope you enjoy your time with us.

Posted by: aiflanc (1434) Report abuse
Welcome cashy.

Posted by: cashy (142)  Report abuse
Thanks for the info and the picture. Thank you for the welcome. That area sure has changed, may go for a walk myself and see if it brings back some memories.

Posted by: thiek c (1093)   Report abuse
I was brought up in Beech Hill and spent a lot of time over in the valley catching sticklebacks etc,looking at the photos I dont recognise any of it .The last time I was there the road from Giants HallRoad was a wide cinder coated path which crossed the railway at the top, turn left to john pit etc, right to beech hill and straight on to the Coal WasherI hope I remember correctly

Posted by: cashy (142)  Report abuse
There was also Humpty Dumpty Hill about 100 yards from the bomb hole.

Posted by: explorations (468) Report abuse
"Bomb Hole".

This place stored the explosives needed for the mines of the area and a hole was dug incase of explosion, it would do less damage than on level ground.

I usually take the dog in there and notice the bricks still in situ from the former buildings.

I'm sure Art has more on this than I do and can offer more.

Posted by: thiek c (1093)   Report abuse
Explore you have just lite my fuse and I seem to remember someone telling me that is was used to store explosives for the mines

Posted by: explorations (468) Report abuse
The 'Delph' just up from Taylor Pit served the same purpose. I assume sandstone was taken obviously before the erection of buildings, wouldn't want anything going to waste!


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