Joining Haigh Plantations from a walk down Coppull Lane.
Comment by sane man on 3rd April 2009 at 05:43
wow.The yellow Brook. Not looking yellow so much! The time I spent down there as i child. Awesome memories
Comment by A parr Australia on 3rd April 2009 at 07:43
Good one of the plants Brian. You must do a fair bit of walking,your all over the place.
Comment by wigvet on 3rd April 2009 at 16:03
That bridge used to be two railway sleepers when I was a kid
Remember me brother going hurtling down to it on his bike, getting wheel stuck in the gap and going head first into the infamous ‘yellow brook’ – for a week he had the look of jaundice until mam scrubbed him clean – happy days!
Comment by Mark Conroy on 3rd April 2009 at 20:59
I still cross that bridge on my bike at least a couple of times a week.
Comment by zoe on 4th April 2009 at 11:30
fab pic, i used play round here as a kid and we always wondered why it was orangy colour water, there was a tree near here to that had a big hole in that you could climb in, at the top of these step :)
Comment by David on 4th April 2009 at 12:22
I remember the railway sleeper bridge. The photograph brings back many memories. Changing the subject. Are there any photographs the "fairy Glen' with its waterfall?
Comment by Joe on 6th April 2009 at 14:19
Where is the Fairy glen,
Comment by Pauline on 21st April 2009 at 17:52
Fairy Glen is in Appley Bridge
Comment by David on 21st April 2009 at 22:51
The Fairy Glen that I meant, was about 500 yards from the bridge in the photograph, in the direction of Hall Lane.It was a small rocky waterfall with a stream that ran into, and was at right angles to the Douglas. I'm sure someone remembers it. It's 30 years since I have seen it, as I don't live in Wigan anymore.
Comment by christine sharples on 26th August 2017 at 18:34
Does anyone remember the cafeteria in Fairy Glen, or have any photos ......I can't find any references online or images. As I recall, it was a large black and white wooden structure tudor-like in appearance with tips running up either side. We went every year as a walking day trip up Parbold Hill from my local Sunday school...Platt Bridge Independent Methodist Chapel. It was big and dark and very magical to a child. Anyone out there with info or memories to share..please post.
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