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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 12th December, 2012) Views: 3,238 
Sea View
 Sea View   by Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Unusual name of the house Sea View, not unusual on the coast I imagine but Wigan, apparently you can see the sea from this house, built according to the sign in 1875.

Comment by Ken R on 12th December 2012 at 00:03
A strikingly stark photo. Nice though.Odd history.


Comment by AP on 12th December 2012 at 00:06
Sea of Tranquillity?


Comment by Den S on 12th December 2012 at 00:40
On a clear day you can see Blackpool Tower from here.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 01:31
Nice pic Thomas, I presume it would be the Irish sea you can see!! Big house, very strong character, cheers!!!


Comment by Art on 12th December 2012 at 02:00
In Haigh I believe, Toddington Lane.
Nice pic ;o)


Comment by Brian from Massachusetts on 12th December 2012 at 03:14
K Tom.........spill the beans. Where is this?????


Comment by ben cusick on 12th December 2012 at 06:29
where is this? never been past this house. interesting photo

ben


Comment by Mick on 12th December 2012 at 07:56
You can see Blackpool tower, all of the Lancashire coast line and a ex Wigan Rugby League player house but now with Sky, from up there as well.

This photo would have made a good Where in Wigan was I photo.


Comment by Fred Cunliffe on 12th December 2012 at 08:13
Been there,nice pub,one lady in our party knocked over a round of drinks.....! Looooong time ago.


Comment by Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 08:28
Nice one Thomas, not a lot of people know that, I pass it often.


Comment by Ron D on 12th December 2012 at 10:08
Took a picture of this for Streets in 1003,The house seems to have had money spent on it since then .
Toddington lane.Haigh.


Comment by aitch on 12th December 2012 at 10:25
There is also a pub in Whittle le Woods on the A6 with the same name, every time I pass it I wondered how it got the name as they are miles from the sea. (this may be the one Fred Cunliffe means)


Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 12th December 2012 at 10:44
Brian, the house is situated on Toddington Lane ,Haigh . I can only imagine that the original owner had a whimsical sence of humour to give the house such a name, it most be at least 20 miles from the sea.


Comment by Freda on 12th December 2012 at 11:39
Is this on the Chorley to Preston Rd?


Comment by David Barker on 12th December 2012 at 15:04
Good clear photo Thomas,Toddington lane is on the bend where Haigh Rd and Riley Lane meet.About 100yds past seaveiw there was once a bridge over the Quarry now filled in if you stood on the bridge you could see Blackpool Tower.link to map.https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&tab=wl


Comment by Ken R on 12th December 2012 at 16:19
Ron D, I knew you were old but 1003 that really is old.


Comment by Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 16:51
Freda this house is in a short cul de sac at the top of Haigh. H.


Comment by Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 17:01
You can also see Blackpool Tower when driving towords Red Rock at the junction of Meadow pit and Riley Lane (on a clear day) H.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 18:37
Morning to all!! Could somebody tell me what the red square thing represents on the wall by the window, I was just wondering if it had any significance??? Cheers!!


Comment by tricia on 12th December 2012 at 18:49
Hi Freda
The Sea View Hotel at Whittle/ Chorley is going towards Preston past Chorley Hospital and through the roundabout, a little way up the road on the right hand side.


Comment by tricia on 12th December 2012 at 18:52
Forgot to say that the coast is visible from a lot of places in that area... Chorley/Brindle Euxton/Leyland


Comment by ann21 on 12th December 2012 at 19:15
Lizzie Do you not comment on any of the Communication boards


Comment by Mick on 12th December 2012 at 20:11
Lizzie down under the red square is probably the burglar alarm.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 20:16
Ann21 not at the moment, just learning the ropes and enjoying p-a-d and albums, cheers!!!


Comment by Dave Thomas on 12th December 2012 at 20:37
Lizzie the red square on the wall i would think is a burglar alarm.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 21:17
Thanks fellas now I know!! Cheers!!!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 21:28
Ann21 I do go to the message board and read some of the postings mainly in General. Cheers!!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th December 2012 at 22:21
A very good example of perspective, Tom.
The house is 133 years old (1873 underneath Sea View).


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th December 2012 at 22:34
Correction to my comment - house is 137 years old ! (built 1875).
The short post on right is at same angle in Ron Dawber`s photo of June 2003 (1000 years later than stated in Ron`s comment !!


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 12th December 2012 at 23:00
Ernest, This year is 2012. The house was built in 1873. My arithmetic tells me that 1873 plus 133 equals 2006. Surely you must have meant 139 years old????


Comment by Ellen on 13th December 2012 at 00:46
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember a Large house on Chequer lane in Upholland Moor that was called Sea View.(and I'm not sure I spelled Chequer right!) The house I'm thinking of was past the brickworks.


Comment by Brian from Massachusetts on 13th December 2012 at 01:10
Thanks Tom
Right up the street from where I grew up but don't recall the house. I must be getting old!!!!!!


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