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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 28th May, 2014) Views: 2,925 
Hic Bibbi
 Hic Bibbi   by Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Bridge under the railway at Hic Bibi nr Coppull.

Comment by Polly E on 28th May 2014 at 00:26
What species of tree is this? Anyone know.


Comment by Mick on 28th May 2014 at 08:59
Polly its called a Hic Bibbi


Comment by John B on 28th May 2014 at 09:19
Looks like a Hawthorn to me.


Comment by mw on 28th May 2014 at 09:35
Hawthorn.


Comment by Jemmy on 28th May 2014 at 11:48
News to me... Coppull being in Wigan.


Comment by irene roberts on 28th May 2014 at 12:09
Hic Bibbi is the name of the place, not the tree.


Comment by Garry on 28th May 2014 at 12:50
Spot on Irene (us Incer's know what were talking about) There's also a Hic Bibbi Lane and a brook.


Comment by Alan on 28th May 2014 at 12:57
Coppull is in Chorley...but does it really matter, Mick?


Comment by Andy on 28th May 2014 at 13:17
You can buy the Wigan Observer in Coppull, Jemmy.


Comment by Alan H on 28th May 2014 at 14:32
Hic Bibi is latin for " Here I drink" It was a well on the old roman road where travellers could refresh themselves. I'm sure some of our historian contributers will fill in the details.


Comment by Garry on 28th May 2014 at 15:56
Alan..do you mean Bibbi and not Bibi?


Comment by Historian on 28th May 2014 at 16:36
This area contains what was the main Roman road between Wigan
and Walton-le-Dale.
The road survives as a trackway to the North of Coppull Moor Lane and as a laneway, known as Hic-Bibi Lane, to the South.
The area in the above photo is to the East of the track and lane.
The unusual term ‘Hic Bibi’, meaning ‘Here I Drank’ in latin, is thought to relate to the site of Hic
Bibi Well in the area.
The area has been surveyed in 1963, 1984 and 2011.


Comment by Alan H on 28th May 2014 at 19:28
Garry, see Historian's explanation, Hic Bibi is correct.


Comment by Garry on 29th May 2014 at 06:01
Just because historian spelled Bibi, with one B doesn't mean your both right! I say it's BIBBI it makes more sence.


Comment by Historian on 29th May 2014 at 11:31
Garry, given that your spelling leaves much to be desired,(sence-sense, your-you're), I suggest you type the correct spelling (only 1 'b') into any search engine to enlighten yourself!


Comment by Garry on 29th May 2014 at 16:32
Two Bs.


Comment by Historian on 29th May 2014 at 18:58
Garry, wrong again, just like you were with the postcode fiasco back in April!


Comment by alan lad on 30th May 2014 at 20:52
Pic nic by the well int late 50s beltin they were and the drinking water ice cold from the pipe ,then what seemed a long treck all up brew back to James Square.


Comment by Gem on 4th June 2014 at 20:37
if you are from Coppull it's Bibbi


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