Nice pic Mick, it looks innocent enough but was not so nice a few years ago with the flood.
Comment by Neil Cain on 9th June 2015 at 08:31
My eagle eyed lady friend spotted the 'Engine Drivers Beware' sign on the bridge that I had missed.Pity about the scrawl by some moron.
Comment by Roy on 9th June 2015 at 09:19
Countless thousands must have passed under here over the years, to get to Walkers/Walmsleys and latterly the DW stadium.
Comment by Eddie P on 9th June 2015 at 09:51
It flooded many times in the 50s 60s we also struggled to get large items "through bridge hole" out of Walkers Bros.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th June 2015 at 09:56
There are two photo`s in `Wigan streets` taken from the otherside of this bridge.
The only way into Walker Bros., then Walmsleys, by motor vehicles, was by this bridge.
I wish I`d been given a pound every time I went thro` this `bridge hole`: firstly by motorbike and then by car!
Comment by Derek Platt on 9th June 2015 at 19:28
I had 2 spells at Walmsleys (Beloit walmsley) between 1956 and 1972. When I lived in Beech Hill I walked to work and used the other bridge, then later used this bridge when I had transport. Good picture bringing back many memories.
Comment by Fred Mason on 9th June 2015 at 21:53
Looks kind of familiar.
Was that a rubbish tip many years ago, where the new houses are now?
Comment by farrie50 on 9th June 2015 at 22:31
I served my apprenticeship at Barley Brook and later at Pagefield. I too went under that bridge hundreds of times
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th June 2015 at 22:49
It was just an empty plot of land, Fred. I parked my car there then got on the coach to Walmsleys in Bury.
Comment by Roy on 10th June 2015 at 08:59
Just to add to Ernest's comment Fred, immediately behind those houses is Frog Lane / Woodhouse Lane on approach to Springfield Road junction and traffic lights, so i cant imagine a rubbish dump ever having been there, as Ernest says, just a plot of spare land, in my time as well.
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