I've run down there loads of times in the late 50s early 60s from the pub to catch the kick off at Central Park.
Comment by Johnny on 6th April 2016 at 00:31
I've fumbled many a young lady in this alley after a night out in the town. I don't recall the lamp post...black as Newgates knocker in those days!!
Comment by Blob on 6th April 2016 at 00:34
From Wigan Lane to Tesco Mick, Wigan Lane was there LONG before Tesco, a short cut to Central Park.
Comment by Fred on 6th April 2016 at 03:30
Not a good alley to walk; on a dark night. Is that the Convent school on the right.
Comment by David Fairclough on 6th April 2016 at 04:22
That's next to St Mary's School, walked up there so many times. Thanks Mick
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th April 2016 at 06:19
I`ve been thro` that alley many many times to watch Wigan RL play at Central Park.
Comment by LDB on 6th April 2016 at 07:32
Mick it comes out in Standishgate
Comment by Linda massa on 6th April 2016 at 08:17
Walking down that snicket a few years ago workmen were repairing the wall, "come on missus we'll stop while you come passed". Missus, I used to get a whistle and was called lass. Where did the years go.
Comment by Vb on 6th April 2016 at 08:31
Been 'up and down ' there many times years ago. I am surprised its still there!!
Comment by Neil Cain on 6th April 2016 at 08:51
Is it up to Wigan Lane or down?
Johnny I notice you use the past tense!Are they all just beautiful memories?
Comment by Gary 2r's on 6th April 2016 at 09:13
Powell st. to Standishgate
Comment by Alan. Walsh on 6th April 2016 at 09:29
Not changed a bit since I was at st Mary's , early 40s late 50s
Comment by irene roberts on 6th April 2016 at 10:29
You little tinker, Johnny!
Comment by Maureen on 6th April 2016 at 10:44
I bet you were a 'rum'lad Johnny.
Comment by Vb on 6th April 2016 at 10:51
Perhaps it should be named 'Memory Lane Alley'.! !!!! It was a dirt track as I recall not nicely laid with Tarmac.
Comment by Johnny on 6th April 2016 at 11:49
Just beautiful and happy memories. I always escorted my dates home if the last bus was missed, no matter where they lived. These alleys were ideal for a "heavy breather". Its a long walk to Standish and a longer walk back home :-)
Thank you girls for the compliment!
Comment by Pauline on 6th April 2016 at 12:05
Hilton Street to Standishgate
Comment by Sniltub on 6th April 2016 at 12:16
It is Hilton Street to Standishgate
Comment by Britboy on 6th April 2016 at 13:20
What a gem! Some things have stayed the same in Wigan, you just have to look for them, great photograph, a place still locked in a past time and obviously rekindle some fond memories :-)
Comment by Mick on 6th April 2016 at 17:06
Neil its up to Wigan Lane, even if the path was going down hill it would still be up.
Comment by moaning mick strikes again on 6th April 2016 at 19:36
its up to STANDISHGATE oh mick you really are a village idiot
Comment by PeteS on 9th April 2016 at 20:00
I believe it came out at the side of the Royal Oak Pub on Standishgate
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