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Frog Lane, Wigan


Frog Lane, c1980.
Photo: Paul Green
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Item #: 1116
Frog Lane, c1980.

Comment by: Cyril Cowen on 2nd November 2007 at 12:49

I was born in the house on the left (with thebricked-up window) in 1932. And lived across the road at the Rectory Lodge for many years.

Comment by: Philip Brindle on 17th January 2008 at 17:56

I wondered what numbers on Frog Lane the photo shows. My great grandfather lived at number 94 at the 1881 census. The house has now gone - is it in the photo by any chance?

Comment by: Ian McL on 4th November 2008 at 16:49

Hi Phillip been doing a little investigation here: my Nan lived at 110 which was the 2nd house after Prescott St and my Aunty lived next door 108 which was on the corner. Counting back the houses your Grandfather's seems to be right up against the bridge where - in my mothers days in the 1920's and onward there was a Men's Urinal!!! You can see the houses clearly on the Wigan (west) map from 1907

Comment by: Philip Brindle on 6th November 2008 at 17:01


Many thanks for you information. You have been most helpful. I will think of my Grandfather in a new way!

Comment by: Vicki Rae Woodman Stewart on 30th April 2012 at 22:42

Per the 1861 census, my GGG grandmother, Alice Spencer Freeman Belshaw, and her son Charles, my GG grandfather, lived at No. 2 Frogs Lane. Does anyone have any idea which end of the lane No. 2 would be? Or even if No. 2 is in this photo. And thanks for sharing these photos.

Comment by: Tony Kearns on 7th October 2012 at 22:59

Re no2, FROG LANE. The nearest house, with bricked up window, is actually in Hallgate,(the street off to the left)as its front door doesn't appear to be on Frog Lane, which starts from this junction. Therefore, no 2 will be the 1st house on the left, just after the man walking past the houses. Can't see this being the actual house you are looking for, as these houses look a little too modern for 1861, but this would be the location you are looking for

Comment by: ann henderson from shetland on 12th October 2014 at 19:58

Mine were in No 118.A
lot different to Shetland!

Comment by: iain cadman on 4th December 2014 at 20:44

the man walking down frog lane on the left was Robert aspinall from number 6 Beresford street his daughter is marie ann aspinall who became Cadman my first wife the man walking across the road is a teacher from the deanery high school I can not put a name to him but I remember him

Comment by: Dale traskowski on 2nd January 2015 at 23:28

My old house is right in the centre of this photo,number 14.
a lovely old lady Mrs orgil lived at 16 frog lane and had lived there all her life ,sadly her husband was killed in ww1

Comment by: Roy Fisher on 11th February 2015 at 18:43

I was in Wigan Parish Church choir the same time as you Cyril, I was born in Glebe End st.

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