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Fingerpost, Aspull
Photo: A. Greenwood
Views: 3,985
Item #: 17968
The fingerpost at Aspull showing distances to nearby towns and villages.

Comment by: Ken R on 20th June 2011 at 00:18

Great picture. That is the real finger post. many People think it is the Senotaph.

Comment by: aitch on 20th June 2011 at 13:20

Nice to see a gas mantle, there wouldnt have been much light off that lamp, but it served a purpose.

Comment by: Kenee on 20th June 2011 at 14:31

Aye, the gas lamps were a bit dim. I remember the lamplighter going round on his bike.

Comment by: walter on 20th June 2011 at 21:12

Goodness me, I remember this well, as a kid I lived on Crawford Ave and would often gather with the lads opposite the Finger Post, it was on the corner of Scot Lane and Bolton Road, we were chased many a time by Bobby Chalmers and Sargent Hughes.

Comment by: Fr Norman on 20th June 2011 at 23:32


Comment by: Gary Leece on 4th August 2011 at 23:49

Notice the net curtains in the windows - I guarantee they twitched when anyone walked past!

Comment by: LINDA RUTTER NE HULME on 18th November 2012 at 13:43

the corner shop at the end of the row of houses it was owend by Mr Higham they had a daughter Barbara i used to play with what memories these photos bring back

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