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Parbold Bottle
Photo: John A Hankin
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Item #: 20928
Parbold Bottle some time early in the last century judging from the photo.

Comment by: Josh on 26th June 2012 at 18:13

This is definitely before my time - what was it?

Comment by: John on 26th June 2012 at 18:38

Aliens landing in Wigan

Comment by: aitch on 26th June 2012 at 18:44

It certainly doesnt look like that now, I was up there a few weeks ago

Comment by: Roy on 27th June 2012 at 11:41

Josh, the 'bottle' was built to commemorate the Reform Act of 1832, the act was made to change the electoral system of England which included allowing more people to vote.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 27th June 2012 at 13:57

I think it's located at the top of Parbold Hill near to where the cars park facing the restaurant.

Comment by: Alan H on 27th June 2012 at 15:50

The bottle is located about 100 yards down Parbold Hill on the left hand side. There is a small dirt road and you can access the site by this track.

Comment by: Roy on 28th June 2012 at 13:54

Correct Alan H, there are two gates next to each other the entrance to the 'bottle' is through the second one, 'The Millennium Path'

Comment by: Mick on 29th June 2012 at 09:54

I think it was rebuilt and possibly also relocated about 30 years ago.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 12th July 2012 at 13:45

There was a photo of parbold Bottle in this weeks Wigan Observer

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