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WILLGOOSE LANE

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Willgoose Lane Sign
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 28223
Not many people know where this was. Wish I had £1 for everytime I walked up and down here on my way to work

Comment by: Maureen on 8th August 2016 at 15:41

Of course,I know where it was Ron,it's other name was The Ropewalk.

Comment by: MarieM on 9th August 2016 at 09:32

Maureen, I always used to wonder where the name came from.

Comment by: Mick on 9th August 2016 at 11:29

MarieM - Most likely named after the Wilgoose family, who were involved in a lot of different businesses in Wigan in the early 19th century.
Looks like the council added another 'L' to their name, when they had the sign made!

Comment by: MarieM on 9th August 2016 at 18:46

Thanks for that Mick. I will have a look on google. I have never heard of them.

Comment by: DaveOrrell on 22nd August 2016 at 15:36

But where is it?

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd August 2016 at 19:38

Dave..go down Wallgate,it's the very first turning after Wallgate bridge..it's an alleyway at the back of Great George Street.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd August 2016 at 12:15

Dave..I should have said..the very first turning on your right,going down under Wallgate bridge.

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