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WILLGOOSE LANE

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View from Wallgate
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 28603
Thanks to Trevor Smith( Smith's Book Shop) for the photograph.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th November 2016 at 19:01

My beloved Wallgate where I spent my childhood..I just loved the place.

Comment by: Peter on 5th November 2016 at 21:08

Wild goose Lane

Comment by: Maureen on 5th November 2016 at 23:26

Peter,it's Willgoose Lane.

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2016 at 07:03

Lovely Lovely Wallgate.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th November 2016 at 14:19

Mick..whereabouts in Wallgate are you from.

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2016 at 17:20

Im not from Wallgate Maureen, My first memories of the place was walking down to some mucky dimly lit streets on a wet misty night and finding a pub full of funny folk called the Buck int Vine as a 16 year old from Shevy, we got our pints and legged it back up to the Wigan town centre
Next time I was there I was helping to put out the big fire at Taylors mill when I was in the AFS

Comment by: Maureen on 7th November 2016 at 21:16

Yes Mick there were some characters in Wallgate..did you never read the longest thread ever over on 'People'..there was so much on there..re Wallgate...the thread was aptly named 'Wallgate Streets and Families' it only lessened and eventually ceased due to one of the gents passing away.

Comment by: Stuart on 7th November 2016 at 22:14

Delightful.
No one can possibly say these are pleasant areas of Wigan.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th November 2016 at 22:33

Pleasant is what you make it Stuart..no..they weren't the most attractive of areas,but the community was second to none..I personally couldn't have asked for a better childhood..

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2016 at 22:44

Yes I did read some of it Maureen, David Marsh was a friend of mine BTW.

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=102621&sid=6bc466813ec4a6542b0fe6a59c1826e3

Comment by: Maureen on 8th November 2016 at 07:54

Mick,you were indeed privileged ...he was a lovely man.

Comment by: Mick on 9th November 2016 at 09:34

The lane was named after the Wilgoose family, who were involved in a lot of different businesses in Wigan in the early 19th century, and owned land in that area.
Wigan council evidently saw fit to add another 'L' to their surname.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th November 2016 at 11:47

Yes Mick..and its other name was The Ropewalk.

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