Platt Bridge8 Comments
Photo: Tom Sotch
Item #: 32046
Ace picture. I lived in PB for a while and remember this scene.
A nice picture Tom, and one which wouldn't have looked half as nice had there been a distracting half-compliment of players involved.
Not long after 1974 Tom, the line was lifted.
Another lovely scene even without colour..
A very good and well composed photograph as usual Mr Sotch!
I can't believe that Dower House was allowed to be pulled down.
The area between Manchester Road and Warrington Road, Ince is Anberswood Common. In this 1974 view there is a diesel locomotive pulling a ballast train on the Whelley loop line. This line was soon to be finished that left the main line near Springs Branch, went through Higher Ince behind the recently closed Morrisons, through Whelley, and Haigh Plantations to rejoin the main line in Standish. I don't know when Dower House was demolished, and back then there are hardly any trees, unlike today. Rivington Pike and the Winter Hill television transmitter should also be clearly visible but they are not.
I used to walk past this field on the way to school every day up to the early 60's from Spring View. We never knew that area as Amberswood Common - just referred to it as "the Moss". I lived in Moss Street which led off Warrington Rd on to "the Moss". There used to be more info about the Dower House on the home page of Wigan World.
Forgot about that Brendell,we too always called it the Moss