Photo: Keith Beckett
Item #: 33409
We would do a swop and get a donkey stone for our step. A long line of terraced houses with clean front steps.
You still, believe it or not, have to pay a toll to go over Warburton Bridge near Lymm. It's 12p to cross the bridge or you can get a day-pass for 25p.
Warburton Bridge - Near Lymm ?
I remember the donkey stone Linma.It seems another life time ago.( giving our age away,there) Step day was Fri.Ready for the weekend.
Can anybody give more information as to why the toll gate was there ?
Thanks for this one Keith, fantastic photo of yesteryear. The horse 'n' cart are facing in the direction of Aspull, I remember the toll house from when I was a small boy over 70 years ago now before Hall Lane was paved.
Yes, George, Warburton Bridge near Lymm. I have been over it many times when going to The Green Dragon pub at Lymm.
Irene. The Green Dragon is now serving Mediterranean food. It re opened a couple of weeks ago as the Ego at the Green Dragon.
Is this the one at the bottom of Whiteside Avenue.
My mother always used donkey brands. If you were posh, the lady of the house would use Cardinal red tile polish.
Thankyou Keith. I will probably give it a miss in future in that case! But still a nice ride to Lymm on a sunny day.
Yes Maureen,it is .Only round the corner from where your Mike lived.Helen ,you used to have to pay a toll to get up Hall Lane to Aspull,tell gate long gone.The toll-house with the porch was demolished mid 1980's when the farm next to it was sold,there are a small development of houses there now.
Thank you Elizabeth,it seems like you're the only one that knows.
Thanks Maureen ????x
Thanks Maureen,I don't know why the question marks came up,I typed a 'thumbs up' emoji !x
Helen, just to give you a little more background on the Toll Gate. Long ago the road from Hindley to Aspull was maintained by local people, it was un-adopted, so the toll money paid for the upkeep. later years and when I was a young boy, the road was taken over by the Lancashire County Council and paved (tarmac) so that it could be used by traffic that was becoming more and more busier. One of the benefits being a bus service run by Lancashire United buses that made the journey to Hindley much simpler and cut the time down from hours to minutes. Now our taxes pay for the upkeep.
Elizabeth,if I had a pound for every times that's happened to me I'd be rich..I keep forgetting which forum will show the intended figure and which just puts question marks on..so you're not on your own.lol
I used to call regular at The green Dragon LYMM many years ago with my parents . HAPPY DAYS ......
Thanks Maureen,I know what you mean.Wigginlad,there hasn't been any bus route up Hall Lane for several years incidentally. Much missed bus service.......
Thanks Wigginlad...for making it all clear to me , its always interesting to know how things came about.
When I see young lads of this age group, as the one in the cart, I should imagine that such youngsters would have later served in the Second World War.