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Old Wutchie
Photo: dk
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Item #: 5151
A very old picture of Wutchie and it has been a struggle to get this much clarity. I know it's not a belter but I think it's interesting for its age and for the "slag heap" appearance of the wutchie with rain valleys cutting into its sides. Almost unrecognizeable compared to today and it's only a memory of both that helps make any sense of it. circa 1948 possibly earlier.

Comment by: June on 19th February 2008 at 17:53

dk,you are allowing me to re-live some of my happiest childhood memories with the old photos,went up Wutchie many a time with my dad,between 1957 and 1967.Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Comment by: Cyril Ashurst on 9th March 2008 at 22:45

A picture of the old rook that brings back many memories
I remember the ruts were the rain used to run down but my fondest memories were of the battles that took place between the Aspullers and the Top Lockers.
It even inspired me to write a poem which can be found on the local poetry section of Wigan World.
It's called "The Battle O' Th' Wutchy Rook

Comment by: david on 11th October 2008 at 22:28

Why is it known as The Wutchie?

Comment by: steve on 3rd March 2009 at 22:44

could someone tell me how the wutchie slag heaps actually were formed ie what machinery or plant got it there ?

Comment by: frank a on 6th March 2009 at 17:46

Wutchie is "woodshaw" in local talk

Comment by: Nev on 17th January 2010 at 21:32

Steve, the dirt was dumped on the tip by means of an aerial ropeway.

Comment by: Ann on 25th August 2015 at 15:52

I live in the street infront of the wutchie its a lovely view

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