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Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Always a favourite.

Hallgate, Wallgate, Standishgate, Millgate, Bishopgate, Churchgate, Stairgate.

And them two others.

Started: 27th Feb 2013 at 14:29

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Ourgate and.....

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 18:14

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Bradshawgate

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 18:40

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Gerragate

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 18:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Bradshawgate is in Leigh.

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 19:23

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

so its not round scholes

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 19:45
Last edited by erontquay: 27th Feb 2013 at 19:56:36

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Nope. Despite what comes up on google.

There's also one in Bolton. But that doesn't count either.

Neither does this

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 19:59
Last edited by dostaf: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:10:48

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:01

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 


Backwallgate?

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:07

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Modernerism, Eront.

Where's Backwallgate, Pisolivadi?

Is/was it also known as Wldgoose lane?

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:10

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

He's making it up as he goes along!

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:10

Posted by: winder (1293)

Your right eron.
Just seen it on street view.

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

It's an old Wigan chestnut.

Name the Seven.

But there were two more.

One of the threads beneath this at the moment is a clue to one.

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:14

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

You can imagine the Romans making Camp at the top of the Wiend were they could see everything around and they used to practice with their bows and arrows on Longshoot and Hardybutts. And the daft Council built over the remains.

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Longshoot is worthy of its own thread Marie.

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 20:22

Posted by: brocklanders (696) 

The newest addition Southgate!

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 21:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Ouch!

I'd forgot about that one.

Does it really count?

Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 21:38

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

Where's Backwallgate, Pisolivadi?

Is/was it also known as Wldgoose lane?

No its not Willgoose Lane that or was the ( now) blocked off immediate turm right as you walk south under Wallgate Bridge.
I'm pretty sure Backwallgate is one of the alleys near the Clarence / Prince's.
More like called BackSantibag now.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 20:40

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

pisolavadi As you say, Willgoose Lane is the first right as you come under Wallgate Bridge. I wonder where that name came from.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 20:44

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Know where you mean, Pisolivadi.

Only ever thought of that as Clarence Yard.

There are two other gates previously mentioned on WW.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:32

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

dostaf Clarence Yard ? Are you going the wrong way under Wallgate Bridge.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I was responding to Pisolivadi's mention, Marie.

Look what I found

I always thought it was Wildgoose for some reason. And, as mentioned on the comments, there was even an iron nameplate on the wall of the building. Coincidentally, I've just mentioned the mill which the lane led to on Great George Street on the Mills of Wallgate thread.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:43

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

dostaf That clears that up then. It was a family name. I wonder why they took the nameplate down off the wall.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:49

Posted by: mache (inactive)

They or who

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See comments on pic, Mache.


Comments by Tony Kearns, 5th August 2010



Used Willgoose Lane regularly in the 1940's, to get to the A.B.C.minors on a Sat. morning, from my home in York St. East. If you view the section, pubs in Wigan in the 1840's,on Wigan World, it mentions a pub in Wallgate named The Bears Paw, and the landlords' name was William Willgoose. Coincidence, or was it named after him? Re the nameplate, this was in situe up to 2or 3 years ago, and was removed, the same time that the lane was blocked off by the company who presently occupy the building, namely, Tudor Heating.

Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 21:55

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

Dostaf, You're right, I had a look tonight(footnote 1) and the only sign I could see was Clarence Yard.
I'm sure though, I haven't dreamed 'Backwallgate'.
Someone suggested it could be the cobblestone alley down the left side of Wallgate Station , but its not that in my mind's eye... I can see the damn sign there!
A long blocked off passage that I used to think of as 'bank chambers' running from just below the GPO towards the Prince's, maybe?
I don't think it was on the other side.
Annoying the life out of me!

Footnote 1. I was having a pint in the town centre. I didn't go especially, I do have a real life.

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 01:16
Last edited by pisolivadi: 1st Mar 2013 at 01:18:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Must admit, it does have a ring to it, Pisolivadi.

Worthy of a new thread perhaps.

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 14:20

 

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