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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 8th February, 2009)

9ft 6in

9ft 6in
The low railway bridge on Prescott Street, Wigan.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Mark Conroy on 8th February 2009 at 08:47

Many a wagon been stuck under that bridge.

Comment by: bob benson on 8th February 2009 at 11:10

Did the drivers go to blind school.

Comment by: A parr on 8th February 2009 at 11:24

For horse and cart only. Or boats when flooded

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 8th February 2009 at 17:07

It is uncanny that this photo has appeared. It was only last week that I was in Wigan taking photographs of the wall on the right hand side for my family tree scrapbook. When we were kids in the mid 1950's and fearless,we used to run along the top of the high wall. If you fell off you had the big drop on one side or into the cattle pens of the cattle market on the other. The lower grey wall nearer to the railway line has a cut out in, which we used to hide in when playing hide and seek.

Comment by: paul.stanley3@tesco.net on 8th February 2009 at 18:10

adam viaduct were does the name come from ?

Comment by: cool56 on 8th February 2009 at 22:13

This reminds me of industrial wigan
well done great idea for a picture.

Comment by: mick on 8th February 2009 at 22:13

I remember a cow jumping over that wall from the cattle market it was dead and the fall killed it so I suppose it saved them a bullet.

Comment by: J.Pearson on 1st September 2009 at 21:02

Remember train spotting on the wall on the left hand side.You could see the Blackpool line,the Liverpool line,and the Southport line from there

Comment by: john crook on 4th October 2010 at 17:07

dos any hav photos aboult a story all ab wigan cattel market ab 1959

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