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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010)

Miry Lane Bridge

Miry Lane Bridge

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
Views: 5,395

Comment by: anna on 3rd March 2010 at 00:48

the building on the right with red on it, was my first place to work,it was called morcosia,what a long time ago that was.

Comment by: David on 3rd March 2010 at 09:40

Driven under that bridge many times. Middle & Wood had their 'work shop' on the right just before the old Tmberlakes showrooms.

Comment by: Art on 3rd March 2010 at 16:01

David, I think you'll find that the showrooms were Harry Williams Ford.
M & Wood were immediately behind & next door was the Ribble Bus Garage.
I was working at M & W in '68, when they moved the funeral business to Egerton House across Wallgate..

Comment by: jam on 3rd March 2010 at 16:41

344 views an only 3 (4 wit mine) comments???? you'll av get anotha pie n chips pic on ere!!!

Comment by: David on 3rd March 2010 at 17:48

Hi Art, You are right, it was Ford. If you worked for M & W in 1968 you probably new the foreman, Ted Bailey, Bill Jarvis, Joe Kettle myself and many others.

Comment by: Art on 4th March 2010 at 01:09

David.If you were a relative of Old Charlie & Eddie (same surname) I do remember you.
I was on the taxi service,did B&T's with Mrs Jones, & the odd funeral.
Worked with Les Owen, Alec Farrimond, Bill Ashton,Len Loyd, Stappy of course & a few others. I only did about 12 months.
I think you used to enjoy the hospitality of Nobby clark from time to time ;o) I was a Pear Tree man meself, seen you pop in there occasionally with your mate.

Comment by: rubyshoes on 4th March 2010 at 15:34

One of the oh so familiar sites around Wigan and only Mick has the foresight to photograph it. Well done Mick.

Comment by: David on 4th March 2010 at 19:22

Well I'm blowed! You are right on all accounts. I believe Les Owen died some years ago, but the names of Bill,Alec,Len and John Stapleton really bring back a lot of fond memories.Is Mrs Jones still around?

Comment by: Art on 4th March 2010 at 20:39

I'm not sure about Mrs Jones, but if you go to the message boards> communicate> people. there's a "sticky" at the top about a reunion by "Dotty". You may know her as Mrs Mousdell, a former "lady attendant" as was Mrs Jones.
Long time since, quite a few memories..'eh? ;o)
There was one other who, years after I left, I had a few pints with...Chris Roberts (embalmer)he did a bunk tho'. Never seen him since

Comment by: J.P. Blackrod on 5th March 2010 at 19:31

Where the 4x4 is, that use to be the Platelayers Arms pub on the corner of Wilcock St, and Miry Lane.

Comment by: Neville Bougourd on 19th September 2015 at 20:00

Does anyone remember Mona Mary Magleave (or Maglave) who was married to a Polish airman. She lived in the Platelayers Arms after the war

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