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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 2nd December, 2012)

Gidlow Lane


Gidlow Lane
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,862

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd December 2012 at 00:24

I have been staring at that photo before I looked at the footnote of Gidlow Lane, and I could swear that those traffic lights changed three times. Thanks Mick.

Comment by: Alan on Vancouuver Island on 2nd December 2012 at 00:55

More than 40 years since I last drove up there......hasn't changed much !

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd December 2012 at 01:31

Gidlow Lane was my old stomping ground, mind you not this end but further up near dawson ave. I guess this is the other end beyond park road. Still it brings back fond memories.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 2nd December 2012 at 04:21

Somehow the climb past Throstlenest and Rylands St to Gidlow Ave looks a lot shorter than when I had to ride my bike up it.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd December 2012 at 05:34

Not THEE Gidlow Lane!!!!
Nice pic Mick, cheers!!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd December 2012 at 06:08

Mick, You`ve hidden `The Famous Pagefield`!! From this angle, Gidlow Lane, past the traffic lights, doesn`t look very steep.
Brian`s P-a-D 28th August 2008 is taken looking down Gidlow Lane.
Put `gidlow lane` in search box above for a `stack` of info and old photo`s.

Comment by: Mags on 2nd December 2012 at 08:24

Can't remember the name of the boarded up place at the bottom, used to walk down there from Beech Hill, grandparents lived in Rylands St.

Comment by: Blue eyes on 2nd December 2012 at 08:39

A very interesting photo.......NOT

Comment by: Garry on 2nd December 2012 at 09:19

Nothing to report. Just like any other road!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 2nd December 2012 at 10:16

Mick,may I say to the photographers that to capture an incline hold your camera level and don't tilt up the hill.

Comment by: Mac on 2nd December 2012 at 10:18

There used to be a cheese shop on the left hand side there somewhere? Who owned it?

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd December 2012 at 10:48

Surly this should be in street section..Otherwise we are going to get a lot of repeats. In the past I have seen a few.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2012 at 11:12

Theres a good litte chippy on the left, one that I have never been in because it dosent stand out.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2012 at 11:14

Alan on Vancouuver Island did you see you old street on the forum section of Wiganworld.

I did a video as well starting in Broxton ave then Orrell gardens and into Howards lane taking in St Peters school.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd December 2012 at 12:26

Ron D, SURELY your photo`s taken in Haigh Hall Country Park should be in Places?

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd December 2012 at 13:59

Ernist .Ispent many hours taking pictures for Wigan streets, should I duplicate them on here ?,or let you do it.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd December 2012 at 14:21

There's no category for photo-a-day, Ron D and Ernest.

Comment by: jathbee. on 2nd December 2012 at 14:59

Just to let you know Mick.
I am not Blue eyes.

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd December 2012 at 15:08

Garry.But there is. Natural history picks are definitely taboo on here.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd December 2012 at 16:27

Ron D, you`ve evaded my question and your comment re duplication is nonsensical.
Your comment at 15:08 isn`t correct, as `wildlife` photo`s still appear but not as frequently.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 2nd December 2012 at 17:29

Mac, the cheese shop you mention was lower down out of shot. It belonged to Hughes Bros. wholesale cheese factors,it closed in 1979/1980. The first shop on the left hand is the chip shop next door used to be Wiinards confectioners , best pies on that side of Wigan. When Mr. Winard retired it was taken over by Gladys, the manageress, who had worked there for as long as anyone could remember. A little higher up,just before the traffic lights was Mathew Baron Master Butcher , they also sold home made pies, and ran Winards a close second.

Comment by: Alan on Vancouver Island on 2nd December 2012 at 18:11

Mick. I have just looked at the wonderful photos you took of Orrell Gardens on my behalf. Number ten where I lived all my young life, until I was thirty. I'm 76 now (still working part-time). I'm very grateful for your kind effort, you made me feel really good.
Best regards
Alan

Comment by: Mac. on 2nd December 2012 at 19:34

Many thanks, Thomas.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd December 2012 at 19:53

I wonder if somebody could do me a favour! At my former home in Pepper Lane ( 181 the two storey house with the chimney at either side of the roof ) there is a stone by the front gate at the base of the brick wall. We have tried to read what is on it and can't quite make out what it says, if someone is passing by and can find out for me I would be very grateful, cheers!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd December 2012 at 20:21

Alan...Vancouver Island,What a nice appreciative note to Mick.makes a lovely change from all the petty remarks that we seem to get a lot of lately to the contributors.
Nice to see the old stomping ground eh Alan..

Comment by: Garry on 2nd December 2012 at 20:38

Ron D, you have taken some lovely photos of Haigh Hall and surrounding area on Photo a Day, it's here were they belong.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2012 at 22:19

Lizzie Ive looked on google and it looks like it say Brookhouse but I will take a photo next time Im passing.

Maybe that where the Almond Brook stream starts.

Comment by: Dot M on 2nd December 2012 at 22:27

On the right handside opposite Winnards there used to be a haberdashery shop run by a lady called Mabel Morris. We used to call her Mabel Silk Morris on account of all the lovely embroidery silks she sold in the shop.We used to live in Pagefield Street which is on the left of Winnards shop. Happy days!!

Comment by: Red Stripe on 2nd December 2012 at 23:22

Mick that is Maureens Chippy - best Chippy in the area it doesnt even have a sign up - no need cos all the locals know it and how good it is owned by Maureen Gray of Grayway Coaches and her family.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd December 2012 at 00:25

Bless you Mick it would mean an awful lot, there is a brook at the bottom of the block so that would tie in if it says brookhouse. Cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 3rd December 2012 at 08:51

Lizzie thats the second time Ive been blessed first time was Cannon Campion at St Maries

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd December 2012 at 10:22

Me to Mick, went to St Marie's and was blessed by Cannon Campion must have done some good I think!!! Cheers!!

Comment by: Mags on 4th December 2012 at 11:22

Used to get cakes at Winnards for gran and pick one for myself., Spend Sat morning at the Gidlow pics watching Flash Gordon etc then to the chippy on the corner. Gidlow Lane bring back lots of memories. Thanks.

Comment by: michael davies australia on 7th December 2012 at 04:16

Iused to delivery Barons pies on the old butchers bike in 1956.Gidlow lane was hard going on the old bike.

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