Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 2nd December, 2012)
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.
More than 40 years since I last drove up there......hasn't changed much !
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.
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.
Not THEE Gidlow Lane!!!!
Nice pic Mick, cheers!!!!
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.
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.
A very interesting photo.......NOT
Nothing to report. Just like any other road!
Mick,may I say to the photographers that to capture an incline hold your camera level and don't tilt up the hill.
There used to be a cheese shop on the left hand side there somewhere? Who owned it?
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.
Theres a good litte chippy on the left, one that I have never been in because it dosent stand out.
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.
Ron D, SURELY your photo`s taken in Haigh Hall Country Park should be in Places?
Ernist .Ispent many hours taking pictures for Wigan streets, should I duplicate them on here ?,or let you do it.
There's no category for photo-a-day, Ron D and Ernest.
Just to let you know Mick.
I am not Blue eyes.
Garry.But there is. Natural history picks are definitely taboo on here.
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks, Thomas.
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!!
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..
Ron D, you have taken some lovely photos of Haigh Hall and surrounding area on Photo a Day, it's here were they belong.
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.
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!!
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.
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!!!
Lizzie thats the second time Ive been blessed first time was Cannon Campion at St Maries
Me to Mick, went to St Marie's and was blessed by Cannon Campion must have done some good I think!!! Cheers!!
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.
Iused to delivery Barons pies on the old butchers bike in 1956.Gidlow lane was hard going on the old bike.