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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 12th December, 2012)

Sea View


Sea View
Unusual name of the house Sea View, not unusual on the coast I imagine but Wigan, apparently you can see the sea from this house, built according to the sign in 1875.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ken R on 12th December 2012 at 00:03

A strikingly stark photo. Nice though.Odd history.

Comment by: AP on 12th December 2012 at 00:06

Sea of Tranquillity?

Comment by: Den S on 12th December 2012 at 00:40

On a clear day you can see Blackpool Tower from here.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 01:31

Nice pic Thomas, I presume it would be the Irish sea you can see!! Big house, very strong character, cheers!!!

Comment by: Art on 12th December 2012 at 02:00

In Haigh I believe, Toddington Lane.
Nice pic ;o)

Comment by: Brian from Massachusetts on 12th December 2012 at 03:14

K Tom.........spill the beans. Where is this?????

Comment by: ben cusick on 12th December 2012 at 06:29

where is this? never been past this house. interesting photo

ben

Comment by: Mick on 12th December 2012 at 07:56

You can see Blackpool tower, all of the Lancashire coast line and a ex Wigan Rugby League player house but now with Sky, from up there as well.

This photo would have made a good Where in Wigan was I photo.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 12th December 2012 at 08:13

Been there,nice pub,one lady in our party knocked over a round of drinks.....! Looooong time ago.

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 08:28

Nice one Thomas, not a lot of people know that, I pass it often.

Comment by: Ron D on 12th December 2012 at 10:08

Took a picture of this for Streets in 1003,The house seems to have had money spent on it since then .
Toddington lane.Haigh.

Comment by: aitch on 12th December 2012 at 10:25

There is also a pub in Whittle le Woods on the A6 with the same name, every time I pass it I wondered how it got the name as they are miles from the sea. (this may be the one Fred Cunliffe means)

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 12th December 2012 at 10:44

Brian, the house is situated on Toddington Lane ,Haigh . I can only imagine that the original owner had a whimsical sence of humour to give the house such a name, it most be at least 20 miles from the sea.

Comment by: Freda on 12th December 2012 at 11:39

Is this on the Chorley to Preston Rd?

Comment by: David Barker on 12th December 2012 at 15:04

Good clear photo Thomas,Toddington lane is on the bend where Haigh Rd and Riley Lane meet.About 100yds past seaveiw there was once a bridge over the Quarry now filled in if you stood on the bridge you could see Blackpool Tower.link to map.https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&tab=wl

Comment by: Ken R on 12th December 2012 at 16:19

Ron D, I knew you were old but 1003 that really is old.

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 16:51

Freda this house is in a short cul de sac at the top of Haigh. H.

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th December 2012 at 17:01

You can also see Blackpool Tower when driving towords Red Rock at the junction of Meadow pit and Riley Lane (on a clear day) H.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 18:37

Morning to all!! Could somebody tell me what the red square thing represents on the wall by the window, I was just wondering if it had any significance??? Cheers!!

Comment by: tricia on 12th December 2012 at 18:49

Hi Freda
The Sea View Hotel at Whittle/ Chorley is going towards Preston past Chorley Hospital and through the roundabout, a little way up the road on the right hand side.

Comment by: tricia on 12th December 2012 at 18:52

Forgot to say that the coast is visible from a lot of places in that area... Chorley/Brindle Euxton/Leyland

Comment by: ann21 on 12th December 2012 at 19:15

Lizzie Do you not comment on any of the Communication boards

Comment by: Mick on 12th December 2012 at 20:11

Lizzie down under the red square is probably the burglar alarm.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 20:16

Ann21 not at the moment, just learning the ropes and enjoying p-a-d and albums, cheers!!!

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 12th December 2012 at 20:37

Lizzie the red square on the wall i would think is a burglar alarm.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 21:17

Thanks fellas now I know!! Cheers!!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th December 2012 at 21:28

Ann21 I do go to the message board and read some of the postings mainly in General. Cheers!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th December 2012 at 22:21

A very good example of perspective, Tom.
The house is 133 years old (1873 underneath Sea View).

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th December 2012 at 22:34

Correction to my comment - house is 137 years old ! (built 1875).
The short post on right is at same angle in Ron Dawber`s photo of June 2003 (1000 years later than stated in Ron`s comment !!

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 12th December 2012 at 23:00

Ernest, This year is 2012. The house was built in 1873. My arithmetic tells me that 1873 plus 133 equals 2006. Surely you must have meant 139 years old????

Comment by: Ellen on 13th December 2012 at 00:46

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember a Large house on Chequer lane in Upholland Moor that was called Sea View.(and I'm not sure I spelled Chequer right!) The house I'm thinking of was past the brickworks.

Comment by: Brian from Massachusetts on 13th December 2012 at 01:10

Thanks Tom
Right up the street from where I grew up but don't recall the house. I must be getting old!!!!!!

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