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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th January, 2013)

Almond Brook


Almond Brook
Almond Brook Primitive Methodist Church, Shevington, now a pet care clinic.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Views: 3,647

Comment by: eddie on 25th January 2013 at 10:07

alan keep the lens cap on !

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th January 2013 at 10:09

Think I saw this church building on my rambles on google maps Alan, as you come down old Pepper Lane and turn right, just a little way up on the left...could be wrong.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 25th January 2013 at 11:37

Eddie , I hope you don't mind my saying,but I think your comment is rather harsh. People from all over the world look on this site to see all aspects of our town ,buildings,countryside
town centre, etc. As has been said before isn't a competition,just like minded people ,with the good of Wigan at heart .

Comment by: Mick on 25th January 2013 at 11:40

I was up Beacon road the next road up from this church on Tuesday and it looked like they had scaffolding up at the back of it.

Comment by: Roy on 25th January 2013 at 14:48

That,s where it is Lizzie, had you been googling your old house at the time?

Comment by: Janice on 25th January 2013 at 15:52

So many buildings are having a change of use these days, but better than being knocked down. Good archival shot Alan. Agree with Thomas about your comment Eddie, however, would like to think it is a bit 'tongue in cheek'?

Comment by: Skeets on 25th January 2013 at 17:47

I'm agreeing with Tom too, eddie. That's what these shots are about, in and around Wigan. Good one Alan.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th January 2013 at 20:33

eddie, do you live in the Wigan area? If so, let`s see what you can post on P-a-D.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th January 2013 at 21:51

Thought I had seen it before....yes Roy I had been taking a nostalgic walk.....:-)
I did notice that at the junction of Old Pepper Lane and ABR the little stream has disappeared with the old brick bridge over it...there are houses built on the place it used to be......bit sad.....anyway they wern't going to leave it there just for me.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 26th January 2013 at 03:23

Lizzie, it's good to see that someone else indulges in Google "rambles"!

Comment by: Harry C. on 26th January 2013 at 08:49

eddie, out of order! This photo will be of interest to some people.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th January 2013 at 11:27

Ellen I love doing them.....I couldn't believe that I could go down my old street that I had not travelled for over 40 years.....magic...cheers!!

Comment by: ann21 on 26th January 2013 at 16:10

Lizzie How do you do that? Would you direct me please.

Comment by: Roy on 26th January 2013 at 16:55

That,s Almond Brook Lizzie, it can only have been diverted, i,ll try and find out 'where it went'.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th January 2013 at 20:20

Ann I use an iPad an have google maps so I tap on the map app icon then type in where I want to go on a virtual keyboard then the map comes up with a pin drop. I tap the little person icon and hey presto it takes me to the spot.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th January 2013 at 20:24

Thanks Roy that would be great...will check back on thisi pic.....almond brook runs at the bottom of the land of my old home.....guess that is why it is called Brookhouse....cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 27th January 2013 at 22:36

Almond brook runs in a pipe under the garden of little bungalow on the corner of pepper lane and shevington moor.

Its where Almond brook starts that Ive been looking for for years.

Comment by: Peter Fairhurst on 9th July 2015 at 19:34

The brook runs under the road from right to left and then yes it is piped alongside old pepper lane then turns sharp right running alongside Brookfield rd and on into a large pond, which used to be at the back of the old coal mine, which closed down around 1960.
The brook starts in the fields on the other side of the dual carriageway joining another brook which runs down into Shevington and ultimately Standish Lower Ground I believe.
I used to live at the shop in Almond Brook and played for hours along the side of the brook with all my mates from Almond Brook.

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