Photo-a-Day (Friday, 7th March, 2014)
Photo: Rev David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
I used to run across the fields from the old St Maries school and come out there and then catch the bus from just around the corner.
Nice quiet photo Rev. Paleface ride on left side of road.
Make the most of these views around Wigan before they become part of the urban jungle
peterp, when I heard that houses were to be built off Almond Brook Road I assumed that they would go on these fields, to the south of the road. They are, however to go in the area to the north of the road, and so will be behind the existing houses along there, Preston Road and Pepper Lane. Most people won't be aware that they're there - in the same way that I, as a newcomer, didn't know until I went for a walk in that area that there was a large open space there.
Without going into the arguments about the development, I'm not surprised that the Government's Inspector thought the area suitable for infilling with hundreds of houses. And I'm relieved that they won't be building here, yet. However, if the plan to build the road through from Junction 27 under the 'bridge to nowhere' is ever revived, there will be a dual carriageway through this area.
Nice picture Rev David...I probably roamed this area with my friends as a child...happy days they were...cheers!!!!
Is that not Arbour lane in the background ?.
think Paleface is on Aspinall road just come to me but I mit be wrong.
The pic was taken on Arbour Lane.
I saw an 1840s map today whilst researching something else. Arbour Lane was known as Windy Arbour, and Almond Brook as Ormand Brook.
Well Rev David that's me put in my place.
No, alan - it's simply put Paleface in its place. ;-)