Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 18th September, 2014)
Ive never come across this on my travels
whereabouts in Upholland Neil?
-Is this from the railway tunnel?
Mick, you'll not do, it's not Wigan.
I think they are shafts for the line going underground between Orrell and Upholland rail stations. I used to live quite close to them.
I think there were at least three maybe four.
They are over the tunnel between Orrell and Upholland railway stations aren't they Neil? Sounds like Wigan to me Garry, WN8 or 5 maybe, probably a part of what is called Wigan Urban Area. Don't come the old soldier about 'it being Lancs' as i've said before, Wigan is in Lancs, never mind what they in Westminster tell you.
Garry, actually in historical terms UpHolland is Wigan. The "pepperpots" are the ventilation shafts for UpHolland tunnel that runs between Orrell and UpHolland stations on the old L&Y line, (Wigan Wallgate to Liverpool)
Neil, an interesting subject,who is responsible for maintenance of such structures, now that the NCB has been disbanded .Is there a rump company still in public hands that attend to matters like this, subsidence, and other problems that will be with us for many years to come.
sure tweedle dee and tweedle dum will have something negative to say about this one
Yes they are above the Upholland railway tunnel. I wouldn't think this would be NCB Tom, they are railway structures.Some look a bit the worse for wear now.Most things of a mining nature I come across say 'Coal Authority' on them.
Have you anything to say on this subject truwigana, I thought not.
Skelmersdale has a Wigan post code. But isn't that Merseyside.
A very interesting photo, Neil. Thankyou for sharing it with us all in Wigan, Lancashire. As for the boundaries, I have never lived in Greater Manchester and I never will. Westminster would have us saying "Lunch" instead of "Dinner" if we took any gorm of them, but we don't!
did i mention you Garry :)
My son lives near Littleborough, referred to as Greater Manchester...I looked it up & it's Lancashire, so that what I write on any post I send. Wigan is also in Lancashire in my book.
I'm speaking for everyone!
Garry, Lancashire as in the County Palatine was never abolished so Wigan, UpHolland, Skelmersdale and anywhere that came under the County Palatine is still in Lancashire.
Yes West-Lancs. thanks AW.
Very very surprised that Mr Tonks is not all over this one!! ;)
Mr T, Thought it was just me thinking this.
Live right by these. Walk to the top of lawns avenue, across the field and through the gate up the dirt path. You can see the pepper pots on the walk from there to the brickworks. If you're feeling really adventurous you can take the up and down steps to billing hill!