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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 4th February, 2015)

Balcarres Arms

Balcarres Arms
Copperas Lane, Haigh, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Den s on 4th February 2015 at 00:27

Many good citizens of Aspull and Haigh have passed through here on their way to a Better Place.

Comment by: Ken R on 4th February 2015 at 01:08

Mick, why would you call this Copperas Lane ?? I don't know if the place you are standing has a name?? The Road across the arch is Haigh Road, Copperas lane would IMO start close to those pub tables and go at an angle to the left. Nice picture tho.

Comment by: joe graney on 4th February 2015 at 06:45

good picture Mike taken from an interesting position

Comment by: Aubrey on 4th February 2015 at 08:19


Comment by: Wiganer on 4th February 2015 at 08:26

I wonder what the purpose of the stone bollards was? Maybe to stop the cart wheels from running into the corners of the buildings?

Comment by: Giovanni on 4th February 2015 at 08:46

I was thinking that Wiganer! Nice shot framed by the arch; very unusual! Another tavern to visit!

Comment by: Mick on 4th February 2015 at 09:34

Ken I didnt name the photo Copperas Lane, that name must have been added in by the Photo a Day selection team, I just named it ​Balcarres Arms Haigh

Comment by: Garry on 4th February 2015 at 18:48

wiganer,It stops gypsies going on the land.

Comment by: Garry on 4th February 2015 at 18:53

There,s no cart that wide for it to run in the walls.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 4th February 2015 at 18:56

I'd like to know how the other end of Copperas Lane between New Road and the car parks came to change to School Lane. The cottages next to Moat House/ Haighlands are identified as Copperas Lane on censuses 1861 to 91. Now they are School Lane. Unusual view Mick by the way.

Comment by: Ken R on 4th February 2015 at 19:08

Thanks Mick, Nuf sed.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 4th February 2015 at 23:06

Garry - you're right, but if a cart is run in at an angle, drawn by a horse which isn't really all that bothered about what's happening behind it, its wheels are likely to cut the corner - hence the bollards, which are commonly seen in such situations around Wigan and elsewhere, if you look.

Comment by: Giovanni on 5th February 2015 at 07:40

Well thats sorted that!!

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