Photo-a-Day (Friday, 20th February, 2015)
Nostalgic photo Mick, lets the memories and imagination run riot.
The worst Wigan view I have ever seen.
Is that the lane that went to the rear of what use to be the UCP
Did the flagger sample the ale before laying the pavement, where's H&Safety?
Allgates brewery, good night in there.
I've seen alleys like is in other towns...they look a lot better.
General Post Office on the left, Last Orders pub on the right. You have caught a part of Wigan that is not the most picturesque Mick.
Alan, it's an excellent historic view and they don't have to be beautiful though I like it myself.
I like it. If the modern things,(beer containers etc.) were removed, it would look Victorian, or even Dickensian.
It looks really shabby, but this is the real Wigan. The old Wigan. The Wigan full of character rather than the new steel and glass buildings without any character at all and will never gain any character.
Great photo, Mick.
If a paving stone protrudes 20mm or more it is classed as a trip hazard and compensation can be pursued!!
Off you go you lot with your cameras and bandages!
Those flags must be some of the oldest in Wigan.
What an interesting shot! Couldn't agree more with Fred Mason.
If only bricks and flags could talk! I'm with Fred and jj
Looking at the flagging, I'd say it was correctly laid, slanted sides with a straight run off centre for rain water drainage.
Over many years it has suffered a bit but IMO laid to drain.
BTW...great photo of a little bit of original Wigan.
Well chosen Mick.
A couple of years ago I spent a day at the Brewery, very interesting, but it was a 5.00 a.m. start...
Well chosen Mick.
Really good picture, showing how it used to be in many places.
Were you singing "Nellie Dean" by 10.30.pm, Ron?! I would have been!
I had to reverse a Post Office van down this entry to load it with cash and such from the door seen on the left
for delivery to Post Offices.The entry offered perfect security as there was only a couple of inches either side free when the van was parked.
I wish I knew this jigger existed in my youth. Ideal for undisturbed cuddling! lol
More like 10:30AM Irene!
I know your track record in the wine lodge!! lol
A Barley Wine in hand as we speak, Giovanni. Cheers!
Salute e chin-chin, Irene!! lol
See photo #19384 in Album, Places, Wallgate, 2nd on 4th row on page 4 for a view of this alley taken in 1988.
What a brilliant reminder of old Wigan Mick...I love it...You have a knack of taking such good pictures of the unusual!
Irene Roberts - Dickensian IS Victorian! Get to know!
Thats told you Irene!
I pity Dougie with a mate like that. LOL
Hello Giovanni. I'll have a ninety-nine, please. With loads of Raspberry!