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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 21st February, 2015)


Railway line kerb edging next to Wallgate station.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,741

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st February 2015 at 04:46

Another great photo of old Wigan, Mick.

Just imagine all the steam trains that once rode along that piece of track. Between Southport and Manchester perhaps?

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 21st February 2015 at 07:35

very unusual Mick - trust you to spot this - used to go train spotting down there as a kid - 'are we going down the Gap' we woudl say because thats what we used to call it - Happy Days
PS shame about 'The Vic' though!

Comment by: antar on 21st February 2015 at 08:01

well mick you are showing me things I haven't seen before , and I like the angles these pics are taken from .

Comment by: Ow on 21st February 2015 at 08:17

This part of Wigan town centre is an absolute disgrace that could be developed.Nice buildings that are being left to rot.Thanks Mick for showing these photos

Comment by: Aubrey on 21st February 2015 at 09:00

Well spotted Mick, I've not been down there much but certainly had never noticed the kerb.

Comment by: cullie on 21st February 2015 at 09:02

this is the entrance to our per-way depot this its hell on earth when theres snow and ice all over it.

Comment by: A.W. on 21st February 2015 at 09:58

I suspect that some customers of the Vic may have seen this particular view before it was posted on Wigan Album. Nice one Mick.

Comment by: Syd on 21st February 2015 at 11:34

That is a unique perspective and innovative, Well done!

Comment by: Giovanni on 21st February 2015 at 12:37

Different and unusual shot Mick!
I hope you didnt park the bike on those double yellow lines otherwise Aubrey would be having a word!!

Comment by: JeSuisCharlieWatson on 21st February 2015 at 12:41

Those customers AW lying in the gutter after a skinful! LOL

Comment by: Owdkewyed on 21st February 2015 at 16:49

Great old time shots, more please.

Comment by: Aubrey on 21st February 2015 at 18:34

Mick must have parked his bike there to put his camera on the pedal.

Comment by: chestymcphee on 21st February 2015 at 22:49

OW - planning permission is in, all being well this part of town should be looking a lot better this time next year.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 22nd February 2015 at 13:19

Oh my God. This photo has just taken me back some 53 years when I was trainspotting 'down the nick' as we called it. Waiting for the train to appear through the tunnel on the Southport line. Wondering if it is a jub, pat, scot but usually it was a tank engine. what brilliant brilliant days when I was 12 and the world was still only for us kids

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