Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 21st May, 2015)
Photo: Ron Dawber (Fuji FinePix E900)
Quiet on the roads, but isnt this bottom end of Standishgate and not Wigan lane
I have heard of it. Girls walking up one side of Wigan Lane, lads on the other, catching each others' eyes and hoping to "click".
Yes, you're right, Mick. It is Standishgate and it joins with Wigan Lane further up. The "Monkey Run" was always described as being in Wigan Lane, but I imagine the lads and girls from various parts of Wigan made their way up there via Standishgate.
Irene we all walked on the same side ,O if I had a camera then, what pictures ?.Or perhaps not.
By the way. When the cinemas first opened on Sunday's a picture had to be 10 years old before it was aloud to be screened. I know not why .
I wish you HAD got some pictures, Ron!
Is the white building the old Whitesmiths pub?
It is The Whitesmiths Arms and in the 50's it was down Library Street and up King Street after the Sunday cinemas. Last bus was10 30 so you had to be quick!
When the Cinemas opened on a Sunday, we used to walk down Library St and up King St on Sunday night before catching the last bus home.
Standishgate runs up to where the old girls high school was on the right and it is at this point that the road becomes Wigan Lane. Jimmy Collins antique shop was at the top of Standishagte