Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 9th June, 2015)
Nice pic Mick, it looks innocent enough but was not so nice a few years ago with the flood.
My eagle eyed lady friend spotted the 'Engine Drivers Beware' sign on the bridge that I had missed.Pity about the scrawl by some moron.
Countless thousands must have passed under here over the years, to get to Walkers/Walmsleys and latterly the DW stadium.
It flooded many times in the 50s 60s we also struggled to get large items "through bridge hole" out of Walkers Bros.
There are two photo`s in `Wigan streets` taken from the otherside of this bridge.
The only way into Walker Bros., then Walmsleys, by motor vehicles, was by this bridge.
I wish I`d been given a pound every time I went thro` this `bridge hole`: firstly by motorbike and then by car!
I had 2 spells at Walmsleys (Beloit walmsley) between 1956 and 1972. When I lived in Beech Hill I walked to work and used the other bridge, then later used this bridge when I had transport. Good picture bringing back many memories.
Looks kind of familiar.
Was that a rubbish tip many years ago, where the new houses are now?
I served my apprenticeship at Barley Brook and later at Pagefield. I too went under that bridge hundreds of times
It was just an empty plot of land, Fred. I parked my car there then got on the coach to Walmsleys in Bury.
Just to add to Ernest's comment Fred, immediately behind those houses is Frog Lane / Woodhouse Lane on approach to Springfield Road junction and traffic lights, so i cant imagine a rubbish dump ever having been there, as Ernest says, just a plot of spare land, in my time as well.
does any body remember my granddad, Roy Shepherd. He was a fitter and foreman in latter years