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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 29th June, 2015)

Gathurst


Gathurst
Leeds and Liverpool canal at Gathurst.

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Wigan Mick on 29th June 2015 at 07:31

I was watching two men earlier this year measuring up the viaduct with surveying equipment.
They said that there are some plans to paint on the side of the viaduct.

Welcome to Wigan Home of the Warriors.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th June 2015 at 08:56

This is in Shevington. Gathurst is south of the river Douglas.

Comment by: A.W. on 29th June 2015 at 09:44

Two old forms of transport, canal and rail meet up with the modern form of transport (the motorway) at this point.

Comment by: Patricia on 29th June 2015 at 10:21

Well, Ernest .. Hi...
I think you should take Mick, tie him to the railings and give him 50 lashes ..lol.
As children we always called this Gathurst !!!
Hope you are well.

Comment by: Patricia on 29th June 2015 at 10:24

Sorry, for 'Mick' please read
'Brian'

Comment by: true blue on 29th June 2015 at 10:39

Home of the fa cup winners and eggmen lodgers.....

Comment by: Lilslad on 29th June 2015 at 12:34

B------s true blue, The Warriors aren't lodging anywhere, we are paying Latics rent for them at the moment. You can crow when you've won the FA Cup 19 times, as we have The Challenge Cup. On the right is Dean Lock House, which is in Gathurst.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th June 2015 at 16:02

Patricia; as a child, I did too! It`s only recently, thro` a photo in Album, that the boundary between Shevington and Gathurst was made clear to me.
My answer to an health question is `fair to middling` !!

Comment by: Mick on 29th June 2015 at 20:04

Yes Dean Locks are in Shevington and the northern side of the viaduct is also Shevington and the southern side is in Gathurst

Comment by: Bill on 1st July 2015 at 16:44

I proper came a cropper off my pushbike one summer on the Vets charity bike ride and smashed onto the cobbles on that bend! Owch.

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