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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th August, 2015)

Little tunnel

Little tunnel
Under the railway, Prescott Street, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,509

Comment by: Catherine on 29th August 2015 at 07:59

Been backwards and forwards under this tunnel to school and back numerous times.
Went to All Saints and lived in Miry Lane.

Comment by: antar on 29th August 2015 at 09:59

i think a woman was murdered under this bridge 1945 ish if i remember right by an american soldier .

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2015 at 10:21

This recalls a memory of what happened to me about 80 years ago when I lived in Diggle St. and went to Blue Coat Junior School in Hallgate. I went to the May fair on the Market Square with some school pals and afterwards went thro` this tunnel with them - I don`t remember why. I couldn`t find this tunnel on going back home but eventually I did!

Comment by: Mick on 29th August 2015 at 11:13

When me and my mates where about 16 years old we went to Wigan on the bus and found our selves down wallgate on a rainy misty night and then in a pub called the Buck i'th Vine.

We thought we where at the end of the world it was so gloomy.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th August 2015 at 11:56

Like Catherine..been under it scores of times,I lived in Gt George Auntie lived in Prescot St..I didn't know about the murder though.

Comment by: fred foster on 29th August 2015 at 18:02

There was a murder in that area and the perpetrator named Green was hanged for it.At the time the reporter called the area "A warren of dark streets"

Comment by: Maureen on 29th August 2015 at 21:50

Fred,the murder you're referring to was of little Billy Harmer who lived in the Miry Lane area..the murderer was Norman Green and he was hanged in 1955..I used to see little Billy often..he was a very quiet little boy
he was only 11 years old.

Comment by: Maureen halliwell nee murphy on 30th August 2015 at 15:19

Maureen, I lived in miry lane and remember you at st Joseph's. I read your comments often and I too remember the little tunnel and Billy Ahmad, nice to talk to you

Comment by: Maureen on 30th August 2015 at 17:47

Hello Maureen..I remember a Maureen Murphy but thought she came from either Melbourne or Victoria St..if it is you and went to St Joseph's, I have a class photo of you..have you seen our School photo's on Album..and nice to talk to you as well.

Comment by: Maureen halliwell nee murphy on 1st September 2015 at 21:34

Maureen so many memories from little tunnel photo I always lived in miry lane but think I was 2 years older than you at st Josephs

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