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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 27th September, 2015)

Toddington Lane

Toddington Lane

Photo: Neil Cain  (Panasonic DMC-TZ9)
Views: 3,650

Comment by: Ken R on 27th September 2015 at 04:56

Lovely scene, I lived in Aspull for a large portion of my life and I have asked around where a name like Toddington Delf would come from. Anybody know???

Comment by: Mick on 27th September 2015 at 07:03

Its a good view from Toddington Lane

Comment by: alan lad on 27th September 2015 at 07:53

Nice one .

Comment by: Helen on 27th September 2015 at 08:34

We might have our blots on the landscape in Merry England but we are mostly a green & pleasant land,
thanks for reminding us of that Neil.
A peaceful, rural scene.

Comment by: Alex on 27th September 2015 at 08:36

Just about see St Katharine's Church, in Blackrod.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th September 2015 at 10:07

Photographs like this make us realise how fortunate to live Wigan, Thank you Neil.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 27th September 2015 at 11:08

A lovely part of the World and grand folk, if it wasn't for the litter bugs that can't appreciate how fortunate we are in this country to have a wonderful variety of scenery.Thank you for the kind comments.

Comment by: Msureen on 27th September 2015 at 11:49

That's a lovely shot Neil..Gods green and pleasant land.

Comment by: Aubrey on 27th September 2015 at 15:22

I would like to add my compliments Neil, a good photo.

Comment by: Brian B on 27th September 2015 at 20:27

Hi Ken, the 1890 OS map shows a large farm known as Toddingtons. There was a major mineral railway junction just to the left of where the photo was taken.I will try to put a copy of the map in the album.

Comment by: Carolaen on 28th September 2015 at 22:07

Delf or Delph is an old english wrd for a quarry. I seem to recall several places around Wigan having this name when I was growing up in the 1950's / 60's

Comment by: Dorothy on 28th September 2015 at 23:19

When I was a child I lived close to Toddington Lane (Stanley Road) and enjoyed many walks there with my family, we used to go for Pussy Willows early in the year, then at Christmas we would find the best holly bushes which had lots of berries. Lovely memories.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th September 2015 at 10:53

Lovely photo, Neil!

Comment by: Bill Aldridge on 1st December 2017 at 09:57

Who would have thought that this was once the main road leading out of Haigh towards Adlington (Riley Lane only being built in the 1830's). Some say it could even have been the Roman road from Wigan to Ribchester ( http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/blog/?page_id=954 )

Comment by: Julie hillyer(evans) on 30th June 2022 at 01:03

I was born in the bungalow my parents built on Toddington lane in haigh in the 60s. I remember the delph on the left at the top of the lane. Lovely memories for me.

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