Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 27th September, 2015)
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???
Its a good view from Toddington Lane
Nice one .
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.
Just about see St Katharine's Church, in Blackrod.
Photographs like this make us realise how fortunate to live Wigan, Thank you Neil.
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.
That's a lovely shot Neil..Gods green and pleasant land.
I would like to add my compliments Neil, a good photo.
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.
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
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.
Lovely photo, Neil!
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 )