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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016)


School Lane cottages, Haigh, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Olympus Stylus)
Views: 3,280

Comment by: Johnny on 22nd March 2016 at 08:57

Neat cottages!
Probably housed the workers on the estate in previous years!

Comment by: Vb on 22nd March 2016 at 09:13

Have seen these cottages smothered in snow - just as perfect in early Spring! It is a peaceful scene indeed.

Comment by: Garry on 22nd March 2016 at 09:52

I like the garden gate to the right, it blends in with the window frames.

Comment by: Johnny on 22nd March 2016 at 10:34

It does Garry.
The craftsmanship in the wrought iron work is superb!
And the pattern on the eaves as well!

Comment by: Syd on 22nd March 2016 at 11:15

What a delightful residence to call home.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2016 at 11:16

They're just beautiful..and I know a lovely person that lives in one of them.

Comment by: christine on 22nd March 2016 at 15:09

lovely residence

Comment by: david on 22nd March 2016 at 16:37

Queen Anne revival style?

Comment by: Anne on 22nd March 2016 at 18:30

Picture postcard stuff.
Lovely picture David.

Comment by: JJP on 22nd March 2016 at 20:39

back around 1975 my wife was part of a team taking 20 children from the play school to Haigh Hall passing these cottages on the way. When they arrived at the Hall a headcount was taken only to find they now had 21 children, one small child who lived in one of these cottages had decided to tag on for the day out. There was a little panic as we can imagine before the child was returned to a rather worried mother.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 22nd March 2016 at 22:01

They're just as nice inside as out , a good friend of mine lives in one. When my children were young they always referred to then as The Fairy Tale Cottages .

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd March 2016 at 13:57

My friend lives in one of those. They are beautiful. When my friend moved in, the removal man told him that his children used to call them The Hansel and Gretel Cottages.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 23rd March 2016 at 15:08

These cottages could tell some tales. Two were once connected internally. I am currently studying the Diaries of Henry Ainsworth who lived in one cottage for many years. Hopefully it will make a story for Past Forward one day.

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