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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 6th April, 2016)

Alley


Alley
Alley from Tesco to Wigan Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Jonno on 6th April 2016 at 00:12

I've run down there loads of times in the late 50s early 60s from the pub to catch the kick off at Central Park.

Comment by: Johnny on 6th April 2016 at 00:31

I've fumbled many a young lady in this alley after a night out in the town. I don't recall the lamp post...black as Newgates knocker in those days!!

Comment by: Blob on 6th April 2016 at 00:34

From Wigan Lane to Tesco Mick, Wigan Lane was there LONG before Tesco, a short cut to Central Park.

Comment by: Fred on 6th April 2016 at 03:30

Not a good alley to walk; on a dark night. Is that the Convent school on the right.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 6th April 2016 at 04:22

That's next to St Mary's School, walked up there so many times. Thanks Mick

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th April 2016 at 06:19

I`ve been thro` that alley many many times to watch Wigan RL play at Central Park.

Comment by: LDB on 6th April 2016 at 07:32

Mick it comes out in Standishgate

Comment by: Linda massa on 6th April 2016 at 08:17

Walking down that snicket a few years ago workmen were repairing the wall, "come on missus we'll stop while you come passed". Missus, I used to get a whistle and was called lass. Where did the years go.

Comment by: Vb on 6th April 2016 at 08:31

Been 'up and down ' there many times years ago. I am surprised its still there!!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 6th April 2016 at 08:51

Is it up to Wigan Lane or down?
Johnny I notice you use the past tense!Are they all just beautiful memories?

Comment by: Gary 2r's on 6th April 2016 at 09:13

Powell st. to Standishgate

Comment by: Alan. Walsh on 6th April 2016 at 09:29

Not changed a bit since I was at st Mary's , early 40s late 50s

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th April 2016 at 10:29

You little tinker, Johnny!

Comment by: Maureen on 6th April 2016 at 10:44

I bet you were a 'rum'lad Johnny.

Comment by: Vb on 6th April 2016 at 10:51

Perhaps it should be named 'Memory Lane Alley'.! !!!! It was a dirt track as I recall not nicely laid with Tarmac.

Comment by: Johnny on 6th April 2016 at 11:49

Neil
Just beautiful and happy memories. I always escorted my dates home if the last bus was missed, no matter where they lived. These alleys were ideal for a "heavy breather". Its a long walk to Standish and a longer walk back home :-)
Maureen/Irene
Thank you girls for the compliment!

Comment by: Pauline on 6th April 2016 at 12:05

Hilton Street to Standishgate

Comment by: Sniltub on 6th April 2016 at 12:16

It is Hilton Street to Standishgate

Comment by: Britboy on 6th April 2016 at 13:20

What a gem! Some things have stayed the same in Wigan, you just have to look for them, great photograph, a place still locked in a past time and obviously rekindle some fond memories :-)

Comment by: Mick on 6th April 2016 at 17:06

Neil its up to Wigan Lane, even if the path was going down hill it would still be up.

Comment by: moaning mick strikes again on 6th April 2016 at 19:36

its up to STANDISHGATE oh mick you really are a village idiot

Comment by: PeteS on 9th April 2016 at 20:00

I believe it came out at the side of the Royal Oak Pub on Standishgate

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