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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 25th February, 2017)

New Springs

New Springs
Houses by the canal.

Photo: David  (Canon PowerShot SX240)
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Comment by: Ken R on 25th February 2017 at 02:04

Nice photo David, where exactly are these houses?

Comment by: Mick on 25th February 2017 at 08:26

Ken they are in New Springs close to the canal from what I can make out by looking at the photo

Comment by: JJP on 25th February 2017 at 08:47

oh Ken R, I'm very surprised at your question, as a boy you would have played in the old wood mill that lay either side of this house. Remember the canal bank at New Springs to the right just after the Packet House, do you not recognise it, it was a very long building originally.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 25th February 2017 at 09:52

Back in the mid 1960s the Wigan Observer printed a full page picture of the Sawmills under the title 'Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution'. Maybe a slight exaggeration but was anything done to commemorate the site??? Same as with most of Wigan's heritage

Comment by: Loz on 25th February 2017 at 11:50

I notice that the building has lost its bell tower.

Comment by: Ken R on 26th February 2017 at 21:17

Hi JJP, I did go around that sawmill and I bought a sack of sawdust for my rabbit hutch. I then walked to the Colliers Arms Pub, turned right up through the farm yard across the fields (very much like the PAD for tomorrow) and of the where I lived. Is there a Jimmy in the initials and a sister V. kenroo@rogers.com

Comment by: Ken R on 26th February 2017 at 21:29

Is the white horse still tethered there, keeping the grass short.?

Comment by: Liam moran on 11th February 2018 at 16:51

Just been to the house today with the kids. The owner said the tower was getting dangerous so it had to be taken down.

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