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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 15th May, 2018)

Old Gateposts


Old Gateposts
Old gateposts of Thickness Hall, Beech Hill.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Ken R on 15th May 2018 at 01:10

Nice photo Mick. The amount of stone that is below ground level is heavier than the amount above. The weight of one gatepost would be about 1800lbs.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 15th May 2018 at 03:32

Interesting photo,I lived in Dawson Ave and Laburnum Grove for a number of years but don't remember this building Where is it. Maybe beyond where the old railway tracks were.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th May 2018 at 07:43

Derek,if you go to Album....Places...Beech Hill...page two.you will find the information on the Halls whereabouts.

Comment by: Mick on 15th May 2018 at 08:22

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=23296&gallery=Beech+Hill&offset=20

Comment by: Derek Platt on 15th May 2018 at 17:09

Thanks Maureen and Mick I did find it on Google earth. Mind you when I lived in beech hill I never ventured down that end cos I had no clogs

Comment by: Maureen on 15th May 2018 at 23:22

Derek,I really don't understand what you mean.

Comment by: Ken R on 16th May 2018 at 02:33

Maureen, perhaps Derek couldn't be a matchstalk man?? Just a thought.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 16th May 2018 at 06:20

Maureen, back in the day there were a lot of fights in certain areas by people wearing clogs. they kicked the heck out of each other and that part of beech hill was pretty rough

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