Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 8th September, 2020)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX200)
Nice photo. What does "sough" mean? I have been away from Wigan too long.
Alan, a Sough is a drainage tunnel dug to drain water from a Coal Mine.
May I ask is this near Haigh Hall please? lovely photo and scenery.
Is ' sough' pronounced 'suff' as I recall the water grids in the cobbled roads referred to as 'suffs'?
It is Julie. Some interesting information on this and the old sough on this website. https://www.landscapebritain.co.uk/location/aspull-sough/
Suff, that's how I pronounce it Veronica, folks would say pour it down suff meaning the grid or drain in a road, though how plummies would pronounce it is anyone's guess, probably like as dough is pronounced.
A 'seugh' (of Scottish origin) is any drainage ditch.
Thanks Cyril I remember being told 'don't go near t'suffs' ! In the fifties there was the scare of polio and the fear of being in an iron lung used to play on my mind! I had seen pictures in the paper of people lying in them forever.