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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd December, 2020)

Hall Lane, Hindley

Hall Lane, Hindley
The Toll Gate on Hall Lane, Hindley. Looks like that privet hedge on the right as been there for over a century. The new house on the left of the 2020 picture has TOLL GATE over the door.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Julie on 3rd December 2020 at 07:41

I can remember when that painted white house on the left on the 1987 photo used to be there. It was right near to the road it was very dangerous, I would not have liked to live so close to the road. Hall lane is very nice with all of the big houses and nice gardens and further up near the golf course and the duck pond.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd December 2020 at 08:12

Lovely then and now pics.Living only round the corner from here I remember the old gate house and some old farm buildings being demolished in the 1980's before the new properties were built.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 3rd December 2020 at 08:20

The best Now-n-Then so far Dennis, these photos shows how time ticks on, how things change, sometimes - for the better. I can remember Hall Lane being little more than a rough track to be avoided with a car and used by farm tractors and Land Rover only from this point up to St Elizabeth's Church.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd December 2020 at 08:41

So interesting to see the now and then photos. It's easy to see why the house was demolished in latter days. In the 1900's it doesn't look to be in a dangerous position, especially on the site of the toll gate, it seems more of an asset then. The road still looks narrow though.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd December 2020 at 09:04

We go up Hall Lane quite a lot. is a pleasant road. I will look out for the "Tollgate" sign on the house.

Comment by: Kath H on 3rd December 2020 at 09:06

Hi Dennis. Love it when you show the old photos. Where do you get them from.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 3rd December 2020 at 09:21

Kath H, most of these old photos have already been posted by other people on the Album section of this site and I use them for comparison with the new photo that I have taken.

Comment by: Carolaen on 3rd December 2020 at 09:22

In the 1960s we used to drive up Hall Lane and buy eggs from the farm which was up the road and to the right of this picture. The farmer and his wife (lovely couple) sold them from the door.

Comment by: Julie on 3rd December 2020 at 09:51

Irene do you walk it up on hall lane or do you go in transport? you like walking places a lot.

Comment by: Anne on 3rd December 2020 at 10:29

Friends of mine, now long gone lived in th very last house next to the golf course. He was a plumber by trade.

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd December 2020 at 12:13

First street on the right is Whiteside Ave where my lovely late brother used to live..this photo brings back lovely memories of seeing him.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd December 2020 at 12:43

We go up Hall Lane in the car, Julie, usually when going up to our caravan which is between Clitheroe and Skipton. We get the motorway at the junction near Bolton Stadium. When my daughter was in her teens, (she's 39 now), she and I used to walk it from Abram through Hindley and up Hall Lane to Haigh, then walk down into Wigan and get the bus home from Wigan. It is years since I walked it along there. I have friends, (including Elizabeth), just off Hall Lane, Hindley, and a cousin of mine lives at the Aspull end of Hall Lane. I have always liked Hindley and Aspull.

Comment by: Julie on 3rd December 2020 at 13:51

I was born in Aspull Irene I am moving to Hindley after Christmas just down ladies lane yes Irene Hindley and Aspull is lovely and also Haigh which is my favourite place. My grandmas and grandad used to live of Haigh road.

Comment by: Gary on 3rd December 2020 at 14:35

Walt - I recall Hall Lane as a track. Some people put cinders and half bricks on it to firm it up. Once saw a Vauxhall Velox lose its front bumper taking a downward furrow too quickly.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd December 2020 at 16:22

Maureen,when I was at St. Peter school in the 50's there was a girl in our class called Evelyn? White side who's grandad built the houses in Whiteside Avenue,always seemed very posh to me at that time

Comment by: Fred Mason on 3rd December 2020 at 18:21

I love these comparison photos of old Wigan, compared to modern Wigan. Well done, Dennis...Keep up the good work.

Comment by: Edna on 3rd December 2020 at 19:41

Love the now and then photos Dennis,thanks...Also lovely memories for you Maureen.I hope your ok.x

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd December 2020 at 21:59

You're right,Pw Evelyn Whiteside's grandad did build the 1930's houses in Whiteside Avenue and Makinson Avenue,the other houses were built in the early 1960's.Sadly Evelyn (married name Jones) died several years ago,her sister Janet still lives nearby.

Comment by: Pw on 4th December 2020 at 11:55

Elizabeth, sad to hear about Evelyn.We were in the same class from infants until we left and she went to HAGS.She was very bubbly and a bit of a chatterbox.I think her grandad also built the vestry at St. Peter's church.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 4th December 2020 at 13:00

Fred Mason the photo is of Hindley station. Wigan station is much bigger than this one.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 4th December 2020 at 13:46

Yes Pw you're right she was quite a bubbly personality I remember her mainly from HAGS ,she was a couple of years senior to me.

Comment by: James Hanson on 4th December 2020 at 22:13

George, I don't see hindley staion in the pic, but I do see what you mean. Fred seems a bit mixed up between wigan and hindley.

Comment by: lock lass on 5th December 2020 at 13:06

We use Hall Lane whenever we go to Wrightington Hospital. My OH always says "shall we go the scenic route". I remember taking my two children (now aged 54 and 55) to feed the ducks on the pond near the Golf Club - you wouldn't do it now though because there is too much traffic on the road and the pavement where we fed them from was narrow as well. Both my Mother and Dad are buried in St. Elizabeth's Church yard.

Comment by: Pw on 5th December 2020 at 16:37

The duck pond was called the ressie.My dad told me there was big perch in it when you could fish fish it.

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