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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 21st December, 2020)

This Old House


This Old House
This house, just off Radcliffe Road, Aspull doesn’t look all that old but, the date stone on the front says it was built in 1753.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Mick on 21st December 2020 at 07:07

If they get burgled next week they will be blaming it on this photo

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2020 at 08:15

It doesn't look as if there's much left from 1753 though. The stone beneath the windows and the stone wall surrounding? It's a beautiful renovation though.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st December 2020 at 09:00

They don't build them like this today.Also got all the mod-cons.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 21st December 2020 at 09:42

A lovely house in my favourite area of Wigan and district.

Comment by: DTease on 21st December 2020 at 10:06

Mick, my house as been on Google Maps for years and no one as burgled me. Not only the house but I’m on there as well, putting the bins out.
Any self respecting thief will be well aware that he or she can get far more information from Google Maps than from this photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2020 at 10:37

True Dtease, when I first moved in this house about 14 years ago I can be seen, hands on hips looking around the garden to see what needs doing! Luckily from the back! ;o))

Comment by: Mick on 21st December 2020 at 10:47

Teasy it might not be a professional self respecting thief, it might just an opportunist type of thief who lives nearby and walks past it everyday but never really notices it.
I remember I used to get lots of complaints when I first made videos riding around Ince, some of the residents complained that you could see there big telly's hanging on the walls.
I dont know if it was because the telly was stolen or because they didn't want it to be stolen.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st December 2020 at 11:14

My daughter and I used to walk up to Aspull and Haigh a lot with our dog when Ashley was a young girl and I used to think how attractive the houses in Radcliffe Road and its surroundings were. One of her teachers lived in Radcliffe Row. That looks such a lovely home.

Comment by: DTease on 21st December 2020 at 12:05

So if the Community Shop that you posted on the 19th gets burgled will they be blaming you Mick?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st December 2020 at 13:06

Are you always so downbeat Mick or do you have a cheerful day now & again ??

Comment by: PeterP on 21st December 2020 at 13:50

MIck you would get paranoid if some one posted a photo of Shevington and your house was on the photo. I dont think burglars trawl through all the photos on WW and think we will break into that property today

Comment by: James Hanson on 21st December 2020 at 14:06

Radcliffe Road is in Bolton.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st December 2020 at 14:54

Is it Ratcliffe Road that is in Aspull then, James? I do know Radcliffe Road in Bolton. If I remember correctly it is where Fred Dibnah lived. We got out of the car and had a nosey over the wall once.

Comment by: Mick on 21st December 2020 at 15:48

Irene Freds house was on Radcliffe Road Bolton, you are lost again.

Comment by: Mick on 21st December 2020 at 15:55

Teasy I dont think there was that much to steal in the Community Shop

Mr Partridge our house as been on photo of the day many a time, and I know burglars wont be trawl through all the photos on WW to see who to rob, I was on about the opportunist type of thief who lives nearby and walks past it everyday but never really notices it.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st December 2020 at 16:29

Yes Irene,it is Radcliffe Road,we've been as well,went to his funeral too..we got talking to one of his friends the day of the funeral and he said to go into the church with him if we wanted,which we did sat in front of his Sons, some weeks later we went to his grave then later on Owd Dave (remember him ) wanted to go so we showed him where it was.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st December 2020 at 17:29

That's what I said, Mick, that Fred's house was on Radcliffe Road BOLTON! Go back and read it again! People had put "Radcliffe Road" for the Aspull house on the pic, so I just went along with that, although I had a feeling that it was RATCLIFFE Road. I can't do right for doing wrong on here at the moment, can I?! Thanks for your reply, Maureen.

Comment by: Harry on 21st December 2020 at 17:36

Is there a ‘then ‘ picture of this house ?
Very good with a club hammer was Fred . Knocking in split wedges to strap a ladder . Try it without smashing your knuckles . Just think how many times he swung a hammer in his lifetime .

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2020 at 18:25

Some folk just love nit picking!
Ignore them Irene ..

Comment by: Dave on 21st December 2020 at 19:00

Mick... get some help. Your comments are becoming more and more outlandish. If we couldn't risk putting photo's of houses on Websites, they would never get sold. Estate agents, etc? Has the penny dropped?

Comment by: Mick on 21st December 2020 at 19:10

So what your saying Irene is the photo is not in Radcliffe road Aspull, because there is no Radcliffe road in Aspull
I remember buying some chips and a pie at Ratcliffe road chippy, that was in Aspull and the woman behind the counter put my pie on top of the chips upside down.
I complained and she said it was hot so she just let it go, I said that my meal didnt look very presentable with the pie being upside down and it wouldnt happen if I was in europe eating one of there traditional meals

Comment by: Ticsmon on 21st December 2020 at 20:43

1753? It's only quarter to nine now

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st December 2020 at 21:10

I've been in that chippy some years ago Mick. The lady was lovely. I'm sorry she only gave you an upside-down pie..... I thought she'd have given you a Smack as well.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2020 at 21:37

Irene it's boxing round the ear holes he needs! That's what the nun's did- I think it made him worse though!

Comment by: PeterP on 22nd December 2020 at 08:10

Mick there is more chance of some one nicking your bike when you get off it to take a photos. If you look at the house it as an alarm and if the owners are like me they have the doors locked when they are IN.

Comment by: Blob on 22nd December 2020 at 10:14

MICK, go back to sleep !!

Comment by: David Barker on 22nd December 2020 at 11:50

This was the King William public house Dennis , Sumner & Co Brewery Haigh till about 1921, Another pub The Jolly Miner was at 38 Ratcliffe Rd on the corner of Gorses Drive / Stancliffe Grove. Link below. https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Docs/PDF/Resident/Leisure/Museums-and-archives/archives/Wigan-and-Leigh-Licensed-Premises.pdf

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd December 2020 at 13:47

Well! I never knew that David. I had never heard of those two Pubs before.
Goes to show, you learn something new every day.

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