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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th August, 2021)

Crooke Marina

Crooke Marina
I assume this is the entrance to the miners canal / old tunnel (now the Marina entrance). This is shown on the 1960's Street plan of Wigan (Geographia map).

Photo: Barrie Old  (Canon PowerShot A540)
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Comment by: Mick on 24th August 2021 at 07:26

Yes Barrie, it used to run towards the John pit
The hump on the tow path were you are stood was the end of the tramway that run down from Pemberton

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th August 2021 at 08:35

That looks lovely! It's amazing what we have on our own doorstep.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th August 2021 at 09:03

It looks a lovely scene, you would never think there was a mine at one time in the locality.

Comment by: Poet on 24th August 2021 at 10:22

What a splendid shed . Reminds me of Mahler's composing hut .

Comment by: Pat McC on 24th August 2021 at 17:57

Poet, composing or composting?

Comment by: Barrie on 24th August 2021 at 20:03

Visited a couple of weeks ago and that was the 1st time in 60 years, chatted to a lady who suggested looking at the Crooke Village website which I did once home -a very interesting community website.
Mick, at the other end of the spur (access road to the village) Mill Brook seems to exit into it. Did any one watch Canal Boat Diaries on BBC 4 recently -Robbie Cumming on the L&L canal through Wigan, Gathurst to Liverpool?

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