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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 3rd September, 2021)

Hartley Terrace


Hartley Terrace
Hartley Terrace, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Anne on 3rd September 2021 at 07:18

A brave effort by residents to improve what could be a dismal place considering its location. Well, well done.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd September 2021 at 07:29

I like the way they have neatly numbered their wheelie bins, and both neigbours have placed the bins in the same order, blue, brown, black.
Reminds me of were I live.

Comment by: Edna on 3rd September 2021 at 08:43

Is this off Darlington St.Dennis? Nice photo, plenty greenery and nice hanging baskets.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2021 at 08:56

Home is where the heart is at Hartley Terrace... not exactly sure where it is but I think the train home passes there.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 3rd September 2021 at 09:19

Deakin’s jam works was located in the area. Maybe the street was named after his mother in law Molly Hartley.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 3rd September 2021 at 09:44

It’s a bit of a surprise to come across this neat little row of houses off Queen St, surrounded as they are by the hustle and bustle of industrial Wigan.

Comment by: Mog the cat on 3rd September 2021 at 09:58

Veronica and Edna. Hartley Terrace is off Queen Street.

Comment by: janet on 3rd September 2021 at 10:00

nice dustbins dennis not your best

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd September 2021 at 10:01

What a lovely street. I don't know where it is but it's lovely and looks peaceful and well-looked-after. My sort of home....small, homely and with a bit of character. I once read a quote which I have never forgotten..."I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in a castle and wonder at nothing".

Comment by: Dave johnson on 3rd September 2021 at 10:37

At the end of Faggy Lane

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 3rd September 2021 at 11:54

It's a sad fact Janet, but some people see flowers and trees and some people see dustbins.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 3rd September 2021 at 11:58

A bit of OCD there Mick. Couldn't place where it was at first but Faggy Lane nailed it down.

Comment by: Joan on 3rd September 2021 at 14:00

I agree with the comments praising the appearance of the wheelie bins.
I live in Orrell and Ive never seen anybodies bin painted with big slap dash numbers in our area.

Comment by: Ray on 3rd September 2021 at 14:37

Joan....The numbers on the wheelie bins are not " Slap Dash ", they are
professionally made, Peel off the backing tape and stick them on. Having
numbers on helps, at least you can identify your own clean wheelie bin
and dont end up with someone elses dirty and smelly one.

Mick....Our wheelie bins are Blue, Brown, Black, and Green.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2021 at 15:12

My bins are green, black and a lovely PLUM colour, the numbers are painted on by the Council, it helps the bin men to put them in the correct place after emptying them - mind you they have a tendency to ignore them. I think those trees are a good idea to hide the industrial buildings behind., it looks really cheerful with the shrubs and plants. The houses and gardens look very well cared for - a credit to all.

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd September 2021 at 16:11

This little street can be so easily missed,go up Queen St from Wallgate,pass Easyrent and there it is..and Veronica,remember when I said I knew some Catteralls,well..they used to live in this street.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd September 2021 at 16:19

Roy I said, I like the way they have neatly numbered their wheelie bins, and both neigbours have placed the bins in the same order, blue, brown, black.
Roy our wheelie bins up here in Shevy are Green Brown, Black, and Blue,

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2021 at 17:03

Maureen they could be related from way back. My grandfather had 9 brothers and sisters, but I think they were mainly based in Scholes and Ince. But the 'Catteralls' started off in Up Holland in the 1700's so they might well be related. Thanks anyway.

Comment by: Dave johnson on 3rd September 2021 at 19:25

It is opposite what are known locally as the Salvation Army houses?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd September 2021 at 19:46

Well, that has sorted out something to me. I have always understood that my mother started her working life in the offices of Deakins, the jam producers...so thats where it must have been in Wigan.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd September 2021 at 19:51

Never known them called that Dave, always known them has being Police Houses, did the Salvation Army have them built?

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd September 2021 at 21:24

Dennis, how right you are about people looking at at the same photo and some see the dustbins and some see the flowers. "Twixt optimist and pessimist, the difference is droll; the optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole." In that lovely little street. I see the flowers.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 3rd September 2021 at 21:59

Irene, I see in those houses a little Oasis in a desert of desolation. The people who live there can do nothing about what goes on around them, but they can plant flowers and hang baskets and make their little Oasis a pleasant place to live.
I would like to think that I would do the same if I lived there.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd September 2021 at 22:13

Me too, Dennis, and I would be happy to live there. It reminds me of the theme-tune to the old TV Programme, "Where the Heart Is"...."Maybe other streets are wider than these narrow streets I know....all I know is, this is Home, it's Where the Heart is"

Comment by: Jeff on 3rd September 2021 at 22:46

"Where you live, Mick. Not "were"

Comment by: janet on 10th September 2021 at 09:36

it seams most comments are on the bins dennis i rest my case

Comment by: DTease on 11th September 2021 at 08:00

Janet, it “seems” that you and Mick attended the same spelling classes!

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