Login   |   Register   |   
Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 24th September, 2021)

Frog Lane


Frog Lane
Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,966

Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th September 2021 at 00:25

Brings back memories Mick. Spent many lunch hours in the pub when I worked at Walmsleys just down the road.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 24th September 2021 at 01:08

They have done a grand job with the houses on the right, i can see they have built houses on left near Brickmakers to, by the way Mick i think this is woodhouse lane, nice pic.

Comment by: Mary. on 24th September 2021 at 07:13

Woodhouse Lane!

Comment by: Joan on 24th September 2021 at 08:37

Mick might have been using his zoom camera, so he could be stood in Frog lane.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th September 2021 at 09:41

I am always a bit hazy about the roads in that area and am not sure if Woodhouse Lane is the continuation of Frog Lane.

Comment by: Tom on 24th September 2021 at 10:30

A lot of industries around that area at one time but I don't remember anybody making bricks.
The pub now get well used when they have a match at the DW

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th September 2021 at 11:37

It actually says "Frog Lane" over the top of the photo. I've only just seen that.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th September 2021 at 11:39

I've often wondered why it was called Frog Lane.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th September 2021 at 17:03

Tom, from the link scroll down the thread to Dostafs comment re brickmaking on Woodhouse Lane and the photos in Wigan Through Wickham's Window.

https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f1&opt2=&msd=804442&offset=17079&subject=Brick%2520Making

Maureen, the indent in a brick is called a frog, so maybe the brickmaking could somehow be connected to the name. Only surmising though.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th September 2021 at 18:36

Thank you Cyril,that sounds very feasible..I've been pondering that question for a long time...it does sound as though that could be the answer.x

Comment by: Cyril on 24th September 2021 at 19:09

There is/was a lodge at the other end of Walmsley's (over the rail line from this pub) known locally as the Lime Pond, maybe that it was from there they dug the clay to make the bricks.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 25th September 2021 at 08:28

Old maps show a clay pit behind the terraced roads opposite the pub - and the Pagefields Loco Brick Works north of the pub in the space between the back of Woodhouse Lane houses and the loco sheds.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.