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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 15th February, 2022)

Withington Lane


Withington Lane
New Springs.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,854

Comment by: Kim on 15th February 2022 at 07:18

Lovely pic Dennis,thanks.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th February 2022 at 07:34

Refreshing to look at - clean and wholesome and nothing grotty in sight.

Comment by: wigginlad on 15th February 2022 at 07:38

Great photo Dennis, I remember the bridge over the canal but how things have changed.

Comment by: Mick on 15th February 2022 at 08:54

A bit to clean looking now, after the Canal and River trust men whitewashed the bridge walls, imagine if all the walls in the Lakes and the Yorkshire got whitewashed.

Comment by: John G on 15th February 2022 at 09:38

Dennis: That looks like a nice clean area the estate behind looks tidy, a bit OTT with the white washing on the bridge, nice photo Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th February 2022 at 11:22

How can such a small area be compared to the Yorkshire Dales? It's a very attractive way of smartening up cement rendered walls....

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th February 2022 at 11:32

Lovely view. I haven't been out for ages but could just fancy a walk down there. My first post seems to have been missed off so apologies if it appears later.

Comment by: Ken on 15th February 2022 at 12:35

My father was born at Nr 70 Withington lane not there anymore his oldest sister lived in house untill about 1953ish it was then pulled down but the other end of the row are still standing

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th February 2022 at 12:52

The top of this bridge has been whitewashed for many years - earlier pics in the Wigan Archives show alternate blocks in white. They're for the benefit of lorry drivers mainly - but the abutments are also whitewashed to help boaters working through in poor light. The outside blocks of the arches were also often painted white - and the block above the centre of the channel is usually marked even if the arch isn't - all to help barge crews get around safely. Similarly, lock gear is painted white for the same reason - there's nothing new about health & safety....

Comment by: Mick on 15th February 2022 at 15:46

Its the next bridge down that all the lorry's go over and thats not been whitewashed and nobody's whitewashed the scenic Parbold and Gathurst hump back bridges and they have humpier humps and a lot more lorry's going over them both.

Hope you get well soon Irene.

Comment by: Edna on 15th February 2022 at 16:01

Nice one Dennis, walked up here a lot in our courting day's.Lovely memories.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 15th February 2022 at 17:10

Lovely pic Dennis,thanks,I have a soft spot for New Springs/ Top Lock area as my relatives used to live here.A regular walk for me.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th February 2022 at 17:29

I'll admit it's not usual for the parapets to be whitewashed - but this one appears to have been over many years. It might be because it's next to the keeper's cottage - something to brighten up his surroundings, maybe.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th February 2022 at 18:43

Thankyou Mick. I'll have to visit Withington Lane, perhaps with the Spring. It looks lovely.

Comment by: Garry on 15th February 2022 at 20:45

The Top Lock Inn pub demolished in the mid 1970s, stood where those trees are now.

Comment by: e on 15th February 2022 at 21:09

Over many years ? Now that’s a court in task ! I loved Tony Hart , a genius to me or ask ,
what would he make of this ,
a whitewash boring dish?
I think to children’s mind ,
We can at least remind , a whitewash is a blue ,
a butterfly is true ,
and if see another ...a whitewash , can be to..

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