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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th July, 2022)

Pemberton


Pemberton
Looking down the hill from Pemberton towards where the road splits at what was the Halfway House Pub.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,878

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 10th July 2022 at 00:04

I think we used to call that stretch of road Newtown rather than Pemberton.
Eighty six years ago I was born in one of those houses on the right side.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 10th July 2022 at 00:29

We used to call that stretch of road Ormskirk Road, in Pemberton, top of Enfield Street. Some have been known to call it Norley, top of Norley Hall Avenue, or Th''alfway House, Pem
I've never heard it called Newtown, that's where Aldi, Asda and the fire station is.

Comment by: Ang on 10th July 2022 at 00:54

Not Newtown, definitely Pemberton.

Comment by: Tom on 10th July 2022 at 07:36

I can see the Woochie Rook

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th July 2022 at 09:09

How lovely for you to see the house where you were born, Alan! I don't know the Pemberton side of Wigan that well but I think that is a lovely, homely scene.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 10th July 2022 at 10:35

Lived on Ormskirk Road for most of my adult life.
Great memories.

Comment by: RAC Man on 10th July 2022 at 12:22

Centre white lines almost joined up mean its not advisable to overtake.

I always say more paint you see the more caution.

Comment by: Ray on 10th July 2022 at 12:47

Definitely Pemberton...Right behind the camera is the traffic lights and
junction of Ormskirk Road, Enfield Street, and Norley Hall Avenue.

Comment by: Ray on 10th July 2022 at 12:54

Further down Ormskirk Road beyond " The Halfway House " pub and
left of centre in the picture is what was the library in Carnegie Hall.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 10th July 2022 at 14:13

Call it what you will, it's all Pemberton. Newtown, Marsh Green, Norley, Highfield, Goose Green, Worsley Mesnes and all that lot, all Pemberton up to the Dougie.

Comment by: Cyril on 10th July 2022 at 14:51

We had names for different parts of Ormskirk Road starting at Robin or Saddle, Union Bridge, Spring Bank, Carnegie, Halfway House and then here Rose Hill, they probably came about with the tram stops.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 10th July 2022 at 16:36

The council call it 'The Former Wigan County Borough' so that must be official.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 10th July 2022 at 19:46

Irene is it you who takes part in these 1940 rally's, because my wife told me as she was driving through Eccleston this afternoon she saw some sign saying one was on at Heskin hall today.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th July 2022 at 21:09

Yes it is me, Syd....I missed that one! Thankyou so much for letting me know. We haven't been up that way for a while so didn't know about it.

Comment by: Edna on 10th July 2022 at 22:38

Good photo Dennis, it brings memories back to when I was 14, and I pushed my niece's in the pram all the way from Bell Lane,Kitt Green to Scholes, and back.I was supposed to be taking her a short walk, while her mum did some ironing.

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