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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024)


Wallgate, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,369

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 22nd May 2024 at 00:05

Now then Dennis that cycle lane looks new to me.

Comment by: PeterP on 22nd May 2024 at 01:05

The cycle way which is hardly used. I have seen more people walking along it than cyclists riding along it

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd May 2024 at 07:19

Wallgate ?...my that has changed, plenty of money has been spent.
Is that the area after you go under the railway bridge ? I expect Princess St where some of my Bradshaw family lived has gone, swept away.
Good clear picture Dennis...and no traffic !

Comment by: Sue on 22nd May 2024 at 08:10

Cyclist ride anywhere even on the wrong side of the road, but don't seem to use these lanes provided for them.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 22nd May 2024 at 08:52

Everytime I come into wigan I used the excellent cycle lane.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd May 2024 at 09:10

Sorry if my comment appears twice....I lost the internet when I pressed "send" so don't know if it went!! Just to say I wonder what the old residents of Wallgate's close-knit community of terraced homes and shops would think of how it looks today. Good one Dennis.... just .wish we could have a "before-and-after" view to compare.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 22nd May 2024 at 09:25

I like the espalier trees that the council have planted on the middle of the road divider.

Comment by: Jembo on 22nd May 2024 at 09:30

Excellent! Looks very tidy and modern! Great to see so many trees too!

Comment by: T. D. on 22nd May 2024 at 09:53

Good shot of the infamous cycle way Dennis. I once saw the section dubbed the crazy golf junction. No wonder some folk won't attempt to get from one side of Wigan to the other. Sadly the traffic system is still a mess.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd May 2024 at 10:38

Irene, I took a walk down Great George St the other day and photographed some of the Streets. Brown St, Clayton St, Taylor St. No one lives there any more, it’s all businesses now. Nothing of the old Wallgate is left.
The only thing I could find of the old Wallgate was the small tunnel under the Railway between Great George St and Prescott St.
At least on this side of Wallgate, nothing remains of all the houses, Pubs and shops that made up the once bustling community.
It’s sad really.

Comment by: Alan on 22nd May 2024 at 11:47

Dennis it's been industrial that area for donkeys years.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd May 2024 at 13:13

Alan, I’ve been going for donkeys years.
I can remember what this area was like in the 50s and 60s. I can remember the shops on the main road and the Pubs on the streets. It’s not that long ago.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 22nd May 2024 at 13:32

Me and some mates walked down to Wallgate when we where under age for the pubs, we found a pub called the Buck Inth Vine and we got in but all the close knit Wallgate community who where sat in the pub kept staring at us so we ended up leaving after a couple of drinks.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd May 2024 at 13:56

Dennis,I was brought up in Great George Street, close to the top and I have so many lovely memories,the neighbours ,the shops, I couldn’t have wished for anywhere better to spend my childhood.. it looks very nice and clean now but it’s quite obvious that it’s soul has gone, I know that we all have to move on, that’s progress .. but I’m very grateful for the memories..

Comment by: Roylew on 22nd May 2024 at 14:22

The Road to Wigan Pier…if only the Pier was completed

Comment by: WN6 on 22nd May 2024 at 15:05

Mick, wasn’t that one of Maggie Muscles hang outs! Strange place in them there days,

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd May 2024 at 16:28

Mick, I didn't know anyone from Wallgate and my quote about "the close-knit community" was just what I have heard it called. When my friend and I were only young we went to Wigan one night and went into a pub in Hallgate and everyone was staring at us, and a man came up to us and said, "What are YOU TWO doing in here?" and I answered "We've just come in for a drink, why??", And he said, "There's only cows and scrubbers come in here!" What a shock! We were out and back in Wigan Town Centre before you could blink! Obviously our faces didn't fit, like you and your mates in The Buck i'th Vine and and weren't welcome amongst the regulars!!
My Dad always called Maggie Muscle "Margaret Moosell", which made her sound posh! I believe she was quite a well-known character around Wigan.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd May 2024 at 16:36

WN6..Maggie Muscle came from Queen Street.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd May 2024 at 16:39

WN6..why would you say it was a strange place.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd May 2024 at 16:43

It’s gone the way that Scholes has gone. No heart and soul but loads of traffic..My mother and maternal ancestry lived in Great George St. It was a great community. Lost and gone forever…as if people don’t matter anymore.

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