EPW005026 ENGLAND (1920). Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western Railways Stations, Wigan, 1920

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Title [EPW005026] Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western Railways Stations, Wigan, 1920
Reference EPW005026
Date August-1920
Link
Place name WIGAN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 358096, 405421
Longitude / Latitude -2.6324388087515, 53.543511499152
National Grid Reference SD581054

Pins

Lion and Swan pub,. by Barney Rubble.

Barney Rubble
Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:31:20 PM
Text: 'Wigan Hippodrome'

MB
Tuesday 4th of October 2016 02:33:10 PM
Gerard Winstanley House, and Old Courts building.

Fee
Saturday 8th of November 2014 06:15:19 PM
Coops Building.HISTORY: established to employ girls redundant as a result of the Cotton Famine of the 1860s. Clothing factory,1871, by R Todd of Southport, for Timothy Coop and James Marsden; with large additions of 1888, by Isitt and Verity, and 1892 by W Verity. Yellow and red brick on rusticated sandstone basement (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Very large rectangular block on corner site. Italianate style. In use as sewing factory up to 1992.

Fee
Saturday 8th of November 2014 06:06:37 PM
Wigan and District Mining and Technical College.1901-3 Remained a College building to 1986.

Fee
Saturday 8th of November 2014 05:56:24 PM
Wigan Central station, Great Central Railway, 1892-1964. Terminus of branch from Glazebrook Junction on Manchester-Liverpool main line of the Cheshire Lines Committee system but not itself CLC owned

gerry-r
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 12:15:28 AM
St. Thomas Church and school

Arrrnete
Sunday 25th of May 2014 01:24:32 PM
Wigan RLFC ground

MickB
Sunday 17th of March 2013 02:04:49 AM
Footbridge over railway

MickB
Sunday 17th of March 2013 02:02:47 AM
The indoor market; a brilliant place to go on a wet day. Walk down Makinson's arcade first and take in the smell of the freshly roasted coffee from Makinsons coffee shop.

Pentaprism
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 04:13:31 AM
I used to live in Frog Lane and attended St.John's R.C. primary in Brick Kiln Lane, so my route to school took me across the market square. Imagine the excitement when the white markings outlining the attractions of Silcock's fair appeared on the cobbles.

Also, in December when the Christmas tree appeared surrounded by rhododendron,(I think),hedges.

Eddie

Eddie
Friday 24th of October 2014 01:39:36 PM
'The indoor market; a brilliant place to go on a wet day.'

Seriously,there is nothing to see in the indoor market, it's embarrassing.

The building in this picture was, however a beautiful place, bustling till it's demolition.

Fee
Saturday 8th of November 2014 05:20:41 PM

Pentaprism
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 04:11:32 AM
All saints church. I attended saints day services here when I was a pupil at All saints school in Frog Lane. 1968

Pentaprism
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 04:08:48 AM
Trencherfield Mills

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:12:59 PM

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:03:55 PM
St. Thomas Street

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:03:17 PM

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:02:41 PM
Caroline Street

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:01:52 PM
St. Joseph's RC Church

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 09:01:04 PM

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 08:54:47 PM
Wigan Wallgate Railway Station on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 08:51:37 PM
Wigan North Western Railway Station on the London & North Western Railway

Class31
Thursday 4th of October 2012 08:50:19 PM

User Comment Contributions

You'll need to zoom in to get the best view, but here are a few points of interest:

Take a straight line from Parish Church (black building near centre, 1/4 way down) to top right corner. Half way along that line is Central Park, home to Wigan RLFC.

Look at the railway - no fewer than 6 trains running at once.

My old school, St Joseph's, is near bottom right, with terraced houses backing on to the playground.

Spot the trams/trolleybuses running along Wallgate - not a motor car or lorry in sight.

Wigan Hippodrome advertises itself near extreme right.

Finally I'm guessing that the photo was taken on Sunday, or "Wigan Holiday week", as none of the chimneys are smoking!

MickB
Monday 8th of October 2012 12:07:57 PM
Thanks for your comments. Its great to have the image explained by someone who clearly knows the area.

Liz Fife-Faulkner
Monday 8th of October 2012 12:07:57 PM
Great shot of Wigan Station

PJBRAILWAYPHOTOS
Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:41:51 PM