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on Sat Apr 22 2017, 18:15
What is Highgate now known as?

What is Watergate now known as?

What does 'Wiend' mean?

What is Robbing lane (Robin lane) now called?

What is the alternative name for Poolstock lane?

What was 'Beggars walk'?

What are Higher Gullet and lower Gullet known as now?

Where was 'Cabbage lane'?

One for Joseph:
What was the name of the man who hid himself under the floorboards of his house in Higher Ince for 8 years thinking the Police were looking for him.

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sat Apr 22 2017, 19:38
Blimey, some stinkers here!!!!!!!!!!!

It seems I’m not that well up on Wigan No

Q3 What does 'Wiend' mean? = I would say a wind, winding, or alley.
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on Sat Apr 22 2017, 19:43
Quite right. Wiend means Alley.

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sat Apr 22 2017, 19:50
I know the Ince one if Joseph doesn't see this.
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on Sat Apr 22 2017, 19:53
He posted it on a thread somewhere, Momac. Smile

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sat Apr 22 2017, 20:12
I read it in the 'Past Forward' Mac.
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sat Apr 22 2017, 20:15
Ah!
I think we have every edition of Past Forward on one of the boards, Momac. Some fine reading to be had.

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on Sat Apr 22 2017, 20:19
I used to get them from the Library and also read them I think on here.
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sat Apr 22 2017, 21:48
I seem to remember the following fact :-

"The Wiend is the highest street in Wigan Town centre."

We had to swat it up for a General Studies test when I was

at Wigan Mining and Technical College on Parson's Walk.
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on Sun Apr 23 2017, 17:19
Ormskirk Rd I think was called Robbing Lane. Answer locked in

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 17:39
Was Cabbage Walk around Upper Dickinson Street?? And I think Higher and Lower Gullet could be in Aspull, Bolton Road.??? Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 17:54
Answers so far:
What is Highgate now known as?

What is Watergate now known as?

What does 'Wiend' mean? Alley

What is Robbing lane (Robin lane) now called? Ormskirk Rd, Pem

What is the alternative name for Poolstock lane? Fairbrother Lane

What was 'Beggars walk'?

What are Higher Gullet and lower Gullet known as now? Bolton Rd. Aspull

Where was 'Cabbage lane'?

One for Joseph:
What was the name of the man who hid himself under the floorboards of his house in Higher Ince for 8 years thinking the Police were looking for him.


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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 18:20
Mac, what a brilliant quiz. When you think, when the Romans were here, there would be no buildings in Wigan and when they where situated at the top of the Wiend they could see everything around them and they were near the Dougie, it was perfect. They have found Roman remains in the Wiend. Wigan was called Cocium then.
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 18:51
Poolstock Lane was Fairbrother Lane. Fairbrother house was opposite the Tesco Express store.
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on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:10
Answers so far:
What is Highgate now known as?

What is Watergate now known as?

What does 'Wiend' mean? Alley

What is Robbing lane (Robin lane) now called? Ormskirk Rd, Pem

What is the alternative name for Poolstock lane? Fairbrother Lane

What was 'Beggars walk'?

What are Higher Gullet and lower Gullet known as now? Bolton Rd. Aspull

Where was 'Cabbage lane'?

One for Joseph:
What was the name of the man who hid himself under the floorboards of his house in Higher Ince for 8 years thinking the Police were looking for him.

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:46
I know Beggar's Walk is sometimes called Badger's Walk

Near the WCML at Whitley, not far from where Whitley high School was
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Sun Apr 23 2017, 20:10
Hmm....Is that anywhere near Leyland Mill lane?
Or Gidlow lane?

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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Mon Apr 24 2017, 07:35
I have met the man who lived under the floorboards loads of times over the years, as a customer of mine, his wife even more, the last time only a few weeks ago (wife) and I was quite shocked when I found out about him living under the floorboards and they don't live in Ince any more, in fact they have lived where they live now for getting on for the nearly thirty years I have known them to be there and that is no where near Ince (higher or lower) tongue
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Re: Wigan based quiz

on Tue Apr 25 2017, 07:51
Answer:

What is Highgate now known as? Manchester Rd, Higher Ince

What is Watergate now known as? Chorley Lane, Wrightington

What does 'Wiend' mean? Alley

What is Robbing lane (Robin lane) now called? Ormskirk Rd, Pem

What is the alternative name for Poolstock lane? Fairbrother Lane

What was 'Beggars walk'? A path that joined Gidlow Lane with Wigan Lane opposite the junction with Leyland Mill Lane.

What are Higher Gullet and lower Gullet known as now? Bolton Rd. Aspull

Where was 'Cabbage lane'? Cabbage lane roughly followed the path of Wrightington St.

One for Joseph:
What was the name of the man who hid himself under the floorboards of his house in Higher Ince for 8 years thinking the Police were looking for him. Norman Green

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