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Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:46 pm
A waterfall in Wigan, but does anyone know where it is? Smile

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Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:53 pm
If Apply Bridge is Wigan then I'd say Fairy Glen. But it's not so I wont
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:21 pm
I think this is within Tonker’s definitive Wigan, Admin, but I can’t find it to check. Very Happy
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Hmmm, no idea.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:25 pm
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Here's the answer to the question -

Starting at the industrial estate on Woodhouse Lane near Standish (lower ground) and going anticlockwise, the boundary of Wigan goes -

Down the River Douglas until where Poolstock Brook joins the river near the end of Baker Street. It then follows that brook until Poolstock Bridge (near Scotsman's Flash) and turns left, running alongside the canal to Warrington Road, Ince, when it joins Carrington Brook. It follows the brook near the canal almost to Rose Bridge, then goes off towards Whelley and joins another brook which runs under the road near the Alexandra pub and joins the River Douglas again behind that area they call Bottling Wood.
Then it goes up the River Douglas until about a quarter of a mile from Boars Head pub, where Wigan Lane stops. It then goes west, behind the cemetary and joins a brook running behind Acacia Crescent, on Beech Hill estate, which it follows down to the River Douglas near Standish lower ground where we started.

Which is, more or less, clearly shown on this map of Wigan Parish. All the surrounding places (Pemberton, Ince, Aspull, Haigh, Standish and Shevington) are also shown.

Wigan covers about 2300 acres / three and a half square miles.

You're only in Wigan when you're not somewhere else!

It took me ages to type that!

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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Is it Smithy Brook?
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Thanks, Corky, that confirms it. Waterfall 709307421 Very Happy

The original WW Thread & Map of Wigan Parish that Tonker referred to:

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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Not Smithy Brook, Tonker.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 pm
I'm struggling
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:41 pm
It’s not a brook, Corky.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:44 pm
I thought it may be in Dean Wood but that would be a brook.???...and not in Wigan... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


on second thoughts, it must be the upper reaches of the Doogie..!!!
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:45 pm
The Dougie it is, Fred! Any idea roughly where?
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:46 pm
There used to be a Mill next to it.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:46 pm
jo anne wrote:It’s not a brook, Corky.



Ahhhhhhhhhh.


So it's between two zebras
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Not sure about zebras, Corky? scratch Very Happy
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Bleach Mill, near Red Rock?
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:49 pm
No, not there, Fred.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:49 pm
^^^^^


I missed the Dougie confirmation
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Is it near Wigan rugby union club?
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm
No, Tonker.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:02 pm
jo anne wrote:Not sure about zebras, Corky? scratch Very Happy


Was thinking of canal bywashes between Britannia and Rose bridges, each of which has a zebra crossing.



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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Gizza cloo, jo-anne..!!

Higher than Red Rock or Lower than??
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Lower, Fred. Very Happy
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Thanks, jo-anne...this is Eastern Wigan which I am not familiar with...

Come you Eastern Wiganers..!!!!!
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:07 am
It’s here - in between the Magistrates Court and Lidl (where Pepper Mill used to be):

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