Items of Interests
Wiggin,Leyth,Bent & Bongs
( Wigan,Leigh,Atherton & Tyldesley )
Items of Interest
The Tyldesley Ox Roasting
Once a year in Tyldesley an Ox roasting was
held. This event was held on Shackerly Common.
Here is an old photograph. Date unknown
Here are two more Photo's of The Ox Roasting
Photograph's courtesy of John Edwards
D J Edwards & Billy Wrend
Here is one of the greaseproof
bags that was used to serve pieces of the roasted ox.
Original greaseproof bag
Vicar of Tyldesley
The Reverend John Lund, MA.
St Georges, Tyldesley Parish
Here is a photograph of the memorial
plaque that is situated in the St Georges Church in Tyldesley.
John Lund was the vicar
in Tyldesley from 1884-1924
I found this photograph in a house
in Shuttle St, Tyldesley.
I purchased the property in 1972.
The house was built by Caleb Wright
the mill owner in 1825 for a man called William Ramsden who owned the
Both Caleb Wright and William Ramsden
were very prominent in the local town hall.
From one of the front windows,
William Ramsden could see the windings of the colliery.
The Reverend John Lund married
William Ramsdens daughter Susan and lived in the house for a time.
The house was built in the georgian
style and had six bedrooms, it had four rooms in a cellar it also had
a detached stable.
In the cellars, instead of using
the usual wooden joists, railway lines from the Nelson colliery over on
Shackerley Common were used. All the outer walls were solid four brick
walls. All the windows were panelled in rosewood and it had a lovely rosewood
In 1889 the detached property was
divided into two separate houses and a further two houses added, making
a terraced row.
You can see the original
house ( the two houses on the right ) in this photograph,
The house had iron railings originally
( obviously taken for use in the war effort)
The house also had 3 rooms
in the cellars,2 had fire places.
It also had gardens to the rear
of the property. There was a natural spring in the gardens and it is said
that the locals used to bring horses to drink from it.
When the other houses were built
round about the property, the spring was blocked up and eventually found
a new route. The water came up into the cellar of the house.
I eventually had the water tested
and it was found pure, I proceeded to make lots of fruit wines using this
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