In 1818, a toll road from Coalbrookdale to Wellington, via Jiggers Bank, was opened. The term 'Jigg' was a common name given to an inclined roadway to a mine.
It is believed that the expression, 'to Jigg them' referred to vehicles using such a roadway. On the Horsehay to Coalbrookdale railway, the trucks had a rudimentary braking system controlled by a long pole called a 'Jig Pole'.
The man operating the 'Jigg pole' was called the 'Jigger'. It is possible that the name 'Jiggers Bank' came from these terms.
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