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Mesnes Park   Views: 1112
Powell Statue   Comments: 9
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29347  
Powell Statue

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  Taken soon after the official unveiling  

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Comments by Alan H, 12th May 2017  
Was in the park on Thursday, the chain link fence has gone but he still has a polished shoe. There were also some youths playing football on the bowling green. Last time I was in, there were some youths riding mountain bikes on the bowling greens. Sacrilege.

Comments by Mick, 12th May 2017  
Rubbed that shoe a few times when I was at the Grammar School in the early 60s!

Comments by Albert., 12th May 2017  
Alan.H. There is a lot of. 'No home discipline'. School discipline seems to be frowned upon. If discipline is non existent, then unruly behaviour will manifest itself.

Comments by Garry, 13th May 2017  
Sir Francis Sharp Powell has been thinking for some time, he died in Yorkshire on Christmas Eve in 1911. I've rubbed his foot quite a number of time, but still had no luck.

Comments by Dave Stephens, 14th May 2017  
Alan. The bowling green area is a disgrace having been unused now for several years. Is it any wonder that folk play on it or exercise their dog. It's shameful to see how the council, who will probably claim to be strapped for cash, cannot put these facilities back into use. Go to most other towns, Warrington and Southport spring to mind and their parks are in good order and usually packed with folk.

Comments by Albert., 14th May 2017  
When in Wigan about three years ago, I paid a visit to the park. I was under the impression that a lot of cultural work was taking place in the park. Someone did refer to E.U money being allocated, for the work taking place. Was this untrue?.

Comments by Alan H, 15th May 2017  
Albert, there was talk of £'2million pounds being spent on the park from a legacy . Can't remember who left the money but the bandstand I was renovated and money spent on the cafe. What I want to know is who built the low brick wall on the tennis .courts where the nets used to be and what purpose it is meant to do. Senseless!

Comments by Horace, 20th May 2017  
The "legacy" story was true. Rumor was that it was a once famous Florist here in Wigan, but the family appealed against the Will. Whatever happened to the Park Keeper, better still, THE PARKS PATROL, on motorbikes no less.

Comments by RON HUNT, 20th May 2017  
I believe it was ? Higham, the florist, who bequeathed a considerable sum of money so that Brass Bands would again play in the park on Sundays. BUT, his family contested it and that was that...

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