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  Topic: Where in Lancashire
Drumer

Replies: 14
Views: 2283

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:49 pm   Subject: Re: Where in Lancashire
was I yesterday when I saw this tank ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/DSC04632.jpg

.I remember when they built the Centurion Tanks at Leyland.
Does any one remember them buil ...
  Topic: 69 Steps and Brock Mill
Drumer

Replies: 11
Views: 4051

PostForum: Photos of Wigan   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:04 pm   Subject: 69 Steps
Does anyone remember a bomb crater from WW2 ?
I can see it in my mind very clear during the 50's of course it was still easy to find, as the crater was still not filled with folage.
The last time ...
  Topic: Old Forum Members
Drumer

Replies: 55
Views: 16718

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:24 pm   Subject: old members
I' everybody
I am an old member from wayback when.
I used to browse by the name of Drumer with one 'M'.
see that OY is still Clicking away'I expect he is still with the "S ...
  Topic: Bee Hive Inn Wigan Lane
Drumer

Replies: 2
Views: 1975

PostForum: General   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:48 pm   Subject: Bee Hive Inn Wigan Lane
It's a great sign,looks like stained glass.
Remember the one outside the boars head, i've noticed a modern reproduction, in its place.
Anyone know what happened to the original,it was still there ...
  Topic: doomsday book
Drumer

Replies: 41
Views: 13782

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:11 pm   Subject: doomsday book
Further back in this topic,there is a term used 'High Anglican',I have not come across this in Wigan or have I ?
I have been liveing in Devon for many years,and my local C.of E, refers to the prie ...
  Topic: doomsday book
Drumer

Replies: 41
Views: 13782

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:07 pm   Subject: Doomsday book
When i was at shool in Wigan,I can remember being told that part of the Parish church was still Roman Catholic.
When entering the church,you see the centre aisle running along the nave (not sure of ...
  Topic: Where Was I
Drumer

Replies: 8
Views: 3297

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:23 pm   Subject: Where Was I
Those rocks are I think are knows as 'Bowermans Nose' and can be found outside a village known as Manaton.

The castle you mentioned will be Castle Drogo.
  Topic: Wimpey Bar in Wigan.
Drumer

Replies: 34
Views: 13837

PostForum: General   Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:20 am   Subject: Th'Empire Pictures
Was anything ever built on the site of the old Empire pictures ?

Is there many people on here who have been to Th'empire ?
  Topic: Wimpey Bar in Wigan.
Drumer

Replies: 34
Views: 13837

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 10:26 am   Subject: wimpy bars
Hi as Art says there was a wimpy bar down the Bodega steps about the the late 50's/early 60's,but i seem to remember the first one was down Standishgate in the same block as Mark Williams butchers,on ...
  Topic: Old Wigan Baths
Drumer

Replies: 13
Views: 9800

PostForum: Photos of Wigan   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:15 am   Subject: old baths
Hi Art,
I'm not coaching anymore,I retired in January,and I must admit I'm enjoying this retired thing up to now,only bad thing is the overspending pitfall,we have overdone it just abit :r ...
  Topic: Old Wigan Baths
Drumer

Replies: 13
Views: 9800

PostForum: Photos of Wigan   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:21 am   Subject: old baths
Wigan swiming club,any former members here? If so,they will tell you where 'Skinney Enions' was.
When you first joined you had to pay your 'subs' at 'Skinney Enions'

As Art says,It was that litt ...
  Topic: Cyclists
Drumer

Replies: 28
Views: 9177

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:30 pm   Subject: Cyclists
The canal i ride regulary is the Exeter canal,which has a tow path on both sides,(which i believe was the first one i Britain to have such a luxuary).

However,in the summer months we still get com ...
  Topic: Rugby sevens in the Olympics
Drumer

Replies: 2
Views: 3396

PostForum: Sports   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:36 pm   Subject: Rugby sevens in the Olympics
Now they are including Rugby Union sevens in the Olympics,will they allow rugby league players to compete for places in the teams.

We did win the Twickenam sevens when they invited us then.
  Topic: Moss Bridge
Drumer

Replies: 11
Views: 3701

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:28 am   Subject: Moss Bridge
Thats it Mick !
The Google map showes that turn or twist iwas on about.

The metal bridge that carries the pipe across the canal was only put there in the fifties,i remem ...
  Topic: Moss Bridge
Drumer

Replies: 11
Views: 3701

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:51 am   Subject: Moss Bridge
I like the pics of the canal and the artical with them about the history of the canal.
When you say that the Moss bridge was built in a way to allow horses to be turned,that must be wha ...
 
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