Plaque at Cat I'th 'Window by Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Comment by Hugh Wilson on 1st August 2012 at 03:01
Used to pass this every day on my way to school in the early 60s. Always wondered what the significance was. No I know.
For Thomas Walsh, in answer to your question a day or two back, my connection with Wigan is that I was born in Back Lane, Wrightington, then moved to Haigh and went to John Rigby 1960-65. Home is now the Scottish Borders but I'm working in Nantong, China, as Project Manager, building a 750 person floating accommodation unit for use in the UK Offshore Oil and Gas industry. Expect to be here at least 2 years. No Greenhalgh's pies or pasties available here. Very sad!!
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st August 2012 at 03:23
Tom, for an interesting read, put `cat in window at standish` on Google.
Comment by Mick on 1st August 2012 at 06:31
I sometimes used to go the St Maries School that was just across the road from this place and I like the way is says at the end after the fist explanation , Alternatively it could have been a dairymans sign.
It could also have been used for Alcoholic Cats
Comment by Skeets on 1st August 2012 at 06:53
A heck of a difference between avoiding the government troops and missing the milkman!!
Comment by peterp on 1st August 2012 at 07:22
Would have been nice to see all of the building
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st August 2012 at 08:18
Just came across Mick`s P-a-D 13th July 2011 `Cat I`th`Window` whilst obtaining today`s P-a-D !!
Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 1st August 2012 at 08:21
Every time i pass this plaque i always intend to stop and read it but always manage to forget. Thanks Thomas ... now i don't need to.
Comment by Mick on 1st August 2012 at 09:41
If you go up the farm track at the side of the white bungalow you will come to the original Cat Inth Window Farm Ive just put a photo of it on Wiganworld Photos of everything else.
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 1st August 2012 at 10:45
Hugh Wilson ,Thank you for your reply,I wish you well for your remaing time in China,
sorry there are no Greenhalgh's pies,but imagine there will be lots of Chinese Take-a-Ways.Kind regards,Tom.
Comment by David on 1st August 2012 at 14:19
Is this in Almond Brook Lane/Road?
Comment by alan lad on 1st August 2012 at 21:13
was it tom Baldwins farm before Mick ? also is the single iron bar gate a bit further up the track still there ?
Comment by john lythgoe on 6th September 2012 at 15:42
my stepfather's uncle albert, (wilson) owned it in the 40's and 50's
Comment by Peter W. on 2nd November 2012 at 01:48
My Grandmothers and their Parents, James and Elizabeth Wilson, lived there in the late 1870's till the late 1890's; Elizabeth Wilson's maiden name was Sutton.
Comment by john lythgoe on 11th December 2012 at 16:33
Peter W, do you know if they were related?
Comment by john lythgoe on 11th December 2012 at 22:24
Now that was a daft question, Peter W, beacause if they had been related, then you would also be related tomy step father's uncle Albert
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