Lovely picture. What an elegant house. Is it a private home? any history / info ?
Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 14th December 2013 at 10:22
Lovely house but can't place it in the plantations - can someone tell me whereabouts it is.
Paula - presumably it's a private residence. Its got alarms and cameras but I could be wrong. Can anyone enlighten us?
Comment by Henry7 on 14th December 2013 at 11:33
At one time I think the High Sheriff, Avril Fishwick, lived there, around the 1980's
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 14th December 2013 at 13:07
Paula and Bradsaws Girl, that house is situated on the corner of New Road which is a continuation of Higher Lane which in turn is at the top of Ivy Brow Wigan Road. It was the estate office for Haigh Hall.
Henry 7, Avril Fishwick lived near by ,this house was bought from Wigan Council by Alan Lathom aprox.1970 and is still in the family. Alan Lathom was a well known wrestler.
Comment by Derek Platt on 14th December 2013 at 16:53
Nice place you have there Jim. You never invited me there when I was in Wigan.
Comment by Henry7 on 14th December 2013 at 18:29
Thomas Is Avril Fishwick still alive? She is a distant relative of mine.
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 14th December 2013 at 21:39
Henry 7, Avril Fishwick left Wigan some years ago to live in Cheshire. As you probably know she lived on Wigan Lane before moving to Haigh. Now 89 years old I believe she is still well. Avril Fishwick did so much voluntary she was awarded an OBE , and is highly respected by all who meet her . She is a great credit to Wigan.
Comment by Henry7 on 15th December 2013 at 11:14
Thomas, Thanks for that information. I am doing my family tree so I may try to contact her, my Great Grandfather and her Grandfather were brothers. Thanks again.
Comment by Rachael Fishwick on 1st November 2014 at 20:00
Hello Henry 7- I'm sorry to say that Avril passed away last week. Her funeral will be on the 10th November on Bowden. She is my great Aunt (my grandfather was her brother in law).
Hope you can make it if you are available
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