wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 5th August, 2015) Views: 2,170 
Cricket
 Cricket   by Judith Elsey  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Match at Wigan Cricket Club.

Comment by Fred Mason on 5th August 2015 at 00:08
Very nice photo, Judith...

Is this what we Wigan Grammar Grubs used to call Bull Hey?

Behind the Rectory?


Comment by Ken R on 5th August 2015 at 01:35
Looks lovely, I wonder who is playing. Thanks.


Comment by owzat on 5th August 2015 at 07:44
Anyone know how it became known as bull hey?


Comment by Mick on 5th August 2015 at 08:39
Owzat the ones in white will be Wigan

Some Cricket rules You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

Simple!


Comment by anon on 5th August 2015 at 10:20
Is that Tech in the background?

Has changed enormously since I was there.


Comment by owzat on 5th August 2015 at 10:41
that doesn't answer my question Mick!!!


Comment by Garry on 5th August 2015 at 12:07
Lovely photo once again young Judith. If their was ever a sport to suit highlights this is it. It has got to be the most boring game in the world. Darts not far behind.


Comment by owzat on 5th August 2015 at 12:26
Stupid comment Mick, I did ask a serious historical question about the name bull hey.


Comment by Owdkewyed on 5th August 2015 at 12:28
There's the old Thommy Linacre school in the background, so many happy times and great memories of being a pupil there. Watching the trains out of the windows in the tall block leaving North Western when we should have been in maths lessons. :)


Comment by Kath H on 5th August 2015 at 12:54
Hi Mick
I usually think your comments are really sarky, but to-day this made me laugh out loud.


Comment by RON HUNT on 5th August 2015 at 14:48
Owdkewyed I have a scrap book of newspaper cuttings relating to the TLS if you would like to borrow it? email me. ron@wiganworld.co.uk


Comment by Jimmy on 5th August 2015 at 15:59
Mick,that is brilliant wet mi pants reading it.


Comment by Pete S on 5th August 2015 at 16:00
The building at the forefront of the photo is the former Thomas Linacre School with what appears to be the dining hall to the right hand side of it. Behind that is the Technical college. If you look to the left of that you should see the clock tower in the Galleries. It would appear that the photo was taken from outside of the club house the railway line (not shown) to the right and Parsons Walk to the left. Great photograph.


Comment by Jimmy, on 5th August 2015 at 18:12
Judith,great Photo.


Comment by Fred Mason on 5th August 2015 at 18:14
Lovely, funny comments above.

Nice one, Mick..***

BUT..the question(s) remains, (and as Owzat says)...Is this Bull Hey and How did it get it's name?

Anyone know the answers please.

Well done, Judith. One of the best pics this year.***


Comment by JEAN (F) WALES on 5th August 2015 at 22:09
dIDNT UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT AT THE TIME BUT MY DEAR OLD DAD USED TO TAKE ME TO THE MATCHES WHEN PLAYED LOTS OF YEARS AGO.!!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 5th August 2015 at 23:28
owzat: put `bull hey wigan` in Google.
Jean; where have you been?


Comment by Titus on 6th August 2015 at 20:01
Owzat, a "Hey" was an old English word meaning "enclosure". So, Bull Hey was simply just that, a bull enclosure.

Titus


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.225.21.88) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.