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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017) Views: 1,683 
Wigan Samaritans
 Wigan Samaritans   by Joanne  (iPhone 6s)
73 Dicconson Street, Wigan.

Comment by Gary Leece on 22nd August 2017 at 08:55
Good photo, sound organisation.
Dicconson is old English, cf Dicconson Lane on Aspull/Westhoughton boundary. The surname is now very rare, though Richardson is common.
In Shakespeare's Richard the Third:
"Brave Jack of Norfolk
Be not so bold
For Diccon thy master
Is bought and sold."


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 22nd August 2017 at 09:12
Very nice property being put to a very good use.


Comment by Mick on 22nd August 2017 at 09:22
JoAnnes first ever Photo a Day,well done, was you going there to get some help ?


Comment by Pete Schofield on 22nd August 2017 at 14:40
If I remember correctly these premises were once used as the Co operative Dentist after they moved from the emporium which was at the junction of Powell Street and Standishgate. I remember going there when I was growing up and the dentist was a Mr Bentley who used to travel from Southport where he lived every day


Comment by Sniltub on 22nd August 2017 at 16:22
You are correct Pete in every detail of your post. I too used to go to the Co-op dentist at 73 Dicconson St and it was Mr Bentley from Southport.


Comment by Anne on 22nd August 2017 at 17:18
Well done Joanne, you should do more. It shows the building off beautifully.


Comment by Fred Mason on 22nd August 2017 at 20:02
Nice one, Joanne.

Interesting angle of a well meaning group.

Good one you.


Comment by Joanne on 22nd August 2017 at 20:33
Thanks for the kind comments. Sorry it's not clear enough to read but the notice on the door says:

When this door is closed we are telephone service only
Tel No. 01942 492222

Mick, I went along to take photos hoping to raise awareness of our local branch, as I only learned of it myself a few years ago :)
https://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-wigan


Comment by Mary on 22nd August 2017 at 21:54
Welcome to the forum Joanne. Hope you will join us.


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