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Greenough StreetGreenough Street. (Changed beyond recognition)

Maidwells was a sewing factory but what did they make? Down by the side of the River Douglas was Water Heyes Electrical. The Quality Hotel now occupies this position across from where the famous old Wigan Rugby Ground was, but now is a Tesco Supermarket.

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I've just been sent a link to this site by my cousin's son. My dad is Brian Appleton who used to go to St Georges and Whelley Middle School. If anyone remembers him and wants me to pass a message on, please get in touch. He's still living in Billinge but retired from the police about 13 years ago. Carol Littler, Wigan, England

16th Dec 2008

Bloo lad glad to hear your having a great time in Oz. All is forgiven. Get back soon if only to drown out this plastic Greenough Streeter Ju Ju. I'm sure its Bu Bu in drag. Sorry I mean disguise. And Ju Ju if your a proper Greenougher which school did you go to - St Georges or St Mary's? Yatesy, Wigan, UK

15th Dec 2008

I worked at maidwells from 1964 to 1970 when i left to get married. We were given the job of sewing pockets on aprons and once we could sew them on straight you went onto overalls and then shift dresses at dinner time we would run into wigan get some material run back cut a dress out sew it and wear it that night to go dancing at the emp or the court hall.Those were the days when you had a new dress and a night out for £1. Linda Cubby nee Broxson, Wigan, England

14th Dec 2008

to yatesy you have made my point. enough said. juju, wigan, england

14th Dec 2008

Yeah. You have so much integrity you havent got the guts to use your name. Go boil your head. Yatesy, Wigan, UK

14th Dec 2008

I was brought up in Greenough St and I have to say that most of the comments have nothing to do with "memories of" A lot of them are childish drivel. Suggestion, use the site as was intended or keep off juju, wigan, england

13th Dec 2008

I worked for a while at Madewell in Greenough street, does anyone remember it? They made overalls, pinnies and sportswear. Jack Berry I think it was, was the Manager a lovely man I only stayed there a few weeks becasue |I was not fast enough to be on the conveyer belt, so I went to Andersons in Scholes where I did a spot of hemming on sheets and the like. celia fairhurst, wigan, lancashire

10th Dec 2008

G'day poms, bloo is doin ok walkin Sunrise Beach every mornin at 7 b*****t I hear you say, but its true, sun up is 4-15 by 6 its hot, oh ! sorry it just slipped out I heard your havin a brrrrrrr! time back there but dont worry I,m thinkin of Yawl Oh! and by the by Aussie Pies put ours tro shame they are bloody good I mean it I hate to say it but its true, I now realise how CRAP the pies are in England. Oh! and I pulled a Sheila last tuesday but she dumped me thursday cos I was always callin her Sheila her real name was ethel anyway I hope your doin ok back in dear ol Blighty,shovel some more coal on the fire and bank it up for the night. alive an surfin Bloo. bloo, wigan, england

9th Dec 2008

I tnink Bloo doesnt write anymore cos them owd gals from the sewing circle or whatever it was was put him off. You know when he was doing his dirty rymes. Terry Dainty, Wigan, England

8th Dec 2008

Are you Norma Charnock? Yatesy, Wigan, UK

7th Dec 2008

Well said Sam. N. Charnock, Wigan, UK

5th Dec 2008

Are you numpties for real. Cliff is not toast. He's not kicked the bucket. He's not fallen off his perch. He's not a dead parrot. He just aint brown bread. Rumours of his demise are exagerated.Get a life. Cliffs got his and he's kicking .. but not the bucket. S. Bass, Wigan, UK

1st Dec 2008

I heard Cliff Higham moved to Walkden Avenue. R. Silcock, Wigan, England

27th Nov 2008

I saw Cliff Higham talking to Sam Bass near the Brocket a few months ago, he didnt have his zimmer frame with him. Joe Green, Wigan, UK

26th Nov 2008

I saw this poor old chap pottering down Wigan Lane on a zimmer. I am sure it was Cliff Higham. He didnt say hello so I am not sure. Cat Thompson, Wigan, UK

23rd Nov 2008

Are you sure Cliff Higham is still around. Last time I saw him in Wigan Lane he looked a bit dodgy. Said hello but he didnt seem to know me. Pat Robinson, Atherton, UK

22nd Nov 2008

L. Banks --Cliff married one of Billy Blans girls. Suppose he could have hooked up with Kath since. Terry Jones, Leyland, UK

19th Nov 2008

Isaw Kath Bridge the other day. Does anyone know, did she marry Cliff Higham? L. Banks, Bolton, GB

19th Nov 2008

Thankfully Bu Bu Sandside has retired from this site, However, if he ever has ideas of an after life, and given his aversion to Grammar School boys, he should take a look at Bloo aka Cliff Higham on the Wigan Grammar School page, in full regalia, and he will give up all desire of wanting to return to this site. Nice one Bloo. Yatesy, Wigan, UK

14th Nov 2008

suprised little bernard is famous he was always quiet at st marys. saw him a few times when he was steward at beech hill club. if I.d known he was famus I would of got his autograph. M. Gormley, Wigan, GB

9th Nov 2008

woohoo!cant wait, you didnt say what time I dont get the Radio Times these days, credit crunch an all that. No doubt it will be worth watchin our Bernard he boy who collected pennies for the poor unfortunate folk , down by the duggie shakin his can, good for him he done well. cliff (bloo), wigan, still the same

8th Nov 2008

************* WATCH THIS SPACE ************** A treat for all his fans and admirers, reknowned Wigan thespian Bernard "Curly" Dowdall stars in "Apparitions" on BBC TV this coming Thursday. I will be giving my critique on the quality of his performance. Maude Boyler. Lanky Entertanes, Burscough, GB

8th Nov 2008

*********** BREAKING NEWS *********** Bernard Dowdall famous Wigan actor who recently senationally publicly sacked his agent has reputedly turned down a pantomine role in Puff in Boots. He feared type casting, after starring as Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream he was offered the part of the rear end of the pantomine horse. Lanky Entertanes, Burscough, GB

8th Nov 2008

Don't forget the scratchings. maralyn roberts, wigan, uk

8th Nov 2008

chips an pea wet, Mc Nabs? best chippy in Wigan an district. bloo, wigan, eng, gb uk

6th Nov 2008

Mines a wet mixture and a fish and put plenty of vinegar on Mrs McNab. Ken Jones, Wigan, GB

4th Nov 2008

RIK. Dogger sometimes calls himself Bloo or Bloomoon or cliff.h and probably more that I don't know about like deggs or cisco or lone pine he's got loads o names. Don't confuse him with Boo Boo who is another nutter. Jon Walker, Wigan, Uk

1st Nov 2008

I'm new to this site, looks like fun but who is Dogger Bloo? Rik Unsworth, Ilkley, UK

30th Oct 2008

"Get outa that kitchen and rattle those pots an pans - roll my braekfast cos I'm a hungry man" yeah Bloo man - you gotta appologise - do the right thing dude..come on man .. no sweat. "I said shake rattle & rolll.. Beatnik Fly, Aspull Wigan, GB

27th Oct 2008

I would like to thank all Bernard Dowdalls fans and supporters especially during recent weeks. As a reward we can remind you that he appears on ITV in November in the thriller "Apparitions". You can also see him future major productions, such as, Guy Ritchies Sherlock Holmes. On your behalf I wish Bernard continued succes and add that we are very honoured to do so. Bernards Agent, Merseyside, UK

27th Oct 2008

Two wrongs dont make a right Tez. You need to keep up standards if the site is not to become a toilet wall. M. Roper, England, UK

27th Oct 2008

Listen all you tubes , if dogger bloo hadnt wrote that poem then Bu Bu sandside would still be writing his loousy poetry and bragging about his duck pond boat and sailor suit. Bloo may be daft but at least he got rid of Bu. Any way Bu never appologised to Mona , did he , so why should the dogger appolologise to Bu. Tez Dainty, Wigan, England

27th Oct 2008

yeah old dogger bloos out of order cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

25th Oct 2008

Dogger Bloo owes Boo Boo Sandside an apology. John Walker, Wigan, UK

25th Oct 2008

Dogger Bloo isnt a very nice chap. M. Roper, Wigan, UK

24th Oct 2008

shut up, get in the kitchen an rattle them Pots n Pans. bloo, windsor st, england

23rd Oct 2008

Here! Here! to that. Maude Barrington, Standish, Wigan, Great Britain

23rd Oct 2008

Its much nicer reading about nice evocative memories rather than Dogger Bloos dodgy limericks. M. Roper, Wigan, UK

23rd Oct 2008

I remember there was often a chesnut brazier on the bridge where Curly Dowdall collected for the poor kids on match days. C. Glass, Wigan, UK

21st Oct 2008

My most vivid memory of Greenough St was probably one dark December night when a bloke was selling roast chesnuts from a brazier. On a freezing cold night thre's nothing like roasting your chesnuts against an open fire. M. Cheers, Wigan, UK

21st Oct 2008

Dennis old boy, I saw the full version in the Forum 'funnies'on here by some lad calls his self bloo-moon, anyway is wasn,t that rude for grown ups in here. cliff H, windsor st, england

21st Oct 2008

Not on this site Dogger old boy! Interested parties should check http://www.dirtyjokesinc.com/joke-love_jokes-1350.htm Dennis Chapman, Wigan, England

20th Oct 2008

oh ok Dennis, buts its the one I heard my granpa tell my granma when they thought I wans,t listenin, I just wus 12 yrs old it made me smile coz it rhymed.come tell the real version. cliff (bloo), windsor st, eng, gb uk

19th Oct 2008

That limerick of Dogger Bloos is not original. I've heard it loads of times. But he told it wrong. Dennis Chapman, Wigan, UK

19th Oct 2008

I last wrote in terms of the site as a conceptual wasteland that has now become more of a dessert. The sands of time drifting across an empty landscape broken only by the baleful echoes of Bloo beckoning the disillusioned back to the site, like a deserted Banshee. Bloo who achieved in one badly conceived and written, ribald limerick what the combined machinations of Formerly Fats, Curly’s Older Wiser and Mona et al had failed to achieve, namely the exorcising of Boo Boo from the site. Still we were always aware of Bloo’s propensity for the baser experiences of life from urinating shire horses to tent dogging. Is the site forever a ghostly reminder of what used to be or can it be revived to its former glories? Will Boo Boo return to the chagrin of his of his enemies? Will Formerly Fats and Friends return to gloat over the corpse of Boo Boo? Will Bloo finally reach the end of his downward spiral and disappear the up the hole in his culture. Watch this space! Sol Reed, Wigan, UK

16th Oct 2008

WW1 no,I wasnt there. cliff (bloo), windsor st, England, Gt Britain, United Kingdom

15th Oct 2008

Oliver, if ever you feel inclined to post a comment in here or other forums Kick the middle name 'Tarquin' in touch. Won,t go down too well in Wigan WW1? I had to drop 'Peabody' to get recognition. keep posting you may livin up the corpses. cliff (bloo), windsor st, England, Gt Britain, United Kingdom

15th Oct 2008

Alas Cliff (Bloo) as desirable as it may be, I never have even visited Greenough Street. But I am tired of people stopping me and saying that they have read about me in Wigan World. I Oliver Tarquin Dowdall, Eccleston, England

14th Oct 2008

oh ok, Oliver we got that out of the way then, not seen you in here before but welcome from me and all my friends in here, please dont cite a poem or speak Latin, it wont be appreciated, well we,re talkin Greenough streeters in here they didnt all make it to higher education like some of us but we stick together, did you reside around about our bless ed' land , tell us more I,m sure all will be intrigued as it gone very quiet in here of late, we await your comments and they will be surely appreciated,thanking you in anticipation. cliff (bloo), windsor st, england

14th Oct 2008

I want to make it abundantly and crystal clear that I am in no way related or otherwise know or have anything what so ever to do with Bernard Dowdall. Oliver Tarquin Dowdall, Eccleston, England

13th Oct 2008


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