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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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No he wasn’t Cisco. You’re telling porkies again. J. Walker, Wigan, UK

17th Sep 2008

 
I am the real Cisco? Who are you .. Boo Boo .. Boo Boo.. who are you ..I really want to know ..Boo Boo..Boo Boo. Anyway: Did you know that Boo was a Nun? Cisco, Lone Pine Platt Bridge Wigan, UK

17th Sep 2008

 
Cisco kid platt bridge.Why are you copying the real Cisco.Are you Chinese or are you a wazzer.Replies on a postcard please then i can throw darts at it. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

17th Sep 2008

 
Daft but never boring Cisco. johnny walker, old brewery, uk

16th Sep 2008

 
Bloo your as daft as Boo Sandside. Cisco, Lone Pine, Platt Bridge, Wigan, UK

16th Sep 2008

 
Oh ok cliff H, where else, here

16th Sep 2008

 
You're too fussy Cliff.It;ll taste the same with or without the string as long as you don't swallow it. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
Beam me up Scotty.These guys are from a different planet. j walker, wigan, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
interestin and a change from the normal ad crap. Why did the little lad have a piece of string wrapped round the loaf, I went to buy one today but couldn,t get one with the string around so I didn,t. cliff H, platt bridge, I forgot

15th Sep 2008

 
I agree with Jim. Shame on you Boo Walker..criticising a local hero like Bernie..not Ernie..Dowdall. Cisco Kid, Lone Pine Platt Bridge Wigan, UK

15th Sep 2008

 
Let me think about that one. johnny walker, old brewery wigan, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
I wish also to add Mr Boo Walker that Bern - nard Dowdall also went to St Mary's school and is an ex-grammar school boy. He may well follow in the footsteps of Sir Ian McKellen, also a Wigan Grammar school boy. So have a little respect you lakeside twerp. Jim Khana, Wigan, England

15th Sep 2008

 
curly? ... charity worker, racontuer, horse racing authority, wigan personality, ladies man, poet, tv personality, all round good bloke etc.. j. mitten, wigan, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
I blinked and missed it.Is curly a singer or comedian or what kind of a hero. johnny walker, old wigan brewery, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
veteran car rally - wots all that about - are you for real. I saw Berny not erny dowdall on telly in the hovis advert. rock on curly lad ..your a star. a greenough street hero. J. Mitten, wigan, uk

15th Sep 2008

 
It was the Bradford to Morecambe veteran car rally today.So unless you went you've missed it. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

14th Sep 2008

 
I remember Rathbones Strunchers.They were lovely with jam and best butter. lone ranger, on the ranch, uk

13th Sep 2008

 
That one would have snookered em on What's My Line iff ever I saw one. CISCO KID, WIGAN, UK

11th Sep 2008

 
I know him, I worked with him at Rathbones he worked in the rumple struncher shed rumplin the srunchers before they went in the ovens, a good lad he was I hope he does well he desHOVE,S it Joe F, wigan, wigan

11th Sep 2008

 
Ey up here we go again. joe mintball santus, mint ball city wigan, uk

11th Sep 2008

 
Curlies older brother. j walker, wigan, uk

11th Sep 2008

 
Who is Bernie Dowdall. del boy, bow bells, wigan

11th Sep 2008

 
For all fellow followers of the fabulous Bernie (Curly) Dowdall: They are showing the Hovis commercial on Friday before and in between Coronation St.Bernie is in the Miners strike bit on the front row next to the chap with flat cap..its the longest advert ever made for tv in the u.k.(a small preview is on Youtube titled "Hovis advert featurette") Terry Dainty, Wigan, UK

11th Sep 2008

 
Your sister's correct they did. johnny walker, old wigan brewey, uk

10th Sep 2008

 
my sister work at maidwells she said they made pinnies tony kelly, wigan, england

10th Sep 2008

 
Way back in 1952 when Wigan decided to offer shares to the public in order to buy players like Billy B.The ammount of shares offered to the public amounted to 16000 with no individual including directors not being able to purchase more than 8 shares per individual.The idea being that no one person would ever own or control the club. joe mintball santus, wigan, uk

10th Sep 2008

 
In a sentence the most famous rugby league ground in the world was sold for peanuts. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

9th Sep 2008

 
There are common factors in the affairs to which I allude and I have the acquaintance of a few of them. If you put a succulent chicken before a hungry fox you dont need to be a weather man to know which way the wind blows. If you have the most famous piece of real estate in Wigan steeped in folklore and legend. Is it worth more than a supermaket company will pay? Well it depends on whether your eyeballs are pound signs or whether you value the town legacy. What better way of justyfing the sale of arguably the town most valuable cultural asset than to say its about to go bust. Call me a cotton pickin', chickin pluckin, cockel picker...but I rest my case. Bill Doherty, Wigan, UK

9th Sep 2008

 
Skullduggery is not unknown in the rugby league world and has been going on for years.Things were kept quiet at Wigan over the sale of Central Park to preserve the good name of the club. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

9th Sep 2008

 
There are a lot of things I could say about both Wigan RL and Orrell RU. But is it wise, could I prove it and would it be published. Instead I will just press a few bells: I was on Central Park when there were over 40,000 specs. Years later in the "wonder years" I experienced similar cicumstances but the crowd was declared as 30,000. Certain WIgan officials were investigated by the legal system. I played at Orrell when they had a good club house and several playing fields. They ended up with a couple of pitches and a club house that "burned down". To all intents there is now no Orrell RU. How long before, as we know it, there may be no Wigan RL. Maybe it should go bust - maybe it should rise again with its own ground. There is massive RL support (in RL terms) in Wigan. There is little (in football terms) support for the Latics. Bill Doherty, Wigan, UK

9th Sep 2008

 
The simple truth of rugby super league is that every club in it is living beyond their means and are way in dept.Even after Wigans great run of success they finished up having to sell Central Park to pay off their depts. To build large stadiums is simply throwing good money after bad because apart from the odd game or two they will never be filled.Rugby league will never attract the crowds which attend soccer and even their attendances are falling every seaon apart from Manchester United simlply due to being in the Cheshire stock brokers belt. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

9th Sep 2008

 
As a casual observer I would remark: if Wigan Council and the general public had at the time known that in future Wigan RL would have been turned out of their home for the sake of a routine Latics match - would Whelan have got the subsequent permissions and co-operation that he subsequently rceived to acheive his ambitions? Is Whelan now showing his true colours? Will Wigan RL find themselves without a stadium in the near future? I don't know how wealthy are the present owners of Wigan RL but I hope that Wigan Council will co-operate with them to build a new stadium. I think it needs to be at least 20,000 strong. And I hope the latics are left with an empty stadium when they are back with the non-league clubs. Wigan Athletic are a false club and are supported only by Whelans wealth. Bill Doherty, Wigan, UK

9th Sep 2008

 
Agreed Red Sales..What happened to the Twelve million quid we got for Central Park.At the time we could have had our own stadium built to hold 12 thousand which is all thats necessary for rugby league.The money received from Tesco belonged i would think to all the shareholders but not one was consulted over this matter.A disgrace indeed and what has now led to the present circumstances. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

9th Sep 2008

 
Wigan RL - warriors - you mean stiffs, Wigan RL is dead - sacrificed like Orrell RU on the back of a tuppence hapeny soccer team that will finish up where it started in Div 4. Playing a home cup round against Bradford in Widnes. Biggest disgrace ever. The hearts been ripped out of Wigan RL. B. disgrace...b. disgrace..biggest ever disgrace in rugby league history..b. disgrace.. Red Sales, Wigan, England

8th Sep 2008

 
There is a god after all.Wigan R. L. manage a draw at St. Helens. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

7th Sep 2008

 
I have.She doesn't know who she is either.Must be something in the Wigan water. tom mix, off the wagon wigan, uk

3rd Sep 2008

 
Iff you don't know who you are ask the matron she'll tell you. johnny walker, wigan old brewery, uk

2nd Sep 2008

 
Do any of you guys know who you really are?We're all doomed i say dooooomed. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

2nd Sep 2008

 
Stay on strike Yatesy it's much more relaxing. CISCO KID, LONE PINES, UK

2nd Sep 2008

 
*************LAST OF THE DOWDALLS************ After reading these postings for some time, I like Bernie am confused. So Bernard Curly Dowdall isnt Ernie but Bernie, cept he is Ernie but his real name is Bernie. And Terry aka Ducky isnt Ernie or Bernie but is Curlies Older Wiser Brother cept he is Terry Dainty. Bernie is the last of the Dowdalls - so who is Peter? I'm confused! Yatesy, Wigan, UK

1st Sep 2008

 
So did mine.Lousy at cutting hair but a mean umbrella repairer. joe mintball santus, mint city wigan, uk

1st Sep 2008

 
My barber repaired umbrellas. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

1st Sep 2008

 
I saw two in Wigan park with umbrellas. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

1st Sep 2008

 
Whats happened to the butterflies.? joe mintball santus, mint city wigan, uk

1st Sep 2008

 
See what i mean. del boy, bow bells wigan St Georges, uk

1st Sep 2008

 
tother day my watched stopped. cliff (bloo), windsor st, england

31st Aug 2008

 
The first clock was invented by the Romans.It ran on water and was named Horogolium.So there. ex grammer school boy, next to a butchers shop wigan, uk

31st Aug 2008

 
You're losing track of the script Terry old boy i seem to remember you having a go at someone over their name and it wasnt boo who first called you Ducky it was that particular chap so get your memory on track. Old age is a devil sometimes in it. CISCO KID, LONE PINES, UK

31st Aug 2008

 
Stripe me its turning into an ex grammer school pat one another on the back site and i bet not one of you can speak latin.I know some of you are reasonably witty but can't spell for toffee. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

31st Aug 2008

 
Bernard I have a confession to make. I am Terry aka Ducky aka Curlies Older. Why?..as a tribute to the great Bernie. I feel honoured to be your soul brother .. you see my missus is forever in your debt as a recipient of your good deeds. You see Bernie .. she was one of those poor kids for who you did so much. So to me ..like many .. you are a hero. Curlies Older?.. well Grammar Boys were being abused by a bad soul on the site .. knowing you were a grammar boy .. I felt I needed to protect you. Ducky? .. the bad soul .. sure you know who – well he named me that. So there you have it Bernard. Unless I have your permission I will not use the great Dowdall name again. PS – the missus cant wait to see you on TV. PS - I don’t know Peter Dowdall. Terry Dainty, Wigan, UK

31st Aug 2008

 

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