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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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You're still here John.Lets here something constructive from you instead of negative comments.At least old boo had a go and his poetry was actually very good and witty which goes to show you Wiganers have the sense of humour of a dog with a bone.So move on you looser and change the subject. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

31st Aug 2008

 
Well Curly Bernard Dowdall, no offence meant, but isnt asking Cliff Bloomoon to sort out the site, a bit like asking Boo Boo Sandside to judge a poetry competition. I find the old Mooner quite witty and amusing at times, but face it Curly Bernie, the Mooner is responsible for most of the tittle tattle on the site. When he's not Bloomoon he's Cisco or Deggs or the Lone Ranger. If you enjoy the site,,keep reading ,, why not. The site is self governing ..we've nearly got rid of that Gremlin Boo Boo,,and his attempts at poetry. OK some have indefinetly gone on strike...but they'll be back when they're sure the Gremlin has gone. J. Walker, Wigan, UK

31st Aug 2008

 
Well they gave Whelan the keys of the town for ruining Orrell RU. Wonder what he'll get for for leaving a sinking ship. Wigan RL will end up playing on the Robin Park athletic track. J. Drake, Wigan, UK

31st Aug 2008

 
They are way past caring. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

31st Aug 2008

 
I thought you needed a sense of humour if your a Wigan RL supporter. Yatesy, Wigan, Uk

31st Aug 2008

 
I'ff you ain't got a sense of humour guys leave this site alone and join the Wigan rugby league supporters club. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

31st Aug 2008

 
Lets sort this thread out Cliff .I remember in the old days when it was the 100th message.Who's Terry Dowdall,Ducky Dowdall,Curly's older brother.?..I thought there was only me left.Its all too confusing for me .i'm sticking to the Grammar School thread.I dont know who i am anymore.Help!!! Its very funny though lads. Curly Dowdall (Bernard), Wigan, UK

30th Aug 2008

 
Cliffy luv you are a butterfly. I recognised you from your grammar school photo with your pal little bernard. berny used to come to see me when I lived in dickinson St. Betty Tute, Wigan, England

29th Aug 2008

 
And for a thousand years or more.. Our land all storms has faced,.. And now we stand on solid rock,.. By the silver sea embraced.. Our nations Fathers with just pride.. Look down on our proud land,.. We Wiganers will show with grateful hearts.. Against all foes we’ll stand. Terry Dowdall, Wigan, UK

29th Aug 2008

 
I saw a butterfly on a flower on tuesday. bloo, wigan, germany

28th Aug 2008

 
I saw little Cliff the other day in Wigan Lane...ee..he did look worse for ware poor lad. I shouted buck up Cliff from across the road but he didnt hear me. It was raining too..he did look frozen. Betty Tute, Wigan, England

28th Aug 2008

 
Oh Wigan is a grand old town, The Romans.. knew it well,.. It always had a Nat King Cole.. As long as folks can tell... And so because its rule has been.. From age to age so royal,.. Its sons to-day their Town still call.. “The Ancient and the Loyal.” .. (Refrain).. For the honour of our town.. Let’s strive with all our might.. For the very name of Wigan.. We are told implies a fight... Though not “Ancient” we are “Loyal”’.. And we’ll fight a battle royal... For the good old town of Wigan That we love so well. Amen Terry Dowdall, wigan, UK

28th Aug 2008

 
I've heard they are very good Tez but a bit cramped. boo, costa del sandside, uk

26th Aug 2008

 
Obviously boo you know more about Primark than me. Is that where you got your radio controlled boat. I could do with one for my littlelad. Tez, Wigan, UK

26th Aug 2008

 
Boo dont half like rattlin you Wiganers cages dun he. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

26th Aug 2008

 
Primark have never sold sailor suits in my time here.But they do sell dummy's so you would have felt at home there. boo, costa del sandside, uk

26th Aug 2008

 
I'm joining French lessons. Before you say learn English first..I've told you before Boo..our Bernies got the brains in our family. I accept I'm thick but I try. You're even thicker but haven't got the bottle to admit it. PS I was in Windermere in the bank holliday. Primark are selling off sailor suits cheap..get down there quick..you'll look lovely mincing down the pier in your new sailor suit. T. Dowdall, Wigan, UK

26th Aug 2008

 
You seem to have a phobia about education Terry.Night school starts in September.Try it or change your tune. Llone ranger, on the ranch, uk

26th Aug 2008

 
Is there anything between your ears ducky .Facts are facts. boo, costa del sandside, uk

26th Aug 2008

 
Bragging again Boo. You'll never learn. As well as basic education and an interpersonal skills course you need a large slice of humble pie. Still you can't put owt where there is nowt. Boo in Cumbria ..more like phantasy land. Terry Dowdall, Wigan, UK

26th Aug 2008

 
Sorry to spoil your night Ged but wind and water is what sailing on Windermere is all about.A hundred and twenty mile round trip to Hindley and back is a bit much to listen to the blues when i have Sting as a neighbour.Now iff you were to send a taxi then that's a different matter. boo, costa del sandside, uk

25th Aug 2008

 
I have it on first hand information that the elusive Sam Bass was spotted fast asleep on Leeds try line at the JJB stadium on Friday night.Did anyone else spot him. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

25th Aug 2008

 
Not surprisingly Boo chickened out again. I was looking forward to the Cumbrian Clucker turning up at the Amberswood in his sailor suit. Thought I saw him disappearing out of the door with chase Me written on his T shirt but apparently it was a local walnut. Afraid the old grape crusher is all wind and water. Jem Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

24th Aug 2008

 
Steady Tel.Don't get your knickers in a twist.Anybody can make a mistake as the hedgehog said to the yard brush. boo, costa del sandside, uk

21st Aug 2008

 
Hey Boo you numpty give order. I'm Tez Dowdall not Peter you tube. I dont even know Pete. get down to Tech and learn read you Cumbrian grape wrostler. Terry Dowdall, Wigan, UK

20th Aug 2008

 
You will more than likely get your grapes crushed my boy. joe mintball santus, WIGAN, UK

20th Aug 2008

 
Goodo. Looks like the old grape crusher himself will be there. Can't wait to seem home to the hornpipe in his sailor suit and cap. See yous in Amberswood. Jem Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

20th Aug 2008

 
peter you have a terrible stutter, take your teeth out while your typin it might help. rock on cliff (bloo), told you a million times, and that too

20th Aug 2008

 
sounds good that Janet, I,ll try make it, will you be there ? cliff H, told you enough times, rainy

20th Aug 2008

 
He's had something else crushed by the sound of him. wigan warrior, wigan, uk

19th Aug 2008

 
is that pete dowdall from ince terrry dainty, wigan, england

19th Aug 2008

 
You'll recognise me alright ducky.I 'll be the one who crushes your hand when i shake it. boo, costa del sandside, uk

19th Aug 2008

 
I remember bein in dicky plums when mrs cox opened the door and shouted..bob cox in here? dicky replies..just shaves and haircuts. edgar s., wigan, england

19th Aug 2008

 
I'll try to get down - the trouble permitting. Wear a flower in your coat so we recognise all. All accept Boo. He'll look cute in his sailor suit - oo I could crush a grape. Peter Dowdall, Wigan, England

19th Aug 2008

 
I'll try to get down - the trouble permitting. Wear a flower in your coat so we recognise all. All accept Boo. He'll look cute in his sailor suit - oo I could crush a grape. Peter Dowdall, Wigan, England

19th Aug 2008

 
I'll try to get down - the trouble permitting. Wear a flower in your coat so we recognise all. All accept Boo. He'll look cute in his sailor suit - oo I could crush a grape. Peter Dowdall, Wigan, England

19th Aug 2008

 
Sounds good Janet. Tyy and get there. You should all come..Walter, Beatnik man - you probably like owd rock n' roll. You too Bloo, Yatesy and evrybody else. Jem Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

19th Aug 2008

 
billy barker he sings all 50 n 60s rock n roll xx janet winstanley nee cartwright, wiganl, lancesl

19th Aug 2008

 
Janet. Who is Terry Barker? Jem Holden, Wigan, England

18th Aug 2008

 
In terms of behaviour Ducky you leave a lot to be desired.Now go away and learn how to spell properly. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

17th Aug 2008

 
now now amberswood next saturday nite come and watch billy barker (higer ince)xx janet winstanley nee cartwright, wigan, lancesl

17th Aug 2008

 
Causing trouble again Boo. You're driving everybody off the site. This is the tine of year you should be signing up for your basic Englsh course. Get an education and come back when you know how to behave yourself. Terry Dowdall, Wigan, England

16th Aug 2008

 
Get back it watter Jem. lone ranger, on the ranch wian, uk

15th Aug 2008

 
You tell um Sal. Your right he is a numpty. Bloo, Boo, Lone Ranger etc set of Tubes. Come on you men show yourselves. Jem Holden, Wigan, UK

15th Aug 2008

 
Come back when you are old enough to remember these things Sal Kav. In other words come back when you've got your knees brown. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

15th Aug 2008

 
no you didnnt you numpty you were in a comic with tonto. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

15th Aug 2008

 
We made pea shooters out of a piece of wood and an elastic band. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

14th Aug 2008

 
We rolled up hot tar in big balls. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

14th Aug 2008

 
Does anybody remember Florries corner shop which i am told was the insperation behind Coronation Streets Florrie Lyndley's corner shop.Does anybody remember when Lewis's ice cream shop was called Raffo's .Signor Raffo was an Italian prisoner of war who was interned and made to work on local farms.After the war he liked Wigan that much he stayed here.Being Italian he was an expert at making ice cream and thus started the ice cream industry in Wigan.He married Hilda who served in the shop with Gladys.They had a son named Tony who played rugby for St Mary's when i played for Whelley.Is Tony still around i wonder. boo boo, on the ranch wigan, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
You're really scraping the barrel now Cliff. jJ Walker, wigan town, uk

13th Aug 2008

 

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