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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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A lady in Pem at your age Crispin.In your dreams my boy in your dreams. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
Whats this boo about.With a name like Crispin you should stay well away from sailors my friend.. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
Whats this boo about.With a name like Crispin you should stay well away from sailors my friend.Happy sailing.. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
Ron! did you ever stick a matchstick in a bubble of tar on a hot day waitin for your mam to come home from work ? cliff (bloo), georgetown, not sure now

13th Aug 2008

 
What do you know about Pem Boo. My lady lives in Pem and two weeks with her is paradise. Then again your probably not man enough.Your more for sashaying down the waterfront in Windermere in your sailor suit. Like the song says. Hello sailor! Crispin Higham, Wigan, England

13th Aug 2008

 
Surely not at this time in the morning Ron. del boy, bow bells, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
Pickled. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

13th Aug 2008

 
I was once on holiday in Blackpool and i said to this geezer.You are Lobby Ludd and i claim my prize.What is it.He said "First prize is a weeks holiday in Pemberton"I asked him what the second prize was and he answered "Two weeks in Pemberton". del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

13th Aug 2008

 
ron me mam used to boil beetrootand then pickle it. did you have pickled or just boiled. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

13th Aug 2008

 
My mam used to make us lobbies and we had carrots and turnips and betroot to them. I like lobbies sometimes with brown sauce. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

12th Aug 2008

 
I was standing at the end of Turner St and a woman approached me. She said are you Lobby Lud. Nhow I said but I could eyt sum. Cliff Hart, Wigan, UK

12th Aug 2008

 
They seek him here they seek him there but those Wigan vigilantes will never find him.His other name was Lobby Ludd.You older Wiganers will know who i mean. lone ranger, down on the ranch wigan, uk

11th Aug 2008

 
Quite right boo.In the words of Muhammad Ali."We Wiganers aint as dumb as we look" del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

11th Aug 2008

 
Sol i don't know what you do for a living but you are wasting your time .You should be on Music Hall.No wonder the Hippodrome shut down but i do dig your style. boo boo, costa del sandside, uk

11th Aug 2008

 
Shhhh…..listen……..is that the sound of silence blowing thro’ the Greenough St site.. like tumbleweed through an abandoned town on the Texas plains. Or is it the silence of the strikers: Mona, Fats, the Professor and Curly’s Older et al driven from the site by the Sandside Family: Cisco Sandside, the Platt Bridge Cowboy; Del Sandside, the Plastic Ince Cockney; Jack “The Fascist” Walker and the Capio Mafioso, himself Boo Boo Sandside. The silence is broken intermittently by the slurred rantings of Bloo….is he pluckily hanging on in there to uphold the whimsically, entertaining nature of the site….or as some may have it…is he a blackleg paying homage to the Boo Boo Mafioso……..the world and Greenough St wonders. Meanwhile the “very interesting” Ron Groap, like a creaking railroad sign in a spaghetti western entertains us with sporadic croakings from his fading childhood memories. He has now fallen foul of the Boo Boo snipers whilst Bloo casually puts the boot in poor old Ron. But he is not alone …….an unlikely heroine is on hand in the shape of Sal of Sherwood. She has leapt into the battle like a latter day Boadicea. Will Sal single handedly send the Boo Boo Mafioso to their St Valentines Day wipeout?….does Ron really care?. Are the old gang whooping it up in the Black Bull, plotting revenge on Boo Boo to the drunken strains of the Cumberland Sausage Blues? Maybe the site is not yet dead….maybe just sleeping. Sweet dreams. Sol Reed, Wigan, Uk

11th Aug 2008

 
Same place you got Bloo Cliff.Sorry by the way Sal but it did sound made up. joe santus, mint ball works wigan, uk

11th Aug 2008

 
my name is sally theresa kavanagh and I live in sherwood drive so come on you lot come clean you cowards. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

11th Aug 2008

 
sure is , mister mint ball I dont know where they find em from. cliff H, St Georges -in the -fields, england

11th Aug 2008

 
Sal Kavanagh.Thats one cool name brother. joe santus, wigan, uk

10th Aug 2008

 
now now then silly sal, ur hidin again Rons ok, ur hidin again. Now behave go find some Led silly boy. cliff (bloo), crumpet -in - the Fields, england

10th Aug 2008

 
you should be ashamed of yourself mocking ron i would sooner read him than you at least he tells the truth and doesnt hide behind funny names. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

10th Aug 2008

 
I remember Frank Randle playing at the Hippodrome.Now he was really funny .He was born on Wigan Road New Springs but lived just off Greenough St for a while.He would find it hard to make a living now because Wigan's full of comedians. boo boo, costa del sandside, uk

10th Aug 2008

 
I remember slurring down Greeny on mi clog irons.Now that were a laugh. j walker, wigan town, uk

10th Aug 2008

 
Mulqueeny lets see what you can do.Make us laugh or iff you can't do that then write us a poem. wigan warior, jjb wigan, uk

10th Aug 2008

 
Iff you worked for the coal board you'll still be getting it and free. j walker, wigan town, uk

10th Aug 2008

 
I,ll liven it up, I remember the coalman bringin us 3 bags of nutty slack every week. cliff (bloo), windsor st, wigan

10th Aug 2008

 
Ok Paul liven the site up a blt .Lets hear your memories of Greenough St.Fill in the gap left by the dynamic treble. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

9th Aug 2008

 
Mr, Mrs or Miss Mullqueeny I have some sympathy with you but it is only in recent times that this section has become less interesting. However, its a free country and the current contributors have a right to list their memories. Read down the memories list and you may be entertained. All the real contributors have gone on strike due to one particular party pooper. I agree this setion isnt worth reading these days. The site "godfather" bloo, aka Bloomoom, aka Cliff Higham still contributes amusingly. Like bloo I am a Grammar School lad and read the Grammar School section where Cliff still contributes. He and his pals are a little older tham me.. but I get a bit of a laugh from it. Paul Sykes, Wigan, England

9th Aug 2008

 
yawn..yawn..such a boring lot. I. Mullqueeny, Wigan, UK

9th Aug 2008

 
All you musical guys are stuck in a blues time warp.There's bin no good music since the sixties.Peace brothers and sisters. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

8th Aug 2008

 
I used to buy Dollar bubly gum form Ryders and Seddons toffee shop in Turner Street. The wrappers were like dollars and they had pictures inside to collect. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

8th Aug 2008

 
yeah..after a bit..all the keylai got stuck to the paper and you had all black spanish on yur lips. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

8th Aug 2008

 
I used to buy 2 oz of kaylie in a pointed bag and a hapeny spanish from Ryders toffee shop in GreenoughbStreet. Ron Groat, Wigan, England

7th Aug 2008

 
Your mum must have been well off to own a flask Sal. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

7th Aug 2008

 
No Ron Groap, Wigan, England

7th Aug 2008

 
Ron did yur mam ever bring black peas back in a flask from wigan fair. sal kavanagh, wigan, england

7th Aug 2008

 
In my day Gem It was Mosses and Gees where the kids learned to dance or pick it up yourself at the Emp. ballroom.Your best bet is look in the ads in the Observer.There must be somebody in Wigan who does dancing lessons. lone ranger, on the ranch wigan, uk

7th Aug 2008

 
I remember the big red bacon slicer they had in Rushtons. They had big round blades with a saw edge. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

6th Aug 2008

 
Theres been some comment on this section about people giving advice on education. Well I want some advice on dancing. Does anyone know who what where you can get individual dance lessons - nowt fancy - say jive and waltz - that sort of stuff. Jem Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, uk

6th Aug 2008

 
What a great site but were are you guys.Yatesy; wiser brother and formerly fat walter better known as the chuckle brothers are currently doing the wigan walk and were last seen sulking in a wigan speak easy in hardybutts trying to think up the first line of a poem to challenge boo.Not an easy job but I'm sure their combined brain power will come up with something.Can't wait. Joe Santus, mint avenue wigan., uk

6th Aug 2008

 
I'm fast loosing the will to live here Beam me up Scotty.. J walker, wigan, uk

6th Aug 2008

 
rushtons had wire for cutting up big chunks o cheese an butter. sal kavanagh, wigan, uk

6th Aug 2008

 
You cannot be serious Ron. J walker, wigan i think ., uk

6th Aug 2008

 
There was sacks outside Rushtons full of dog biscuits but I dont remember anything for cats. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

6th Aug 2008

 
Seriously you lads should really reeeely take ciscos advice and get out more. J walker, wigan, uk

5th Aug 2008

 
I remember catchin butterflies and puttin em a hole with some grass so they could eat it and wouldn,t starve cliff (bloo), wigan, not sure now

5th Aug 2008

 
Careful Ron you may get "interesting". Jem Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

4th Aug 2008

 
There were plenty of breyds then where they tipped rubbish. You always found small strips of led under roofing slate. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

4th Aug 2008

 
Just got back from a cruise.I see the wifes been at you again Fats.You wanna light up boy its a short life an its runnin out fast.Get yourself down to the snooker hall and have a ball. cisco kid, lone pines, uk

3rd Aug 2008

 
you found led Ron ? did you just trip up over it?, I know, it was lyin all over the place them days, I never found any, though,I was always lookin, shillin a ton Calderbanks give you, beltin days Eh! cliff (bloo), wigan, england

3rd Aug 2008

 

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