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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 remember when I found led I took it to Calderbanks at the bottom of Greenough Street. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

1st Aug 2008

 
Bob sometimes but not realy. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

29th Jul 2008

 
Ron do you still work on the door at Whelley Labour Club? Bob Pennington, Standish, England

27th Jul 2008

 
Sometimes I used to go to watch Harry Fairhurst mend clogs at his cloggers shop in Greenough Street. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

25th Jul 2008

 
Tommy tell me more I cant place you now, memories eh! was a good laugh workin on the conversion, Daves been here in Wigan couple weeks ago he,s been livin in OZ for a long time I missed him nobody told me. Tommy give a clue where? we worked allover the place, I,ll think some more an try an place you your surname might help anyway thanks for droppin in I,ve hundred tales to tell bout workin for PRESS and all a good laugh, cheers Tommy cliff Higham, where else, take ur pick

23rd Jul 2008

 
Hi Cliff recognised you from a school reunion photo posted on the site. Remember me North Sea Gas game worked with you a couple times. Mate of big Dave Parker and big Taffy. Scowse Tommy, Garswood wigan, UK

23rd Jul 2008

 
Just arrived back from hols to find everyone on strike except Bloo and ..er.. Ron...Ron lad did you ever have the feeling that your parents were sorry to see you come home. Just joking Ron lad...keep up the good work. Anyway can't be seen as a blackleg so better sign off for the duration. Up the workers! Yatesy, Wigan, UK

21st Jul 2008

 
I used to go to Mcnabs chippy but sometimes I went to the one opposite. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

20th Jul 2008

 
I got dragged there a few times Ron,was worse than the dentist. but we still had Macs chippy, keep the memories commin Ron you doin a good job here. cliff (bloo), wigan, poland

20th Jul 2008

 
Once a moth my dad used to send me to Dicky Plumbs barbers shop for ashort back and sides. Ron Groap, Wigan, England

19th Jul 2008

 
fscinatin stuff eh wot cliff (bloo), wigan, goin down the pan

18th Jul 2008

 
an I used to go to Mac,s chippy every Fri teatime. beltin bloo, wigan, goin down the pan

17th Jul 2008

 
I used to go to the grocers in Greenough St every saturday morning and collect the groceries. Ron Groap, Wigan, UK

15th Jul 2008

 
walkin sticks at dawn, now now then boys behave. I called in at the meet good turnout 317, ok ok ok I lie forget the 3 all nice people there was no fightin or wrostlin, boss was there, nice lad, I bailed out at 10 an called in the Millstone for a flyer, yeah you guessed it, I,m easy led stumbled out at 1 Friday morn. "The cracked are the best it is they who let in the light" Keep goin guys and behave. Bloo, where else, goin down the pan

11th Jul 2008

 
Yeah – I’ve sussed it now – the dudes a fantasist. Footballer extraordinary, Wigans best athlete ever, freestyle rostler – b……s. He’s probably locked up in an asylum. Looney Tunes. The only things he’s ever rostled with are English and Maths – and lost 3 falls to nil. Keep out of his way Mona luv – the guy may well be a nutter from the gutter. Sandside? He’s probably living in Winwick. Anyway – I’m on strike with Ducky until he buzzes off. Come on Mona, Blue, beatnik, Sol Janet all you regulars – show some solidarity. I don’t think you’ll have many takers tonight Bloo. Formerly Fat Walter, X Windsor St Wigan, Wigan

10th Jul 2008

 
Boo worked out in Billy Rileys gym. What sweeping out the gym. John Riley, Wigan, UK

9th Jul 2008

 
The moral to be learned ducky is don't throw stones iff you live in a glass house. johnny walker, wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
If I was you Mona I'd just ignore em.. this Walker - doesn't know a thing about you and comes out with a remark Totally OTT. Then tries to chicken out. You could be teaching kids with special needs or adults or higher education. The mons an idiot. If you notice he's never mentioned Greenough St or any of the characters..he's been on a couple of times and just cticises others on behalf of Boo. Also notice all the Plastic Cockneys on site. Del Boy. Lone is trying his luck - it's just pony - Lone - not pony & trap. You need to get out more. Who's the next Plastic Cockney.. Cisco or Boo himself. Lets all go on strike til Boo and his mates disappear. Ducky Dowdall, Wigan, UK

9th Jul 2008

 
Mona sounds a hand full.Think i'll bring the mother in law for protection. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
I'm told in the old days before you Mona were even a twinkle in your fathers eye Boo worked out at Rileys gym.He went under the name of Rib Crusher.My advice is don't tangle with him or it could be your Waterloo. lone ranger, wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
Should't you be at school at this time Mona. DR WHO, TARDIS WIGAN, UK

9th Jul 2008

 
You do talk rubbish.A simple yes or no would have done not threats from an obvious bully.Ithink Boos gone a fishin instead of just a wishin by the way and who can blame him. johnny walker, wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
I'll treat that remark with the contempt it deserves Boo Walker. And you had better bring your minder because amongst other things I teach self defence. I'm very fit and 6 feet tall. See you Thursday - wimp. Mona Spring, Pemberton Wigan, England

9th Jul 2008

 
Mona i could'nt help but notice how excited you got over Kennys attempt at poetry.Are you by any chance one of those idiot teachers who give kids marks for swearing on their exam papers.A reply would be appreciated. johnny walker, wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
Shakespeares effort was pony and trap.His grandad will be spinnin in his grave. lone ranger, wigan, uk

9th Jul 2008

 
You get help me baby…cos I can’t help myself.. that harp man.. you gotta feel it. Yeah – bloo man..the blues ..theres 12 bar but these aint the only blues formations man. Its how you sing it how you feel it…..listen to Nina Simone man …anything she sings is blues. She’s too good for us man …don’t let me be misunderstood. Yeah – peace brothers and sisters. Beatnik Fly, Aspull, Wigan, UK

9th Jul 2008

 
Singing the Blues wasn't blues Bloo man. Blues aint what you say - its the way you feel. ken just gave us a laugh - I managed to knock up a bit of tune to it - it flows well and its got rhythm. Not seen much poetry from you Bloo man - you keep chucking out the challenges. Peace man. Formerly Fat Walter, X Windsor St Wigan, England

9th Jul 2008

 
ok ok tele,s crap get urself down to The Royal Oak on thursday, we,ll sway to music an fall off stools as you do, I,ll walk you home. Bloo, wigan, Zimbabwe

8th Jul 2008

 
ur guitar needs tunin Kenan that wasnt Blues it was nuthin Bloo, wigan, england

8th Jul 2008

 
Bravo!Ken Bravo! Mona Spring, Pemberton Wigan, UK

8th Jul 2008

 
zzzzzzzzzzzz Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

8th Jul 2008

 
CUMBERLAND SAUSAGE BLUES Get up in the morning.. Put on my hiking shoes.. Hear my neighbours baaing.. Read the Sandside news.. *** Cumberland sausage frying.. Coffee in the pot.. Think I will go sailing.. In my lakeside yacht.. *** The boys shout hello sailor.. Boos in his sailor suit.. Cap at a jaunty angle.. A real dapper puf in boots.. *** From his St Louis to his titfer.. From his napper to his feet.. He looks a proper nana.. As he sasheys down the street.. *** He casts off from the quayside.. Crying belay there boys belay.. He stumbles to the port side.. And falls headlong in the bay.. ** Sharks sharks he cries.. A pyke heads into view.. I cannot swim he cries.. As the pyke begins to chew.. *** In just four feet of water.. Boo paddled to the shore.. Let him drown the public cry.. The pompous b…...y bore.. *** The moral of this tale.. Is not too hard to get.. Learn to sail before you go.. Or you’ll end up in the wet.. *** If your heads an empty vessel.. And you boast and brag and shout.. You can’t put any wisdom Where to begin there isn’t owt. *** Ken Shakespeare Ken Shakespeare, Scholes, Wigan, UK

8th Jul 2008

 
A stink bomb. Yatesy, Wigan, UK

8th Jul 2008

 
I heard Boo can sing a bit, I,ll bring my geetar he ca quote his stuff to music Folk Singer Boo might go down a bomb!? cliff (bloo), wigan, england

7th Jul 2008

 
Hi Bloomoon. I had a look at you on the St Georges page. A proper little Lord Fontleroy in your dicky bow. You know you are right. I watch less and less telly these days. It’s mostly rubbish despite there being scores of channels. I tend to go the gym more these days where you can not only keep fit but socialise with your friends and meet new faces. Mona Spring, Pemberton Wigan, England

7th Jul 2008

 
Watcha Del Boy. Used to have a club on your manor. You wouldnt adam n eve it but only give just over a monkey for it. Few more sobs and it would have broken me strawberry. Bit brassic them days but a bit jack the lad if you know what I mean. Bit o duckin & divin, bobbin & weaving and pretty soon your wheelin & deelin. Now I got 3 clubs in the big one a couple o boozers in Essex. Billy Barrow (Barney Bill), Basildon Essex, UK

7th Jul 2008

 
Yeah, know what you mean Mona luv. Can you imagine supping your pint and listening to that claptrap ... doesn't bear thinking about - shuudders. Anyway Bloo on my hols this coming Wednesday so can't do it. Was going to take my yacht to the Caribean but it's in dry dock at Wigan Pier. Yatesy, Wigan, England

7th Jul 2008

 
Bloomoon. Will try to come. But promise me if Mr Bu Sandside makes an appearance poetry is strictly forbidden and any mention of such. Otherwise I'm out. Mona Spring, Pemberton Wigan, Wigan

7th Jul 2008

 
Our Curlys a bit of a psychologist. He says that folk who brag about material possessions are trying to make up for failures in life. Any road I'm not boasting but I do have a pretty nifty pigeon cote on the Duggy. Bloo me owd marrow - I'd love to come Thursday but trouble says I can only have one six pack a wik and I have to sup it a wom due to credit crunch. Is there any live music on - if there is - I may be able to get the trouble to take me - she holds purse strings does see. COWB AKA Ducky Dowdall. Curly's Older Wiser Brother, Wigan, England

7th Jul 2008

 
its time your battery packed in whining walter. wigan warrior, JJB, uk

7th Jul 2008

 
Our Curly's a bit of a psychologist. He reckons this business of bragging about material posessions is often a sympton of folks who otherwise have failed in life. Well I'm not bragging but a do have a pretty nifty pigeon court on the Duggy. - Bloo me owd prato - trouble says I can have only one six pack a week and I have to sup it a wom due to credit crunch. Is there any music on - if there is - I might get the trouble to take me - she holds my purse strings dus see. Ducky Dowdall. Curly's Older Wiser Brother, Wigan, England

7th Jul 2008

 
Hi Cliff man. Your right - we are pretty sad dudes. Will try to get there Thursday but may have a bit of a jamming session with the band - will check. If I can get down I'll see if Stevey can make it too. I was going to sail my yacht on Windermere on Thursday but the batteries paked in. Peace man. Formerly Fat Walter, X Windsor St Wigan, Wigan

7th Jul 2008

 
So you sad sad people, Who,s Roy Cropper? in some tele prog no doubt Get a life gerroff ur asses an go bird watchin and down Royal Oak thursday. cliff (bloo), wigan, england

6th Jul 2008

 
Lets put faces to names, WW members an anybody else boss Brian wants us all down at the ROYAL OAK Standishgate next thursday, get down there have a laugh an a bevvy see you there!! get off ur asses make an effort you know it makes sence. cliff (bloo), wigan, england

6th Jul 2008

 
For anyone who is interested Alan Addlington has put some pics on the St Georges page. Kath Bridge who Sol reckons run off to the Canada wilderness with Degsi is on as Coronation Queen. Bloos got in quick with his comments! Formerly Fat Walter, x Windsor Wigan, UK

6th Jul 2008

 
Are you one of the Bay City Rollers Mr Fly. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

6th Jul 2008

 
Who are you ...boo boo..boo boo Who are you ... I really wanna know .. boo boo...boo boo.. Beatnik Fly, Aspull Wigan, England

6th Jul 2008

 
As a newcomer to this site the issue between boo and his critics stems from when cliff bloo asked for poetry input.Where boo made an effort and came up with some absolutely brilliant old wigan northern humour we are still waiting for one word other than criticism from his critics.To criticize is the easiest thing in the world .So come on you lot you know who you are.Put up or shut up. In the meantime you have probably made boo the most famous wiganer since Billy Boston. johnny walker, wigan, uk

6th Jul 2008

 
You seem to have a problem going there fat walter Its called a boo complex.Probably because he has got the better of you on so many occasions.There he is riding the waves on Windermere minding his own business and you keep rattling on after calling a truce.Grow up my friend and he may give you a sail on his yacht but don't be surprised iff he tips you overboard. DR WHO, TARDIS WIGAN, UK

6th Jul 2008

 
Janet, are you for real? Fats lad..I bet Boo was a train spotter as a lad. Bet he still is - perched on the fells with his bins and butties waiting for the old 95 to chuff up to Ravenhead. Chuckle chuckle .. the mind boggles. Ducky Dowdall, Wigan, England

6th Jul 2008

 

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