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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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The son of Mr.and Mrs Cropper. cisco kid, lone pines, uk

6th Jul 2008

 
Hi Janet - thanks for the explanation I think Ducky's got the message. We thought the tramp may have been Dr Mills or Boo but apparently Boo lives on a barge on Lake Windermere - so that settles that. Cliff - Roy Cropper is a character from Coronation St. The character is a perfectly nice bloke, wouldn't hurt a fly but a bit of a train spotter. Thing is - Boo's got a down on Steve Critchley who is a thoroughly good bloke who just happens to have a good education. Boo apparently is a bit thick and or lacks a good education but instead of accepting this like the rest of us lazy thickos he runs down those who show a bit of initiative. Anyway Bloo man - such is life - there's always party poopers - ignore em - life's too short - rock on man! Formerly Fat Walter, x Windsor Wigan, UK

6th Jul 2008

 
Congratulations to the rugby lads for pulling off a magnificent lucky win against Leeds.I'm informed you couldn't get off the JJB for finger nails but at least we were spared the Wigan walk which i've witnessed on many occasions.Six home games left now out of eight.They should scrape through.Good luck to them anyway. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

6th Jul 2008

 
Trust Prof. chritchley to put the dampers on.Was he the one who advised the judge who decided at great length that a pringle wasn't a crisp.Spent too much time in London i reckon. DR WHO, TARDIS WIGAN, UK

6th Jul 2008

 
ducky that tramp i was on about u may not cos ducky that tramp u may not remember cos i think i am a bit younger than u no afench babe xxx i do no cliffand walter cos they lived in windsor st janet winstanley nee cartwright, wigan, lances

6th Jul 2008

 
who,s Roy Cropper? cliff (bloo), wigan, england

6th Jul 2008

 
Drop the Roy Cropper act steven youv'e been watching too much Coronation Sreet. johnny walker, wigan, UK

5th Jul 2008

 
Please understand my friend I aint talkin to cockneys now. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

5th Jul 2008

 
You are quite correct Jay Bell. It is unlikely that Del Boy truly understands cockney rhyming slang. Having lived for several years in London the genuine Cockney is more understated and will use only the first part of the slang phrase. For example “they get their “Alan’s” in a twist....losing their “Aris”...looking for “a Barney” etc. And are more likely to use the phrase “St Louis (Blues)” for shoes rather than “dinky doos”. Del probably looked up his rhyming slang on the web, hence the unnatural flow of the narrative. Steven Critchley, Wigan, UK

5th Jul 2008

 
Adopted wiganer but born within the sound of bow bells my boy.They don't do the lambeth walk down there anymore only the samba so i thought i'd have a change.A lot cheaper livin here as well. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

5th Jul 2008

 
Del Boy -are you from Bow Bells or Chorley? Don't you mean St louis? Jay Bell Pentops, Wigan, England

5th Jul 2008

 
Hang on boo the three stooges were favourites of mine.Do you mean fat walter' wiser brother and Yatesy.They always seem to get their Alan Whickers in a twist.I think they'r loosing their aristotle and looking for barney rubble.Maybe they have a spot of chalfront st giles.They should put on a nice dicky dirt and dinky doos and go for a long ball and chalk.Preferably off a short pier. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

4th Jul 2008

 
Spot on Jim but please don't stop me pulling the three stooges legs.They must be that long their nylons must only be reaching their knees by now.Whats your sisters name by the way. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

3rd Jul 2008

 
I love the banter on this site. Fats, Yatesy etc. winding up Boo. Then Boo pretending it doesn't affect him. But all good natured fun. My sister recalls Brian went to St Cats the same as us. Says he used to "hang tough" outside Lewis's Milk Bar with Roy Thomas and Ronnie Leadbetter in his drapes and drainpipes. Puffing on his Woodbines, leering at the girls and threatening the little lads. I suppose it's the same with lads the world over at that age. As you do. Jim Holden, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

3rd Jul 2008

 
Well for once I agree with BOO. Fats, Ducky -stop implying Boo is a snob. Cos its not true. He just helps em out when they are busy. He's an impotant man. As a member of his local council today he addressed the cabinet. Tomorrow he's chatting to the chest of drawers. Yatesy, Wigan, UK

3rd Jul 2008

 
Listen up you geezers lay off boo.Iff you're boractic lint borrow some bread and honey off the trouble and strife and get yourselves down to the battle cruiser where you can have a dicky bird with professor Critchley and a good old derby and joan whilst talking a load of cobblers awls.And iff you have difficulty understanding that how do you think i go on with the redoubtable Stan. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

2nd Jul 2008

 
Winding me up.That'll be the day.All the snapping lastic came from your end .Now behave yourselves and stop throwing your toys out of the pram.Now i'm just off to avoid a few duckys. Have a nice day you all. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

2nd Jul 2008

 
Now Now Fats. I thought we had agreed not to wind up Boo. I'm not jealous of his yacht. Providing he minds the ducks he can sail it on my pond anytime. Ducky Dowdall, Wigan, UK

2nd Jul 2008

 
About time too. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

2nd Jul 2008

 
Sorry yer right onerable (dofs cap - tugs forelock). Formerly Fat Walter, X Windsor St Wigan, UK

2nd Jul 2008

 
Not many tramps have ther own yacht on Windermere.But maybe thats the reward from not attending night school.Keep on slagging Fats it suits you. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

2nd Jul 2008

 
Ducky - think Janet is talking about the tramp mentioned by John Connel below. Probably after your time in Greenough St. The only asian I knew in your day was Betty Mustapha Bloke from windsor St. So the tramps either the asian doctor or Boo I suppose. Formerly Fat Walter, X Windsor St Wigan, UK

2nd Jul 2008

 
There there Ducky keep takin the tablets.You'll feel better in the mornin. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

2nd Jul 2008

 
Janet - am I going daft or what? Who is the tramp? Dr Mills an asian? He might have looked like Clement Froid on a bad day - but an asian? Must be goning mad - tiptoe thro' the tulips...thro' the tulips I'll go...de di dum.. Ducky Dowdall AKA COWB, Wigan, UK

2nd Jul 2008

 
no not doc owey may b doc mills .he was asian doc janet winstanley nee cartwright, wigan, lances

2nd Jul 2008

 
mister Critchley cliff (bloo), where else, England, Gt Britain, United Kingdom

1st Jul 2008

 
Now Janet. What tramp is this? Not Dr Owey? Ducky Dowdall, Wigan, UK

1st Jul 2008

 
Crispin stitched you up like a kipper wiser brother.You must be going quackers. wigan warrior, wigan town, uk

1st Jul 2008

 
i remember the tramp they said he was a doctor and the bag he carried had all his paper janet winstanley nee cartwright, wigan, lances

1st Jul 2008

 
Give the chinese a miss wiser brother there may only be duck soup on the menu. DOCTOR WHO, TARDIS WIGAN, UK

30th Jun 2008

 
In flames my friend.He played with fire and got burned.Try a Ruby Murray Wiser Brother they're not as hot. del boy, bow bells, uk

30th Jun 2008

 
Hey Curlees Brother - or should I call you Duckee! You been shot down by Creespeen - no? Hee hee. Braz Munkee, El Paso, West Texas

30th Jun 2008

 
wel said Crispin an its a beltin name not run of the mill, granted but the Highams are not run of the mill we,re special. cliff Higham, wigan, England, Gt Britain, United Kingdom

30th Jun 2008

 
Well done Crispin.Its time somebody put him in his place. lone ranger, wigan, uk

30th Jun 2008

 
I beg your pardon Curly's Brother. I am a Wiganer born and bred and I am nobody's push over - Ducky. Higham may be a common name in Wigan - but we're not common people. Crispin Higham, Wigan, UK

30th Jun 2008

 
now then I dont write under any other name theres only one bloo anyway I,d a thought up a better name than that. cliff (bloo), wigan, England, Gt Britain, United Kingdom

29th Jun 2008

 
There was a pub called the Crispin in Birkett Bank at the end of Darlington St. cisco kid, lone pines wigan, uk

29th Jun 2008

 
Hey. I'm not having this - a guy named Crispin in Wigan? Talk about a boy named Sue. I bet he played for Rose Bridge. Come on! It's Bloo taking the pistachio. Curley's Older Wiser Brother, Wigan, UK

29th Jun 2008

 
Boring old Boo didn't half get their knickers in a twist though didn't he. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

28th Jun 2008

 
I've just discovered this site and have been reading avidly. My favourite characters are Stan and Steven Critchley - they are great but they do not write very often. It's like when I was a lad waiting for the Dandy and Beano to come through the door before school -so that I could read about the adventures of Denis the Menace and Jonah. Come on Stan and Steve give us more I am tired of reading about boring old Boo. Crispin Higham, Wigan, UK

28th Jun 2008

 
Does petrol grow on trees where you live Jim.Sounds like you could do with some general knowledge lessons to me. lone ranger, wigan, uk

28th Jun 2008

 
Mr Boo. I wee bit of info for you. Runshaw College based in Chorley & Leyland are running basic English & Maths courses starting in September. Depends where you are in Cumbria but may be quite easy down the M6. Thing is Mr Boo the courses are free. Good luck. Jim Holdem, Marus Bridge Wigan, UK

28th Jun 2008

 
Wow. Cisco man. Cool it. for Mona. Must be relative of Boos. Runs in family. Boo calls all on site. Dont give the crack if you can't take the rap man. Dont rubbish theeducatedand pretend to be a working class intellectual. Boos not a semi-skilled Wiganer he's a wannabe. Take Monas advice Boo - go to evening classes. FF Walter, Wigan, UK

27th Jun 2008

 
I here the recent Grammar School reunion went very well at the Brocket on the 19th and Bloo was a star. Maybe time for a St Mary's or St Georges do. Jay Bell Pentops, Wigan, UK

25th Jun 2008

 
Mona well known school teacher of old Wigan town.Ican't help but notice you have'nt mentioned English lessons would help the last two contributers.Can you possibly be biased towards boo.Lets have a level playing field in future please. del boy, bow bells wigan, uk

25th Jun 2008

 
wun neet me an clif ayum an jon wud went sent jons yooth club. a lad cawd layuns fru scows wuz playin snoocr wi is mayt an wuz tekin aygis. wi wuz waytin gu on. clif sez cum on yo men bi dooin. layuns loozis rag an sez if tha con do betr thee pot baw. clif sez cum on stan pot it. clif dropd me in it. a wuz a bit shayky an misd it. Ne livd it down. stan arkwright, wigin, inglund

16th Jun 2008

 
i lived in scholes all my life an remember maidwells and all shops there as kids we.d go in 2mr an mrs prescotts 4toffie an always order toffie from top shelf so he had 2get his ladders out from back of shop he was a misserable bugger lol then nxt door was where i got my 1st bike a rraleigh tomahwk bike we called bike shop sam plonks then there was a womans hairdressers then there was the best chippy in wigan nxt door its apity he followed the comedians across road wigan rugby as kids we used 2 climb walls at back ov calderbanks scrapyard and play in the old cars there i once remember as akid a tank being in calderbnks scrapyard also at back of mr prescotts lived a tramp we used to torment him as kids and e.d sum times chaise us he always had ablack breifcase on his posseion it would never leave his hands even when chasing us has kids he wore a black trilby big black bushy beard and black and grey overcoat the nickname as kids we,d call him was skippy any 1else remember him or seem him the old scholes with the shops was the good ol days greenhough street now has changed beyond reconition john connell, scholeser born and bred, wigan

16th Jun 2008

 
Maybe but there was never a dull minute when he was about. CISCO KID, WIGAN, UK

15th Jun 2008

 
And Wellington once said, "Trouble with thee Nap - tha talks too much". Yatesy, Wigan, UK

15th Jun 2008

 
Hi Mona you know probably that Napoleon Bonaparte 1st once said "Don't give me a brilliant general give me a lucky one" So be lucky.Iam. Boo Boo, costa del sandside, uk

14th Jun 2008

 

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