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St Thomas's Walking Day

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Jean Middleton in Great George St on Walking Day
Photo: jean
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I think Momac, David Marsh, Harry and other Wallgaters will recognise this place. It was probably taken around 1950

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th June 2012 at 21:19

Momac, is this what you have been waiting to see, as I waited to see the site of my childhood home? I really hope it is.....I know what it means to you only too well. Irene. X.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 27th June 2012 at 11:02

Jean..you will never know what pleasure this has given me..I have been waiting to see a photo of our street for years..the gates at the back of you where I stood in the middle of,and the wind blew them shut..trapping my arm and broke it,another trip to R.A.E.I..I was a tomboy I know, much to my mams disgust..Jean I can still see you coming around the corner of the street with your School uniform on..and can still picture your Mum and Dad..we were talking to your Charlie a few years ago in Swinley..I hope he's keeping well,and hope you are too. The lady on the other photo was Mrs Ramsdale..had children Theresa, Joe, Bernard,and another one who's name slips my mind..thank you so much Jean for putting these shots on..I'm over the moon to see my old street again..I hope you've been reading the Wallgate thread.

Hello Irene..yes you are right..when I first saw these shots, a lump came in my throat..I was near to tears,did that happen to you when you saw your street..isn't it strange what childhood memories can do..especially happy ones....take care.x

Comment by: John B on 27th June 2012 at 16:12

Maureen, I know exactly what you mean about pictures of your old street etc. Before I got a computer I would never have thought that I could ever find a picture of School St in Scholes - the street I was born in. After years of being on Wiganworld, and hoping against hope, someone put a picture of it on! Not only that, the house I was born in was there right before my eyes. I was absolutely chuffed to pieces. Memories of childhood are so precious, and images of certain places and things bring it all back so strongly. Long live Wiganworld, eh.

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th June 2012 at 18:40

How right you are, John.....that happened to me too; well, not exactly our front door, but I saw again the liitle terraced row where I was brought up. Long Live Wigan World indeed!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 27th June 2012 at 19:13

"I'm wild again
beguiled again,
a simpering whimpering child again.
Bewitched bothered and bwildered am I"

See what your photos do Jean,the car shaped signal box is still there last time I looked and aren't those cobbles just lovely.Thanks again Jean.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 27th June 2012 at 22:27

John..the only way I can describe it is by saying a lovely warm feeling comes just by looking at your childhood area..I keep coming back on here just to have another look at these photos..and Irene as she says saw hers the other week and you could tell she was overjoyed..and Jean..have you ever looked at People on the list at the left hand side of this page,our family is on there..and yes three cheers for Wiganworld.

Comment by: harry barrow on 28th June 2012 at 09:09

Yes,you've done it Jean,The photos we have all wanted,our youth,our street,our people,Thankyou so much, H.

Comment by: Roy on 28th June 2012 at 13:23

Maureen, the lad on the photo with your Mike(The McGovern family) is Kevin Ashcroft who also went to TLS.

Comment by: allan on 28th June 2012 at 15:46

my mum josie ward was born in great george st lived at no 136, sister agnes and brother lawrence.

Comment by: jean on 28th June 2012 at 19:40

Maureen,I have just been looking at your family photos on 'People' What a stylish, good looking woman your mother was and Michael was just as handsome as his dad.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 29th June 2012 at 10:34

Allan,just in case you don't know already,if you click on schools on the left hand side of this page it will give you all the Wigan schools..scroll down to St Josephs and you will see a class photo..Agnes is on that..hope you find it.

Jean thank you for your comments x.

Comment by: allan on 29th June 2012 at 15:00

maureen i have seen those pics of st josephs, thank you anyway:)

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