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St George's, Wigan


St George's walking day
Photo: Graham Parkinson
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Item #: 32384
Walking day in the 1950's. The Shovel and Broom is the one that was in Scholes

Comment by: Veronica on 19th May 2020 at 18:39

What a lovely photo and it's always good to get a glimpse of Scholes, I know exactly where that is!

Comment by: Philip G. on 19th May 2020 at 21:17

Bet they couldn't wait to get goin'.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 20th May 2020 at 00:45

Hello Graham, lovely photograph I bet your Mum and Dad were proud..Regards to Susan. Keep safe,Tommy.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th May 2020 at 07:33

I love the dark, double breasted suit the smaller boy is wearing, very smart...wonder what the lads in front of the pub were discussing !

Comment by: Graham Parkinson on 20th May 2020 at 09:25

Hello Tommy. Good to hear from you! Helen, I think the lads are probably discussing what time the pub will open.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th May 2020 at 10:23

I wonder if that little lad's suit was made from material left over from his dad's. I remember most men had their suits made specially , I don't think there were many ready mades in days gone by.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 20th May 2020 at 11:17

Just before the bridge, over the River Douglas, then towards the Horseshoe Pub..

Comment by: Sue Sheppard(nee)Parkinson on 20th May 2020 at 12:34

What a lovely photo of my brother. Not seen that before ..I don’t think so anyway.
And hello to Tommy Walsh xx😊🤗
I loved Walking Day at St George’s.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 20th May 2020 at 17:16

From all the stories that accumulated that I personally heard, it would be an obvious conclusion that the parishioners’ of St George’s, and the parishioners of the local R.C. Community blended together admirable.

Comment by: Jackie Webb on 23rd July 2020 at 17:03

Hi! Can’t believe came across this photo after my dad & I talking about The Shovel & Broom the one in Scholes.. My Uncle Billy Lees ran it in the 1950s with my Aunt Winnie.. My Grandad & Dad went there a lot.. There was one at Ince but this one in Scholes had a really long bar..

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