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St Patrick's Walking Day

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Whit Monday
Photo: Veronica Catterall
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Item #: 32673
Somewhere around the Dicconson St area towards Wigan Lane to pass the Convent and St Mary's and St John's Churches, which was the general way back to St Patrick's via Greenough St and Scholes. The Children of Mary group.

Comment by: jack on 2nd September 2020 at 10:41

Looks like Dicconson Terrace Veronica.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd September 2020 at 17:31

Are you on here, Veronica? xx

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd September 2020 at 17:47

Yes I think you are right Jack. That's me Irene 'glaring' ....I don't know why!

Comment by: Edna on 2nd September 2020 at 20:53

Lovely Veronica,I can tell its you,happy memories of walking day's gone by.xx

Comment by: Mick LD on 3rd September 2020 at 09:44

I think Jack's right - numbers 9 and 11 Dicconson Terrace, on the corner of Acton St.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2020 at 11:13

I knew some of the Wigan Worlders would know exactly where this is. My memories of the area from being small was what a lovely place it was with the fantastic buildings and the trees, it always seemed sunny in those far off days.

Comment by: Philip G. on 3rd September 2020 at 17:08

I like your Coo ca choo Veronica. And here's another dinky little thing: I discovered just a few days ago that there's no industry standard for the tones of graphite pencils - one makers HB is another makers 3B ... that sort of thing. It's nothing to do with your Coo ca choo, of course, it's just that I thought you might not be aware of the fact. Hope your ok.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2020 at 17:54

I didn't know that Philip, not done any graphite lately , but done a pastel pencil /painting of a harbour in Cornwall. Look up Colin Bradley on Ytube, he is the Maestro of the pastel pencil.

Comment by: Philip G. on 3rd September 2020 at 19:30

Thanks Veronica. I've had a look at him and, as you say, he's top-notch - a good talker as well. I had the pencil bit from 'Anna Bregman review of pencils'. She has Derwent in her top ten.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2020 at 23:08

Stabilo are the best Philip.. Derwent are not my favourites for pastels.

Comment by: Philip G. on 4th September 2020 at 07:42

The name looks and sounds good too, Veronica.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2020 at 14:26

Bought a tin of Derwent Graphic Philip- 9b - H. I do like the pencils. I have yet to visit the Derwent Pencil Museum.. I was hoping to go this year!

Comment by: Philip G. on 4th September 2020 at 20:29

Derwent's 'Graphic' is the one listed in the authors top ten, Veronica. You know your stuff.

Comment by: Tayto on 5th September 2020 at 12:34

Imagine the mothers being glad when this day was over, they'd get to give their nets a dip in Rinso and have them hung up again to stop the neighbours peeping in.

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