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Crooke and Standish Lower Ground


Walking Day - May 1955 - Standish Lower Ground
Photo: Paul Dowd
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Crooke Methodists walking in front of Hawthorn Terrace.

Comment by: Ian. on 31st July 2021 at 11:22

Whereabouts is Hawthorn Terrace Paul?
Does it still exist?

Comment by: Paul Dowd on 31st July 2021 at 14:08

Yes, the houses are all still there. They were originally known as 'Woosnam's Houses' after the first family to live there. There is a plaque saying 'T&G W 1881' and Thomas Woosnam was living in one of them in 1891.

Comment by: Ian on 31st July 2021 at 19:36

Thanks for the reply Paul.
But I just cant place where they are?
Is it off Wigan Lower Road as this looks like a main road?

Comment by: Paul Dowd on 31st July 2021 at 20:49

It is wigan lower road close to the bus stop near the junction with woodrush road

Comment by: Valerie Bradshaw on 1st August 2021 at 10:34

The front room of one of those houses was used as a surgery for Drs Marwick, Ormsby and Surman. People used to queue there each day after their Shevington surgery ended.

Comment by: jumpin jack flash on 8th August 2021 at 15:44

I think the doctors nurse was called Margret Moss, i think i saw somewhere a journal that was maybe written by Margret as she did her rounds around Crooke & SLG

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