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Vulcan Foundry


Vulcan Foundry Works Outing
Photo: Arthur P
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Item #: 7892
The photo is known to have been taken on Friday 14 April 1950 - Vulcan Foundry Boiler Shop's "Picnic Club" en route to Glasgow to watch Scotland v England. Would anyone know whereabouts in Wigan this photo was taken?

Comment by: bluesfan on 5th November 2008 at 17:25

Looks like Hewlett Street to me though of course I could be way off! The windows look like the ones on the old clinic that used to be there.

Comment by: Brian on 5th November 2008 at 17:37

That photo was taken in front of what is now Wigan Little Theatre.

Comment by: bluesfan on 5th November 2008 at 18:34

Good shout Brian, old clinic indeed! ;-)

Comment by: Ackky on 5th November 2008 at 19:11

Where ever the photo was taken in Wigan I wouldn't envy them travelling up to Glasgow in that bone shaker on the pre motor way system of roads. Also it would be interesting to know how they got hold of so many tickets for this annual fixture, which were like gold dust to obtain.The reception they would have got in Glasgow would probably been hot, as Hampden in a Scotland England match was no place for the faint hearted. Good photo all the same

Comment by: Arthur P on 5th November 2008 at 20:46

Thanks for identifying the location and for all the comments. I knew I should have known where it was!

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