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unknown Wigan Woman Scholes 1967
Photo: bernard
Views: 3,953
Item #: 14629
Photo was used for art work "Woman with shawl"

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 21st April 2010 at 15:14

Great photo - steepness of slope (if it is Scholes) i would guess around the Clarington Grove area - Birket Street?

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 21st April 2010 at 16:06

My Mam carried me in a shawl like this one, wrapped around herself with me tucked up inside; I never had a pram, but I still have the shawl.

Comment by: FredG on 21st April 2010 at 18:05

I went to school in Scholes and lived in Birkett Bank, at a guess it looks similar to Gilroy or Belvoir Street.

Comment by: lanky11 on 22nd April 2010 at 05:27

could it be cambrdge st I lived there around that time
all the older women still used shawls

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 22nd April 2010 at 06:43

I am pretty certain a wider view of this shot has been posted before, but I am not sure which section. There was some discussion about the location then I think.

Comment by: Dennis on 22nd April 2010 at 06:47

Found it... Under 'People'... Woman With Shawl, Item #: 10330


Comment by: elijah on 22nd April 2010 at 14:38

That is well spotted. Same woman, same street.But not the same picture.(Head and shoulder angle completely different). Still begs the question, what is her name ?

Comment by: Kevin Higgins on 22nd April 2010 at 15:35

Well done Dennis. I spent around 2 hours trying to find the picture, which I remembered from last year. Still don't know who she is, but it is around St.Patrick's area.

Comment by: elijah on 22nd April 2010 at 16:18

Some info on artbyisherwood including the art work this photo inspired?

Comment by: colin quinn on 22nd September 2011 at 20:57

the women in the photo is lizzy carter my grandma my mothers name was eliza carter she mared my dad josipe quinn not sure when the photo was taken but it is the top st pats street

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 19th January 2012 at 14:53

Colin Quinn is correct. This is St Patrick St. the shop in the distance is Tommy Dummican's on the corner of Anderton St.

Comment by: colin quinn on 19th January 2012 at 20:39

tommy i stand to be corrected my grandma in the photo her name was matha lizy carter she lived in lowe street at that time

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