Photo: Ron Dawber
Item #: 1740
I'm sure our doctors surgery (Dr. Johnsons) was at the top of Greenough St)
yes dr johnson s was near the top on the corner opposite the windmill pub was reg sutton s farther down greenough st was a shop called lenegan s any relation to wigan rugby chairman
You are right Joan. Dr Johnsons was on the right at the top of Greenough St.(Looking down the hill) He used to stride across from one surgery room to another, and was quite tall, to me anyway. He was our family doctors and was well respected. Apparently moving further up Scholes to a newer building after his old one was pulled down. My Dad used to carry me up Greenough St on his back, when I got tired. Only tiny then, after visiting the fair & pot sales. Good times .
i lived just a bit further down in swan terrace same st. as billy and joe mcfarlane
Again great memories, corporation buses, no traffic to speak of and no lights at bottom of Scholefield Lane. Still use Johnson's doctors although now of course it is Longshoot Health Centre. Scholes was a rough place to grow up and live in but what a place, what a community, packed full of great memories. Tragic to look at it now. Those responsible (if still living) should be tarred and feathered and made to walk up and down Scholes. Scholeshenge I ask you? What will they think of next?
I lived in Regent Street (now Sullivan Way) off Greenough Street and walked to St Pat's to school every day and to my grandparents (Mother and Father) Paddy and Alice Dyer's in Bradshawgate. When they moved from Bradshawgate to Baron Street we walked to there up "Primrose Hill", by the "castle wall" through Longshoot. They seemed such big open spaces and long distances for little legs. Our Tony taught me to play bowls on the bowling green at Longshoot, with Mick, Paul, Neil and Seamus Lyons. Our Drs were Dr Hoey, then Dr Ince and Mills whose surgery was on the corner of Regent/Greenough St. There was a corner shop in Regent Street run by Mrs Sherrington, whose daughter,Muriel was a registrar. My dad was a good friend of Isherwood, the reclusive artist who had a shop in Greenough Street,
I was born in Caunce Street but left Wigan in 1966. I went to St.Georges School and know well Great Acre Park and its swings (call it the Bowling Green). Jumped off the castle walls many a time - and nearly broke my neck. Made fires on the "Breyd" above.
Hi Sue (McGarty), I see this is an old post from 2014 but hope it is still active..
Sue you mention your grandparents Alice and Paddy Dyer...my grandaunt was Alice McGowan originally Sligo m. Patrick Dyer...they lived in Wigan,very possible same family. I posted a photo on this site of John Dyer their son taken 1946..if you see this I would be delighted to hear from you...thank you
I believe that the pub in this picture is the white swan, which my parents John And Peggy conway Were landlords of, from1960 to 1963, when the pub closed its doors,