WIGAN ELECTRICTY COMMITTEE5 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33313
IT APPEARS THAT THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE THE 'WHITE SWAN' PUB. I ONLY KNOW OF ONE 'WHITE SWAN' PUB AND THAT'S IN PEMBERTON. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANOTHER IN WIGAN?
Just remembered there was a WHITE SWAN in SCHOLES I'll lay odds that this is the one on the photograph
Ron: Your White Swan is on the Light.
My paternal grandfather moved to Wigan from Cockermouth in the early part of the 20th Century to work for the Wigan Electric Company, I think it was called. I used to have a badge with the name on and an image of the same hall as was on the Wigan Grammar School badge but unfortunately it has been lost. He may be on this photo but I have no recollection of him as he passed away back in 1956.
They're in "up t't'tash"
The White Swan at the junction with Greenough Street?Was it also known as the top longpull?
You cannot imagine this breed of town councillors demolishing Scholes