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Bob Cain builder

Started by: kameras (457) 

I’m talking many years ago, But does anyone know what happened to Bob Cain? Used to be situated in Swinley area

Started: 25th Oct 2017 at 01:35

Posted by: peter g (3562) 

Bob the builder?

Replied: 25th Oct 2017 at 13:47

Posted by: kameras (457) 

Haha , but... seriously anyone know ?

Replied: 27th Oct 2017 at 00:29

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

There was a Cain building firm at Park Street Poolstock circa 1990s

I believe they had to cease business due to clients who couldn't affords to pay after the work was completed

Maybe or not the same Cain; I don't know

Replied: 27th Oct 2017 at 09:35

Posted by: nanajacqui (4355) 

Remember him well,he always wore bright red trousers & didn't he marry the beauty queen Wendy George & they ran a Pub in Abbey Lakes Orrell

Replied: 28th Oct 2017 at 10:11

Posted by: Ranger (30)

Last I heard, about 2 years ago, Bob was in a Nursing Home in Ince.

Replied: 29th Oct 2017 at 07:50

Posted by: gaffer (7984) 

Are you thinking of Bob Cain the accountant who was based in Upper Dicconson Street?
In later life he was in business with Wendy George as George Cain Leisure at the Abbey Lakes Hotel.

Replied: 29th Oct 2017 at 11:38

Posted by: nanajacqui (4355) 

Gaffer yes we're on the wrong Bob haha

Replied: 29th Oct 2017 at 15:21

Posted by: kameras (457) 

He had a builders yard near the rocket arms , I am talking late 60s to the 80s

Replied: 29th Oct 2017 at 18:11

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131)

There is a Bob Cain who lives near Hall Green, UpHolland. He was a motor mechanic at the Abbey Lakes garage.
Bob would be approx 7t5.

Replied: 25th Jan 2018 at 17:43

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

are they any relation to the calderbanks scrap yard if so on rekative elderly lives in standish

Replied: 26th Jan 2018 at 13:36

Posted by: fedup (235)

Bob was well known at Wigan Cricket Club as a real character and a reasonable cricketer. His father had a plasterers business situated on Mesnes Rd next to the Brocket Arms, which closed many years ago but he trained as an Accountant. He did indeed live at, or be in business with Wendy George at the Abbey Lakes in his later years. Last heard of living somewhere in Standish some years ago! Boy did he like a drink!

Replied: 10th Feb 2018 at 15:17

Posted by: john b (60)

Re Bob Cain (Builder and Accountant) knew him a little afraid he is no longer with us. Married a lady called Beryl but did not last . He was pretty good on the drums,saw him at Arley Golf Club having a go one Christmas when the official group were having a drink many years ago...

Replied: 6th Aug 2019 at 09:08

Posted by: baker boy (15718)

did he play golf at haigh hall.

Replied: 21st Aug 2019 at 20:33

Posted by: john b (60)

Bob Cain was a golfer but did'nt know if he played at Haigh.

He did enjoy a drink...

Replied: 18th Sep 2019 at 14:14

Posted by: Evie (14)

Did Bob have a Brother called Vincent?

Replied: 8th Nov 2019 at 22:13

Posted by: dianne (827)

My uncle was in partnership with cain many years ago they had a builders yard near the brocket sadly my uncle jimmy died and cain bought him out

Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 12:54

Posted by: dianne (827)

Jimmy hewitt

Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 12:54

Posted by: dianne (827)

Must have been his father it was a plastering yard

Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 14:34

Posted by: Wiganread (14)

Yes, I knew Bob. He was a lovely lad. Always more or less in Wigan Cricket Club at Bull Hey. His grave is in Gidlow Cemetery. Bob was a really nice person.

Replied: 6th Nov 2021 at 08:21

Posted by: Ranger (30)

I knew Bob well. You could not meet a nicer bloke. RIP Bob.

Replied: 6th Nov 2021 at 09:31

Posted by: kameras (457) 

Thank you all for your replies. I liked Bob he was a good guy. I’m 70 myself I was in. My teens when I knew him.at The Cricket club. So I guess he would be in his late 80s. Sorry to hear of his passing.
All the best to you all

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 03:25

Posted by: john b (60)

Bob yes I knew him from my teens and I am now over eighty.
His later life was not the best and he had many misfortunes but quite a personality...yes he did marry Beryl and they were an item in my teens but it did not last.

Replied: 15th Sep 2023 at 09:31


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