Ashfield House Standish late 50's info

Started by: BLACKRODWEAVER (623) 

Was Ashfield House in Standish (which is now I believe a resteraunt) in the late 50's onwards an annex to wigan hospital ,I seem to remember as a young lad going there for
eye treatment, but my mate says it must have been somewhere else.

Started: 25th May 2013 at 20:07

Posted by: linma (2680)

I was a typist at Ashfield House in the 60's. Upstairs were the Council offices and downstairs was the school dentist, the baby clinic and ante-natal classes, so the chances are that is where you went for eye treatment.

Replied: 25th May 2013 at 20:45

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

It was also a base for Lancs County Ambulance Service, 'til '68, when the new station was built..(now closed, I believe)...I worked there from '69

Replied: 26th May 2013 at 01:02

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

I think it might belong to Dave Whelan!

Replied: 26th May 2013 at 18:45

Posted by: lizziedownunder (7182) 

Blackrod you are right......I had a lot of dental work done there.....sat in the chair at the big bay window .....I can still smell the disinfectant to this day......very traumatic.....

Replied: 2nd Jun 2013 at 21:53

Posted by: alan lad (443)

I remember going for gas at dentist always had a bad dream under gas late 50s

Replied: 4th Jun 2013 at 21:38

Posted by: lizziedownunder (7182) 

I remember it too Alan.....horrible stuff.....had a lot of dental work done before we left for Australia....those damn gob stoppers....I had too many of a great dentist here.....

Replied: 6th Jun 2013 at 05:36

Posted by: oldjourno (51)

I can still smell the gas in the dentist! Part of the ground floor was leased to Lancashire County Council who provided the health cover for schools and young mums/babies. Nurse Hargreaves used to weigh the babies and give out concentrated NHS orange juice is medicine-sized bottles. The remainder of the ground floor was used for social functions (I had my wedding reception there in 1970)while Standish Urban District Council (including linma)used the first floor.

Replied: 28th Dec 2013 at 19:26

Posted by: linma (2680)

I wonder if I booked your wedding reception for you oldjourno, we in the Clerks department did that.

Replied: 28th Dec 2013 at 20:05

Posted by: oldjourno (51)

Hi Linda. Think you probably did! But my dad would have booked it with you - and I think we got it for nowt!

Replied: 29th Dec 2013 at 10:39

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I thought Ashfield House was a retirement Convent for Notre Dame around 1960's I seem to remeber visiting my Aunt there a ntre Dame Nun please correct me if I am wrong

Replied: 13th Feb 2014 at 16:28

Posted by: linma (2680)

I worked at Ashfield House in the 60's Elizabeth but it belonged to Standish UDC, nothing to do with a Convent.

Replied: 13th Feb 2014 at 18:42

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

I thought it was part of the estate belonging to Thomas Standish, which was bought by Whelco Holdings in 2004.
Wigan Council held leases on some parts of his estate.

Replied: 13th Feb 2014 at 19:54

Posted by: gaffer (6845) 

The restaurant is owned by Mel Street a close confidant of Dave Whelan.

Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 16:03

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

That's the restaurant. What about the freehold property?

Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 17:15

Posted by: gaffer (6845) 

The planning application for housing listed Mel Street as the land owner.

Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 19:13

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

I didn't know planning applications show the identity of landowners?

Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 19:49

Posted by: oldjourno (51)

My dad worked at Ashfield House from May 1960 until mid-1980s. Never any connection with the Notre Dame convent. LCC leased rooms downstairs and after local government re-organisation it was used by Wigan Tech admin department.

Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 22:38

Posted by: cllr gareth fairhurst (5397)

Mel Street owns all Ashfield House and restaurant. Don't believe DW had it at any time.

The eye clinic was there in the 80's too.

Replied: 4th Aug 2015 at 22:33

Posted by: jud178 (244)

When Ashfield House was owned by Kevin Barker it was the best resteraunt in this area by a mile.

Replied: 27th Sep 2018 at 17:22

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (104)

The Notre Dame convent was in Roundmoor Road which is on the opposite side of Wigan Road from Ashfield House. The nuns are no longer there.

Replied: 28th Sep 2018 at 16:40


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