Ashfield House Standish late 50's info
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
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
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
I think it might belong to Dave Whelan!
Replied: 26th May 2013 at 18:45
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
I remember going for gas at dentist always had a bad dream under gas late 50s
Replied: 4th Jun 2013 at 21:38
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 them.....got a great dentist here.....
Replied: 6th Jun 2013 at 05:36
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
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
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
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
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
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
The restaurant is owned by Mel Street a close confidant of Dave Whelan.
Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 16:03
That's the restaurant. What about the freehold property?
Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 17:15
The planning application for housing listed Mel Street as the land owner.
Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 19:13
I didn't know planning applications show the identity of landowners?
Replied: 14th Feb 2014 at 19:49
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
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
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
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