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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008)

Rowing Club


Rowing Club
There used to be a rowing club and boat house on this site. I can just remember one, two, and three men skiffs going out onto the canal from here. It would be before WW2. Maybe just after.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Cannon 300D)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd June 2008 at 07:14

I well remember the boat house & the boats. The golf course wasn`t there then, of course !

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 3rd June 2008 at 09:11

Yes,I remember it well Ron.Your photo does it justice.

Comment by: Nicky on 3rd June 2008 at 14:58

Nice pic!!!!

Comment by: David on 3rd June 2008 at 21:42

Nice photograph. I remember this scene in the 1960s the boat house was there, but I don't think it was in a condition to be used. Might be wrong. The golf course certainly wasn't there.

Comment by: Bill Benson on 6th June 2008 at 14:47

They rowed from here in the 50s

Comment by: BERNARD MULLAN EY on 29th June 2012 at 14:59

I REMEMBER AS A SMALL BOY IN THE MID FIFTIES , YES THAT WAS WIGAN ROWING CLUB. IF U LOOK (REAL CLOSELY) U CAN STILL SEE EVIDENCE OF SMALL WOODEN STUMPS ( BUT LOOK REAL CLOSR OK)

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