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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st December, 2008)

Queen's Hall Methodist Mission

Queen's Hall Methodist Mission
Market St Wigan

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: teresa henry on 1st December 2008 at 06:35

my two teenage boys used to go to the nursery that was there, on the second floor.!!

Comment by: maggie on 1st December 2008 at 09:18

What memories! Concerts, recitals, Speech Days. I found it so interesting that the layout of the hall was almost exactly the same as the New Rooms in Bristol - The Wesleys' first meeting hall - and Westminster central Hall

Comment by: Pat on 1st December 2008 at 12:39

I remember being in the Girl Guides,there, and having "Coffee mornings" where we served coffee with morning coffee biscuits, to the shoppers - and went to all the local shops and market stalls with the stuff!! It was in the late 50's. Mrs. Tilly Challinor was our captain.

Comment by: Carol Gr on 1st December 2008 at 13:59

We had our Convent prize giving there one year

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2008 at 16:20

It looks very different round the back Dave! Had grass growing up at the top. Saw a politician-think it was Harold Macmillan--at a pre-elction meeting, in the 50`s, in there.

Comment by: June on 1st December 2008 at 21:06

Once sang here with H.A.Grammar School choir in the 60's.Cant remember why for the life of me,but it was impressive at the time.My only other public rendition was under Wallgate bridge in a police van,singing Danny Boy,one of the officers I was with turned on the public address system and left me wondering why folk were waving at me.I was a 17 yr old cadet at the time.Joe and John were the culprits.

Comment by: Jane on 21st December 2008 at 22:49

My Mum and Dad were married there as were my grandparents! My brother and I were christened there circa 1960 and I'm sure lots of my cousins too!Three years ago on a visit to Wigan from Australia at Christmas time we attended the New Year's Day service at the newer version of Queen's Hall.

Comment by: Charlotte on 10th January 2009 at 20:06

The Girl Guides & the nursery are not there anymore, Moved aproximatly a year ago, Was so sad as i used to go to both :(

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