Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 16th September, 2009)
Make a wish
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
I remember rubbing his shoe back in the 1970's my mum used to have to lift me up though.
Do I have a faulty memory,or is this statue in the park? (It is, after all, about 45 years at least,since I was there.)
I can remember going to the park with my Dad, who was visiting from Australia. Julie & Peter, my children rubbed the shoe for luck.
The pic bought back warm memories. :) Alan is my husband who is from Shared St Wigan.
It's one of those images of Wigan etched into the mind.More than 50 years ago I can remember that shiny shoe.
it was not allowed when I was a child. On this site, in my pix there is one of my brother & his fellow students sitting, leaning on him. Now, that is an old one.
Nice photo-sunshine and all. When I went to Grammar School, nearby, in the fifties no one was allowed to even walk on the grass back then. How times have changed....for the better.!!
Fantastic to see true icons of the Town, who did things that matter and for the good of the Town.
Todays box ticking, book balancing brigade aren't fit to rub that shoe!
The last time i rubbed his shoe,it had a hole in it. Has it been patched up yet.?
What a lovely photograph. It is 60 years (and a bit!!)since i perhaps "polished" the famous shoe I returned about 7 years ago and just had to do the same .... Its just a custom isnt it !??nothing changes !\wish they would clean the old chap up a bit though.