Photo-a-Day (Friday, 23rd July, 2010)
The Royal Oak
There always seem to be cranes on the Wigan skyline.
Dearest pub in Wigan?
How many windows in this pic? Including the cars!!!
pub renowned for music for the tone deaf!
This is the pub that both me and Roy my husband Roy, had our farewell do before sailing to Oz in the 1970's.
So brought a few memories for us both.
We have returned to the Wigan area, after living overseas for nearly 8n years.
What was the building where the car park is now?
It was the Convent High School for Girls
Do you ever do any work..if youre not hanging out the office window youre lying on a sunbed in Minorca
had a few pints in there, good times remembered.
hy dorothy whats was wrong with oz
Hi Dorothy, Albert (My husband) and I were thinking the same thing as Mike. Why ever did you leave Aussie?
Great picture Brian used to visit there regularly when my friend's dad ran the pub (Woods)
Hi to Mike in Melbourne and Albert & Barbara.
We came back as our daughters where nearing high school age. We lived in the mining town of Port Hedland, WA.
Only one shop to speak of, had to ferry goods by road train. Overtime was cut back and the girls would have had to go to a boarding school in Perth some 1200 miles away. So decided wrongly to return to the UK. Girls then joined the RAF and flew away settling their own nests. One in Adelaide. One in Plymouth.
To Gerard Le Douche.
We sailed on the Austallis and landed in Freemantle on the 10th October 1972. I went out pregnant and gave birth in Perth on a very hot day on the 11-1-73. Where you giving 74 aimed at us?
When I was a lad that pub was known as Billy Woods's, and Fred Grimes had his car sales in their back yard.
Late 40's early 50's
hello again Dorothy Understand why you went back both my wife and I could not stand living in the outback ,ok for a visit but not to live permenantly.We got three children,the two daughter live in Brisbane while my son lives just round the corner. best of luck back in the UK.