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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 23rd July, 2010)

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Helen on 23rd July 2010 at 07:38

There always seem to be cranes on the Wigan skyline.

Comment by: Jimmy Birts on 23rd July 2010 at 07:52

Dearest pub in Wigan?

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 23rd July 2010 at 09:53

How many windows in this pic? Including the cars!!!

Comment by: James Gallway on 23rd July 2010 at 16:00

pub renowned for music for the tone deaf!

Comment by: dorothy hesketh nee (ince) on 23rd July 2010 at 16:43

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.

Comment by: Gerard Le Douche on 23rd July 2010 at 18:58


Comment by: David on 23rd July 2010 at 20:52

What was the building where the car park is now?

Comment by: RON on 23rd July 2010 at 22:16

It was the Convent High School for Girls

Comment by: 'tis me on 23rd July 2010 at 22:26

Do you ever do any work..if youre not hanging out the office window youre lying on a sunbed in Minorca

Comment by: scoop on 23rd July 2010 at 22:48

had a few pints in there, good times remembered.

Comment by: mike in melboure/ex wiganner on 24th July 2010 at 04:24

hy dorothy whats was wrong with oz

Comment by: Barbara on 25th July 2010 at 07:14

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)

Comment by: Dorothy Hesketh (Ince before) on 25th July 2010 at 11:29

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.

Comment by: Dorothy Hesketh (Ince before) on 25th July 2010 at 11:34

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?

Comment by: nephro on 26th July 2010 at 07:40

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

Comment by: mike/in melbourne on 29th July 2010 at 03:27

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.

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