Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 1st August, 2012)
Plaque at Cat I'th 'Window
Used to pass this every day on my way to school in the early 60s. Always wondered what the significance was. No I know.
For Thomas Walsh, in answer to your question a day or two back, my connection with Wigan is that I was born in Back Lane, Wrightington, then moved to Haigh and went to John Rigby 1960-65. Home is now the Scottish Borders but I'm working in Nantong, China, as Project Manager, building a 750 person floating accommodation unit for use in the UK Offshore Oil and Gas industry. Expect to be here at least 2 years. No Greenhalgh's pies or pasties available here. Very sad!!
Tom, for an interesting read, put `cat in window at standish` on Google.
I sometimes used to go the St Maries School that was just across the road from this place and I like the way is says at the end after the fist explanation , Alternatively it could have been a dairymans sign.
It could also have been used for Alcoholic Cats
A heck of a difference between avoiding the government troops and missing the milkman!!
Would have been nice to see all of the building
Just came across Mick`s P-a-D 13th July 2011 `Cat I`th`Window` whilst obtaining today`s P-a-D !!
Every time i pass this plaque i always intend to stop and read it but always manage to forget. Thanks Thomas ... now i don't need to.
If you go up the farm track at the side of the white bungalow you will come to the original Cat Inth Window Farm Ive just put a photo of it on Wiganworld Photos of everything else.
Hugh Wilson ,Thank you for your reply,I wish you well for your remaing time in China,
sorry there are no Greenhalgh's pies,but imagine there will be lots of Chinese Take-a-Ways.Kind regards,Tom.
Is this in Almond Brook Lane/Road?
was it tom Baldwins farm before Mick ? also is the single iron bar gate a bit further up the track still there ?
my stepfather's uncle albert, (wilson) owned it in the 40's and 50's
My Grandmothers and their Parents, James and Elizabeth Wilson, lived there in the late 1870's till the late 1890's; Elizabeth Wilson's maiden name was Sutton.
Peter W, do you know if they were related?
Now that was a daft question, Peter W, beacause if they had been related, then you would also be related tomy step father's uncle Albert