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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 1st August, 2012)

Plaque at Cat I'th 'Window

Plaque at Cat I'th 'Window

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 1st August 2012 at 03:01

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!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st August 2012 at 03:23

Tom, for an interesting read, put `cat in window at standish` on Google.

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2012 at 06:31

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

Comment by: Skeets on 1st August 2012 at 06:53

A heck of a difference between avoiding the government troops and missing the milkman!!

Comment by: peterp on 1st August 2012 at 07:22

Would have been nice to see all of the building

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st August 2012 at 08:18

Just came across Mick`s P-a-D 13th July 2011 `Cat I`th`Window` whilst obtaining today`s P-a-D !!

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 1st August 2012 at 08:21

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.

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2012 at 09:41

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.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 1st August 2012 at 10:45

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.

Comment by: David on 1st August 2012 at 14:19

Is this in Almond Brook Lane/Road?

Comment by: alan lad on 1st August 2012 at 21:13

was it tom Baldwins farm before Mick ? also is the single iron bar gate a bit further up the track still there ?

Comment by: john lythgoe on 6th September 2012 at 15:42

my stepfather's uncle albert, (wilson) owned it in the 40's and 50's

Comment by: Peter W. on 2nd November 2012 at 01:48

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.

Comment by: john lythgoe on 11th December 2012 at 16:33

Peter W, do you know if they were related?

Comment by: john lythgoe on 11th December 2012 at 22:24

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

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