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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013)


Around 30,000 Wiganers turned up in the town centre to mark Wigan Athletic’s historic FA Cup victory.

Photo: Stephen Nash  (Apple iPhone)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 22nd May 2013 at 00:17

Well done latics, I wish I could have been there. We just had a long weekend in Canada so with family over I missed the last few daily photos. I guess a few people went to whittley crossing spotting trains in the fifies. I lived on Dawson Ave. I knew Mal Leather and probably a lot more by sight. Good times Eh!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 22nd May 2013 at 00:40

A day to remember indeed...

Well done, lads...!!

Comment by: alan on 22nd May 2013 at 01:45

What's it all about ? A bunch of over payed adults playing at childrens' games ! 30,000 people need to get a life !!! Humbug .

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd May 2013 at 04:10

Another great one for the boys Stephen.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd May 2013 at 08:50

Stephen, I wonder where the number of around 30,000 comes from?
Derek Platt, I came across a list of 12 names of those who worked in the Dry Part Section at Walmsleys.
You started in it on 11th January 1971 and finished on 13th January 1971.

Comment by: Butt Head on 22nd May 2013 at 09:47

How nice and how fortunate the town was able to use the CHERRY COLOURED BUS that's permanently in Wigan.

Comment by: Brian Lowe on 22nd May 2013 at 13:50

Spot-on, Alan. Boring, pointless sport. In reality the less well off making the rich, richer!

Comment by: Ellen on 22nd May 2013 at 17:33

Returning to my comment on May 17th at 17.28, here we go again with the negativity! Why, Alan and Brian,can you not live in the moment and enjoy the team's success? I am far from being a soccer fan, but I felt a huge thrill when I heard of their win, "my home team" winning the FA cup was a distinct pleasure!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 22nd May 2013 at 17:51

Hi Ernest, you are not quite accurate in your Dates. I had two stints at Walmsleys, one from 1956 to 1966 and another from 1971 to 1973. My dad also worked there (Bert Platt, on the shop floor). I also remember the Rover 3000 you had.and the problems with it

Comment by: true blue on 22nd May 2013 at 20:54

Sour grapes from jealous egg chasers.Proud as punch of little Latics upsetting you cherry men!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 22nd May 2013 at 22:12

In the 50's at WGS, Pop Denning taught English. He smiled about as often as Joe Bos. One day he opened the poetry book and read 'The Arsenal at Springfield', paused then said, 'That'll be the day' and closed the book. We went on to read something else. I suppose this is close enough....

Comment by: Shirl on 22nd May 2013 at 22:19

Very well said, Ellen. I'm a rugby fan but felt exactly the same way.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd May 2013 at 22:21

Derek, The dates I quoted where only for when you worked in the Dry Part section.
Didn`t have a Rover in 1971, it was a Wolseley 18/85.
I remember your dad very well.

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