Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 17th August, 2013)
So that is where it is ,,,,,,now I know....cheers!!!
that's a great shot of a familiar place.
why is it called Hardybutts?
A bit of speculation of the name HardybButts at:-
Also there is some interesting historical comments/observations on the general area e.g. Scholes.
Kath it's because the kids that sat on those cold stone steps telling jokes and tales had very hardy butts.
Joking aside the name derives from the ancient mediaeval archery training field that was once there.
I did'nt laugh Cyril!
and if you type in your search engine OASIS CD COVERS you will see a picture of them steps with loads of extras looking up at a man who is preaching out of a window of the old blind building .......OH and just for the record if you look across the road into gordon st were the lampost is that was right outside my house with ended up down a mine shaft happy days
Oasis 'If You Know What I Mean'
Harry Pemberton Wigan comedian used to say he was from Hardybutts in a posh accent but it was Wiganeses he was so funny our best comedian RIP Harry
What`s compng out of the Window(?)
on top of the lefthand wall!??
I like the picture!!
Tony,Harry used to dress in an old army uniform ,His favourite quip was,I was in Belfast when the first bullet wer fired ,a was in Hardybutts when second un wer fired .Happy Days
I lived in Clarington grove off darlington street. us locals used to call them steps blind shop steps, due to bottom right used to be the place were the blind and parcel sighted used to weave baskets