Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th March, 2014)

Hallgate


Hallgate
Taken from the old Rectory / Wigan Hall.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 3,698

Comment by: nephro on 29th March 2014 at 09:20

When I was a little lad the building with scaffolding up replaced my old school Blue coat school, and the Cowen family lived in that lodge on the right. Wigan Parish Church verger. 75 years ago.

Comment by: nephro on 29th March 2014 at 09:28

The lodge on the right was the home of the Cowel family, and Mr Cowel was Wigan Parish Church verger. The building in scaffolding replaced my old school The Blue-coat.75 years ago

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 29th March 2014 at 12:29

nephro, Mr. Cowen , was the verger for over 60 years . A true gentleman .

Comment by: nephro on 30th March 2014 at 10:12

Your correct Tom Cowen NOT Cowel a senior moment. By the way it's John from next door at Camberwell

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 30th March 2014 at 14:23

Hello John ,good to hear from you ,I hope your keeping well ,it's quite a few years since I last saw you. Very best regards, Tom.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.