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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th August, 2015)


Match at Wigan Cricket Club.

Photo: Judith Elsey  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Views: 3,118

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th August 2015 at 00:08

Very nice photo, Judith...

Is this what we Wigan Grammar Grubs used to call Bull Hey?

Behind the Rectory?

Comment by: Ken R on 5th August 2015 at 01:35

Looks lovely, I wonder who is playing. Thanks.

Comment by: owzat on 5th August 2015 at 07:44

Anyone know how it became known as bull hey?

Comment by: Mick on 5th August 2015 at 08:39

Owzat the ones in white will be Wigan

Some Cricket rules You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.


Comment by: anon on 5th August 2015 at 10:20

Is that Tech in the background?

Has changed enormously since I was there.

Comment by: owzat on 5th August 2015 at 10:41

that doesn't answer my question Mick!!!

Comment by: Garry on 5th August 2015 at 12:07

Lovely photo once again young Judith. If their was ever a sport to suit highlights this is it. It has got to be the most boring game in the world. Darts not far behind.

Comment by: owzat on 5th August 2015 at 12:26

Stupid comment Mick, I did ask a serious historical question about the name bull hey.

Comment by: Owdkewyed on 5th August 2015 at 12:28

There's the old Thommy Linacre school in the background, so many happy times and great memories of being a pupil there. Watching the trains out of the windows in the tall block leaving North Western when we should have been in maths lessons. :)

Comment by: Kath H on 5th August 2015 at 12:54

Hi Mick
I usually think your comments are really sarky, but to-day this made me laugh out loud.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th August 2015 at 14:48

Owdkewyed I have a scrap book of newspaper cuttings relating to the TLS if you would like to borrow it? email me.

Comment by: Jimmy on 5th August 2015 at 15:59

Mick,that is brilliant wet mi pants reading it.

Comment by: Pete S on 5th August 2015 at 16:00

The building at the forefront of the photo is the former Thomas Linacre School with what appears to be the dining hall to the right hand side of it. Behind that is the Technical college. If you look to the left of that you should see the clock tower in the Galleries. It would appear that the photo was taken from outside of the club house the railway line (not shown) to the right and Parsons Walk to the left. Great photograph.

Comment by: Jimmy, on 5th August 2015 at 18:12

Judith,great Photo.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th August 2015 at 18:14

Lovely, funny comments above.

Nice one, Mick..***

BUT..the question(s) remains, (and as Owzat says)...Is this Bull Hey and How did it get it's name?

Anyone know the answers please.

Well done, Judith. One of the best pics this year.***

Comment by: JEAN (F) WALES on 5th August 2015 at 22:09


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th August 2015 at 23:28

owzat: put `bull hey wigan` in Google.
Jean; where have you been?

Comment by: Titus on 6th August 2015 at 20:01

Owzat, a "Hey" was an old English word meaning "enclosure". So, Bull Hey was simply just that, a bull enclosure.


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