Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 5th August, 2015)
Very nice photo, Judith...
Is this what we Wigan Grammar Grubs used to call Bull Hey?
Behind the Rectory?
Looks lovely, I wonder who is playing. Thanks.
Anyone know how it became known as bull hey?
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.
Is that Tech in the background?
Has changed enormously since I was there.
that doesn't answer my question Mick!!!
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.
Stupid comment Mick, I did ask a serious historical question about the name bull hey.
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. :)
I usually think your comments are really sarky, but to-day this made me laugh out loud.
Owdkewyed I have a scrap book of newspaper cuttings relating to the TLS if you would like to borrow it? email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mick,that is brilliant wet mi pants reading it.
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.
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.***
dIDNT UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT AT THE TIME BUT MY DEAR OLD DAD USED TO TAKE ME TO THE MATCHES WHEN PLAYED LOTS OF YEARS AGO.!!
owzat: put `bull hey wigan` in Google.
Jean; where have you been?
Owzat, a "Hey" was an old English word meaning "enclosure". So, Bull Hey was simply just that, a bull enclosure.