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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 5th May, 2017)

Wigan Parish Church

Wigan Parish Church
Taken from Wallgate.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 5th May 2017 at 03:25

Memories again. A school friend of mine was Rector at the Parish Church, many years ago. He baptised one of my daughters forty years ago and I took him for a communion wine (Oh no, a beer), at the Dog and Partridge afterwards.

Mick, you are giving me so many memories. Please keep them coming.

Comment by: Caroline Waterhouse on 5th May 2017 at 06:48

My Dad , Jack Jowitt used to live at the Dog and Partridge his mother my Grandma Jowitt was the Landlady. Does anyone remember them ?

Comment by: Veronica on 5th May 2017 at 08:09

I've always thought it strange that buildings were constructed in front of the Parish Church. Unless the public house might have been a private house belonging to the church. I'm not clued up about the buildings. It's a really good familiar picture.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 5th May 2017 at 08:51

The Dog & Partridge was a decent pub for a drink and a chat; one of Wigan's best.
The Ball & Boot (Clog & Pump?) was good for a laugh.
Excellent photo Mick.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th May 2017 at 09:22

Had some pleasant walks through the churchyard.An unchanging scene, and I'm so glad the pub is back to its original name.

Comment by: Syd on 5th May 2017 at 12:42

Great photo, what Wiganworld is all about.

Comment by: britboy on 5th May 2017 at 15:07

I have a framed photo of the pub when it was called Bees Knees , they had window boxes all over the front.
Didn't it have some other names as well, good to see it back with its original name.

Comment by: david.b on 5th May 2017 at 15:08

Nobby Clarkes old pub.

Comment by: dave johnson on 5th May 2017 at 22:31

I have been unable to post on the forum site for several years but the comment you (Harold) made regarding the food bank queue along with the pathetic individual on Q T is a disgrace. yours truly Preyter Pie!
Hope this is allowed?

Comment by: fred foster on 5th May 2017 at 22:45

I read somewhere that the landlord of the pub in the 1800s was transported to Australia for mining coal in the cellar. He was undermining the Parish Church!!

Comment by: bryan traynor on 14th May 2017 at 11:00

I was once shown around the cellar which had tunnels leading off in several directions.Also you could see the buttresses of the old parish church.Tunnels possibly used during the Reformation.

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