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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017)

Wigan Samaritans


Wigan Samaritans
73 Dicconson Street, Wigan.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone 6s)
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Comment by: Gary Leece on 22nd August 2017 at 08:55

Good photo, sound organisation.
Dicconson is old English, cf Dicconson Lane on Aspull/Westhoughton boundary. The surname is now very rare, though Richardson is common.
In Shakespeare's Richard the Third:
"Brave Jack of Norfolk
Be not so bold
For Diccon thy master
Is bought and sold."

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 22nd August 2017 at 09:12

Very nice property being put to a very good use.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd August 2017 at 09:22

JoAnnes first ever Photo a Day,well done, was you going there to get some help ?

Comment by: Pete Schofield on 22nd August 2017 at 14:40

If I remember correctly these premises were once used as the Co operative Dentist after they moved from the emporium which was at the junction of Powell Street and Standishgate. I remember going there when I was growing up and the dentist was a Mr Bentley who used to travel from Southport where he lived every day

Comment by: Sniltub on 22nd August 2017 at 16:22

You are correct Pete in every detail of your post. I too used to go to the Co-op dentist at 73 Dicconson St and it was Mr Bentley from Southport.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd August 2017 at 17:18

Well done Joanne, you should do more. It shows the building off beautifully.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 22nd August 2017 at 20:02

Nice one, Joanne.

Interesting angle of a well meaning group.

Good one you.

Comment by: Joanne on 22nd August 2017 at 20:33

Thanks for the kind comments. Sorry it's not clear enough to read but the notice on the door says:

When this door is closed we are telephone service only
Tel No. 01942 492222

Mick, I went along to take photos hoping to raise awareness of our local branch, as I only learned of it myself a few years ago :)
https://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-wigan

Comment by: Mary on 22nd August 2017 at 21:54

Welcome to the forum Joanne. Hope you will join us.

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