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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 4th September, 2021)

Down the Hill


Down the Hill
Down Standishgate and into Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Mick on 4th September 2021 at 00:06

That stretch of Standishgate is a good climb if your on a bike

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 4th September 2021 at 00:14

Nice colourful pic Dennis, I like the beautiful buildings and the shot of all saints in background, I walked up and down that hill so many times, it's even harder on the old push bike.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2021 at 07:45

I'll be coming in the opposite direction today. It's nice to look back at the town it's so familiar. I always remember walking back down the hill on Whit Monday past the Convent.

Comment by: joe bloggs on 4th September 2021 at 08:57

How would you know Mick yours is electrically powered

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th September 2021 at 09:31

Nice photo of the town from that point, especially the church.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th September 2021 at 10:15

I sometimes wish I was electrically powered when I have to walk up there lol.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2021 at 12:14

I have to say what a lovely coffee shop up past St Mary's. I met two friends for coffee this morning. It was very nice.

Comment by: Barrie on 4th September 2021 at 12:59

Memories-the end property just past the red box is Florence House which was our family dentist from the 40's to 1984. (Mr.D. W Dickinson.) I noticed it was still a dentist last time I visited the town. When my Father came to Wigan 1926, he found lodgings just round the corner from that building. Short walk for him working at Northern Counties then.
That is a good clear photograph of the entrance from the North to the town.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th September 2021 at 15:03

Barrie..it's my dentist as well..I've often wondered why it's called Florence House,it looks like it was originally a house at one time,I would love to know.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 4th September 2021 at 17:02

Can you see the Earl of Derby in August 1651 making his way down here having just lost half of his officers and men in a fierce battle just a little further up the road.
Having been wounded several times he sought help from sympathisers in the town before making his escape. Unfortunately for him the Parliamentary soldiers caught up with him later and he eventually lost his head.

Comment by: Linma on 4th September 2021 at 18:40

My dentist for the last 70 years. Mr Maguire firstly. You remember the waiting room which was red leather seating you could sit in there for hours waiting to see the dentist, nobody talking. I am happy to say visiting the dentist is not a problem for me I have a high pain threshold and no matter what never have an anaesthetic.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th September 2021 at 19:44

Dolly dear, we'll have to visit the new coffee-shop soon! xx

Comment by: Maureen on 4th September 2021 at 20:49

Both me and Elizabeth went about three years ago..a friend took us.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 4th September 2021 at 20:54

Hello Irene,were you and Peter in Settle yesterday? Saw a couple who looked like you across the road when I was in a cafe.Good pic, reminds me of going up to my friend's house,off Douglas Road, about 1969/1970 before going out.

Comment by: John on 4th September 2021 at 21:12

The dental practice was McGuire & Dickinson.Before that it was a G.P. surgery…..a lovely Dr. Buchanan.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th September 2021 at 21:29

I should have added,it was for Elizabeth's Birthday.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2021 at 22:14

That would be very nice Irene - especially if some other ladies from WW came as well. I think they do bath buns and cream teas. ;o))

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2021 at 09:37

Yes, Elizabeth, we WERE in Settle....how amazing! Were you in The Singing Kettle? Maureen, I can guess who the friend was with whom you and Elizabeth went to the cafe....a lovely friend too. We'll have to invite DTease as well, Veronica, to the coffee-shop! (He can pay!....ha ha!)xxxx

Comment by: Elizabeth on 5th September 2021 at 17:46

Yes Irene,was in the Singing Kettle,like you I love Yorkshire.x

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