Photo-a-Day (Monday, 13th June, 2022)
I presume the nasty looking rusty upright is for a security barrier? and does not look safe and looks like some one has hit it and pulled it partly out of the ground.
Not only an old rusty upright, the Worsley bit of the Worsley Terrace sign is coming loose, and when it falls it could hit a Wiganer on the head.
I remember this street looking really smart about twenty years ago, in fact, I put a photo of it on the Album. Seems to have gone downhill a bit since then.
a lovely terrace the kind that the council delights in purchasing to knock down
Whereabouts off Standishgate is this please? I just can't place it.
Very apt Syd, the Wigan Cemeteries Office is or certainly was in that row !!
It's across the road from what was St Peter's Church Irene.
Irene, it's on the left at the lower end of Standishgate between St Mary's and St John's churches.
It’s right next to Gateway House, which used to be the education department. The houses were also part of the education department in the 1980’s.
The council just let things go…whoever is in charge of maintaining painting cleaning etc should hang their neck in shame
I always liked this street…it always looked well preserved long ago.
A street to be proud of, proper family houses. The street would have overlooked the Convent of Notre Dame.
Yes Veronica,It always looked very posh,I vaguely remember going in the first house? some years ago but darned if I can remember what for.
It certainly did look ‘posh’ Maureen. I remember it from the days of the Whit Walks coming from the Market Square through the sides streets on the opposite side of Wigan Lane then walking down to Greenough St and Scholes and back to St Pat’s.
To me it looks like a snake ready to strike.
Veronica,we won't see days like those again..I remember someone on WW some years ago saying that the Hymn 'Faith of our Fathers' made the hair on the back of his neck stand up,even thinking about it...yes they were glorious days.
I went to school at Notre Dame High School,and we walked down Worsley Terrace to go to the dining hall and domestic science classrooms.The church opposite was St Paul's and became a restaurant.Mary.
Thanks everyone for the info on where the street is situated....I'm sure I've passed it many times but just couldn't place it. I'll have a look next time I'm passing. I remember when the church became a restaurant, Mary....it was called Burridge's. I went once and it was one of those restaurants where you get a plate the size of a bin-lid with two miniscule chops in the middle with two pieces of parsley arranged "artistically" on top and you have to wear your glasses to see the accompanying spoonful of potato drizzled with "jus".....no wonder it didn't last long in Wigan!
Irene, I seem to recall you saying the ‘Wing Commander’ was a butcher at one time on the opposite side of the road a little further up…in one of the buildings on the other side of Wigan Lane? I may be wrong ….
Open your minds ,
held in thoughts , too bound to find ,
Let your leashes at least unwind ,
that this is not ,
or else ...
Veronica.....The Wing Commander DID work as a butcher when he left school but it was at Sawbridge's Butchers on Wallgate, later moving to Commercial Yard. However, you're correct in recalling that he DID work further up Standishgate, going up towards Wigan Lane, in the 1970s. It was at John Barnes and Co. , (Motor Factors), which was at 118, Standishgate, roughly where Mab's Cross School is, but on the opposite side of the road. The building is no longer there as it collapsed some years ago.
St Paul’s it is/was, mea culpa Irene.
I thought as much Irene I still call it Wigan Lane even if it’s Standishgate up to a point. Mab’s Cross was further up than this street. It’s just after St John’s Church. Isn’t the Cross still in what was the Girl’s High School?