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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 19th April, 2023)

Dr. Muriel Haigh


Dr. Muriel Haigh
Across the road from Wigan Park gates, plaque reads:

Soroptimist International Wigan
Dr. Muriel Haigh
1898-1990
Family doctor and founder of SI Wigan and Wigan Music Society.
"Women inspiring action, transforming lives"
Wigan Council

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: bryan traynor on 19th April 2023 at 08:00

My Doctor in the fifties-wonderful and helpful

Comment by: Veronica on 19th April 2023 at 11:56

This was such an up- market area in the past. The buildings were something then and built to last. I don’t know if that’s the original door - I hope it’s not plastic. I like the window though.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th April 2023 at 12:31

https://www.wigantoday.net/news/people/blue-plaque-unveiled-outside-former-home-of-inspirational-wigan-doctor-3366699

https://www.onthemarket.com/details/13097191/

The house is currently for sale. Dr Colin Haigh who had a practice on Ormskirk Road Newtown and his wife Sheila lived on the upper floor of the house, he died around a year ago, Mrs Sheila Haigh too must have either died or gone into care. Phillip Hind, Sheila's brother and his wife Julie had the dental practice on the ground floor before retiring a couple of years ago. Hinds Dental Practice was very popular at one time with appointments difficult to get, until they decided go fully private. It was still quite a busy practice even then, but you could at times have a choice of appointments. Even more dentists than ever are going fully private with NHS dentists becoming as rare as hen's teeth.

Comment by: Pat McC on 19th April 2023 at 13:13

Our family doctor was Dr Haigh, who practised in Ormskirk Road, Newtown. I think he was Dr Muriel Haigh's son. A gentleman.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 19th April 2023 at 15:17

My doctors surgery was the one in Ormskirk Road, Newtown. I rarely saw Dr Haigh but when I did, he asked what I thought was wrong before offering a prognosis.

Comment by: Pat McC on 19th April 2023 at 20:36

I had to smile Ticsmon, it's how I remember him.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 8th February 2024 at 09:58

Dr Muriel Haigh was our family Doctor in the 1950's. Her surgery was in a terraced house in Lower Ince, opposite the bus stop before you got to St Mary's School.
She was very kindly although she looked a little foreboding with her hair plaited and tied into a bun and her dark rimmed glasses,

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