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UPPER DICCONSON STREET   Views: 624
UPPER DICCONSON STREET   Comments: 10
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 31358  
 
UPPER DICCONSON STREET

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  CUTTING FROM AN EARLY 1900'S COPY OF THE OBSERVER. HENCE THE POOR QUALITY.  

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Comments by Veronica, 20th July 2019  
I remember those trees in the 50s during the walking day processions after leaving the Market Square. They were a lot bigger then obviously - I believe they were cut down because of Elm disease so I have been told. It was a lovely area of Wigan. I remember the Conserative Club as well - some great singers in there.

Comments by jack, 20th July 2019  
The photographer would be stood at the junction with Dicconson Terrace. The first house on the left was once occupied by Dr. Graham and later became Gems Bar.

Comments by Veronica, 20th July 2019  
Was the Charles Dickens pub in that row on the left or would it be lower down out of the picture? The last time I went in the Conservative Club was on the 50 th anniversary of the end of the war to a 40s night in 1995. It was brilliant.

Comments by Julie, 21st July 2019  
For all young people who see this picture .
I promise you, Wigan was not Black and Grey all the time, when we lived here. We did have trees, as you can see! We also had blue skies and sunshine , just like you .
We may have had no pennies to rattle in our pockets, but we had so so much fun, even with nowt!

Comments by Veronica, 21st July 2019  
A very affluent area in its day and in the 50's with remarkable buildings some taken over now for business purposes. You were somebody if you lived around here..

Comments by Ian., 21st July 2019  
I think its the opposite direction, Jack as its looking up hill. The end building on the left just before the crossroads is where Red Rose dentist is now. Just past the crossroads on the left would be the Charles Dickens pub formerly Dr Scannell's surgery.

Comments by Maureen, 21st July 2019  
The lovely man Lord Leverhulme and his wife once lived at No. 21.

Comments by Rev David Long, 21st July 2019  david@scars.org.uk 
I am trying to locate the whereabouts of the War Memorial which was in the Conservative Club. It is presently listed on the War Museum's site as being in a private house. Has anyone any idea whose house it is in, please?

Comments by jack, 21st July 2019  
Ian.I need to visit Specs Savers.Thanks for correcting me.I went to that dentist when it was Mr Whalley.

Comments by Cyril, 22nd July 2019  
David, Graham Lynn was the Steward of the Conservative club before it closed so he may know, he then lived on Heeley Street, though later moved to Cleveleys, someone may know his phone number.

 
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