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History Of Scholes
Started by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
My wife is creating an Ancestry Tree for our families in Australia from Lancashire descent , her family originates from Burnley and i am proudly from Wigan.
As part of this project we are trying to create a knowledge of the times of our ancestors. I would be gratefful of stories about scholes in the 1950/60. I remember vividley as a child going to a shop owned by a Mr Leach, my mother buying boied ham and tongue. My memory was MrLeach was a big man with a white apron to cover him in front and balding with glasses.Does anyonr remmeber him and can help me with the history of Scholes in the 1950s / I also remenber to cows being brought to slaughter near the pub on the corner of Vauxhall Rd? Is that correct. Any assistance will be much appreciated .Starting to educate our second generation of Lancashire / Aussies

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
I remember the club in vauxhall road was a strip-tease
joint would that help,one of the stripper's lived next door to me that's how i know ,( never got any cheap ticket's though) i never asked really!!!!!!!! wot u think?

Posted by: n 17 the docs (148) Report abuse
the pub on the corner of vauxhall rd was the harp, when they knocked that down they built the flamingo now its an indian resturant.the club further up was the paradise club, never new it was striptease club if this is what your on about .

Posted by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
Thank you for your posts.

Posted by: tuddy (1006) Report abuse
Hello aussie, I lived in Scholes in the sixties, there were two or three slaughter houses, one in Hardy Butts, and I think there was one around Vauxhall Road as you say. It wasn't unusual for the animals to escape, I can remember escaped cattle running up the main road in Scholes. I think there might have also been a slaughter house around the Morris Street area. As for the shops, there were plenty of them. I can't remember Leache's though. There are plenty of photographs of Scholes on the album section, listed under places. You should contact Tom Walsh, he is member of Wigan World who has a good knowledge of the history of Scholes.

Posted by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
Thanks tuddy very kind of you to contribute,long live the Republic

Posted by: Joseph77 (inactive) Report abuse
Scholes Thread

Posted by: elizabeth (5439)  Report abuse
I remember a Picture house on the right going downMy mpther threw a fit at my brother taling me and immediatkey put me in the bath and told C;ifton(brother) never to take me again and bammed him as well I am 92 yrs of age and may be I sayy May Be sp,,e one is still arpund tp remember me Margaret Green I lived in Dicconson St West was then now they have dpme away with the WEST ???
I think BARON;s had a shp at the top[p pf Greenough st in Scholes

Posted by: brocklanders (696)   Report abuse
Knew there was a thread about Slaughter Houses in Scholes

Slaughter Houses

Posted by: 0 years (3544) Report abuse
Apparently, my Grandfather used to have a pig farm on the site where the old conservative club used to be and where approximately the current health centre is.

Posted by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
Thank you all for your contributions, I do appreciatee your response.

Posted by: threlfallia (179) Report abuse
Aussie, is there any way to send you a personal message via this site? My OH has ancestry in both Scholes area and Burnley, very connected with coal-mining, and it'd be interesting to see if any surnames are in common?

Posted by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
threlfalia I am happy for Brian to give you my contact details

Posted by: Joseph77 (inactive) Report abuse
I remember watching the girls playing on the rooftop yard of St Patrick's from Teck Street and hearing Sister Mary Monica balling her head off at them.

Posted by: aussie94 (2296) Report abuse
Joseph 77 My mother always talked in reverent terms about Sister Lucy


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