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COURT HALL KING ST
Started by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
IS THAT STILL THERE AND THE PICTURE HOUSES ??? used to have some good times there

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3037)  Report abuse
Alas dear Elizabeth no more a cinema/theatre as with most of old WIgan it is fading and too fast thesedays.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
THANK YOU GOLDEM BEAR oh what a lovely name brings up thoughts ofthe canadian rockies with their bears in the forests

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3037)  Report abuse
Why my dearest Elizabeth which also is a charming name my mother god bless ,her name was Elizabeth Ann.IN GREEK IT IS ALSO MEANS A BABY.
IN GREEKTHE NAME ELIZABETHIS COMES FROM THE HEBREW ELISHEBA::
WHICH IN TURN MEANS EITHER OATH OF GOD / OR GOD IS SATISFACTION. ALSO JOHN THE BAPTIST'S MOTHER 'S NAME WAS ELIZABETH, Just thought i'd tell you . have a nice day !
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Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
hi golden bear as i am still awaiting for my glasses after eye op; are the small pictures of you playinng rugby, hope to get glasses nxt week i moan aabout not being able to walk properly or for mot long similar to you BUT i see a gentleman in a nr bye town and it makes me pull myself together he IS IN A WHEELCHAIR AND ONLY ONE LEG OFF AT THE HIP /// but he pushes himsef alonf the street BACKWARDS LOOKINGOVER HIS SHOULDER, HE IS AMAZING SO I THINK GET GOING ELIZABETH STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF ,IF I KNE HPW TO POST A PICTURE ON HERE I WOULD DO SO TO SHOW YOU , IBELIEVE HE IS A VERY EDUCATED MAN

Posted by: aussie94 (1663) Report abuse
what great times I had at the Court Hall and Crawford Rooms back in the 1960s. Could not buy happier times

Posted by: xenon (95) Report abuse
Hi ausie94,were The Crawford Rooms underneath the Court Hall? I remember having a great time there watching bands in the sixties,especially The Long and The Short, my old friend Bob Mckinlay who went into country music later was the lead singer.I haven't seen him for years but I believe he is still around.Room at the Top was another of our old haunts as was The Bodega Bar. Oh happy days,lots of good memories!!!

Posted by: watchalot (965) Report abuse
when we was courting in 1960 it was bill eatock and his band at court hall he lived in darlington st east

Posted by: aussie94 (1663) Report abuse
Xenon,
I remember Bob and the Logn and the Short, great band they played at the Crawford Rooms as did the Beat Boys with Alan Parkinson and Ronnie Carr. They were great nights , no booze or drugs just great music AND Girls.

Posted by: xenon (95) Report abuse
The last time I saw Bob was with his country and western band Dixie Fried at the Monaco in Hindley, Brendan Shine was also on with his band and it was one of the best nights ever. I apologize Elizabeth for veering off the original subject of your post.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
THATS ALRIGHT XE NICE TO READ OTHERS MEMORIES WONDER IF THEPRESENT GENERATION WILL HAVE HAPPY MEMORIES LIKE WE DO, ANY ONE REMEMBER THE EMIRE I THINK IT WAS CALLED IT WAS UP A ALLEY NEAR STYLO AND THE WIEND, I USED TO GO TO THE EMPIRE AND THE OOOOOOOOOOH WAS IT THE COUNTY CINEMA IN KING ST USED TO GET IN FREE AT BOTH IF THOSE HAD A BOY FRIEND AT THE TIME (HIS FATHER OWNED THEM) happy days

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
just remembered it was //THE EMPIRE up the alley

Posted by: peter g (2057)  Report abuse
Just seen it on BBC Northwest news (Manchester) the Courts Theatre Wigan is being restored to it's former glory this year.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
I WILL KEEP LOOKING OUT DOR NEWS ON IT AS I DO NOT LIV IN WIGAN NOW I LIVE IN WOTCESTER-SHIRE

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
have you moved elizabeth i thought you lived stroud way

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
or was it bath elizabeth.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
no ilive in HAMLET NR UPTON ON SEVERN WORCS

O ITS HOT JUST WATCHEF F// ONE GOOD

 
 
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