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Wigan Grammar School 1958-63
Started by: fedup (124) Report abuse
Anyone out there remember those days? Rugby at Prospect in the mud! Cricket on the Mesnes with balls hit regularly into the Street or Bus Station opposite!(Once broke a window myself in Mabs Cross Garage Car Showroom-Oops!) Fives in the corner of the Mesnes Field.
Good days for school sports!
But now I go again to the same school- but as an Outpatient from the Hospital-How times change!

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1225) Report abuse
Remember the Fives court but no idea how to play it

Posted by: peebee (169)  Report abuse
Being a 'Linacre Lad' I have many fond memories of that field, mainly athletics and the sand pit in the far corner near Parsons Walk.....................I was long jumping and triple jumping in it not making sand castles.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2639)  Report abuse
The only lad i recall who went to the Linacre was named
GEOFFREY LAWLESS between 1958-1962, he used to live in Kingsley Avenue, Worsley Mesnes . Grew up with Geoff not heard nor seen of him for going on 50 odd years don't time fly?

Posted by: aussie94 (1348) Report abuse
feup you mention rugby at prospect. Where is/was Prospect in Wigan

Posted by: baker boy (13583) Report abuse
prospect park was at boars head/chorley road.
fed up 1963 we where using robin park for everything bar cricket.

Posted by: fedup (124) Report abuse
baker boy- you are correct that the school used Little Lane and then Robin Park for football and rugby by 1963. Cricket still on the Mesnes Field.
Aussie 94 the Prospect Park Rugby grounds were at the end of Green Lane in Standish which is where WiganGSOB played as did the Grammar School teams. Wigan GSOB re named Wigan RUFC and moved to Douglas Valley, Leyland Mill Lane where they play to this day!

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2639)  Report abuse
Just off tack a bit but anyway here goes what reminds me of Wigan Grammar School between 1958-1963 was the fact that but for half of one point i could have ended up at that school. I sat my 11 plus not at the normal time because i was off school sick/ill so i had to sit mine in the summer holidays,by the way with a hell of a lot of other pupils who for one thing or another were in the same boat as me.
I attended ST.JAMES.ON POOLSTOCK LANE, NR THE BOLD PUB,It's something that haunts me to this day " WHAT IF""
HALF A POINT.So i ended up at HIGHFIELD SEC MOD have to say liked it in a funny way.

Posted by: roylew (1733) Report abuse
I went to grammar school gb....and bloody hated it....enjoyed rugby though...and maths...the rest is a blur


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