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  Posted by Herindoors on 22nd March 2017  
 
  Where are you? here
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    look in frequently
 
  Comments How can I join the gang?

  Posted by Ellen on 22nd March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Ontario
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    My daughter found it.
 
  Comments Hello Alan,
Thanks for your reply. I've been in Canada for 50 years. Lived and worked in Toronto for twenty years, then moved to a small town in Midwestern Ontario, finally moved into the country proper, living in a former farm house, last year.
I was indeed in the photo you mentioned you had been given by Mr.Studdert (what a terrific person he was).I was in Form 2A, second left, front row. I have fond memories of Mr Studdert, even though he advised me, in fourth form to give up on studying Latin! I visited him a couple of times after leaving UGS. The last time was,I believe,about a year before I emigrated.
Best wishes.

  Posted by Alan Porter on 20th March 2017  tiaroa@shaw.ca 
 
  Where are you? Vancouver Island
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Google
 
  Comments Hi Fred
Questions - What is your full name ? How do you know me ? and what were you doing in Nanaimo ?

Hope you don't mind me quizzing you.

Cheers

Alan

  Posted by Fred on 20th March 2017  fredgourmet@gmail.com  http://fredmason.com
 
  Where are you? Cumbria
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Internet search
 
  Comments To Sandra in St Helen's.

I can still see Mrs Pollitt in her shop from when I was a kid.She would give us an apple when we saved up newspapers and took them in to her. Her son was Alan who went to school with us. Sorry, I don't know anymore. Have you tried facebook?

Also I remember Alan Porter and have worked in Nanaimo myself.

  Posted by Sandra Rees on 19th March 2017  sandrarees0501@icloud.com 
 
  Where are you? St Helens
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Internet
 
  Comments I am trying to trace my paternal family my grandmother owned a fruit and veg shop in Pemberton Mrs Pollitt. One of your members have mentioned this shop (Fred Mason) I would be grateful for any help whatsoever. I would also be most grateful for the names of Mrs Pollitt's son/son's in particular thank you so much xxx Sandra Rees xxxx

  Posted by Alan Porter on 16th March 2017  tiaroa@shaw.ca 
 
  Where are you? Vancouver Island
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Google
 
  Comments Hello Ellen.
How nice to connect with you ! Your sister's name I remember but, like you, I cannot see a face.

I am in Nanaimo. I spent a number of years as a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and ended up at the Navy Base Esquimalt in Victoria.

If you were at UGS in 1951 I might have a photo that you were in. I have the complete album of all the school photos that were taken in Sept 1951. It was given to me by Mr Studdert before he passed away.

My best wishes to you.

Alan

  Posted by Ellen on 15th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Ontario, Canada
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Daughter found it
 
  Comments Forgot to add to my previous post,that it was a message for Alan Porter!

  Posted by Ellen on 15th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Ontario,Canada.
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    I didn't, my daughter did!
 
  Comments I was at UGS 1951-57. I can remember your name,But cannot put a face to it! You problably wouldn't remember a lowly first-former, when you would have been an exalted third, or was it Fourth year for you. You might have known my sister,who was in her final year in'51; she was a prefect.(she was Jean Patten).How long have you been in Canada,and whereabouts in Vancouver Island do you live?

  Posted by Herindoors on 12th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? here
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    look in frequently
 
  Comments I have sent a photo of some of the flowers and a photo that have been placed on the grave to Photo a Day so we will have to see if it gets chosen by the admin.
BTW do you know of any more old people who are on there last legs for videoing

Disgraceful comment by this Mick on the forum

  Posted by pizzey on 10th March 2017  onlymee11@ymail.com 
 
  Where are you? uk
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    online
 
  Comments Hi everyone,
I am looking for some info on my family the pizzey's from Wigan area,
My mum is Tina-marie pizzey born 1966
My grandfather is Harold pizzey born 1940 his mother was lilly pizzey nee Ince,
His father was Harold pizzey born 1920 to Mary pizzey.
I have been looking for my mum for many years but no luck.
If anyone knew any of them please let me know it would be nice to find out more.
Appreciate the help.

  Posted by Admin on 8th March 2017  ron@wiganworld.co.uk 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    From start
 
  Comments Rita email me and I'll register you

  Posted by Rita hitchen on 8th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Through friends
 
  Comments Talktalk - the site won't let me register but i have read your entries. My mum and dad are esther and jack and we lived in scot lane. Your grandad was my uncle gordon.
I will keep looking at the site in the hope that you have read my message.

  Posted by jodi draper on 6th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Cumbria
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    from wigan
 
  Comments What is Sir Bob?

  Posted by Helen on 5th March 2017  
 
  Where are you? Norfolk
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ages ago
 
  Comments Looking for David John Prescott born 1942. Father Eric John Prescott, Mother Adeline...re Prescott family history.

  Posted by Gerald Gregson on 27th February 2017  
 
  Where are you? Folkestone, Kent
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Surfing
 
  Comments Alive and very well, yes I worked at Cronton, Sutton Manor and Parsonage, retired in 1987 and moved to Kent in 2002.To put the records strait my highest appointments where Deputy Manager .

  Posted by Helen of Troy on 19th February 2017  
 
  Where are you? Norfolk
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Found it a long while ago
 
  Comments Shows what a great site this is, people communicating.
I have some information for Bill Jolley re his grandmother Martha Prescotts history. I think we have a connection on the Prescott Family Tree. Where will I find your email on genealogy Bill ? I read your comment on 3 pics that were posted on the album (people) by Fred Foster in 2014.

  Posted by Alan Porter on 17th February 2017  tiaroa@shaw.ca 
 
  Where are you? Vancouver Island, Canada
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Via Google
 
  Comments I attended UpHolland Grammar School 1948 to 1955. Anyone remember me ?

  Posted by Derek Atherton on 15th February 2017  athertonons@gmail.com  http://www.athertonons.com
 
  Where are you? West Sussex
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    On-line search
 
  Comments a really excellent site that has helped me put together some of the Atherton families for my One-Name Study.

Always welcome to hear from fellow Athertons to update my site!

  Posted by Helen of Troy on 26th January 2017  
 
  Where are you? Norfolk
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Found it a long while ago
 
  Comments Ellen I will try & put some pics on the album soon, you may recognise some faces.

  Posted by ann holland on 25th January 2017  grumpster1@hotmail.com 
 
  Where are you? victoria australia
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    looked it up on computer
 
  Comments Found a painting By H Walder of Wigan Pier (1920)... it was in my father inlaws treasures after he passed away...Looked up Wigan, some very interesting reading..

 
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