wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  August 2019
  July 2019
  June 2019
  May 2019
  April 2019
  March 2019
  February 2019
  January 2019
  December 2018
  November 2018
  October 2018
  September 2018
  August 2018
  July 2018
  June 2018
  May 2018
  April 2018
  March 2018
  February 2018
  January 2018
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 21st March, 2019) Views: 1,720 
Holidaymakers
 Holidaymakers   by Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Scholes.

Comment by irene roberts on 21st March 2019 at 00:34
I'm sorry but I can't stand them. When I worked in a store in Wigan they used to come in and let their children WRECK the toys that were out on display for Christmas, and expected to get special prices on developing and printing of photos, when working folk paid full price. I was once in a chippy near our house when a little gypsy lad came in, went straight to the FRONT of a VERY long queue, plonked a pound coin on the counter and said, "Me Mother says what can you give us for this.....we're a big family?". He hadn't the slightest intention of queueing up! They have unbelievable cheek! Sorry, but I and my family have worked all our lives and paid full whack for everything, and I find their attitude totally unacceptable.


Comment by Derek Platt on 21st March 2019 at 01:19
I've nothing against Scholes, but it's hardly a mecca for tourists


Comment by Pw on 21st March 2019 at 07:22
Scum


Comment by jack on 21st March 2019 at 07:49
I've never seen them jumping the que at the tip.


Comment by Veronica on 21st March 2019 at 08:16
The Scholes of old was never so bad even without the Gypsies.


Comment by JJP on 21st March 2019 at 08:28
Maybe we could remember that it was travellers who donated many thousands of pounds worth of groceries to the Food Banks up and down the country, perhaps we all have a little goodness in us sometime. Before the shouting starts--- I don't like some of the things that happen as a result of these temporary parks either, the clean up BILL must be unbelievable .


Comment by DTease on 21st March 2019 at 08:52
Everywhere they go ends up as a Tip jack.


Comment by PeterP on 21st March 2019 at 10:33
Wigan council having a blitz against fly tipping. I wonder if they will take the travellers to court if they don't clear their mess up before leaving?


Comment by Linma on 21st March 2019 at 17:05
Years ago living in Croston they took over a local field, the damage they caused in the village and the thefts from shops and houses unbelievable. The Council even provided them with mobile toilets and even cleaned up after they eventually left.


Comment by Scaramouche on 21st March 2019 at 19:16
I was in the chemist near Mesnes park last week, and as I went in a young woman came bursting out with the biggest black eye I've seen, followed by a young lad about 14 wearing a white football shirt who was shouting at the top of his voice I presumed he had some sort of Tourettes As I went in there was another young lad about 10 asking the cost of some tablets? when the assistant said £4.50 off he went following the other two. It transpires the woman had stolen 6 bottles of perfume The woman behind the counter said they were"GYPSIES" and the young lad who was shouting was just a ruse to put the staff off whilst the woman took the bottles of perfume. Anyway another assistant got on the phone to some central security place in Wigan, to warn other shops. The woman would have been easily identifiable with a black eye. SCUM... who unfortunately appear to be "above the law" in all matters where the likes of me and you would be prosecuted.


Comment by Alan on 21st March 2019 at 19:25
Gypsies.


Comment by XPat on 21st March 2019 at 21:15
This is too politically sensitive a subject for any politician to go near with a barge pole .
They know if they did , they would be called racist . Much easier to kick the can down the road , politicians are good at that .


Comment by Johnny on 22nd March 2019 at 07:43
Where's my AK47?
You shoot vermin , don't you?


Comment by carl on 22nd March 2019 at 14:57
they race segulls to the tip


Comment by Alan on 22nd March 2019 at 16:41
One's knocking on your front door when you go to answer it tuther one's getting in through your Back Door.SCUM.


Comment by XPat on 22nd March 2019 at 17:09
My sister happened to be in the way of group of these children on bikes . They told her in the most aggressive and abusive way to get out of the way . She arrived home very distressed and shocked . They were only about 9 or 10 , children , she said , but they were like wild animals. If I would have challenged them , God knows , what would have happened. This is a major problem we are not allowed to speak about to avoid being called racist . Everywhere they go there is a problem , but we are being told not to speak . Itís ridiculous! Just hope they never come to your area because you will remember it for sure .


Comment by Xpat on 22nd March 2019 at 18:08
You had it as well Alan . They will try any con to steal because they are temporary in the area , before being moved on. The law canít pin them down . They donít have dustbins , so they just dump where they are .
Then , move to the next place , yet , tax payers clean up their mess.


Comment by Pw on 23rd March 2019 at 20:08
About two years ago myself and a mate did our usual walk down Beefold Lane in Atherton and walk up to the back of Howe Bridge sports centre where some of these people had parked.Dogs came snapping at us and ripped my mates jeans The women just laughed at us and told us to eff off.At the front of the sports centre was a police car and when we told the officer what had happened he just said to avoid the area.SCUM.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (3.226.251.81) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2019 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.