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Wigan Wesleyan School


Wigan Wesleyan School c1906
Wigan Wesleyan School c1906
Photo: Tom Halliwell
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Item #: 27822
My Father (also Tom Halliwell) lived in Kenyon Road and went to Wigan Wesleyan School from 1903 to 1910. I estimate this is around 1906. My father is next to the boy with a tie - he has a jumper on with? pips on the shoulder.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 29th April 2016 at 02:28

A well preserved gem. I think the placard says 'Wigan Wesleyan School Standard II Boys'.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th April 2016 at 08:08

I remember that half underground playground from when I went to the school in Dicconson St in the late 1940s.
A school I have many memories of.....some of my happier memories of school days.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th April 2016 at 07:51

Surely I cant be the only person who remembers going to The Wesleyan School ??

Comment by: Benny on 1st May 2016 at 10:30

No Helen,you aren't the only one who remembers the Wesleyan school. I was also there in the 40s ,probably at the same time as you. Miss Moorfield was headmistress and Miss Wilcock a slightly feared but much respected senior teacher. Happy days

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd May 2016 at 07:51

Thanks for letting me know that Benny.

Comment by: Keith on 2nd May 2016 at 19:21

Benny, your mention of Miss Wilcox reminded me that she had a sister teaching at St Catharines where I was one of the pupils in the early 50's. I always remember having, at one time, weekly "competitions" between the 11+ groups from both schools in the form of tests, no doubt aimed at the 11+ exams. Probably organised on an unofficial basis by the two sisters to compare the two schools. All of it designed to help and improve our chances of passing the exam - I think the word dedicated certainly applied to both of them.

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