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St George's C. E. Junior School, Wigan

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St. Georges Schools, Wigan. Taken c.1958
St. Georges Schools, Wigan. Taken c.1958
Photo: Norman Sharples
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Item #: 8122
My Dad came from Wigan and I believe attended this school c.1920.

Comment by: cliff higham on 17th December 2008 at 10:52

Thanks for the memory Norman this pic takes me back awhile,I have walked along the top of that wall many times as a kid in the school holidays (no teachers around) the top half was very high I remember but you dont see any dangers when your 8yrs old thanx again Norman.

Comment by: M. Cheers on 1st January 2009 at 13:10

We used to play pops in the corner to the right of the steps. We played nucky and ringy. I was the best and regularly whupped the hide off Cliff Higham. But C.H. used to cheat. He would shout "bags crocodiles" and stretch out full length to get near the ring or nucky. Cheeting b____r.

Comment by: Keith McNab on 12th January 2009 at 13:14

Wow, amazing to see this. I went to St Georges from 1954/55 to 1960, so I was there when this photo was taken. I remember it perfectly. Behind the back of the photo-taker was a high wall with the polluted River Douglas at the bottom. I climbed that wall a thousand times. In that playground I had my first fight and got a bloody nose. When I left St Georges, I won a prize for having never missed a day of school. My brother won the same prize 2 years earlier. If I ever felt sick my dad would just say .. "get up yer lazy bugger and get to school". But I never left home without eating a bowl of hot porridge. Happy days.

Comment by: cliff H on 2nd February 2009 at 22:47

are you Peters Brother? from greenough St ?

Comment by: L. Banks on 9th March 2009 at 11:00

Hi Kieth. I preffered the chips from the shop opposite,

Comment by: cliff on 18th September 2009 at 22:29

over the wall Norman was the girls playground, they kept us apart, dont know why.

Comment by: stey fishwick on 25th October 2009 at 02:34

I must have been a good clodder cos i won sports day clodding a ball from bottom of yard and hit wall near top of 1st floor windows

Comment by: L. Banks on 27th October 2009 at 12:37

Cliff who is "over the wall Norman"?

Comment by: chris wall on 12th November 2009 at 22:42

everybody knows over the wall, Norman. cept you

Comment by: Over The Wall Norman on 17th November 2009 at 14:55

I used to climb the wall and play with the girls. Billy Spencer constantly wacked me with his stick "Rupert". But it was woth it.

Comment by: stey fishwick on 12th April 2010 at 17:25

pity about Mr Spencer,he was a cracking bloke who liked a bet,was always in bookies corner of Great Acre,certainly not a snob like plenty teachers

Comment by: mary walsh ne /hilton on 21st November 2010 at 16:02

i went to st georges 1949 to 1955 seeing this photo god how it takes me back ,but that is the boys side i was in the other side for girls any old girls out there remember.one of my mates was jean lewis ,another pat sulivan

Comment by: karen on 12th May 2011 at 20:10

i was at st georges from69 till i went to whelley , loved every second of it.Was yellow house captain in last yr. Bes tyrs of my life .

Comment by: jack harrison on 8th March 2020 at 13:07

I was there 1941 to 1947/48. on Saturday watched Wigan rugby from a top window with the caretaker. brilliant, but could not see one end of the pitch.

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