Photo Requests

Published by Brian on Thursday 18th June 2020

Now accepting Wigan photo requests.

Request a Wigan Photo
Request a Wigan Photo

If you're a Wiganer that has moved away and want to see a photo from where you once lived, let us know.

Maybe you live not too far away but would like to see a photo featured on Photo-a-Day.

We're open to requests, ask us to take a photo and we'll do our best.

Comment by: Ken R on 19th June 2020 at 00:57

I don't know the thoughts of others, but why was the system changed. I have to learn something else to see WigWorld. I thought the original system was excellent so why change.

Comment by: Alan on 19th June 2020 at 02:01

I am now on Vancouver Island in western Canada. I was brought up in Orrell Gardens (near Orrell Post) and educated at Upholland Grammar School from 1948 to 1955. I emigrated in 1975. I would be delighted to see any photo that relates to my past.
I am 84 years old now and unlikely to visit the U.K. again. Thank you so much.

Comment by: Brian on 26th June 2020 at 23:30

Ken R, to answer your question... I had no choice, the old site was penalised on 2 counts. It no longer appeared in the search engines because it wasn't responsive (old code) and didn't have an SSL (secure padlock). The new site layout is as the old site.

Alan, thanks for the reply. I will get out soon with my camera. If there is anything specific (ie. a house or building) you would like to see again, please email me and I'll do my best.

Comment by: Mal. on 2nd July 2020 at 10:49

Alan on Vancouver Island...Let me know which house you lived in in Orrell Gardens and I'll get an up to date photograph for you. Upholland Grammer School is now "Winstanley College" I can get a photograph of that too.

Comment by: JOHN Barbour on 3rd July 2020 at 09:57

Just a thought I was born and brought up at Sicklefield House down Brock Mill Lane. I spent my first thirty years there being born in 1939 so was there as a little boy when in World War 2 was going on. Whilst all the bombing was going on over Liverpool a fleeing German aircraft dropped a bomb in the grounds of my old home. Just in on the right from the drive entrance. This was a crater for many years. It caused a lot of devastation to my old old. What troubles me is that this bomb on Wigan is little recorded and I would not like that event to pass unnoticed. I think it occurred about 1942-43 though not sure .But I remember my granny putting me under the dinning room table and cushions around me..

Comment by: Alan on 17th July 2020 at 23:13

Hi Brian. Can you tell me how to look at past photo-a-day pictures. I can only see the current day.

Comment by: Brian on 17th July 2020 at 23:19

Hi Alan,

If you click the photo, it will reload with the photo from the day before. Click again for the day before that, etc.

To view month by month, scroll down and you'll see another menu on left hand side titled "Photo-a-Day Archive".

Comment by: Simon Topping on 29th July 2020 at 13:23

Hi, Can anyone tell me how I upload a couple of photos please. First time I am doing it.
Simon Topping

Comment by: Simon Topping on 31st July 2020 at 00:09

Hi can anyone tell me how to place a couple photos I have uploaded in to the correct album? It in, Assorted / 723 Sqn Air Training Corps - Wigan
Many thanks

Comment by: wendy on 6th April 2021 at 15:34

as anyone got an old photo of warrington road lower ince

Comment by: W.Gratton on 21st May 2021 at 17:54

Was a member a long time ago and Think it as lasd some time ago.

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