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RIP David Devine

Published by Brian on Monday 19th October 2020

David Devine, one of the founder members of wiganworld has sadly passed away on Saturday evening.


David making a donation to the Mayor's charity
David making a donation to the Mayor's charity


I met David around 20 years ago at Fred Dibnah's and since then we became close friends. David was the friendliest and nicest person I ever knew.

He always had a smile and would always have an interesting tale to tell. He was known to many in Wigan, having worked in the old Market Hall as a butcher.

David loved his home town of Wigan and would go above and beyond to help me with the website. He once flew over Millgate in a plane piloted by Alan Davies to get aerial photos of the dig!

RIP David Devine, you will be sadly missed by many.


David suited and booted for a tour of the Grand Arcade
David suited and booted for a tour of the Grand Arcade



David (right) in the old Market Hall
David (right) in the old Market Hall



David just before a flight over Millgate
David just before a flight over Millgate

Comment by: Mick on 20th October 2020 at 14:22

RIP David, last time I saw him was in the Linacre centre

Comment by: Wendy on 21st October 2020 at 12:06

Sad for Wigan to lose such a fine person.

Comment by: Philip Ashcroft on 22nd October 2020 at 22:34

ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM IN THE MARKET BIG MAN FRIENDLY SMILE RIP DAVID

Comment by: John Hiham on 27th October 2020 at 08:36

I feel I have lost one of my true real friends.
Also my oracle on anything to do with Wigan past.
One of David’s tales from his childhood always made me smile.
It probably won’t mean anything to anybody else, but his punch line was.
TO BE CONTINUED!!!!!

R. I. P. David

Comment by: Fred Mason on 7th November 2020 at 16:53

I worked with David in the old market hall in the early sixties. He was a butcher at Greens and I was a butcher at McAvoys. We were about 16-18 years old at the time.
So sorry to hear of his passing. RIP, young man.

Comment by: Christine Barbour-Moore on 18th November 2020 at 21:34

So sad. Remember David from the Market. A lovely gentleman and always had a pleasant chat if he saw you to speak to.
A privilege to have known you. Xx

Comment by: Christine Barbour-Moore on 18th November 2020 at 21:37

So sad. Remember David from the Market. A lovely gentleman and always had a pleasant chat if he saw you to speak to.
A privilege to have known you. Xx

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 29th November 2020 at 11:02

R.I.P. David - he was a lovely chap.

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