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Posted by: Douglas Yates from Wigan ,Bryn ,A-in-M All that area

Comments: I still live in Graeter Manchester not tried this uploading before but here it is [url=]--Volunteers --[/url] --------------just copy and paste this-------

I miss: Let me know if you get anything

Posted by: Ian Hindley from Kelsall

Comments: Trying to contact John Roy Winterburn who married Pamela Joan Nichols in Wallasey in1964. Now said to be living in Wigan. Can anyone there in Wigan help?

I miss: Playing cricket between the houses.

Posted by: Jeff Wilson from Peel Isle of Man

Comments: Born in Wigan 1952,lived in Poolstock until 1978. Now retired and moved to Isle of Man in 2014.

I miss: Latics, pies and the old pubs.

Posted by: Alan Hunter from Tamworth Staffordshire

Comments: Lived with my dad's parents at 156 Wigan Rd Bryn before being sent to live with my mothers parents in Leigh.I am now 84 and a widower living a sheltered housing complex. Did a computer course when I was 69 and never looked back since.

I miss: Pork pies filled with jelly and the lovely Lancashire accents.

Posted by: Ann Davis ( was Finch) from Truro

Comments: Used to live in Orrell. Went to Notre Dame convent and St John Rigby 6th form college 1976-78

I miss: Sense of humour, Blutos and the poeple

Posted by: Judith leeland from Dundee

Comments: Lived on landgate estate just before moving to scotland,maiden name was Ellis

I miss: Meat and potatoe pies

Posted by: Linden Ashcroft from appley bridge

Comments: did an apprenticeship at mc donalds decorators commercial rd wigan don't suppose they are there anymore but i lived in apply bridge but having finished my apprenticeship at 21 i had to go into the military i got married while in there to a maggie finch from higher ince anyone remember her but ouldn't settle down on my discharge so changed jobs and moved to gloucester where i been ever since we lost contact with what friends we had up there so don't visit there very often but maybe displaying this note i may hear from someone from my distance past fingers crossed

I miss: i just miss the wigan sense of humour and the meat and potato pies

Posted by: Judith leeland (bee Ellis) from Dundee, Scotland

Comments: Lived in Landgate estate went to ashton in makerfield school left in 1971 would like to get in touch with classmates

I miss: Miss meat and potato pies and steak puddings from the chip shop

Posted by: Ella Shepherd from Wigan

Comments: Il live in Standish Was born in Spring View Always been interested in reading. about people who have moved abroad.

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Posted by: Sandra Minshull from Wigan

Comments: Cansfield High, was Secondary modern, class of 1978 are having a 40 year reunion at bryn labour club on Fri 8th June 2018 at 7:30 pm. £7 a ticket for disco and hot pot and seeing old friends. Contact Jennifer Derbyshire (as was) on Feeling shy? bring a friend or a spouse, but don't miss what could be our last reunion! Lots signed up already,some teachers and Mr Brand too.

I miss: School Reunions

Posted by: christine unsworth from wigan

Comments: Went to scot lane school newtown lived in sinclair place worsley hall then moved to whelley

I miss: shapiros

Posted by: Ellen Shepherd from Standish Nr Wigan Uk

Comments: I live in Standish but I was born in Ince I have read Wigan World I have been in touch with a relative in Austraiia who I am going to meet soon keep up the good work.Best Wishs. Ella Shepherd

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Posted by: Ellen Shepherd from Standish Nr Wigan Uk

Comments: I live in Standish but I was born in Ince I have read Wigan World I have been in touch with a relative in Austraiia who I am going to meet soon keep up the good work.Best Wishs. Ella Shepherd

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Posted by: Ian Crummey from Kidderminster

Comments: Raised in Bryn after leaving Liverpool. Went to Ashton Grammar before it became Birchhall High. Joined the army in 1985, left 22 years later, lived in Scotland for a while. Now teaching clinical engineering for a living

I miss: pies of course, Northern sense of humour and open honest approach to life

Posted by: Ella Shepherd from Wigan

Comments: I am an avid reader of Wigan World have enjoyed reading Wigan World for a long time I have lived in Standish for along time and made contact with my. Cousin on this site.

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Posted by: Susan Woods from Knighton

Comments: Used to live Norley Hall, Hindley Green, Kitt Green. Left in 2013 for A quieter life in the country.

I miss: Still miss friends Warriors Latics and of course Pies!

Posted by: Robert Hubert Meyrick from High Peak

Comments: 42 Jodrell Meadow Whaley Bridge

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Posted by: Sylvia Letson nee Heath from Cullen, Moray Firth

Comments: I am now living in N/E Scotland after retiring from a wonderful career in Nursing.I have tried many times to re connect with my training school nurse and would love to hear from anybody who remembers me.

I miss: I miss the wonderful Lancashire people who will remain with me forever.I do visit home when I can and love walking down memory lane

Posted by: don baker from stretham nr ely cambridge

Comments: lived in roby mill moved to southport nation service 1955/1957 met my wife moulin rouge dance hall

I miss: dancing empress ballroom farmers ball etc used to meet up ln victoria hotel next to wallgate railway station on saturday with about ten mates roy fairhurst alan eric sixsmith roy was from garswood

Posted by: Gerard Taylor from St.Ives Cornwall

Comments: Last house in wigan was ParkRd,moved here 1972.left school at fourteen,apprentice at HHtimberlakes garage.Two years army.Was a member of AllSaints CLBrigade from nine years old untill twentyfive.Always a proud Wiganer

I miss: Pies was my first thought,Wigan Warriors next.My memories more about Central Park.JIM SULLIVAN was my boss at Whelley garage for a while.several Wigan supporters down here.Jack Mcgrath was the owner of the garage,daughter ran the place.

Posted by: Ella Shepherd nee Cunningham from Wigan

Comments: I live in Wigan I love reading about Wigan people in fact I contacted a cousin through this site. Best wishes. Ella. W

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Posted by: Alan Law from Wigan

Comments: born Wigan 1950 worsley n norley hall n Newtown . St Helens . Moved to Aus. In 1974 . Miss my relatives,the ent. In the wmc clubs, my mates,Wigan Warriors ,the sense of humour.

I miss: as above

Posted by: Judith leeland from Dundee

Comments: Lived on landgate estate and went to Ashton in makerfield school my family moved to Scotland in 1971 when I was aged 15

I miss: Family and friends

Posted by: bill ford from dorset

Comments: I usd to live in norley rd, kitt green moved to dorset in 1984 and have recently retired. Still watch football at my local club and sad to see the sorry plight of wigan athletic given the great time had at wembley when we beat man. City

I miss: Characters and obviously the meat and potato pies

Posted by: ian mccarthy from Moylegrove

Comments: Lived in Mitchell Street, Newtown before marrying and moving to Winstanley and then RobyMill. moved to Pembrokeshire in 2005. Now retired.

I miss: Wigan Rugby, the Commercial pub (demolished years ago), Lancashire! Greenhalgh's pies!!

Posted by: steven varey from isle of man

Comments: I was born at number 1 wooddagger close in Hindley in 1963. I lived there till December 2013. I decided to change my life and a friend of mine took me to the isle of man as she too was wanting something else better out of life. anyhow to cut a long story short I ended up moving here and she didn,t she still says to this day that I stole her dream. I am so privileged, I go to the beach and sea fish everyday and I feed the wild sea lions. you can,t do that on the leeds Liverpool canal.

I miss: I miss the pies. chips and pea wet. scratchins. and of course the sense of humour

Posted by: Johnny Peters from Canvey Island, Essex

Comments: Moved from Wigan in 1971 to Essex. Used to live in Pemberton and Worsley Mesnes. I am now retired and married with grown-up son and daughter who recently married. I enjoy keeping fit, drawing & painting, socializing and holidays.

I miss: Casino club pre Northern Soul, pubs, Crawford Rooms, RATT, Wigan RLC, friends...and of course those meat pies!

Posted by: Graham Lowe from Ruwais Abu Dhabi and Bangkok

Comments: Used to live in Golborne. Attended John Fisher 77-82. (anyone out there remember those days?) Then Uni in Manchester. Im a Chemistry teacher for the Abu Dhabi National Oil company school. Before that teaching in Bangkok 8 years before that Brisbane. Moved for the money. Married to a Thai lady with 1 lovely daughter. Going to live in Phuket once Im done.

I miss: Rain! Clouds Cool weather, The plantations and Haigh Hall. A beer in the swan and railway, springfield and the silverwell. Pooles pies and mushy peas although I love thai food. Central Park on SUNDAYS. Never took to the souless JJB. The old wigan market hall, The baked potato shop at the bus station. Blutos! anybody remember that place?

Posted by: susan sharples from york

Comments: went to school at Notre Dame Standishgate 1968 - 73

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Posted by: John collier from Carlisle

Comments: I was born in Whiteside ave Springfield Joined Army in 1950 stayed in Carlisle Remember when what I was told Springfield Hall being demolished when I was a small boy in the 30 s it was near football ground Beech hill end

I miss: Wigan old market My family in St Andrews Churchyard

Posted by: joseph torrtellano \stevan heathcote from northwich

Comments: when i was 3 i was adopted in wigan my morther was call mary roberts before she married can anybody help to trace her please

I miss: my parents

Posted by: Rachel Keeling from Grenoble

Comments: Lived in Ashton-in-makerfield, went to Byrchall high school. Moved to France for husbands job.

I miss: Pies and gravy!

Posted by: Alan Trevor Templeton from Stamford Bridge, North Yorkshire

Comments: I live at (I think) 22 Alvanley Close, Kit Green, and went to Abraham Guest school. I only lived there for about 4 years, I had moved from Liverpool, and have many happy memories, from my time in Wigan. I left in 1969 to join the RN, and never returned, except for the odd visit to look up old friend in the mid/late 80's. I now live in a village. Few miles east of York, and work in the estate department of York St. John University - think seriously of taking earlier retirement (where have all the years gone ??).

I miss: Friend from school, Dennis Smith, Gary Ormesher, David Rutter, Richard Senior, a couple of girls I remember from school Katherine Fishwick (orrell Pos), and Carol Ashurts (lived near Abraham Guest school). I miss messing about in deans wood on my motorbike with friends, if anyone knows any of the above, please let me know, I'd like to know how their getting on.

Posted by: Stuart Campbell from Edinburgh

Comments: Used to live in UpHolland, may not technically be Wigan but I am a proud Wiganer! Massive Wigan Athletic fan, always enjoy getting to Wigan for a game, going to Galloways for a Pie and for old times sake hitting some of the rockier bars around there!

I miss: Music. Pie. Al'reet. Cheap things. Pie. Don't miss the trains to Manchester!

Posted by: Barbara Sheard from Stafford

Comments: Grew up in Orrell, went to Abraham Guest, on to Wigan Tech. Worked in payroll office at HJ Heinz. Moved to Stafford in 1979

I miss: Old friends, old Wigan market. Pear drops & pies

Posted by: Thomas hall from Littleborough

Comments: Lived in worsley hall and norley hall est,worked at gkn,sankeys,ma peters

I miss: My mates, and a good laugh

Posted by: Avril Leech from Worcester

Comments: Born Avril Harter 1947 - lived Liverpool Road Platt Bridge. Moved away 1977. Worked for Kay & co ltd till 1983. Then worked for Worcestershire NHS both Acute and for Mental Health until retired this year.

I miss: Meat and potato pies (or should that be potato and meat?). Sound of Northern voices - the dialect.

Posted by: w lyon from macclesfield

Comments: woodhouse lane electrical wholesaler

I miss: my parents backery wigan pubs

Comments: Hi all! Wondering if any of you can remember the names of any Chinese Restaurants/take-aways in the Whelley or Scholes area way back in '68! Trying to trace my dad-who is of Oriental origin but don't even know his name, all I know is he was an employee or owner at one of these places & was involved in a brief relationship with my mum, Jean (Melling at the time, formally Bromilow, maiden name Williams) who has since passed away without disclosing any information about him to me! The names of some businesses from back then would be a start!..

I miss: My Dad!

Posted by: joe graney from newport wales

Comments: stanmoor drive aspull moved 1999 electrical engineer formery coalmines bickershaw parsonage

I miss: miss peope i sociaised with and workmates

Posted by: June(ashurst) now fleetwood from Wigan

Comments: Born in foundry st. Wigan 1948 father John James ashurst known as jack born, jan 1920. Parents Jane and William lived in schofield lane looking for an aunt or cousins moved to Canada uncle Jimmy Jones lived .two doors from spotted cow pub.

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Posted by: Arthur Moss from Wokingham

Comments: Used to live at Hampson Green, Red Rock. Married Margaret Carter from Pemberton in 1964 and moved to Fleetwood. Worked in Electricity Generating stations at Westwood, Fleetwood, Huncoat (near Accrington) and in Northumberland before moving to work for Slough Estates, (now Segro) in their power station. Retired in 2003

I miss: Get back to Wigan every now and then to stock up on Uncle Joes mint balls, Pork pies and Meat and Potato Pies. Also miss Thwiates draught ales.

Posted by: john Babb from colne

Comments: Lived and worked in Hindley after leaving school for 30 years until 1990. now retired and living near the Yorkshire Dales but on our side of the border.

I miss: Parking. taking an hour from wigan to Hindley.

Posted by: Arthur McCreery from Radcliffe Manchester

Comments: I was born on City Road Kitt Green in 1940 and moved to Radcliffe in 1960.I worked in the papermaking trade but I am now retired.I still follow the fortunes of Wigan Warriors but the last time I saw them live was in 1962.

I miss: There are many things that I miss about the old place, like drinking in my favourite boozers,which included The Old Springs,The Miners Arms,The Brookhouse Inn,and The Swan on Pemberton to mention but a few.The beers I remember were Greenall Whitley, Magee Marshal,and Walkers Warrington.All sadly no more.As for the pies,there was no finer corner filler than a meat and tater pie on a buttered barmcake!! The first time I told my workmates about this delicacy,they looked at me in disgust.As did the wife.But then,they are not Wiginers,are they!

Posted by: Hazel McManus from Accrington

Comments: Born and bred in Wallgate/Pemberton, moved away 30 years ago.

I miss: Everything about Wigan

Posted by: Elsie Smith from Chester

Comments: I worked for many years on the old bus station. Most ladies over a certain age will remember me when l looked after the parcel office and the ladies toilets. Ahhh happy days. I love living in Chester but l do miss my mates Wigan Market and my neighbours in Billinge Road newtown.

I miss: I miss most of all wigan folks because they are sooo friendly and helpfull.

Posted by: Margaret Jean Prior from Shetland Isles

Comments: I always lived within a 3 mile radius of wigan. I was born in Dunbarton Green parents moved to whelley, then Aspull where I went to Our Ladys on Haigh Rd then to Aspull Secondary where I made some great friends and I have very fond memories in my class was Ann Barstow,Jennifer Jones,Joan Hough,Thomas Corfield,Maurice Evans,David McAndrew to name but a few.I'm now divorced and living happily in Shetland I have two sons in their 40s and 5 grandchildren aged for 5 weeks to 10yrs old 4 grandaughters and 1 grandson. I come down to Wigan twice a year to visit family and friends. My last job was a mortgage advisor for Alliance & Leicester,I am now happily retired.

I miss: I miss Greenhalghes low GI bread and the pound shops.

Posted by: Jean Prior from Shetland Isles

Comments: I have lived within a 3 mile radius of Wian from birth in 1950 until October 2009 when i originally went to shetland for 6 months then 12 months to help with my grandchildren and was lucky enough to get a little bungalow in Bigton south mailand of Shetland near st ninians isle on a good day I can see the Island of Foula. I went to St Patricks school in the 50s then Our Lady's in Aspull then Aspull High until 1965.I'm now retired if a grandma ever retires!I have 4 grandaughters in shetland and a super grandson in wigan. I visit Wigan twice a year to see friend and family.

I miss: Poundland,Greenhalghes,etc and of course my family and friends.

Posted by: Graham Lynn from Cleveleys

Comments: Chief projectionist County Cinema in the 60s many memories to share

I miss: The cinemas of the 50 60s

Posted by: Ashton from Wn49py

Comments: Downall green retired mech engmoved 40years ago toashton

I miss: Reasonably priced beer unpleasant surroundings with genuine people to have a good laugh with