Started by: geoffcott (181) 

Doe's anyone remember the chap who used to walk round Wigan market.
We called him Skippy,He always had a black brief case with him.
Why he was called skippy I dont know. I heard at one time that he was a Doctor Who had been struck off and was living rough in Wigan.

Started: 28th Jul 2006 at 13:57

Posted by: janey (inactive)

Yes, I remember him.....boy did he stink! It was a shame for him really, I used to see him taking food from bins...YUK!! They used to take him in somewhere every so often and clean him up. Wonder what happened to him!

Replied: 30th Jul 2006 at 23:02

Posted by: geoffcott (181) 

Well, janey.

You must be as old as me . Thanks for replying...

Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 13:27

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

I remember 'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo'.

Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 18:18

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

i remember some1 not sure if it same person, the 1 i remember had long black scruffy hair always tied in a pony tail

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 22:56

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

Long black scruffy hair and always tied back.
"I think that was me."

Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 22:41

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Was he the guy who used to always be in the old bus station cafe?

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 12:19

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

that skippy the bush kangaroo was a clever was like havin a animal dr doolittle who could communicate with humans

Replied: 20th Aug 2006 at 04:57

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

I loved skippy the bush kangaroo - happy memories!
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy, the bush kangaroo. I will be singing that all day now.

Replied: 20th Aug 2006 at 12:29

Posted by: emmacru (15)

god that brought back memories i am 32 but remember skip. Was trying to explain to my husband about skippy.
At school we got told that he was a 'drop out' after the ww2?
just hope skip got a decent ending?

Replied: 2nd Oct 2006 at 22:23

Posted by: kb10975 (193)

my friend had a dog called skippy about 1968 named after the tv programme-went to a farm, i think - too boisterious, didnt speak though

Replied: 3rd Oct 2006 at 00:31

Posted by: mrsurf (47)

yer i rimember him it was rumoured he had a fortune in that bag` just how stupid was that the poor bloke was a tramp and that was that

Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 13:30

Posted by: cherryandwhite (548)

I remember Torchy the battery boy!

Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 14:52

Posted by: oliver (166)

I remember Muffin the Mule. Sounds rude doesn't it.

Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 17:26

Posted by: stel48 (2986)

If it is the same one, and I think it is. I know a gang of lads beat him up very badly one night. He died shortly afterwards. It was a shame really he never did anyone any harm.

Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 19:45

Posted by: sue.64 (6879)

yep. i remember skippy

Replied: 17th Jun 2007 at 17:51

Posted by: karen1 (37)

if its the rite skippy he used to live in a old scrap van on are farm in hindley green years ago wen i was a kid scruffy he was wud live anywere always wheres a suit these day dunno were he lives but always see im walkin bwt in hindley m8s wi my dad if its the rite skippy

Replied: 7th Nov 2007 at 22:03

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

Was the thugs that killed him ever brought to justice? gb

Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 14:51

Posted by: peter g (2937) 

Karen are you talking about that little shithouse Derek Gregson Lives in Hindley Green AKA Skippy

Replied: 26th Nov 2021 at 11:30
Last edited by peter g: 3rd Jan 2022 at 13:59:03


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