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
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
You must be as old as me . Thanks for replying...
Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 13:27
I remember 'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo'.
Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 18:18
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
Long black scruffy hair and always tied back.
"I think that was me."
Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 22:41
Was he the guy who used to always be in the old bus station cafe?
Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 12:19
that skippy the bush kangaroo was a clever animal...it was like havin a animal dr doolittle who could communicate with humans
Replied: 20th Aug 2006 at 04:57
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
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
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
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
I remember Torchy the battery boy!
Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 14:52
I remember Muffin the Mule. Sounds rude doesn't it.
Replied: 16th Jun 2007 at 17:26
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
yep. i remember skippy
Replied: 17th Jun 2007 at 17:51
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
Was the thugs that killed him ever brought to justice? gb
Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 14:51
Karen are you talking about that little shithouse Derek Gregson Lives in Hindley Green AKA Skippy
Replied: 26th Nov 2021 at 11:30
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