Photo-a-Day (Friday, 22nd January, 2010)
Ah, beautiful pic, Dave.
I've had many a hot coffee in there in the winter.
Nice one Dave,all Wigan people will recognise this view. Its a bit of ancient and modern,the building and the children.Been in there a few times!
What a wonderful picture, wish i,d took it myself. well done.
The best photo i have seen this year.The snow looks perfect against a clear blue sky.And kids haveing a great time. Good one Dave.
fantastic dave well done
A brilliant photo. The cafe had an old-fashioned feel to it even when I was a little girl, and it's much the same now, except you could sit upstairs in those days. Long may it continue.
Do you overseas Wiganers remember the Boer War Warrior statue, it was mounted on the large stone plinth you can see at the top of the steps. There are moves afoot to have another statue mounnted here to replace the original that was vandalised and then "LOST" E.T.
How can you 'lose' a statue? I remember the plinth but not the statue itself. Nice photo Dave.
Like the composition,Dave.
I remember the statue, I thought it was rather scary.
oh well nice pic dave aint never gonna forget that view most snow i seen in this area ever
I remember the statue.....my Dad always used to read the inscription on the plinth out loud whilst I ran up and down the steps or rolled down the grassy slopes on either side.
If you look on Places and then Mesnes Park you will see a photo of the Boer War Warrior
The statue was buried underneath the compost tips in the gardening area of Mesnes park,probably still there, courtesy of one of the instigators councillor Brogan, You only have him and his cronies to thank for its removal,
This was called
'Cassinelly's Cafe'in my day'.
Love the picture.
Sunday afternoons we used to meet our friends upstairs.
Johnny Berry/ Freddy Hurst.
If you are still around "Hi guy's"
Margaret/ Florida USA
My grandmother used to "that mon int' park wi a stone belly" Who was she refering to?, I don't think it was my granddad
I think Cassinellis was the same family that owned A de Roma the ice cream people.