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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 26th February, 2010)


Number Fifteen, formerly Gems.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: henry7 on 26th February 2010 at 09:41

Where is this?

Comment by: Pat on 26th February 2010 at 10:25

Is it near Orrell Post? I seem to recall seeing it when I was over visiting my sister who lives in Orrell. No doubt Brian will confirm.

Comment by: Roy on 26th February 2010 at 10:41

Dicconson St, henry.

Comment by: Brian on 26th February 2010 at 10:49

Upper Dicconson Street, close to the town centre.

Comment by: David on 26th February 2010 at 11:45

When it was Gems some years ago, it was managed by someone called Ernie, is he still around?

Comment by: Pat on 26th February 2010 at 12:45

Must be confusing it with something else then!

Comment by: janet on 26th February 2010 at 18:18

I went in there a few times when I lived in Upper Dicconson st 35 yrs ago.. Can't remember what it was called then..

Comment by: Derek Platt on 26th February 2010 at 18:27

I went to St Johns School which is (was) behind it on Brick kiln lane. In the 50's and 60's it was, I believe, a doctors surgery. I'm willing to be corrected on this.

Comment by: fiona on 26th February 2010 at 18:54

I think Dr Graham and his family lived in this house in the 1950.s and 1960.s The surgery was round the corner. I was at The Hollies school with Susan Graham and her younger sister Wendy. Apologies if wrong.

Comment by: Evelyn on 26th February 2010 at 22:05

Barry Philbin and his wife moved from the Royal Oak in Standishgate to this establishment and I am led to believe that they called it Gems after their daughter Gemma.

Comment by: Mugglewig on 26th February 2010 at 23:30

Hi, This was Dr Laithwaite's surgery when I was a lad. Remember going there with my parents. You used to go in through a door at the side which can be seen bricked up in this picture. Was it not La Frog restaurant a few years ago?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 27th February 2010 at 01:00

Hi mugglewig La Frog was about 4 buildings further down the hill towards the market. Last time I visited Wigan from Canada it wasn't La Frog any more

Comment by: Les Bagg on 28th February 2010 at 08:19

If I'm not mistaken it became a pub in the early 1980's as "Gem's" and became a popular component pub of "Doin' t'Lane".

Now revamped as a "15" and they've done a pretty good job with it.

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