Photo-a-Day (Monday, 12th November, 2012)
Ghostly figure in the phone box
this is 15 Upper Dicconson St and is on the corner with Dicconson Terrace. Refer 1st Photo in `Wigan Streets` - this building is just above the red car parked on the right.
Across the street is No.14 which was the `Charles Dickens Hotel`- previously my doctor`s - Dr.Scannell, a Scotsman, who died in his late fifties thro`smoking cigarettes - both his hands were covered with nicotine stains.
What a funny place to put a phone box????? Am I missing something here??? One thing to whom does the hand belong? Cheers!!
I like the light on this :)
What a tidy frontage to the pub/bar.
Usually places like this are littered with cigarette stubs outside...wonder why smokers don't think they are making litter ?
It says on the phone box Warmwelcome.
Lizzie, I ought to explain,the telephone box isn't actually in use,it is used as an advertising feature by the public house,in fact there's another immediately behind this one ,on the otherside of the garden gate. The photograph was taken a few days before Halloween,and the figure inside is in fact a dummy,dressed as The Grim Reaper ,on non Halloween time there's a figure in each depicting The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh , some people find this disrespectful .Kind regards Tom.
I like it . almost 3D.
Clever shot Thomas. Made me smile.
The red telepone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960). He was the architect for Liverpool Cathedral and the Wigan War Memorial at All Saints Church.
nice picture -does Ernie Large still work there?
It's owned by Tony Callaghan who owns the Fifteens pubs, he also has a telephone box in his front garden up Roby Mill.
Brian has taken a photo of `15`- see P-a-D 26th February 2010.
Thankyou so much for the explanation Tom, I thought there might be something afoot!!! Great photo!!! Cheers!!!
Looks like 15 rooms are vacant??
What a lovely clear tidy picture Love all the connents !I too thought it was a ghostly figure in the box brfore I read on.!!Well done Thonas.
Memories there Earnest - Dr Scannell was my Doctor too. Wasnt his wife a Doctor also at the same Practise?
Ernest, you're missing something....Who painted the box, & what's the phone number?
Nice pic Thomas..;o)
Wondered if anyone would mention Dr Scannell, Red Stripe.
Can`t say definite if his wife was a doctor.
Dr Earlam Graham was before him.
Not been in here since it changed to Fifteens however I have driven past and it looks cosy!
My friends dad used to be the landlord Barry Philbin and the pub was named after his daughter Gemma.