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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th November, 2012)

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15
Formerly Gems.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 3,823

Comment by: David Fairclough on 12th November 2012 at 01:02

Ghostly figure in the phone box

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th November 2012 at 04:15

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.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th November 2012 at 05:09

What a funny place to put a phone box????? Am I missing something here??? One thing to whom does the hand belong? Cheers!!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 12th November 2012 at 08:02

I like the light on this :)

Comment by: Helen on 12th November 2012 at 08:34

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 ?

Comment by: Mick on 12th November 2012 at 09:41

It says on the phone box Warmwelcome.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 12th November 2012 at 10:23

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.

Comment by: Ron D on 12th November 2012 at 10:32

I like it . almost 3D.

Comment by: Janice on 12th November 2012 at 16:00

Clever shot Thomas. Made me smile.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th November 2012 at 17:21

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.
Refer:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Gilbert_Scott

Comment by: david on 12th November 2012 at 17:25

nice picture -does Ernie Large still work there?

Comment by: Spenian on 12th November 2012 at 17:54

It's owned by Tony Callaghan who owns the Fifteens pubs, he also has a telephone box in his front garden up Roby Mill.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th November 2012 at 19:27

Brian has taken a photo of `15`- see P-a-D 26th February 2010.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th November 2012 at 19:37

Thankyou so much for the explanation Tom, I thought there might be something afoot!!! Great photo!!! Cheers!!!

Comment by: Skeets on 12th November 2012 at 20:13

Looks like 15 rooms are vacant??

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th November 2012 at 22:04

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.

Comment by: Red Stripe on 12th November 2012 at 22:35

Memories there Earnest - Dr Scannell was my Doctor too. Wasnt his wife a Doctor also at the same Practise?

Comment by: Art on 13th November 2012 at 01:25

Ernest, you're missing something....Who painted the box, & what's the phone number?
Nice pic Thomas..;o)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th November 2012 at 02:48

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.

Comment by: Jonathan on 13th November 2012 at 05:54

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.

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