Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 20th November, 2012)
Refurbished crazy golf, Haigh Hall
Photo: Ron Dawber (Canon Powershot)
Sounds good Ron, keep up the good work I may try a ride on that railway.
Yay!!!! Crazy Golf I love it!!!!!! We call it Putt-Putt over here, but however ya spell it I love it. Good on you hard working people, well done!! :-) thanks for the pic Ron, cheers!!!
Great job.Well done everyone.
Where abouts in Haigh Haill is this?
At first glance I thought it was a shot of a housing project.Good luck to the volenteers
well done to one and all
PS when did the railway stop running?
Railway was still running in April of this year because I videoed it.
Great job - well done. I will certainly have a go. Still young at heart (and a lot younger than Ernest) Fancy a game? We should have Photo-a-day participants battle. Sorry Lizzie Down Under and all other distant Wiganers.
Janice ,good idea, I'm up for it, if it comes to fruition, we would,in the future be able to put names to faces. We could send photographs. to Lizzie, and our other long distance friends who could be with us in spirit !.
I hope other devotees of the site feel interested in a game, and a cup of coffee in the cafe afterwards.
Great idea, count me in.
The track was declared unsafe late spring ,and the train hasn't run all summer.
The crazy golf is near the entrance to the walled gardens.
i'll come and lay the new track after all thats my day time job .
Hi Janice! Yes it would take a mighty effort to get to Haigh Hall for a round of crazy golf. Maybe I should put it on my bucket list, hee hee!!! Cheers!!!
Thomas that would be great to have a photo of you all, truly it should be the start of a social get together for you all which would be a support for Haigh Hall. I would definitely be there in spirit!!!! Cheers!!
Not the same railway Mick.
There were three railways at Haigh.
The miniature one next to the pitch and put which I understand is in storage awaiting the kind attention of the friends group.The one run by the council which Ron D refers to and the one run by the Wigan and District Model engineering society.The last one is is still very much in use.
Great to see the interest in the 'golf tournament'. As soon as it is officialy open and we have a nice day - let' do it!
Janice, in Mesnes Park, years ago, there were three bowling greens, a putting green and nine tennis courts.
Then the middle bowling green became a putting green and the putting green became a crazy golf course.
The putting green later reverted back to a bowling green.
The Restoration Project ref :-
mentions a Bowling Pavilion.
CULLIE - hi cullie, can you email me with more details about how you can help laying the track. I am a member of FOHCP and we're looking for people to help with the train.
my email address is
hope to hear from you.
How wonderful I can see it now you all could start up " The Friends of Haigh Hall Crazy Golf " I love it!!!!! Cheers!!!!
i believe the FOHCP group may be looking for volunteers to run the crazy golf next summer, get in touch with them if you want to help
Great photo - my grandson complains every time I take him to Haigh Hall about the crazy golf being closed he will be so pleased when it is in use again. Well done the friends of Haigh Hall - what a good job volunteers are doing in Wigan. Hindley Station, Sussex Close and the other 'In Bloom' volunteers also do an excellent job around the Borough.
Rhys age 5 says I am very pleased the golf course will be open for me to play on it with Grannie Annie and my Grandma.
good to see!what year did the old grass pitch and putt disappear,does anyone know?Loved it as a kid.The old cabin was run by Mr.Rudd who was an employee at the course for many years.