Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013)
Photo: Stephen Nash (Apple iPhone)
Well done latics, I wish I could have been there. We just had a long weekend in Canada so with family over I missed the last few daily photos. I guess a few people went to whittley crossing spotting trains in the fifies. I lived on Dawson Ave. I knew Mal Leather and probably a lot more by sight. Good times Eh!
A day to remember indeed...
Well done, lads...!!
What's it all about ? A bunch of over payed adults playing at childrens' games ! 30,000 people need to get a life !!! Humbug .
Another great one for the boys Stephen.....cheers!!!
Stephen, I wonder where the number of around 30,000 comes from?
Derek Platt, I came across a list of 12 names of those who worked in the Dry Part Section at Walmsleys.
You started in it on 11th January 1971 and finished on 13th January 1971.
How nice and how fortunate the town was able to use the CHERRY COLOURED BUS that's permanently in Wigan.
Spot-on, Alan. Boring, pointless sport. In reality the less well off making the rich, richer!
Returning to my comment on May 17th at 17.28, here we go again with the negativity! Why, Alan and Brian,can you not live in the moment and enjoy the team's success? I am far from being a soccer fan, but I felt a huge thrill when I heard of their win, "my home team" winning the FA cup was a distinct pleasure!
Hi Ernest, you are not quite accurate in your Dates. I had two stints at Walmsleys, one from 1956 to 1966 and another from 1971 to 1973. My dad also worked there (Bert Platt, on the shop floor). I also remember the Rover 3000 you had.and the problems with it
Sour grapes from jealous egg chasers.Proud as punch of little Latics upsetting you cherry men!
In the 50's at WGS, Pop Denning taught English. He smiled about as often as Joe Bos. One day he opened the poetry book and read 'The Arsenal at Springfield', paused then said, 'That'll be the day' and closed the book. We went on to read something else. I suppose this is close enough....
Very well said, Ellen. I'm a rugby fan but felt exactly the same way.
Derek, The dates I quoted where only for when you worked in the Dry Part section.
Didn`t have a Rover in 1971, it was a Wolseley 18/85.
I remember your dad very well.