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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 17th January, 2014)

St George's


St George's
This is a photo of what was St. George's School, now a nursing home.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC- FZ38)
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Comment by: Ken R on 17th January 2014 at 00:25

Nice photo. My wife Betty went to this school and has lots of happy memories.

Comment by: Roy on 17th January 2014 at 02:07

A very substantial building, nice photo Harry. My mother went to school here, she left in July 1925 aged 14.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 17th January 2014 at 04:42

Cleaned up nicely,didn't it?Was a great school.

Comment by: kath on 17th January 2014 at 06:29

I visited there once when my sisiter in law was looking at care homes. I didn't see anything nice about it

Comment by: Mick on 17th January 2014 at 07:50

George Formby who lived nearby at at 6 Westminster Street would say It's Turned Out Nice Again.

Comment by: Harry C. on 17th January 2014 at 08:50

Mick, That was only yards away from where I lived in Turner Street, some people said that Ted Ray was also born close by there as well, but he was born in Great George Street.

Comment by: Anne on 17th January 2014 at 09:46

Harry C. Can you remember the post office on the corner of Turner street in the 40/50s and who ran it?

Comment by: A.W. on 17th January 2014 at 10:15

I photographed this building in 1988 it was semi derelict then. Nice to see it has been renovated.

Comment by: Terri B on 17th January 2014 at 11:10

Hi Anne,
The chap who ran the post office for many years commited suicide on railway line Gidlow area,

Comment by: Harry C. on 17th January 2014 at 11:14

Anne, I remember the post office but not who ran it.

Comment by: Garry on 17th January 2014 at 19:20

My question is this WHERE is this place??

Comment by: Harry C. on 17th January 2014 at 19:41

Garry, go to the end of Sullivan Way which is off Greenough Street, you will come to Windsor Street where you will see St. George's. H.

Comment by: John Banks on 17th January 2014 at 19:45

My Dad went to that school in the 20's Frank Banks who lived in Crawford Terrace.

Comment by: Linda on 17th January 2014 at 21:54

My husband went to St George's in the late 50s, early 60s and has find memories

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th January 2014 at 22:43

Lovely building....lovely photo.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 18th January 2014 at 05:51

I remember a mr.Atwell ran the post office.

Comment by: Mave on 19th January 2014 at 22:00

John I went to St Georges early 50,s and also lived in Crawford Terrace, Mr Spencer was the headmaster a lovely man, with Miss Grundy and Mrs Taberner teaching English and Maths. The picture is of the side of the building, we went down there to go to playground at back of building

Comment by: Mary K on 20th January 2014 at 12:34

The first door to the left of the van was the entrance to the dining hall,

Comment by: Mr T on 23rd January 2014 at 21:25

Wonder how many of the Edlerly folk are here now who went to School here also. Must bring back memories for them!

Comment by: Dave (USA) on 31st January 2014 at 20:32

Bill Spencer,Miss Tabener, Mrs Scally and Miss Smith were all wonderful influences. St George's was my primary school until I went to Wigan Grammar after 11 plus. I was there when St Stephens joined us until their new school was built. They kept us seperated at play time. We must have been animals.

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