Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 9th July, 2014)


Aspull Civic Centre.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot G9)
Views: 3,130

Comment by: Ken R on 9th July 2014 at 00:04

Nice pic Ron, I used to live about 200yds from where that is at Bent Houses, my Granddad owned the two houses close to there. I liked bowling it is a good sport.

Comment by: Garry on 9th July 2014 at 06:48

I remember Ince Park having a Bowling green in the 1960s and 70s. They still do, but it's over grown and not in use..sad really. It was a lovely Park with a tennis court, small golf course, lovely bedding plants and park keeper. The gates locked at dusk. Wigan Council don't seem to care, but Ince UDC did.

Comment by: kath on 9th July 2014 at 08:49

I lived by the Bowling Green at Billinge Road. many happy memories of walking my doll's pram around and hearing the clunking sound as the balls hit each other.

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2014 at 09:00

Up here in sunny Shevy we have two Bowling Greens and one big Golf Course

Comment by: maggie. on 9th July 2014 at 09:55

I believe that up your way you have Crown Green Bowls. Here in Bath, it is Flat green. I do not play myself, but my husband does. Just up the road from us, in our lovely park at the top of the hill, there is a bowls club which is 100 years old this year. There is also a Boules Piste.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th July 2014 at 11:53

Mick that's because Shevy is full of old fogies with nothing better to do.

Comment by: Alan on 9th July 2014 at 14:26

There's a beautiful one in Atherton, behind a pub called the Bowling Green Inn.

Comment by: Pw on 9th July 2014 at 15:26

Alan, the Bowling Green is in Leigh.There is a nice bowling green at the Gardeners Arms in Atherton

Comment by: Alan on 9th July 2014 at 16:04

My mistake, thanks Pw, it is indeed the Gardeners Arms, on Lovers Lane, Atherton.

Comment by: Garry on 9th July 2014 at 18:31

Now cyril's at it with Mick. Please respect peoples comments.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 9th July 2014 at 22:02

That looks a lot more relaxing than messing about on the river".

Comment by: Fred Aussi on 12th July 2014 at 07:47

Cyril.What a miserabl sod you are.

Comment by: Johnny on 5th February 2015 at 09:04

Love a game of bowls!!
Finger peg! Thumb peg! Cant be short on a length! Get measure owt!

Comment by: JP Blackrod on 2nd April 2015 at 11:45

See that track suit top has come back in fashion Bill. Lol

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.