Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 19th January, 2020)
Cast iron urinal
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
This church is a bit different Rev with it having a spire and a tower,
The urinals look like they are locked up so you you was stuck you would have to do behind a grave
Great photo. I wonder if it's Grade 2 listed?
Interesting to have this outside the church. I wonder how women managed?
Similar urinal to the one at my old junior school, Maypole in Knowsley (1954-59 ).
Us lads used to try and wee over top. Unsuccessful which was lucky for any passers-by !
There's so much intricacy. gone into the pattern on the ironwork. it's a pity it can't be used for something else instead of having a locked gate attached. ( But I can't think of anything!)
Remember the one by the railway bridge junction of Darlington street Warrington lane. Had to pass by going to grandparents in Brookhouse terrace. At 5/6 years old always wondered what it was for. Did find out later and then wondered why only for men.
I have thought where it could go! Perhaps the Church Council would lend it to the Gallery for the museum ' Fire Within" for a small fee for funds.... It's a darn sight better than some of the artefacts.(.that bald headed dummy could be dressed as an attendant!) It is history after all.. It wouldn't be out of place either. Wigan as was! The only problem would be 'digging' it out, it looks well embedded.
Let stick to wigan world and not Ormskirk World.
Anne, I remember those and have used them.
They were green, were they not?
They always smelled terrible. I guess there was no flushing system.
Yes Fred, they were green. I think they may have been slightly bigger as well. Smelly, most definitely.
Agreed Wiganer, lets stay at home.
Didn't there used to be one like this painted green at the bottom of Greenough street some 70 years ago near the River Douglas.
If my memory serves me well, it seemed that all the urinals were painted a sludgy green. They were dotted all over Wigan and its districts,only short distances from all the pubs that were in abundance....