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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 14th July, 2020)

Glassbrooks Cottage


Glassbrooks Cottage
Red Rock Lane, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Veronica on 14th July 2020 at 05:16

Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location.

Comment by: Kath H on 14th July 2020 at 08:21

A lovely cottage, driven past it thousands of times, and it’s in a great spot. Lovely photo Dennis.
There is a photo on Wigan World that you took with my brother Bernard called three amigos, when you were kids. Hope you are well.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2020 at 09:58

Hi Kath H, I’m fine thanks, hope you are the same.
I think we were both in the same class at Aspull Secondary Modern weren’t we? 2A, 3A, and 4A. I seem to recall that there were a few Kathleens in that class, Kathleen Crompton, Kathleen Tate come to mind. Irene Burns, David Marsden, David Hammond and Olive Groves are a few others that I recall, wonder where they all are now.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th July 2020 at 10:21

What a lovely cottage,all my life I’ve dreamt of living in a cottage like that one,even visualised what furniture I’d have..but it wasn’t to be..ah well.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 14th July 2020 at 11:23

Surely there must be plants far prettier than the burgeoning ivy, to deck the wall - veils of blue I'd fancy. But what a place; quite unworthy of ploughs, spokes and charm in a churn.

Comment by: Kath H on 14th July 2020 at 11:31

Hi Dennis. Yes, there were five Kathleen’s in our class, must have been the name of the time. I’m like you though only remember the other two. I’m still in touch with Kathleen Tate and Olive Brown. You’re getting mixed up, it was Jean Groves and Olive Brown. Looking back, they were happy time’s and a brilliant school. I remember all the teachers well. We’d never seen anything like Mr Firth though. I was with our Bernard on Sunday, will mention you next time I see him. He lives in Haigh now, I assume you still live in Aspull with all the photos you have been taking. Nice to chat. Kath x

Comment by: Mick on 14th July 2020 at 11:54

Youv also dreamt of living on a canal boat, living next to the sea, living in a forest, and living in upmarket Parbold

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 14th July 2020 at 11:55

Lovely shot Dennis :)

Comment by: Colin Harlow. on 14th July 2020 at 12:19

The Wigan Observer managing director lived at Glassbrooks cottage during the 1950s. Lovely property and location.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th July 2020 at 15:04

One can dream can’t one.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th July 2020 at 15:07

I don’t recall saying anything about Parbold nor a forest though. I can’t stand creepy crawlies and Parbold does nothing for me.

Comment by: Mick on 14th July 2020 at 17:20

It might have been a night after, you had been supping owd Dave free booze.

Comment by: Kim on 14th July 2020 at 18:29

Yes Maureen,couldn't agree more about Parbold,BORING????

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2020 at 20:15

Your right Kath H, it was Jean Groves and Olive Brown but, considering it was nearly 60yrs ago I was pretty close wasn’t I?
How could anyone forget Mr Firth? He smoked Capstan full strength and was mad on Brass Bands.
I still have that little blue Report Book that they gave us and, as Headmaster he managed to add a disparaging remark to every Report in mine.
Never mind, he wasn’t too bad has Headmasters go.
Like you say Kath, happy days.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2020 at 20:32

Thanks Dave, much appreciated.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th July 2020 at 22:13

I’ll have you know I never as you say “Supped Owd Daves ale” thank you very much..I’ve never supped ale neither.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th July 2020 at 22:36

I’ll tell you something else too..if you speak to me again like that I’ll report you to admin.

Comment by: XPat on 14th July 2020 at 22:58

‘Charm in a churn’. Gem , Philip .

Comment by: Kath H on 15th July 2020 at 09:07

Dennis. I also still have my blue report book in the attic somewhere. We had never seen anything like Freddy Firth walking along the corridors in his cap and gown. Keep to the left!!!!

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