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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 9th September, 2020)

St David's


St David's
St Davids C Of E Junior & Infant School, Haigh.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 9th September 2020 at 00:21

Nice photo of a well maintained building. ( spot the bike ).

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th September 2020 at 06:59

That's a lovely building in a lovely spot and brings happy memories of visiting a friend who lives nearby. A very picturesque area.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2020 at 08:02

It looks a very nice traditional village school. Much better than newly built ones. I like the twin red doors. ( useful for entrance and exit at the present time...)

Comment by: Julie on 9th September 2020 at 08:27

Nice photo of St Davids School.

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2020 at 08:45

You would think with the money thats knocking around in Haigh, that somebody would pay to have that Obelisk re-erected.
Theres a funny grave stone on this PAD, its the one with the big ice age boulder on the top, its said that when they were digging the grave they come across this big rock, so they dug it out and stuck it on top of the grave, I think if I was the digger I would have left it in there and dug the grave a bit to the left or right.
Irene you seem you seem to have a soft spot for this area, was your friend one of your sweethearts

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th September 2020 at 09:49

One of my sweethearts, Mick? Could you please point out to me where in my comment I have said the friend who lives nearby is male? You must have exceptional eyesight to see things that haven't been written. I wonder if your x-ray vision noticed the gravestone in that churchyard that says someone died on April 31st?

Comment by: Beryl on 9th September 2020 at 10:57

I love these old school buidings, not many left now so good to see this picture

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2020 at 11:12

Yes I seen the gravestone dated 31st April. Irene Im just speculating because Ive noticed when a PAD of Haigh come up, you say it brings back happy memories.

Comment by: DTease on 9th September 2020 at 11:40

Veronica, those doors were put there to keep the boys away from the girls.

Comment by: Arthur on 9th September 2020 at 12:12

Aspull and Haigh in one of the most sort-after areas around Wigan.
Lovely place.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2020 at 14:31

Veronica, I was told by a former head that it was originally the offices for Sumner's Haigh brewery with the original school being down School Lane which is now a private house.

Though this has been the school for around 70 years now - so long enough to be established as such.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2020 at 16:46

Yes we've come a long way since the segregation of boys and girls Dtease. The school I went to was separated by the main road!
Cyril, thanks for that info, it still looks more of a school than a brewery though it's got to be said! It looks so well planned for children. Even the windows are high up so pupils can't gaze out, dreaming of home time!

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2020 at 17:28

The stone plaque above the doors says Haigh School 1849

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2020 at 17:28

The stone plaque above the doors says Haigh School 1849

Comment by: Elizabeth on 9th September 2020 at 18:33

I couldn't agree more Arthur,both lovely areas.

Comment by: Edna on 9th September 2020 at 22:48

This is a lovely part of Aspull. My friend is buried in that church yard.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 10th September 2020 at 15:48

The date of the school is 1846, not 1849

Comment by: Mick on 10th September 2020 at 22:24

I was only 3 out Neil so thats not so bad

Comment by: Neil Cain on 11th September 2020 at 09:55

Sitting on that bike saddle has affected your eyesight Mick

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