Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

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

Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th January, 2021)

Number One

Number One
The Terminal Building, Number One, Wigan Pier.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th January 2021 at 08:50

I remember going on a boat from the pier when our Jamie and our Ashley were still at primary school. They are now 39 and 44! It was called "The Kittiwake". We also went along the canal on a boat from the pier when Peter's brother celebrated his 80th birthday. Only time I've been on a "Cruise" and it was down the Leeds-to-Liverpool! Talk about "There's no place like Home"! But it suits me....I have no sense of adventure whatsoever and am happiest at home, so Dennis's lovely photo of Wigan Pier is just up my street!

Comment by: David on 18th January 2021 at 08:59

If I remember correctly the barges were called Emma and Netta.

Comment by: PeterP on 18th January 2021 at 10:48

Sad to say I recieved a message yesterday that one of the bargemen on Netta had passed away. Tommy Ledwith may he rest in peace.

Comment by: Anne on 18th January 2021 at 11:30

Yes I remember Tom he was a neighbour of mine before I moved to this house. A lovely person. He and my husband went sea fishing along with other neighbours. It was only over the weekend I was looking at cine film of his son playing in the mud.

Comment by: Mick on 18th January 2021 at 11:33

Did Tommy have long hair ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th January 2021 at 11:58

I didn't know Tommy but sorry to hear this sad news. God Bless him and his family.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th January 2021 at 13:09

If I remember correctly wasn't those boats named after the wives of the Mayor and the council leader at the time.

Len Gibson should have been awarded an entrepreneur medal, as he bought run down buildings from the council for a song, which he refurbished and rented them back to the council at premium rents.

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