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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 3rd April, 2023)

The Elms


The Elms
The “Elms” on Wigan Lane, a lovely old house drowning in a sea of cars.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Sue on 3rd April 2023 at 08:46

Hi just wondering what The Elms is used for these days?
I remember it as the School of Nursing ( back in the 1970,s ) .

Comment by: Sandra on 3rd April 2023 at 17:07

Must be used and busy looking at all those cars.

Comment by: Sandra on 3rd April 2023 at 17:08

Must be used and busy looking at all those cars.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd April 2023 at 18:03

Sue, someone said that the hospital administration had moved into there, but it seems that The Elms still is involved in hospital teaching. https://www.nhs.uk/services/service-directory/royal-albert-edward-infirmary/N10875972

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd April 2023 at 21:36

Hope you don't mind me posting this on your PaD Dennis but I've just seen this sad news about Dougie over on Communicate, for those who don't look on there.

Started by: tonker (26700)
Bit of sad news for you all. I just had a call telling me Dougie passed away yesterday. RIP Dougie!

Sad to read of that, RIP Dougie.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th April 2023 at 08:18

I've met Dougie many times, and had tea and biscuits at his house.
Dougie was always one of the first to comment on my YouTube videos, I will miss those comments.
He always said when he goes that he will be going to be buried in Coventry where his wife came from.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th April 2023 at 20:39

I know you and Dougie were good friends Mick, I remember your photos of him at his bowling club and your banter on the Forum, he too was very interested in photography and very knowledgeable about Ashton and Coventry too, I never met him but could tell through his comments he was very helpful.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th April 2023 at 21:16

Cyril, Dougie used to work at Reed corrugated cases with my sister Sheila, and one of our uncles that lived in Ince but I cant think of his name at the moment.

Comment by: Cyril on 5th April 2023 at 14:49

Mick, that would have been Eric, it's come to mind of him when playing what they called rik raks? two rib bones and also two spoons and rattling them making tunes sometimes against his leg or another folks arm, he would sometimes play them when at gatherings at Broom Road, not my thing, but I was told he would often play them to entertain pensioners at the club around there.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 5th April 2023 at 18:44

Yes thats him Cyril I think he was married to Mollie

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