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Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Wigan, Standishgate c1950' appears in this book

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Caption for Wigan, Standishgate C1950: Here we see Standishgate on a crowded shopping day. According to tradition, the wife of Sir William Bradshaigh did penance by walking barefoot from Haigh to Mab's Cross once a week for one year. What was her crime? Sir William had been away for several years and was thought to be dead, so she married a Welsh knight. Then Sir William came home.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wigan

That's why it's called 'Haigh' Hall and not Wigan Hall. It's NEAR Wigan.

A view deep inside the Plantations.

Well not just for the 1930's but for twenty years after as well.  Memories come flooding back - not just for this picture but for Wigan itself.  I was born there in 1931 - in my grandparents home 38, Dicconson Street - a section no longer in existence although others that belonged to my gt Uncles do remain intact but in a (...Read full memory)

I was 3 years of age when my dad came home from the army (national service). We didn't have a car or much money, so my mum, dad and myself took long walks, Upholland, Dalton, Newburgher, Parbold. When I was tired my dad carried me on his shoulders. We knew all the farms which served tea and cake (still rationing), my dad loved (...Read full memory)

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