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Where who what

on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 21:25
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It's in Wigan tonker


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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 17:19
I don’t know which one is Bishopgate, Gassey. Question

Hoping this one hasn’t been done before ...

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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 17:41
I can't remember what else, beside 'this stone curb and', is on the list of items belonging to the gentleman concerned are.
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on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 17:43
There’s a clue in the pic, Corky. Very Happy
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 17:59
Yes. Embarassed Embarassed


Railings.
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:08
Very Happy ‘This stone curb and railing belong to the Rector and Church Wardens. 1888.’





Near Wigan Parish Church - is Bishopgate the exit to the gardens? Smile
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:15
Bishopgate joins on to the corner of Hallgate. It's a short stretch where the cobblers is. In fact there's a plaque on the old phone exchange wall opposite, but I can't remember what it commemorates. confused
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:20
@Corky Ringspot wrote:Bishopgate joins on to the corner of Hallgate.  It's a short stretch where the cobblers is.  In fact there's a plaque on the old phone exchange wall opposite, but I can't remember what it commemorates. confused


By the way, the corner that the railings in the pic go round is Churchgate
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on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:23
The plaque commemorates the building there before it. WW Album (A.W.’s Comment)
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:27
@jo anne wrote:The plaque commemorates the building there before it. WW Album (A.W.’s Comment)

Thanks, Jo Anne. I'd been doing some squinting on Google Streetview. Very Happy Look just above and left of the parking signpost.


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.546238,-2.6338768,3a,75y,180h,90.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz2_aW2niOxT5P0i3scUcsA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 18:38
Thanks Corky, I’ll look out for that the next time I’m there. Smile

Wigan Town Trail (p.51):
“On the opposite side of Dorning Street a small plaque on the Telephone Exchange commemorates Walmesley House built by John Walmesley in the second half of the 17th Century. On 10th December, 1745, during his retreat, Bonnie Prince Charlie spent the night here after the Jacobites failed to take the English Crown at Derby. The Duke of Cumberland, in pursuit of the Prince, spent the following night here. In the 18th Century it was used as a private day and boarding school but was demolished before 1940.”
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on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 19:39
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 19:47
Is that an oil painting Jo Anne?
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 19:56
Yes, it is, Corky. Smile
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Re: Where who what

on Sun 25 Nov 2018 - 20:46
Any ideas where it might be on display? Smile
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 27 Nov 2018 - 18:18
@Corky Ringspot wrote:
@jo anne wrote:The plaque commemorates the building there before it. WW Album (A.W.’s Comment)

Look just above and left of the parking signpost.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.546238,-2.6338768,3a,75y,180h,90.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz2_aW2niOxT5P0i3scUcsA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Photo from today:



And the painting is Cruxifixion, Wigan by Theodore Major at the Museum Of Wigan Life - Link

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Re: Where who what

on Tue 27 Nov 2018 - 18:24
Bugger! I nearly commented that it looked like a Calvary scene, crossed with telegraph poles on a railway line.


I must have seen, but not studied, it when I've visited the museum.
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 27 Nov 2018 - 18:35
It was originally displayed at head height, I think, and it really impressed me, but some of its impact is lost now it’s so high up. Like the plaque on the telephone exchange building. Very Happy
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 12:53
Name the building and the street.

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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 15:31
Woodcock St.
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 15:56
No, sorry maureen
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 15:58
Oh eck Very Happy
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 16:02
@Admin wrote:Name the building and the street.


A clue queen
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 17:44
I'm baffled Mrs A.
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 17:52
It’s the former Royal Court Theatre in King St - http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Wigan/RoyalCourtWigan.htm

Now owned by The Old Courts - Wigan Today
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Re: Where who what

on Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 18:54
Well done jo anne cheers
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