text below copied from 'All Our Yesterdays' thread
The Man That Lived In Wigan Toilets
Some say he never existed.
Some say they'd only seen a fleeting glance of him, swimming off into the distance....
What did he actually do all night?
Did anybody ever see him outside the confines of the toilet?
Where did he get his hair cut?
Several months ago a thread started with a question about this poor chat that was always spotted loitering about the toilets in Wigan.
Was he mythical, was he just an all-nighter myth, an urban legend of sorts?
I had only ever seen him in the downstairs toilet to the left of the stage. Did his duties require him to patrol all the toilets?
I never joined in with the original thread. I kept quiet. I had a guilty secret.
I knew somewhere deep within my files, boxes and folders there was photographic evidence of that man - the man they say lived in Wigan toilets.
But let me make this clear, despite what many people may say, I'm not in the habit of going around taking pictures of old blokes in toilets.
It was not I that took the photo (honest guv).
T'was a friend of mine who shall remain nameless that pressed the shutter on that fateful night.
Out of curiosity I once did ask Big Mick why he'd taken that particular shot and his reply made me smile, "Nobody ever took a picture of him".
Some viewers may find the image distasteful as it contains elements of toilet debris, filth and evidence of highly unsanitary conditions.
Expected and standard conditions of most club toilets then and now eh?