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Photo: Frank Orrell   Item #: 29536  

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  Latimer's grocers shop with Turner footwear next door and the Market Street entrance to the Commercial Yard on the right in 1966.  

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Comments by fred foster, 7th July 2017  ff001a5024@blueyonder.co.uk 
I have bought your books Frank, vols 1&2 and they make really good reading, I can recommend them!!

Comments by Garry, 8th July 2017  
Good old Wigan!

Comments by Mick, 8th July 2017  
There somebody peeping from upstairs
Yesterday I bought Franks volume two book of photos and there are some great photos and memories in it.

Comments by irene roberts, 8th July 2017  
I remember going to Latimer's for fresh yeast, (which my Mam always called "barm"), for making bread in Domestic Science at school. I would have only been 15 but was already going out with Peter, (now my husband of 43 years, who I married at 21), and he worked at Sawbridge's Butchers in Commercial Yard, very near to Latimer's. Such a lot of interesting alleyways and arcades have been lost to form the soul-less town that Wigan is today, but of course that's Progress, isn't it?....Isn't it?

Comments by Veronica, 8th July 2017  
What memories this picture stirs- every Saturday morning sent on an errand for Latimer's best bacon. My basket on my arm and trotting in the side entrance and the smell of the shop as you went inside. It was always hustle and bustle and queuing up to get served. These pictures are magic. Did you know you were being watched Frank?

Comments by jack, 8th July 2017  
Thanks for the photo Frank of old Wigan town centre. How could Wigan council demolish these buildings in what was a vibrant street to replace them with a goods entrance to shops, most of which are now empty.It really is a crime what they did to the town.

Comments by Ste Wigan, 8th July 2017  
Love these photos!! Keep them coming!!

Comments by Garry, 9th July 2017  
Progress is a word often used by the Council or other organisations to promote radical changes. A word that hides mistakes and is well used today. The only changes that progress in Wigan for me is the new road layout to the saddle that cuts out Pottery road.

Comments by Theresa reeves, 18th July 2017  theresaforshawreeves@yahoo.co.uk 
I must have been with you veronica,because I always remember your mam having bacon from latimers

Comments by Veronica, 19th July 2017  
I don't think I took you there Theresa -but I took you everywhere else in your tan-sad!! I was only about 10 at the time- then I had to go to Vose's pie shop!

Comments by irene roberts, 19th July 2017  
Vose's sold the most delicious oval-shaped pies, Veronica. Of course I'm too young to remember then....my Mam told me about them, lol!! Oh, I could just go one at this moment!

Comments by Veronica, 20th July 2017  
Indeed they were Irene. I remember them well - lovely thick pastry that melted in your mouth! Always a queue in there as well. Another one was Pie Joe's in Scholes which was nearer - some belting shops in Scholes! I went on errands from a young age when I think about it. There was no need to go up town really. But as you know it was an event then to go 'up Wigan'.

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