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66 Millgate, Wigan. Isaac Parkinson. Tinplate Works   Comments: 18
Photo: Dave Arkwright   Item #: 29711  
66 Millgate, Wigan. Isaac Parkinson. Tinplate Works
  Photo of 66 Millgate Wigan.
c. 1920's
Isaac Parkinson Tinplate Works.
Please see my other photo for 66 Millgate

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Comments by A.W., 11th September 2017  
This is a really good picture of a type of trade that sadly no longer exists, Towns were much more interesting when small businesses like this thrived.

Comments by Albert., 11th September 2017  
I'll bet there were plenty tommy tins, and pit water cans sold at this shop.

Comments by Josh, 11th September 2017  
Just the kind of photo this site needs, great record of Wigan days long gone.

Comments by WILLY WACKUM, 11th September 2017  
Josh spot on let's have more old photographs of the Wigan of the past. wiganowrld..what a fantastic archive of Wigan's past. Is there another web site in the country that has so many old photographs of their town.

Comments by Veronica, 11th September 2017  
These buildings look really old at that time- 1920's - I remember them still there well into the sixties. They must have been over a hundred years old then. I wonder if the cellar was used for storage, coal perhaps! Did they live 'over the shop' I wonder.

Comments by John D, 11th September 2017  
This was ten doors down from Pennington's Furniture on the same side. Pennington's was number 46. At the side of Parkinson's was Standish's Yard.In between the two at the side of number 56 was McEwen's Yard.

Comments by winnie, 11th September 2017  
Name: Isaac Parkinson
Age in 1911: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Wigan
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County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 66 Millgate Wigan Lancs
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Tinplate Worker
Registration district: Wigan
Registration District Number: 458
Sub-registration district: Wigan
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Piece: 22973
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Parkinson 28
Fred Arkwright 29
Sissy Arkwright 28
George Quade 27
Dorothy Arkwright 2

Comments by Dave Arkwright, 11th September 2017  becky469@gmail.com 
This photo was first posting on Wigan World.
My father and his family lived here at 66 Millgate.
I have another photo to upload but have been unable to upload it today.
I'm delighted the photo has been so well received and very grateful for the comments and additional information I have
received. Thankyou.
Please watch out for my next photo of 66 Millgate.

Comments by Ed, 11th September 2017  
Even the dog looks like an old timer

Comments by RON HUNT, 11th September 2017  
No doubt all the items in the window were made by hand. Proper craftmen

Comments by Veronica, 11th September 2017  
You've answered my question Winnie. .....thanks!

Comments by DTease, 12th September 2017  

Comments by Veronica, 12th September 2017  
I wonder if he's getten a milk churn in theer DTease..... For bulls!

Comments by DTease, 12th September 2017  
Ha ha!nice one Veronica.

Comments by Ken R, 12th September 2017  kenroo@rogers.com 
A translation of the slang could be, "Has he got a watering can there."

Comments by Veronica, 12th September 2017  
In 'Howfen they would say "As't he geet a deggin' con i'theer......?

Comments by James Oldham, 16th September 2017  jimoldham@blueyonder.co.uk 
Interesting, as I was born at 56 Millgate in 1949, when my Grand Mother, Bertha Rasburn lived there.
We knew the yard, at the left when looking at it from the front, as Sherburn's yard; probably after the name of the paint and glass merchant at the bottom of the yard.
The site of the Roman bath house was discovered when the Galleries shopping centre was being developed.
Just wish I had some photographs of the house and yard.
I spent many a happy day at this house with my Mother, (Gran), Aunties, Uncles and cousins. It was a veritable rabbit warren of rooms and people.
My Dad was born, and brought up in the Wiend, so I have a strong connection with Millgate.

Comments by Kath Pressey, 16th September 2017  
great photo. Wouldn't you love to have a look inside. It says "Works so I assume they made stuff and sold it on the premises

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