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Market Street, Wigan   Views: 1487
J.J.B's shop   Comments: 16
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29553  
J.J.B's shop
  J.J.B's Sports shop with the iconic sign. Whatever happened to the sign?  

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Comments by Keith Beckett, 12th July 2017  
Johnny Bradburn moved the business to Abbey Lakes. He probably took the sign as well.

Comments by Mick, 12th July 2017  
Some of the other signs bring back memories as well - Moot Hall hairdressers (Ted Whittle's), Hilton & Leyland estate agents, and the Pacific Ocean Chinese Restaurant.

Comments by AB, 13th July 2017  
I remember this shop being J J Broughton's before Bradburns

Comments by colin benfold, 13th July 2017  
Thats ok Ron I don't mind you hijacking the photo I posted in Sept 2010

Comments by Albert, 13th July 2017  
The sign has gone along with Rathbones, Pools etc.

Comments by A.W., 13th July 2017  
Bradburn's had the camping showroom at Abbey lakes Hall long before the Market Street shop close. I seem to recall somebody saying that the old JJB sign was moved to the JJB warehouse.

Comments by Mick, 13th July 2017  
Correct, AW. Bradburn's were open at Abbey Lakes in 1965 or 1966, when John Bradburn still had the Market St shop.

Comments by RON HUNT, 13th July 2017  
Didn't realise it was already on the site. I should have done as I commented on it. I found this picture on the internet. Obviously it was linked to your original photo.

Comments by RON HUNT, 13th July 2017  
I first started playing squash at the courts at the back of the shop after Dave Whelan took it over.

Comments by Helen B, 13th July 2017  
I remember going to JJ Bradburn's with my Dad in the 1950's to choose my fireworks for Bonfire Night. I think mixed boxes had just come into play, but I preferred to choose my own. Truth is, I was scared of bangers and Jack jumpers then. What a wuss!!!

Comments by Philip Cunliffe, 14th July 2017  
Could anyone anyone answer this question. I think the shop with the squash courts was a different place to the original JJB. I used the courts roundabout 1975/6. I can t decide if the photo is where I played squash . I think the original sports shop was further down towards the old Tech.

Comments by Dl, 14th July 2017  
Correct. The original shop was 76, now a chip shop.It's 2 shops from the junction from New Market St

Comments by Gerry, 18th July 2017  
Colin are you related to Annie Benfold who married Eddie Greenhalgh and lived in scot lane? She had sisters named May and Ellen aka Nellie

Comments by Colin Benfold, 18th July 2017  
Sorry Gerry it doesn't ring any bells but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some connection

Comments by Tony G, 21st July 2017  
Remember when this shop sold model railways.

Comments by Ray, 25th July 2017  
I remember Forshaws model shop on Market Street,they also
sold model railways. In later years,it became a branch of
G&I Models, they had a model railway shop in Library Street
and another in Warrington. The "G" was Robin Gibson, and
the "I" was Tim Ince.

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