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Market Place, Wigan   Views: 2903
Market Place 1960's   Comments: 19
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29997  
Market Place 1960's

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  View of the Market Place c. 1960's  

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Comments by irene roberts, 17th December 2017  
Ron, to the left of Baker's Jewel Casket there are two shops, then what appears to be a gap before the next shop, (Greenwood's?), Was that gap the entrance to Commercial Yard? Peter worked down there at Sawbridge's Butchers as a young lad in the 1960s,

Comments by Roy, 18th December 2017  
Yes it was Irene, which included my favourite Wigan pub, The Commercial.

Comments by Albert., 18th December 2017  
My wife worked in Baker's jewellers, late fifties, early sixties. Then she was Veronica Ashcroft.

Comments by Albert., 18th December 2017  
A great pub, The Commercial. Frequented it during the fifties, and early sixties, especially prior to going off to dance the night away at the Emp. I believe the Conservative Club was also in Commercial Yard.

Comments by DerekB, 18th December 2017  
The shop on the opposite side of the Commercial Yard entrance to Greenwood's was Waterworths who sold fruit and vegetables.

Comments by Albert., 19th December 2017  
Having mentioned my wife's maiden name, ASHCROFT it may be unusual, or maybe not, but every letter in her new married name SHORT, is in her maiden name.

Comments by From Where, 19th December 2017  
A page will turn , a day will go..a year will catch the wind , but you
will stay , never changed , JUST the same , forever , forever and more ..

Comments by AH, 19th December 2017  
The conservative club was at the bottom end ; there was also a barbers in the commercial yard , I think it was called moot hall

Comments by JMW, 20th December 2017  
Plus Crank & Burtons before they moved to Woodcock Street.

Comments by Maureen, 20th December 2017  
I just love From Where's poems.

Comments by A.W., 20th December 2017  
There used to be a tobacconist shop at the entrance to Commercial Yard next to Waterworth's Fruit and Veg, single storey building like a lean to.

Comments by irene roberts, 20th December 2017  
I like the poem too. It reminds me of one I learned at school about a brook: "For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever".

Comments by DerekB, 20th December 2017  
Going down Commercial Yard from Market Place there was a tobacconist, a barbers and Mc Gregors who sold wallpaper, paint and decorating materials.

Comments by Edward, 20th December 2017  
And a pet shop.

Comments by Veronica, 21st December 2017  
It was a good shortcut to Latimer's grocers at the bottom end. There was a few interesting passageways in Wigan that have disappeared,and they gave such a lot of character to the town.

Comments by A.W., 21st December 2017  
Where Commercial Yard turned on to Market Street there used to be Shannon's, they sold dry goods, yeast, meal and dog biscuits, stuff like that.

Comments by Bradshaws Girl, 22nd December 2017  
Bought my engagment ring there in 1974. It cost £55. Can you imagine that now!

Comments by Box, 26th December 2017  
Looks like there were empty shops in those days.

Comments by Sam h, 26th December 2017  
So there were empty shops in those days

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