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Middleton & Woods Ad.   Comments: 7
Photo: Mick   Item #: 29564  
Middleton & Woods Ad.

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  Advert for Middleton & Woods, from 1947 Wigan Almanac.  

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Comments by Helen of Troy, 15th July 2017  
My Uncle George Bryson worked for Middleton & Woods in the late 1940s when I lived with my Aunt & Uncle in Dicconson Steet, the part of the street that was demolished.

Comments by cindy, 15th July 2017  
Still kept the same phone No after 70 years. 242876

Comments by Mick, 15th July 2017  
Whenever I see one of the old ads for Middleton and Woods, I chuckle at the possibly apocryphal tale about Manny Lowe, who was a street corner bookie around Wigan in the 1940s and 50s . . .
Many years ago, in the pre-STD dialling days, he found himself stranded up at the Rigbye Arms at Wrightington, and needful of transport back into Wigan, so went into the phone box up there, to phone a taxi.
He was unable to get through, and dialled the Operator. The subsequent conversation went something like this . . .
Manny: “Aye, Ah’m i’ that telephone cossack up at High Moor, trying fer t’phone Middleton an’Woods fer a taxi, but Ah con’t get through”.
Operator: “What number are you dialling Sir?”
Manny: “Why, Ah’m phonin’ t’number on their advert i’ th’Evenin’ Post an’ Chronicle – EST 1919”.

Comments by Veronica, 15th July 2017  
Brilliant Mick...another good 'un at Lanky or Wiganese.

Comments by A.W., 16th July 2017  
I surmise that this is a pre war advert that has been "recycled" as the style of dress of the woman in the advert is very 30's.

Comments by DerekB, 16th July 2017  
Agree with you A.W about this ad originating from the thirties. Looks like there was a fair degree of artistic licence with regards to the amount of space in the rear of their cars!

Comments by Helen of Troy, 16th July 2017  
I noticed that as well A W. The hat is very 1930s, after the war the hats, if you could afford one were very different, also during & after WW2 the dress lengths were shorter as material was more expensive.

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