Comment by Derek Platt on 6th January 2011 at 03:35
I was dis-oriented at first, and then it came to me. It's the top of Wallgate. I can see where I used to catch the Beech Hill bus many moons ago. It is a wonderful photo of a great building. Tell me, anyone, is this where the Moot Hall barbers used to be way back when.
Comment by Alex B on 6th January 2011 at 10:30
Another high shot of our town...How do you get into all these buildings Brian.? Do you know someone on the inside? Great picture!
Comment by Dave Marsh on 6th January 2011 at 11:35
It's good to see these different angles.It's amazing that most of us never look up as well as looking ahead.Eye level is what we're used to.
Comment by wiganworldfan on 6th January 2011 at 12:35
The Moot Hall barbers were in the Commercial Yard further down market Place
Comment by Steve S on 6th January 2011 at 15:12
Is this building called Moot Chambers because it is on the site of the original Moot Hall? I think that the Moot Hall is depicted on the old Wigan crest. Ancient and Loyal.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th January 2011 at 22:33
The Meadow Dairy, a grocers shop, was in the Moot Hall, many, many, years ago & my uncle was the Manager! Sawdust was on the floor & they had a bacon slicer of course.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 7th January 2011 at 22:05
I remember the old meadow Dairy they had a big butter pat as well....they dont make shops like that anymore !!Dont remember the place being called moot hall though.Wasnt there a big cafe (makinsons??) above this building or am I completely in the wrong part of town ? (Its a long time ago !)
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 8th January 2011 at 14:23
Jean F (Wales); in Wigan World, click on `Forum`, then `Memories`, then `238 entries` which is underneath `Some shops that no longer exist....` and on page 2, Tony Johnson says Makinsons cafe was above Joan Barries.....
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 8th January 2011 at 21:12
Thanks Ernest......Love looking on the Memories" page.Will have another look for it.
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