Wigan Town Centre by Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Comment by Lizzie down under on 17th July 2013 at 01:55
Thank you Thomas....a lovely pic of Wigan...and a nice warm day by the looks of it...Lovely colours and the ever present Tudor facade....one for the album....cheers!!!
Comment by Derek Platt on 17th July 2013 at 02:16
Whenever I see this or similar shot I still think of Woolies on the corner. I remember stealing some lead soldiers from woolies when I was about eight. And still remember the terrible feeling of guilt, so after a week I returned them. Also I can see Burtons the tailors. I bought my wedding suit there and in spite of that me and my wife are still together after 46 years
Comment by Helen on 17th July 2013 at 08:50
I have similar thoughts & mental pictures Derek. Woolies, Burtons & Pendleburys was further down towards the traffic lights & Menses St
Comment by Anne on 17th July 2013 at 13:20
Yes, the buildings are still there just some of the names and goods sold are different.
Comment by irene roberts on 17th July 2013 at 21:15
In 1980 I was on holiday in Great Yarmouth and had to be taken into hospital where I had a minor operation. When I came round I was in a bed with cot-sides like railings to prevent me falling out, and in my woozy frame of mind I thought I was on Woolie's Corner in Wigan, where there used to be railings.....just shows a Wiganer's mind is always in Wigan, whatever the circumstances!
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 17th July 2013 at 21:58
Ernest,sorry I hadn't seen your question regarding the Wiend photograph . The camera I use is one of the point and press brigade .There's a zoom button which I sometime use,but I can't recall if I used it for that particular shot. Kind regards, Tom.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 17th July 2013 at 22:41
Thanks Tom; It`s the match stick like people that made me ask the question.
Derek; I remember buying a pocket watch in Woolies when I was in my teens and it kept good time for many many years.
Comment by kathPressey on 19th July 2013 at 07:23
what a lovely traditional view of wigan. I too still think Woolies should be on the corner. I remember when it had an escalator installed and we all called in after school to have a ride!
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