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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 1st April, 2014) Views: 2,894 
Top o'town
 Top o'town   by Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Market Place taken on Sunday afternoon.

Comment by Ellen on 1st April 2014 at 00:33
Almost as I remember it! (except for the lost loos!)


Comment by Ken R on 1st April 2014 at 00:34
Lovely "Olde Worlde" building, how old would it be??. Nice photo.


Comment by joe graney on 1st April 2014 at 06:53
good picture,shame about the litter.


Comment by kath on 1st April 2014 at 06:58
I wish I could pop up there today..


Comment by Anne on 1st April 2014 at 07:20
Prefer Market Place, has a much more Ancient and Loyal ring to it. Top of town ugggh. Well done picture though.


Comment by peterp on 1st April 2014 at 07:33
litter everywhere and kids who use seats has stepping stones.


Comment by Helen on 1st April 2014 at 08:41
As I remember it too Ellen. I waited many a time to catch a Corporation bus to take me to my Grandparents house near Cherry Gardens.


Comment by A.W. on 1st April 2014 at 09:47
Top of Wiggin, would look good with a couple of the old Corporation buses.


Comment by maggie on 1st April 2014 at 09:56
I have a funny memory of that place. I was a schoolgirl, waiting for a friend, I was just outside the former bus offices. The other side of the toilets there was an old man with some bunches in his hands. he was shouting "Elastic, elastic, Elast.bloody.tic" I thought it was so funny, still in my mind more than 60 years later.


Comment by Walter Southern on 1st April 2014 at 11:43
Ken R, I visited here on Sunday afternoon drove down from North Yorkshire just for the day, the buildings I noticed were built between 1904 - 1906 look carefully you will see there are actually three buildings linked together all slightly different.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st April 2014 at 14:30
Ken R and Walter Southern; In Album, Places, Market Place, these buildings were there in 1st photo on bottom row on page 1, scanned from a 1908 postcard and weren`t there on photo below it, scanned from a 1904 postcard.
Brian; What`s the latest re the market place redevelopment? The market cross floor mosaic has been taken up and a water feature is sited there in the redevelopment.


Comment by Colin Barnes on 1st April 2014 at 15:31
Hi Walter next time yer in wigan give us an email if youv'e still got it and i'll have a hour with you to talk of old Hindley


Comment by Jonno on 1st April 2014 at 15:55
Where would you call Market Place these days Anne?


Comment by Anne on 1st April 2014 at 17:38
Where that picture is taken as it's always been. Not to be confused with the now no more market square.


Comment by Walter Southern on 1st April 2014 at 18:01
Hi Colin, my visits to Hindley and Wigan are few and far between I'm afraid but I shall email you next time. Incidentally, I still have a couple of pics of Hindley folk I think you will like I shall post them on Wiganworld shortly keep an eye open for them.
Ernest, you have confirmed that they were built from 1904 onwards, I had a close look at the buildings and for the first time I noticed the dates up above and the joints bringing the 3 buildings together, look carefully at the mock Tudor you will see the difference.


Comment by Jemmy on 1st April 2014 at 18:06
Lots of scruffy youths hanging around.
Bring back conscription!


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 1st April 2014 at 20:41
Lovely photo,always full of memories,I,too used to catch the bus there to go home"up to mesnes road"
Your tale made me laugh Maggie !


Comment by CJR on 15th April 2014 at 21:12
Ellen, Lost loos!!! Hell of a memory you've got there lass.


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