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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 6th July, 2015) Views: 2,509 
Patriotic Wiend
 Patriotic Wiend   by Brian  (iPhone 6)
Taken a few days ago, flags put up for Armed Forces Day.

Comment by Mick on 6th July 2015 at 05:46
Ive been wondering all night what that deflated looking football on a stick is all about.


Comment by Pw on 6th July 2015 at 07:29
A very well known place in Wigan but never seems to reach its true potential.If this was in York. Chester,London etc it would be a vibrant place


Comment by maggie on 6th July 2015 at 09:58
I used to love going up the Wiend, it was so quaint & interesting.


Comment by Duncan on 6th July 2015 at 09:59
The Wiend, one of Wigan's oldest streets; like a lot of places in Wigan it was more interesting before redevelopment.


Comment by irene roberts on 6th July 2015 at 11:26
I love The Wiend but it hasn't got the character it had in earlier years. Tickle's shop used to be fascinating. I love to see bunting flying, especially on a sunny day.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th July 2015 at 11:34
The shortest way from the library to the bus station is to go from Believe Square (officially unveiled in Aug.2014 previously The Piazza)outside the library, down the Wiend/Weind into Market Place then Hallgate and thro` Jaxons Court.
Mick: did you get any sleep?
Brian; I`m not familiar with iPhone`s; how many nos.are there?


Comment by Maureen on 6th July 2015 at 14:09
I used to love going in Tickles as well Irene..and the barbers that used to be on left just further down was the first shop I believe that had the first photo of Marilyn Monroe in the nude..you couldn't get through the gangs of young lads who were queueing up to see it.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 6th July 2015 at 19:13
Flags over the flags - I like it :)


Comment by Pete Schofield on 6th July 2015 at 19:47
Maureen I remember the barbers in the Wiend my late father used to go there and he sometimes took me. I think his name was Russ who had it definitely not Edmondson's his shop was in Commercial Yard. Can't remember the picture of Marylyn Monroe though.


Comment by Maureen on 6th July 2015 at 20:11
Pete,it definitely was there..us girls saw it...if you were only young perhaps your dad stood in front of it
so you couldn't see it.


Comment by Jo johnson on 6th July 2015 at 20:29
I used to work in the weind at sidebothams printers with my life long friend Rita.there used to be an engineering firm can't think of the name also it used to be a busy little place in the late sixties early seventies


Comment by Paul Haywood on 6th July 2015 at 20:29
missing the vibrant night life on wk ends at the wined bar


Comment by Ken on 6th July 2015 at 20:48
My father Harold Smith served his apprenticeship at the barbers in The Wiend in the 1920s then went on to be the barber in Blackrod


Comment by Mick on 6th July 2015 at 22:39
I was going to work in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and wanted a new jacket so I went into a tailors in the wiend called Harry Jones to but some thing light, he had nothing in off the peg but he did managed to sell me a tweed jacket and grey pants he said tweed was very cooling ( the liar)
Also once when I was leave I went into the wiend barbers and asked for a haircut and a shave, he a shave you wont get a shave in a barbers this side of London.


Comment by peter israel on 7th July 2015 at 08:52
last time i was in wigan. i was looking for local art of wigan i found 3 prints here at standards


Comment by aitch on 8th July 2015 at 11:45
I used to buy lots of bits and pieces from Alf Tickles, if he hadn't got it he would get it for you, but I think he enjoyed a chat as much as selling you stuff, all the magic vanished when he was moved to Mesnes street, it was never the same again and he lost a lot of his regular Clientèle and sad to say I was one of them.


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