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Greenwoods, top of town.Commercial Yard. (No longer there)

This ran from Market Place to Market Street and was demolished to make way for the Marketgate Shopping Centre. There was a tobacconists on the corner, who's was it? At the other end was Latimers grocery shop, and there was also a pet shop as well who's was this?

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I used to drink in the Commercial in the 60s. The landlord was Fred Latham. When he died his son Jack and his wife Kay ran the pub. Three barmaids I remember where Annie (from Beech Hill), Rose and Margaret. At the top of Commercial Yard was a gents outfitters called Greenwoods, to the right of this was the Corporation Transport Office. Then if you turned right down a passage you could enter the old Fleece Pub the back way. I think the landlord was Frank Wright. david brogan, worthing, uk
 
YEEAH I REMEMBER FONDLY GOING INTO SHANNONS PET FOODS SHOP,WHEN I WAS A LAD WITH ME MAM AND DAD,GETTIN YEAST AND STUFF FOR MAM TO MAKE BREAD,AND CHICKEN FEED FOR DADS CHICKS REMEMBER DIGGIN ME ANDS INTO THE BAGS OF PROVIN AND LETTIN THE GRAIN RUN THRU ME FINGERS,AND THE SMELL OF WHEAT AND CORN,VERY MEMORABLE DAVE FAIRHURST, NEWARK ON TRENT, England
 
Remember the old Conservative club. Where they did inexpensive lunches. You could gain access to it via Market street and by some wooden steps from the bottom end of the Commercial yard. Best of all the Commercial Pub. What a great atmosphere, and a smashing pint. RON HUNT, Wigan, England
 
There was also Greenhalghes barbers shop in Commercial Yard. Ken Birch, Wigan, England
 
Shannons was a pet food/drygoods shop, more than a pet shop. I remember going there for strong flour & yeast for my mother to bake bread. Later Shannons moved to Petticoat Lane, mentioned in another part of this website. Arthur Culshaw, Wigan, Where Else
 
The tobacconists on the corner of commercial yard was ashtons tobacconists, and the pet shop was shannons. Jean Leyland, Wigan, Lancs
 
Up the steps there was a conservative club and a cafe were they did inexpensive lunches. I remember the landlord of the commercial inn had a minted "S" type Jag in red with chrome wire wheels and a badge bar. As a teenager that was a car i could only dream of. Alf Higham, Torquay, UK
 
Commercial Inn run by the Lathom Family was also there plus Boothes Engineers and McGregors decorating shop. E. M. Finch, Baughton, Worcestershire
 

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