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Co-op on Market StreetSome shops that no longer exist but people may remember.

In Wallgate there was Ashtons (Tobacconists), James Star's (Bookshop) they also had a printers in Dorning Street. In Market Place, Maypole (Grocers), Meadow Dairy (Grocers). In Market Street, The Golden lion (Pub) does anybody remember the golden lion on the wall?, Lowes (Department Store), UCP (Restraunt and Tripe shop a Lancashire delicacy of yesteryear). Conroys also had some wholesale storage opposite the old market, then there was the two rows of wooden stalls by the side of the Market this is where you would buy your fresh fruit. In Standishgate there was the Rendesvous (Cafe), Woolworths also had a store, Woodhouses (Furniture shop), Mark Williams (Butchers) R O Laces (Cake Shop), and there was the Dog and Partridge pub at the corner of Church Street. In Mesnes Street there was the Scotch Bakery and Cafe, and in Station Road Pools had a Department Store.

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Does anyone remember my Uncles shop up the Wiend, he used to sell skins and clog soles and irons for the clogs. Frank Tickle his son came back from the war and started selling Fents, and materials to make your own jewellry, and wicker for basket weaving and all materials for handycrafts - in later years he moved to Mesnes St. Frank is now 92yrs young but still going strong. E. M. Finch, Baughton, Worcestershire
 
The Golden Lion was in Wallgate, below the Raven, not Market Place. Just below that was Wildings Stationers, on the corner of Bretherton Row. A pub not mentioned was "The Cross Keys" next door to the red tile building which was Martins Bank. The Cross Keys is now "The Moon under Water". A Culshaw, Wigan, UK
 
James Starrs printers in Dorning Street, my mother worked there for many years as a printer and bookbinder, I also remember rendevou cafe and most other places you have mentioned, I met Julie Andrews father Ted Andrews at Wigan Hippodrome, we used to go to the repatry theatre at the Hippodrome every week. Jean Leyland, Wigan, England
 

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