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Greenough StreetGreenough Street. (Changed beyond recognition)

Maidwells was a sewing factory but what did they make? Down by the side of the River Douglas was Water Heyes Electrical. The Quality Hotel now occupies this position across from where the famous old Wigan Rugby Ground was, but now is a Tesco Supermarket.

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The things I remember about this street are - the church at the top on the right behind the Windwill pub being bombed during the last war. On the opposite side at its junction with Scholes was Reg Suttons gents outfitters. Behind the houses on the left {going towards Scholes} there was a very large factory which used to make the wooden soles for clogs. At the bottom of this street on the corner with Orchard Street was a pub called The Prince of Wales known as the 'bottom long-pull. the Windmill pub {all red tiled} was known locally as the {top long-pull}. C.O'Leary, Wiggin, England
My great uncle Enoch Matthews was proprietor of the Wigan Hat Company at 9 Greenough Street prior to his death in 1939. Does anyone remember him? Paul Stebbing, Scunthorpe, England

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