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Hilton st before Tesco
Photo: dave johnson
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Item #: 3494
Not sure when I took this but will probably have
been just prior to demolishing Central Park.I
have never been into Wigan Tesco simply because
of where it is built and I know quite a few folk
who are of the same opinion!

Comment by: supuplad on 12th December 2007 at 00:22

I remember when The Wigan Warriors shop was an old toffee shop!

Comment by: Del on 9th March 2008 at 17:45

Yes I remember it all, and when it was a corner shop, I think it was known as Kelsalls even long after it was taken over by the Holts that little shop, we used to get 3p and 5p vimto ice lollies from there

Comment by: Nick on 11th March 2008 at 19:03

The little shop,, ahhh what memories, hot summer days coming home from school ( st marys & John fisher ) used to call into the shop for Jublees, remember those and later on when a little older, they used to sell cigs seperately, we called them SEPS, 3p for a cig... what a laugh we had.

Comment by: Gareth on 3rd April 2008 at 16:10

Not going into Tesco because it was built on Central Park? Sorry, I find that quite pathetic to be honest.

It's like me never buying a house were Springfield Park was!

And if I had the chance, I'd give you lot back your run-down Central Park and leave the modern JJB Stadium to a modern game!

Comment by: bazza on 23rd September 2009 at 12:49

those were the days of our lives, the bad things in life were so few. {words from one of queens hits, i mean the group of course}.

Comment by: Roy on 5th March 2010 at 16:52

Gareth, I think our run down Central Park was a thousand times more up to date than Springfield Park.I use Tesco no problem we can't blame them for building there, blame the people that sold it to them! By the way if we're talking pathetic I know Latics supporters who won't sit in red seats at the DW,how pathetics that?

Comment by: Gareth on 8th March 2010 at 23:56

Central Park was better than Springfield Park, thats why we came cap in hand to you asking if we could host a big F.A Cup game at Central and Wigan Rugby refused.
I'll never forget how Rugby treated 'little' your we are treading on YOUR toes.
And I agree again, not sitting on red seats is pathetic.

Comment by: kenny on 12th August 2011 at 23:44

Sorry,but I have to agree with gareth about not going into Tesco,but can you honestly say you have never shopped at Big "T's"....or does your wife do it all


More than a case of the pot and kettle here mate,you 2 are as bad as each other

Comment by: kylie on 13th August 2011 at 17:00

in my opinion that is the way hilton st should still be.. many a happy memory at central park

Comment by: Diane Herring on 16th August 2011 at 21:34

I remember that shop being called Kelsalls in the 70s used to got there a lot and prescots grocers was across the road

Comment by: dave johnson on 11th September 2012 at 12:00

Please note I stated WIGAN Tesco. Nowt against Tesco but never have nor never will enter this place!

Comment by: BAZ on 17th January 2013 at 13:04


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