Hindley Bridgecroft Chapel12 Comments
Photo: irene roberts nee griffiths
Item #: 11395
YEAH MY GRANDAD & GRANDMA OWNED THE PUB , THERE NAMES WERE ROBERT & LILLY THOMAS THEY LEFT ABT 1961ISH
From what I remember the Wheatsheaf was a little lad,s pub.
Apparently the area where the Bridgecroft stood has all been tidied up and looks quite smart.
My Brother-in-law lives in Deansgate, bungalows where France STreet joins in. What has replaced the Paint shop?
I think it's been a number of things since those days, Derek. Peter is going to check what it is now when he passes it, but I've a feeling it is probably just an empty building now.
Derek, it seems to be a private house now, but what a lovely 1950s pic of the paint-shop, eh? Those days when every village had separate shops for everything,with personal service, instead of supermarkets with everything under one roof. Progress?.....I don't think so!
Yea Irene I remember quite a lot of the shops that were in Hindley, but the last time I was there all I seemed to see was metal shutters on everything.My biggest dissappointment was ST Peters School----GONE
There were two paint & wallpaper shops on Bridge st,One was i think called Lowthers (someone correct me if i'm wrong),The other was F H Critchley.Mrs Critchley was my teacher at AllSaints Infants class in the early sixties and a loverly lady.There was a shop in between these two called Whites Surplus Store ,i used to get my woodwork pinny from there and my first pair of "John Bull" work boots when i became an apprentice welder in 1972 .Happy Days.
Hello, are you the Colin Barnes who used to know my mam and dad, Bob and Tizzie Griffiths, in Platt Bridge?
It sure is Irene,tell you what cock you've come along way from a barmaid at Platt Bridge Inn int 70's.Them afternoon sessions with the glass works boys -Nimmo ,Bob Smith ,Lanagan ,will always be in my mind.Love your written work in Past Forward ,love to meet up with you one day .
Nice to speak to you again, Colin. My Mam and Dad thought the world of you. Glad you liked the Past Forward stories.....the last one, My Mother's Eyes, was all about Tizzie. A few Wigan World fans have mentioned my parents, and said they remember them as lovely people, which makes me so proud.
Maurice Whittle the Oldham and Wigan footballer had a sports shop here in the Late70s early 80s .Can anyone confirm this.–++